|Plastic and reconstructive surgeon presents Dean's Hour talk Oct. 16|
Allen L. Van Beek, a clinical adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Surgery, will present a Dean's Hour address at noon Thursday, Oct. 16, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
His presentation on microsurgery, "Handing Back Options" takes place in the Reed Keller Auditorium in the Wold Center, the SMHS's southwest addition at 501 N. Columbia Road. It is free and open to the public.
Van Beek, an internationally recognized plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in hand and microsurgery, has a private practice at the Centennial Lakes Medical Center in Minneapolis. He has been a leading force in developing microsurgery expertise within the Twin Cities.
He is a member and previous president of the American Association for Hand Surgery and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation. He has been actively involved in more than a dozen professional associations and is a founding member of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.
This year Van Beek was named a recipient of the 2008 Sioux Award. It is the highest honor given by the UND Alumni Association, awarded for outstanding achievement, service, and loyalty.
The presentation will be broadcast at the following UND medical school video-conferencing sites: Southeast Campus Room 225 in Fargo and the Northwest Campus Office in Minot. It is also available through H.323 (internet videoconferencing) on the BT-WAN and at medical school employees' desktop computers through the CRISTAL Recorder.
The Dean's Hour Lecture Series is a forum for the discussion of health care, medicine, research, education and related issues of the day. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean at 777-2312.