UA Participating in Banner – UMC, TMC One-Day, 8-CME Training Event in Tucson

Image of flyer for this eventNOTE: Due to an unforeseen conflict, THE TUCSON CONFERENCE meeting has been moved to FEB. 2, 2019. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

An 8.0 CME event, “The Tucson Conference,” will be hosted by Banner – University Medicine and Tucson Medical Center—with multiple University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson faculty participating as instructors and panelists—on Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Tucson Marriott University Park, 880 E. Second St.

Dr. Monica Kraft“While many of us may obtain our continuing medical education credits a number of ways, if you want to obtain eight hours in one day, this is your meeting,” said Monica Kraft, MD, professor of medicine, chair of the UA Department of Medicine, deputy director of the UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center and the UA’s Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair of Medicine.

She along with Alan Rogers, MD, a physician with El Dorado Internal & Family Medicine and Arizona Community Physicians, and Robert Berens, MD, an anesthesiologist and medical director, TMC Integrative Pain Center, were the chief organizers for the event.

“There will be a variety of topics as well as a panel question/answer presentation by our own Banner/UA faculty and providers from our Tucson community. I am hoping this takes off and we can hold this yearly for providers inside and outside Tucson,” Dr. Kraft added.

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Among instructors and panelists from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson faculty, currently scheduled to participate are:

  • Drs. Nancy Sweitzer and Robert HarlandNancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, chief of the UA Division of Cardiology, and director of the UA Sarver Heart Center;
  • Robert C. Harland, MD, professor and vice chair of academic affairs, Department of Surgery, and surgical director, Solid Organ Transplantation, Banner – UMC Tucson and South;
  • Drs. Steve Knoper and Scott LickSteven R. Knoper, MD, assistant professor of medicine and co-medical director, Lung Transplantation Program, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson;
  • Scott D. Lick, MD, professor of surgery and director, Heart and Lung Transplant Program, Banner – UMC Tucson;
  • Drs. Tara Carr and Edwin AquinoTara F. Carr, MD, associate professor of medicine and otolaryngology, program director of the UA Allergy and Immunology Fellowship, director of the Adult Allergy Program at Banner – UMC Tucson and South, president of the Tucson Asthma Society, and president for the Arizona Allergy and Asthma Society;
  • Edwin M. Aquino, MD, assistant professor, Division of Rheumatology, and member, UA Arthritis Center;
  • Drs. Jason Wild and James SlighJason R. Wild, MD, assistant professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery;
  • James E. Sligh, MD, PhD, associate professor and chief, Division of Dermatology, and associate director, Skin Cancer Institute, UA Cancer Center;
  • Drs. Merri Pendergrass and Barry MorenzMerri L. Pendergrass, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and pharmacy-practice science, clinical chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and director of the Adult Diabetes Program, Banner – UMC Tucson and South; and
  • Bernard Morenz, MD, associate professor and director of Forensic Psychiatry Program, Department of Psychiatry

Agenda topics (subject to change):

Heart Failure Update Genetics/Personalized Medicine Update
Update in Cardiothoracic Surgery Malignant Skin Diseases
Lung Transplant (from a medical perspective) Mohs Surgery - When Do You Need It?
Lung Transplant (from a surgical perspective) Diabetes Update
Osteoporosis and Bone Metabolism Pancreatic Transplant
Fractures in the Elderly Medical Ethics

There is a $50 fee for the conference, which includes a continental breakfast, lectures, materials, lunch and a cocktail reception immediately following the last session.

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Questions? Please contact Jill Conway, or (520) 906-1030.

About the UA College of Medicine – Tucson

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is shaping the future of medicine through state-of-the-art medical education programs, groundbreaking research and advancements in patient care in Arizona and beyond. Founded in 1967, the college boasts more than 50 years of innovation, ranking among the top medical schools in the nation for research and primary care. Through the university’s partnership with Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country, the college is leading the way in academic medicine. For more information, visit

About Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, nationally ranked as a Best Hospital by U.S. News and World Report, and Banner – University Medical Center South, are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Included on the two campuses are Diamond Children's Medical Center and many specialty clinics. The two academic medical centers are part of Arizona-based Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country, with 28 hospitals in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit or or Banner – University Medicine North

Release Date: 
08/30/2018 - 4:00pm