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BRIAN WOLFER, special about the standard examiner

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, red lights will illuminate the exterior of the Ogden Eccles Conference Center. (Brian Wolfer, Special to the Standard Examiner)

OGDEN – Even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors wanted to plan a large medical conference on the topic of infectious diseases on site.

But then the virus struck – and the Ogden Surgical-Medical Society conference, typically held in May, had to be postponed.

Next week, when the conference takes place again, the subject will be nothing but infectious diseases and other medical issues.

The conference will take place from October 6th to 8th at the Eccles Conference Center in Ogden.

“The conference provides up-to-date, up-to-date information in medicine and health care and in the age of the global pandemic there are interesting topics related to the current pandemic,” said Dr. Petronella Adomako, an infectious disease doctor at McKay-Dee Hospital and President of the Ogden Surgical-Medical Society.

“While you might think it’s only intended for healthcare providers, there are conversations that are aimed at the general public. We know it is happening at a time of pandemic, but all necessary precautions are being taken; social distancing, provision of adequate supplies and masking. “

The lectures held in the large ballroom of the conference center will also be streamed live for those who wish to participate virtually.

“This is the first year we’re streaming the conference and it’s pretty exciting because anyone can go to the website and click the link and watch it for free,” said Teresa Puskedra, Executive Director of Ogden Surgical-Medical Society. “But the public is also very welcome to attend the conference in person. It’s free, unless you want to visit us for lunch or dinner. “

Lunch is $ 20 and dinner is $ 40, according to Puskedra.

“On Wednesday, October 6th, the Society is holding a ‘Girls’ Night Out Dinner’ with lectures by Dr. Sarah Berga, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo, New York, ”said Dr. Douglas Anderson, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist at the Ogden Clinic. “The first lecture is entitled ‘Are Hormones Neuroprotective? Rescue Grandma’s Brain “at 6.30 pm and the second lecture at 7.30 pm with the title” Stress, emotional eating and reproductive functions “.

Dr. Leisha Nolen, an epidemiologist at the Utah Department of Health, will speak on both the Department of Health’s COVID-19 response and vaccine reluctance. National historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Oshinsky will speak about the history of infectious disease medicine.

“The current perspective on AIDS and HIV infection: How far have we progressed?” Kristen Ries presents, and “Polio: An American story” by Oshinsky are both on the program.

Dr. RJ Bunnell, a hospital doctor at McKay-Dee Hospital, will be on the frontline to speak on COVID-19. Bunnell traveled to New York during the height of the pandemic and will also speak about his experience in that arena.

“This will be a very informative conference and we welcome everyone who wants to attend and learn more about these topics,” said Puskedra.

Masking and social distancing are required at the conference. Parking is available in the southeast section of the intersection.

For more information and to download the brochure and link to the conference, go to or call Puskedra at 801-564-5585.


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