Primary Care 2009 Continuing Medical Education Conference Wraps Up

Primary Care 2009 Participants now may complete the CME Outcomes Survey online.

LECOM is required to contact participants of our CME programs to determine the outcome of our educational content. This information is used for the development of future CME programs and to ensure the quality of our program.

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The Colby Foundation provided LECOM with a $12,000 grant to offer a lecture series on organ donation to LECOM medical students and as part of the annual Primary Care Conference. Pictured, from left, are Hershey Bell, MD, MS (Med Ed), Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Evaluation; John J. Fung, MD, PhD, FACS, chairman of the Departments of HPB/Transplant Surgery and General Surgery and Director of the Transplant Center at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio; Kurt Shutterly, RN, CPTC, Vice President of Clinical Operations with the Center for Organ Recovery and Education; John Cassani, DO, and Starla Cassani, founders and trustees of the Colby Foundation; Mark Kauffman, DO, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of History and Physical Examination at LECOM; and Blake Hoppe, DO, Clinical Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice.

More than 160 physicians completed the three-day Primary Care 2009 CME Conference at Peek'n Peak Conference Center in Findley Lake, NY. They heard 22 lectures presented by LECOM faculty and alumni.

This year's conference included a special presentation on organ and tissue transplant donations sponsored by the Colby Foundation. Starla Cassani and her husband John Cassani, DO, created the educational foundation in memory of their son Colby. After his death in 1993, the Cassani's arranged the donation of his tissue to save lives of people awaiting organ transplants.

LECOM is the second US medical college to receive a grant from The Colby Foundation for the Colby Cassani Endowed Lectureship series. The endowment funds Organ and Tissue Donation curricula. For additional information go to

Primary Care 2009 also offered five hours of Patient Safety and Risk Management lectures presented by the candidates for the Master of Science in Medical Education degree.

March 15, 2009
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