Get out of the office May 17th-19th and hop on over to Weber State for a lunchtime lecture series by Ogden Surgical-Medical Society. This is the 72nd annual medical society conference and although it may seem like a conference just for medical professionals, they are offering some exciting lectures with speakers such as Elizabeth Smart. Check out our Q & A with the conference to learn more about what you can learn on your lunch break.
“Conference attendees specifically and the local community, in general, will receive a collegial, professional experience focused on healthcare and community at the greatest possible value.”
What is the Ogden Surgical-Medical Conference and how did it begin?
Started in 1946, the non-profit medical conference continues to offer a learning platform for continuing medical education for health providers, while still
opening their lunch sessions to the general public; the conference lunch sessions are planned with national speakers that have timely general interest medical topics.
Conference attendees specifically and the local community, in general, will receive a collegial, professional, and educational experience focused on healthcare and community at the greatest possible value.
I have a feeling a lot of people think this conference is just for doctors, can anyone attend?
Yes, anyone can attend the conference lunch sessions.
You have some incredible speakers, like Elizabeth Smart, can you tell us a bit about who they are?
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, John D. Day is speaking at noon on his soon-to-be released book, The Longevity Plan: Lessons Learned from China’s Longevity Village on How to Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Live Healthy to 110.
Thursday, May 18, 2017, Richard & Linda Eyre, authors of more than 25 parenting books and internationally recognized parenting experts, will present a lecture on their book at noon, The Entitlement Trap: How to Rescue Your Child with a New Family System
of Choosing, Earning, and Ownership. There will be a book signing afterward, and books are available for purchase.
On Friday, May 19, 2017, Elizabeth Smart, author, abduction survivor, and activist, will present the lecture-Overcoming Adversity: The Elizabeth Smart Story. There will be a book signing afterward, and books are available for purchase.
Aside from the speakers, is there anything else happening at the conference?
On Thursday, May 18, 2017 before the Eyres speak on entitlement, Adam Schwebach, PhD, Director of Neuropsychology Center of Utah and Co-Founder of Digital Addictions, will present the lecture: Dealing with Digital Distractions in the 21st Century: What the Science Says.
Are these lunchtime lectures free?
There are 50 spaces open for each lunch session for the general public and each lunch session is $30. Health providers can still sign up for the conference at ogdensurgical.com.