Mini Medical School: Colon Cancer 101

You’re Invited: Mini Medical School : Colon Cancer 101
Lifelong Learners! Become a Medical Student for a Day
The College of Medicine – Tucson presents Mini Medical School, a FREE event that will include three 25-minute talks by clinical and research faculty who specialize in colon cancer. Presenters will review disease physiology, prevention, and novel treatments, and will answer your questions. Class will occur on Saturday, April 22, in the Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB). In-person attendance is encouraged with free parking available in Lot 2012, and a virtual option is also available. All in-person participants will receive a Colon Cancer 101 diploma. Registration is required. Complimentary breakfast, lunch and refreshments provided. 


8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome – Kristen A. Rundell, MD
9:05 a.m. Introduction to Colon Cancer | Alexis Elliott, MD
Review Biology & Genetics  
9:30 a.m. Q&A | Audience Engagement 
9:40 a.m. Colon Cancer Prevention | David Nolte, MD
 What the Community Needs to Know About Colon Cancer 
10:05 a.m. Q&A | Audience Engagement  
10:15 a.m. Break  
10:30 a.m. Liquid Biopsy: An Emerging Tool for Colon and Rectal Cancer Management | Mark A. Nelson, PhD 
10:55 a.m.  Q&A | Audience Engagement
11:05 a.m. Closing Remarks – Kristen A. Rundell, MD
11:15 a.m. Lunch with Residents and Medical Students

Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB)
1670 E Drachman St, Tucson, AZ 85721 
Free Parking available in Lot 2012 

About Mini Medical School

Mini Medical School is a forum in which community members can receive accurate and valuable health information from expert physicians and scientists from the College of Medicine – Tucson. Each half-day event is centered around a specific disease with an opportunity for audience engagement. Tucson and surrounding community members are encouraged to attend. This College of Medicine – Tucson event series is co-hosted by Kristen Rundell, MD, chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Jordan F. Karp, MD, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry. 

Kristen A. Rundell, MD 
Chair, Family & Community Medicine 
Professor, Family and Community Medicine 

Jordan F. Karp, MD 
Chair, Psychiatry 
Member of the Graduate Faculty 
Professor, Psychiatry