Events – Apr 2017

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Corporate Council Raises Funds for New Technology at Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center – Lexington

LEXINGTON Over 40 Central Kentucky business owners and executives have formed a Corporate Council with the mission of advancing children’s healthcare at Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center – Lexington. Through direct contributions and fundraising, members of the Corporate Council enjoy a distinctive relationship with Lexington’s Shriners Medical Center. Under the leadership of board chairs, Alan Grimes and Jeff Koonce, the Corporate Council has funded over $400,000 in special projects for the Medical Center. Recently, members contributed funds to purchase a Mini C-Arm. This portable x-ray machine produces 50 percent less radiation than a regular x-ray machine.

KPMA Conference

Forging the Future in Psychiatry and Mental Health was the theme for the Kentucky Psychiatric Medical Association (KPMA) conference on March 10, 2017 at the Louisville Boat Club in Louisville, Ky. The conference covered recent advances in psychopharmacology, neuropsychiatric complications in traumatic brain injury, evidence-based strategies to build resiliency in trauma-exposed children, and an overview and panel discussion of the current challenges in treating addiction in Kentucky.

An Evening at the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute

MD-Update Mental Wellness columnist Jan Anderson, PsyD, LPCC, had an evening of inspiration and education with Mark Slaughter, MD, U of L Physicians cardiovascular surgeon, who heads up a nationally award-winning research team at the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute. Says Anderson, “They’re doing groundbreaking research, and we desperately need it.” In Kentucky, cardiovascular disease accounts for almost 75 percent of all deaths.

Louisville Heart Ball

The 25th anniversary of the Louisville Heart Ball was held in Louisville on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. The Heart Ball helps to advance the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association. Contributions received support cardiovascular research, professional and community education, and advocacy efforts.