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The topics below are available from the healthcare and medical experts at Summa Health System. If you have another request, our staff can work with your group to customize a topic.

Healthcare Administration

  • Accountable Care Organizations and healthcare reform
  • Healthcare reform from an insurance perspective
  • Clinical quality, patient safety and performance
  • Physician alignment
  • Community hospital leadership
  • Servant leadership
  • Patient-first philosophy
  • Healthcare administration


  • Cardiac services: your heart’s in the right place
  • Do you need rhythm? (Heart rhythm services)
  • Early Heart Attack Care
  • Women and heart disease
  • What to expect from a stress test
  • When your heart goes pitter-pat
  • Coronary computed tomography angiogram (CTA)

Cancer Care

  • Cancer care and treatment
  • Cancer prevention
  • Comprehensive breast care services


  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint health and preservation, especially in baby boomers
  • Joint pain, including hip and knee pain
  • Joint replacement, minimally invasive and partial knee replacement surgery options
  • Lower back pain
  • Fitness over 50 and the importance of staying active
  • Sports injuries
  • Total hip arthroplasty in an active population: a muscle-sparing anterior approach
  • Shoulder pain and when it’s time to seek help
  • Rotator cuff tears in the aging population
  • Advances in shoulder replacement
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Nerve compression


  • Geriatric medicine is often referred to as advanced care for older adults… why would I or my loved one need it?
  • Wellness and longevity
  • Managing chronic illnesses like diabetes, dementia, arthritis and chronic heart failure
  • Care management and transitions of care (clinical audience)
  • How to organize a service line around seniors services: Summa’s model of care (for clinical audiences)


  • Bariatric surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Laparoscopic colon surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Laparoscopic hernia surgery
  • Single incision surgery
  • Surgical treatment of GERD
  • Joint camp for joint replacements
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Oh my aching back!
  • Preparing for surgery
  • Medical relief trips

Women’s Health

  • Women’s wellness: living life to the fullest and healthiest!
  • Women and heart disease
  • Facing menopause
  • What do I need to know about perimenopause and menopause – and when?
  • Robotic hysterectomy and other GYN surgeries
  • Managing cardiovascular risks with polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Treatment options for female sexual pain
  • GYN cancer prevention
  • A woman’s journey: Maintaining quality of life during and after cancer
  • Latest advances in ovarian and endometrial cancer treatment
  • Coughing and sneezing and laughing, oh my! (Female urinary incontinence)
  • Special Delivery: prenatal and delivery options
  • Advanced concepts in vulvar disease (for academic audiences)
  • Advanced concepts in female sexual pain (for academic audiences)
  • Advanced concepts in gynecologic oncology (for academic audiences)
  • Uterine Artery Embolization for the Treatment of Fibroids

Emergency and Trauma

  • Make the right call: when to call 911
  • Planning now for an emergency later
  • STEMI: The Heart Network


  • High tech imaging close to home
  • Mammography and breast health
  • Radiology modalities: MRI, CT, DEXA
  • Current Practice of Interventional Radiology
  • Teleradiology and the Evolution of the Practice of Radiology

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