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Because of the COVID-19 virus, please confirm live conferences/trainings/workshops are still scheduled. Pima County Medical Society will do its best to keep information updated. 

Spring Speaker Series To Focus on Mental Health During COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesdays, March 3, March 17 and April 7, 2021

  • What: Spring Mental Health Speaker Series
  • Where: Online via Zoom webinars. Register at OLLI.arizona.edu/page/mental-health
  • When: 1 p.m. (MST) on March 3, March 17 and April 7

The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing stress has had a profound impact on mental health. Reseach by Mental Health America shows that “the number of people screening with moderate-to-severe symptoms of depression and anxiety has continued to increase throughout 2020 and remains higher than rates prior to COVID-19.”

The Spring Mental Health Speaker Series, presented by the University of Arizona Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in partnership with the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Psychiatry, will examine the psychological impacts of COVID-19 and how mindfulness can help support mental health and well-being. The webinars, which take place Wednesdays, March 3, March 17 and April 7, at 1 p.m., are free and open to the public. A question-and-answer session will be available after each webinar.

March 3: Sleep and Dreams During COVID-19

Michael Grandner, PhD, director of the Sleep and Health Research Program and associate psychiatry professor, will present an overview of the rapidly evolving scientific evidence on how the pandemic has impacted sleep, rhythms and dreams, as well as clinical insights and suggestions for managing sleep during a pandemic.

March 17: Through the Looking Glass: Reflections on the State of Mental Health in Arizona

Jasleen Chhatwal, MBBS, MD, president of the Arizona Psychiatric Society and an assistant psychiatry professor, explores the history and future of mental health care in Arizona with an eye toward access to care, and health care parity and equity.

April 7: Mindfulness and its Role in Mental Health and Wellbeing

Pamela Mirsky, MD, assistant psychiatry professor, will share the many important benefits and applications of mindfulness. She will also review the evidence and utility of the practice, especially as it relates to mental well-being and current ideas around treating mental ailments.

For more information or to register for the Spring Mental Health Speaker Series, visit  OLLI.arizona.edu/page/mental-health.

Integrative Medicine Summit 2021

Wednesday, May 5-Friday, May 7, 2021

Clinical Challenges and Solutions

Three days of leading-edge virtual learning about integrative health.

Integrative Medicine Summit 2021: Clinical Challenges and Solutions brings together physicians, researchers, experts, and authors for 3 exciting days of exploring integrative health. The 100 percent virtual conference will feature speakers including Andrew Weil, MD, Valter Longo, PhD, and Sandra Hassink, MD, and cover immunology and infectious diseases; neurology and brain science; and other hot topics in integrative medicine.

Click here to review the agenda. Click here to register.

Women’s Health Symposium

Thursday, Aug. 5-Friday, Aug. 6, 2021

The 5th Annual Rural Women’s Health Symposium has been postponed to August 5-6, 2021. The safety and health of our participants, speakers and exhibitors is vital, therefore we are continuously monitoring the evolution of COVID-19. We will inform everyone with any changes and will adjust to the new norms of health and safety. We are also in the initial planning stages to host a virtual event this August of 2020 and will send out details for those who are interested in attending.  Thank you for understanding as we make changes and decisions.

5th Annual Rural Women’s Health Symposium: Advancing Health Equity for Women

This year’s theme is Advancing Health Equity for Women. The goal for this symposium is to explore a wide variety of approaches and factors that can impact women’s health through a health equity lens. “By health equity, we mean everyone has the opportunity to attain their highest level of health” (APHA). Find out more about inequities in this linked APHA document. We hope to raise awareness and increase knowledge of health related issues among women and health equity in rural Arizona.

2020 Virtual Event Information:More details coming soon.

Contact: Lorraine at lorrainer@aachc.org or (602) 218-3917.

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