2021 Erlanger Symposium Marks 1st Virtual, Multidisciplinary Educational Event

Friday, April 16, 2021
Erlanger announces registration is open for the first Erlanger Symposium, a virtual, multidisciplinary event to be held on May 21, 2021 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
This online educational event features several speakers from Erlanger’s group of physicians presenting the latest findings in multiple specialties. Presenters and topics include Dr. Harish Manyam providing an update of cardiovascular disease, Dr. Mark G. Freeman examining humanity versus technology in medicine, Dr. Jake McKay providing understanding on epilepsy, Dr.
Peter Boehm, Jr. discussing challenges in back pain management and treatment, and many more speakers covering various medical specialties. 
 
The Erlanger Symposium is open to all physicians, nurses and medical professionals. CME and CEU credits are available. A unique feature of this event, attendees will be able to access the presentations, as well as question and answer sessions live or post event. 
 
Register today to virtually attend this learning opportunity. For more information and to register go to Erlanger.org/symposium.

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Walker County To Host Blood Drive To Answer The Call For Donations

Paul Fridenstine Named Chief Financial Officer Of Parkridge Valley, Parkridge West Hospital And Parkridge North ER


The newly formed Tennessee Rare Disease Advisory Council or TN-RDAC (pronounced AHR-dak) has set its priorities to advocate for Tennesseans diagnosed with rare diseases, including advising TennCare’s ... (click for more)

Walker County residents are being asked to make a lifesaving donation this month. On Wednesday, May 26, Walker County Government will host a community blood drive to help answer the call for ... (click for more)

Paul Fridenstine has been named chief financial officer (CFO) of Parkridge West Hospital, Parkridge North ER and the four-campus Parkridge Valley behavioral health system. In this role, Fridenstine ... (click for more)



Living Well

TN-RDAC To Inform TennCARE On Pharmaceutical Treatments

The newly formed Tennessee Rare Disease Advisory Council or TN-RDAC (pronounced AHR-dak) has set its priorities to advocate for Tennesseans diagnosed with rare diseases, including advising TennCare’s Pharmacy Advisory Committee and Drug Utilization Review Committee on pharmaceutical treatments, as well as identifying the overall impact of rare diseases on Tennesseans. Created ... (click for more)

Walker County To Host Blood Drive To Answer The Call For Donations

Walker County residents are being asked to make a lifesaving donation this month. On Wednesday, May 26, Walker County Government will host a community blood drive to help answer the call for blood donations leading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The drive will run from 1-5 p.m. at the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 Hwy. 27 in Rock Spring. Donors can schedule an ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Parent Group Calls For Mask Mandate In Schools To End Now; Opponent Says Just Wait A Few Days

A group carrying signs and shouting slogans told members of the County School Board on Thursday night they want a school mask mandate to end now. Supt. Bryan Johnson earlier said on June 1 - a couple of weeks away - staff and students are not required to wear masks to ward off the coronavirus. A leader of the protest group said, "That's not good enough. It should be parents' ... (click for more)

2 Killed, 1 Injured In Shooting Wednesday Night On Ridgeside Road

DeQuan Paris, 25, and LaRome Ridley, 20, were killed and a 29-year-old man was injured in a shooting on Ridgeside Road Wednesday evening. The two men who died are brothers. They have two other brothers. Their mother, Amanda Del “Rat” Paris, died last Dec. 3 at age 39. Chattanooga Police responded to the 3600 block of Ridgeside Road on a report of a person shot at approximately ... (click for more)

Opinion

What Is The Price Of Democracy?

Most United States citizens consider ourselves fortunate to live in a modern, mature democracy. We appreciate the great freedoms and abundant material things our democracy affords us. But while we all know the old adage that freedom is not free, neither is democracy. Our system depends on citizens’ being in ultimate control of the government through a written constitution with checks ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: That’s ‘Nonya’ Business

In the Sunday editions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press the editors will often include a feature on “fake news,” or “News That’s Not” but I don’t suspect them to include themselves in the junk report this weekend. The Chattanooga newspaper once again stumbled Thursday when they had an embarrassing lead story on the front page. The headline read, “DA accused of marrying employee, ... (click for more)