OHSU Medical School Dean to Address Health Professional Shortage

06/20/02    Portland, Ore.

Nurses are not the only health professionals in short supply nationally. Dentists, pharmacists and even specialty physicians and surgeons all see demand for their services outstripping supply. On Tuesday, June 25, Christine Cassel, M.D., dean of the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, will join a panel discussion exploring ways to address the health professional shortage that could severely affect America's health care in the near future.

The panel discussion, "How Will Oregon Conquer the Health Professional Shortage?" is part of the Oregon Health Forum's ongoing breakfast and lunch seminar series. The event will be held from 7 - 9 a.m., June 25 at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon.

Panelists include:
Thomas Aschenbrener, president, Northwest Health Foundation, moderator
Deborah Burton, Ph.D., R.N., executive director, Oregon Center for Nursing
Christine Cassel, M.D., dean, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
Wayne A. Kradjan, Pharm.D., dean, School of Pharmacy, Oregon State University
Janet Peterson, D.M.D., chair, Oregon Dental Association Work Force Issues and member, Governor's Task Force on Health Care Personnel

For more information on the event, or to register, call 503 226-7870.