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Medical Alumni Symposium

Medical Alumni Symposium: 2017 Program

October 14, 2017

7:45 a.m. - Registration & Continental Breakfast - Loyola Science Center, PNC Auditorium First Floor

8:30 a.m. - Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m. - Mark P. Fitzgerald, M.D., Ph.D. '02

Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow

Pediatric Regional Epilepsy Program

Division of Neurology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

TOPIC: Precision Medicine in Pediatric Epilepsy: From Bedside to Bench to Back

9:35 a.m. - Scranton Short

9:45 a.m. - Paul V. Suhocki, M.D. '78

Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center

TOPIC: The role of the Interventional Radiologist in a Tertiary Care Medical Center

10:35 a.m. - Scranton Short

10:45 a.m. - Networking Break

11:15 a.m. - Col. James Cummings, M.D., FACP, FIDSA '88

Vice President of Clinical Development and Translational Medicine, Novavax, Inc.

TOPIC: Zika Virus: From the Road to Entebbe to Your Front Door

12:15 p.m. - Lunch

      Greetings from University Advancement

      Greetings from Medical Alumni Council Leadership

      MAC Medical Mission to Haiti update

2:00 p.m. -Scranton Short

2:15 p.m. - Raymond J. Kovalski, M.D. '78

President, PMA Medical Specialists

TOPIC: Catching up on Sleep: Recognition, Evaluation and Management of Common Sleep Disorders

3:05 p.m. - Scranton Short

3:15 p.m. - Joseph Bannon, M.D. '83

Physician,-General Surgeon, Geisinger Community Medical Center

TOPIC: Medical School and Graduate Medical Education: What Makes an Applicant Competitive in 2017?

4:15 p.m. - Networking Reception

Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall and Loyola Science Center Tours upon request


Alumni, GCSOM and Lackawanna Med $150

Non-Alumni $175

Retired Physician Fee $100

Alumni Resident/Intern Fee Complimentary

Alumni Medical Student Fee Complementary


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and the University of Scranton Medical Alumni Council. Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of the presentation(s). None of the individuals involved in the planning of this CME activity have any significant financial interest or relationships with any manufacturers of commercial products or services to disclose.

 *Schedule of activities is subject to change.