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The eighth annual David Magoon Memorial Lecture, sponsored by Aultman Health Foundation and North Canton Medical Foundation, will be held Tuesday, May 3. This annual event celebrates the important role medical education plays in preparing future health care professionals, along with the contributions physician and nurses make as mentors and teachers.

The David Magoon Memorial Lecture is in loving memory of the third-year Harvard Medical School student and 24-year-old son of Drs. Elbert and Martha Magoon, who passed away in a tragic accident in 2006.

The keynote speaker will be Joseph Zarconi, M.D., FACP who is a professor and vice chairman of internal medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Dr. Zarconi is also a clinical curriculum director for the humanities at NEOMED as well as co-course director,Reflections on Doctoring and Clinical Epilogue and Capstone Course, at NEOMED. He is also a nephrologist at Northeast Ohio Nephrology Associates, Inc. 

The introductory speaker will be Elizabeth Looney, fourth-year medical student at NEOMED and recipient of the national Pisacano Leadership Foundation award. 

Tuesday, May 3
North Canton Medical Center, Auditorium, entrance A

5:30 p.m.- Hors d’oeuvres and fellowship
6 p.m.- Presentation by Joseph Zarconi, M.D., FACP: Slow Medical Education: Nurturing the Reflective Practitioner
     Objectives:
     1.Identify what is meant by the "slow medical education movement."
     2.outline the ways in which the pace and acuity of traditional medical education can diminish the reflective skills and attentiveness of learners. 
     3.Describe how slow medical education experiences can be formally incorporated into undergraduate and graduate medical education training.

Steve Grossman, M.D., is the recipient of the 2016 David J. Magoon Award for Excellence in Health Professions Education award. This award will be presented by Sally Paumier, RN, Tuesday, May 3.

The Magoon Memorial Lecture is free and open to the public.To place a reservation for this event, click here.

The annual lecture is made possible by memorial donations. To make a donation to support future lectures, recognition of health professionals and educational fellowships, call The Aultman Foundation at 330-363-4908 or click here. If you make a donation online, please select "David Magoon Lecture Series" from the "designation" drop-down box.

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