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23rd annual Mini Medical School kicks off March 6

February 21, 2018

Keep up on the latest medical information by attending the 23rd annual Mini Medical School sessions, March 6 through April 24.

This program is free of charge and open to the public to discuss medical training, medical procedures, current medical news and medical concerns of the public.

Speakers for each session will include physicians and/or other health care specialists typically involved in the diagnosis and treatment of the symptom or condition under discussion. Speakers have been asked to focus on wellness, prevention and health care. Following a 40- to 50-minute presentation and a refreshment break, a moderator will accept questions from the audience relating to the evening's topic.

The forum is not intended to provide diagnosis of specific disease concerns of the public, but to suggest paths needed for consumers to resolve their medical questions.

All sessions will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education, located at 1433 North 6 1/2 St.

Sessions are free but reservations are recommended due to limited seating. Contact Extended Learning at Indiana State at 812-237-2345 or register online at and click on Continuing Education.

Sessions and their scheduled topics are: March 6 - Heart Health; March 13 - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; March 20 - End of Life Care; March 27 - Pain Management; April 3 - The role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in medicine; April 17 - Opioid Misuse/Crisis; April 20 - Gastrointestinal Health and Nutrition; April 24 - Eye Health.

Sponsors for this year's Mini Medical School are: Hamilton Center Inc.; Harrison College; Indiana State University; Indiana University School of Medicine, Terre Haute; Minority Health Coalition of Vigo County, Inc.; Spectrum; Terre Haute Regional Hospital; Tribune-Star; UAP Clinic; Union Hospital; West Central Indiana AHEC; and WTHI-TV.

Writer: Betsy Simon, assistant director of media relations, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-7972,