September 18, 2018

Parents are urged to take advantage of free child safety seat inspections on Sept. 29 at locations throughout the state. Organized through the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force and University Medical Center New Orleans, the inspection program is part of National Seat Check Saturday and Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 23-29.

September 18, 2018

The LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine will hold its annual White Coat Ceremony on Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Jung Hotel Grand Hall, 1500 Canal Street in New Orleans. This year, 202 members of the  LSU Health New Orleans Medical School Class of 2022 will receive white coats, a visible symbol of patient care. During the ceremony, students are “coated” by faculty members chosen by the class for their commitment to medical education and their students.

September 18, 2018

University Medical Center of New Orleans, AAAneurysm Outreach, and W.L. Gore and Associates are planning a free screening event Oct. 13 from 8 a.m.-12 noon for abdominal aortic aneurysm and thoracic aortic aneurysms in the UMC Conference Center, 2000 Canal Street in New Orleans. Other partners include Luke’s House Clinic and Healthy Blue Louisiana.

“This screening test is a simple ultrasound. It only takes a few minutes and is painless,” according to William Risher, MD. “If an aneurysm is found early, it can be treated to prevent rupturing.”

September 18, 2018

Health in Our Hands (HiOH), a patient community network and an initiative of REACHnet, has launched a free recruitment initiative for community members interested in participating in the advancement of clinical research.

September 18, 2018

The Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (LA AAP), Louisiana Shots for Tots Coalition, and the American Cancer Society have teamed up to present the HPV Summit: Practical Tools to Implement Change.  The event will be held Oct. 4 at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Rd. in Baton Rouge.