A public forum on alternative medicine and a free symposium on lung cancer have been announced by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
In its forthcoming Science Cafe event, “Alternative Medicine: Eat, Sleep & Stick,” panelists from the Whole Foods Market, Evergreen Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Little Rock and Friday Fitness in North Little Rock will discuss various treatments and successes of alternative medicine practices, UAMS said.
Dorothy Graves, a research assistant professor at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, will moderate and will also host a corresponding live call-in show National Public Radio-affiliate radio station KUAR, FM-89.1.
The event will be held at Vieux Carre/The Afterthought, 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. in Little Rock. More information on Science Cafe events is available by calling (501) 686-7418.
Also, the third annual Lung Cancer Symposium is set for 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5 at the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. Both health-care workers and members of the general public may attend any session, but topics geared toward a non-medical audience start at 10:30 a.m.
Topics will include lung-cancer screenings, robotic surgery, smoking cessation, navigation through the health-care system, targeted tobacco sales and public policy, UAMS said.
Lunch is provided, and parking is available in Parking 3 at Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue.
Participants may register and view the agenda at www.cancer.uams.edu/lungcancersymposium.