*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Advances in Medicine


Every day we see remarkable advances in medicine through cutting-edge technology, enhanced treatments and early detection and prevention. We will take a closer look into the screening, prevention and treatment of breast and lung cancers, understanding the connection between the brain and heart in strokes, and acid reflux, its causes and novel treatment options. Considering the developments that have been made in recent years, this course is a must to understand how these advances have and will improve the outlook for so many patients. The course will be taught by speakers from Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Cardiovascular Associates of Charlottesville, Virginia Breast Care, and Central Virginia Radiation Oncologists. Class 1: Breast Cancer - Prevention, Screening and Genetics Dr. Dengel and Ms. Blondino will review the latest breast cancer screening guidelines, prevention strategies, and genetic testing and risks. Class 2: Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer Dr. Lawrence and Dr. Crimaldi will discuss the advances in the diagnosis of lung cancer and treatments available. Class 3: The Brain-Heart Connection in Stroke Dr. Winningham and Dr. Goldberg will explain the connection between the brain and heart in a stroke. Class 4: Is it Reflux or Something Else? Dr. Brijbassie and Dr. Willms will take a deeper look at reflux, its causes, and novel treatment options.

Instructor Bio:

Amy Black, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, the course’s organizer, has been the Chief Operating Officer at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital for the past three years. Lynn Dengel, M.D. is a breast and melanoma surgeon. Katelyn Blondino, M.S. is a board certified cancer Genetic Counselor. Kevin Lawrence, M.D. is a physician of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Anthony Crimaldi II M.D., D.D.S. is a Radiation Oncologist. Melanie Winningham, M.D. is a Neurohospitalist and Medical Director of the stroke program. Alan Brijbassie, M.D. is a physician of interventional gastroenterology. Chris Willms, M.D. is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon. Adam Goldberg, M.D. is a Cardiologist.

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Brief articles may be provided prior to each session.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B206 Amy Black Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8 Tu 1:30-3:00 p.m. Sentara Martha Jefferson Outpatient Care Center WL

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