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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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This briefs package highlights timely news and events from The University of Southern Mississippi. For more information on any of the stories below or for assistance in arranging interviews, contact the Office of University Communications at 601.266.4491.

Upcoming Conference Focuses on ADHD

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Sixth Annual Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Related Concerns Conference is set for Oct. 22-23 at the Temple Baptist Church Student Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

The conference will bring together general educators, special educators, students, psychologists, social workers, speech/language pathologists, counselors and health care providers to learn how ADHD impacts individuals and discover resources available to ensure their success.

The keynote address, “ADHD, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” will be presented by Hattiesburg physician Dr. Ronald Kent on Thursday, Oct. 22. Kent specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with ADHD and related school problems. Dr. Barbara Howard, assistant professor of Pediatrics at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md., will deliver the keynote address, “The Oppositional Child” on Friday, Oct. 23.

The fee to attend the “ADHD in the Workplace” sessions on Friday from 8 a.m.-noon is $40. Full conference registration fees are $100. Continuing education units will be available for an additional fee.

For more information call the Southern Miss Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach at 601-266-4186 or visit

Southern Miss Hosts Airway Management Workshop

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Health care professionals will have the opportunity to receive state-of-the-art information and hands-on training in appropriate management of airway emergencies at the Airway Management Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Center.

The workshop will be held from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Fees are $375 for physicians; $275 for other health care professionals and $75 for students.

Dr. William Rosenblatt, professor of anesthesiology and surgery at Yale University School of Medicine, will direct the workshop. For more than 10 years, Rosenblatt has conducted airway management training across the United States and in five countries.

The workshop is designed for anesthesiologists, emergency medicine, critical care physicians, nurse anesthetists, flight nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists and nursing and medical students.

Registration deadline is Oct. 23. To register call the Southern Miss Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach at 601-266-4186 or visit

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities.  In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world.  Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at

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