July 2014 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements and Recognitions:
    • Dr. Gretchen Gavero as Associate Director of Medical Student Education
    • Governor Neil Abercrombie signs Senate Bill 2469 (Relating to Telehealth). More information in the QHS Connection and on UH Med Now http://blog.hawaii.edu/uhmednow/2014/07/07/telemedicine-bill-signed-into-law/
    • Conference achievements for Dr. Jon Streltzer:
      • September 2013: 22nd World Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal. Cultural Issues in Pain Management
      • September 2013: Western Occupational Health Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii. Plenary lecture – Understanding Culture in Pain Management.
      • November 2013: Pre-conference course: Assessment and Treatment of the Opioid-dependent Chronic pain Patient., Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ (with CR Sullivan, MD)
      • May 2014: American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, New York City: Workshop: Education in Pain Medicine
      • June 28, 2014: European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine, Sibiu, Romania, Plenary Lecture, Trends in the Treatment of the Opioid-Dependent Chronic Pain patients
    • Dr. Gerald McKenna featured in Mid-Week
    • Dr. Asad Ghiasuddin and Dr. Amanda Schroepfer will be starting up the 5th cycle of CLIMB this summer (Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery), and arts-based support group for children whose parents have cancer. Sessions take place in four consecutive weeks on the QMC campus starting July 31st. More information found at http://queenscancercenter.org/services/education-services
  • Chair updates: Welcome to the new academic year! Coming soon: Strategic plan for 2014-2015.