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Sept. 24, 2015

OSU-CHS alumnus, son of founding president, featured at conference

John Barson, D.O., will present a lecture on aerospace and occupational medicine during the 32nd annual Primary Care Update on Nov. 6-8 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa – Warren Place.

Barson, a graduate of Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, is the deputy regional flight surgeon for the Federal Aviation Administration in Georgia. His father, John Barson, Ed.D., was the founding president of the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, now known as Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and OSU-COM.

Other featured speakers at the continuing medical education conference include Michael Picco, M.D. and John Manfredonia, D.O. Picco will speak on chromoendoscopy, an advance in the detection of dysplasia in ulcerative colitis. He is the lead study investigator in the use of chromoendoscopy at the Mayo Clinic in Florida.

Manfredonia will present a lecture on the public health crisis of opioid use, abuse, diversion and overdose. He is a national medical director for Kindred at Home/Gentiva Hospice in Arizona.

The conference will feature additional well-known speakers who will lecture on a variety of primary care topics, including atrial fibrillation, refractory depression treatment strategies, abnormal uterine bleeding, managing decompensated liver disease, lung nodules and cancer screening, chronic renal failure, appropriate use of anti-HIV medication, domestic parasitology, healthy bones and geriatric care. The conference also will offer a proper prescribing lecture approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners. 

The conference is open to practicing and retired physicians and health care professionals, students, interns, residents and fellows. Pre-registration is available through Oct. 30. Participants may also register on the day of the conference for an additional fee. For more information or to register for the conference, visit the Office of Continuing Medical Education website.

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