May 11, 2009

Darcy Downey Leads Distance Learning Sports Medicine Presentation

On Wednesday, May 6, 2009, SLU Athletic Training faculty member Darcy Downey led a distance presentation on Common Sports Injuries using cadaver demonstrations from the Practical Anatomy & Surgical Education Center in the SLU School of Medicine. The program is a part of the Adventures in Medicine and Science (AIMS) Program. Four Missouri high schools participated in the program: Glasgow High School, Pilot Grove High School, Otterville High School, and New Franklin High School.

Practical Anatomy & Surgical Education, Center for Anatomical Science and Education, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, is dedicated to the development and presentation of innovative medical, health, and science workshops. Practical Anatomy strives to promote the concept of lifelong learning by utilizing the latest technology to connect young people, residents, health care professionals, and surgeons to world-class experts and faculty. (click on logo to go to its website)

Adventures In Medicine & Science, (AIMS), is a youth community outreach program that provides health education and prevention information to students throughout the school year. With a combination of hands-on opportunities and 3-D demonstrations, students get a unique look at the human body. The program offers a prevention component that provides valuable information to students regarding health risks and how to avoid medical traumas. In addition, incoming juniors and seniors are provided with an opportunity to explore medical science during the AIMS Summer Workshop. AIMS is part of Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education in the Center for Anatomical Science and Education of Saint Louis University School of Medicine. (click on logo to go to its website)

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