Designed for individuals who want to gain a deeper understanding of the world of medicine, Mini-Medical School is a free, six-week series of lectures for adults of all ages and high school students co-sponsored with the Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association. Attendees learn about important trends in diagnosing and treating illness and general health topics. Faculty will provide in-depth lectures and allow time for questions to enhance the experience. There are no tests or grades. No previous medical training is required. Participants who attend all six sessions will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

There is no cost to attend this event which is co-sponsored by Christiana Care Health System, and the Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association

2018 Spring Session

Thursday evenings - March 1st to April 5th
6:30 p.m. - Registration
7:00 p.m. - Presentation begins
8:00 p.m. - Break
approximately 8:30 - 8:45 p.m. - Q&A
9:00 p.m. Presentation concludes


Week 1: Treating Opioid Addiction
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.
The opioid epidemic is a major catastrophe hitting our communities. Ms. Booker, a licensed professional counselor, will discuss the importance of having a multifaceted, multidisciplinary approach to tackle addiction from every angle.
Speaker:
Erin Booker, LPC
Corporate Director
Christiana Care Behavioral Health Services

Presentation in PDF format



Week 2: The Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation & Secondary Prevention
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.
Ms. Anderson will present the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention for patients that have experienced a cardiac event. She will examine how the goal of cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention is to stop the progression of cardiac disease, increase functional capacity and quality of life, while empowering a patient to control their disease.
Speaker:
Janice Anderson RN, BSN, CCRP
Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Manager
Christiana Care Health System

Presentation in PDF format

Additional Information on Cardiac Rehabilitation



Week 3: Epilepsy – The Latest Advancement in Treatment and Care
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.
Learn about the latest advances and treatment options for the seizure disorder known as epilepsy.
Speaker:
John R. Pollard, M.D.
Neurologist
Christiana Care Health System

Presentation in PDF format



Week 4: Diabetes: Yesterday to Today
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.
This session will discuss diabetes through the ages. Dr. Wachter will take students on a historical journey of what used to be used to treat diabetes and how that has evolved to the most recent technologies and gadgets used today.
Speaker:
Amy B. Wachter, M.D.
Clinical Leader of Christiana Care’s Endocrinology Practice

Presentation in PDF format



Week 5: Trauma Care in 2018 – Stop the Bleed
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.
Trauma care has changed considerably over the past two decades. Learn about the progress and advances in procedures, equipment and trauma care.
Speaker:
Kevin M. Bradley, MD, FACS, FCCM
Medical Director Trauma Program
Christiana Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center
Christiana Care Health System

Presentation in PDF format



Week 6: Weight Loss Surgery: An Introduction to the Current Options and the Outcomes
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.
This session will discuss the various types of weight loss surgery available to treat obesity today, along with the studied outcomes of the surgeries.
Speaker:
Caitlin A. Halbert, D.O., MS, FASMBS
Assistant Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program
Christiana Care Health System

Presentation in PDF format (weight loss surgery)

Presentation in PDF format (post bariatric body contouring)

Location: John H. Ammon Medical Education Center, Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 (directions)

Registration 6:30 p.m.
Lectures 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served.