BAR HARBOR — Two leading physician-researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine will be the featured speakers at the 2011 MDI Hospital annual meeting on Monday, Aug. 8.
They are scheduled to share their thoughts on how the innovative collaboration between MDI Hospital and Penn Medicine will provide cutting-edge educational opportunities for medical practitioners at both organizations.
Dr. Richard Shannon is chairman of the Department of Medicine. His research into cardiovascular disease is funded through National Institutes of Health grants, and more than 20 postdoctoral and clinical cardiology fellows have trained in his laboratory. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, ABC’s 20/20 and was a centerpiece for the PBS report “Remaking American Medicine.”
Dr. Stephanie Abbuhl is vice chairman and associate professor of emergency medicine. In addition to practicing and teaching emergency medicine for 28 years, she has authored more than 100 publications. Dr. Abbuhl has also led the effort to establish the unique collaboration between MDI Hospital and Penn Medicine that aims to advance education, clinical care and research in emergency care at both institutions.
The annual meeting will be at the Bar Harbor Club on Monday, Aug. 8, and will feature a summary of the past year’s accomplishments and financial performance. Social hour with hors d’ oeuvres and cash bar begins at 5 p.m. followed by the program and presentations at 6 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.