Misercordia AMSA to host free medical technology seminar; “From the Classroom to Life Flight”

Sarah Bedford, News Editor

On March 21, Misercordia University’s American Medical Student Association, AMSA, invites students to attend a one day conference entitled, “From the Classroom to Life Flight”.


The conference will focus on emerging medical technology and includes keynote speaker, Dr. Samuel Slimmer, associate physician in emergency medicine, assistant medical director of life flight, and associate program director of emergency medicine residency at Geisinger, who will be focusing on technology used in the ER.


Along with Dr. Slimmer, the Geisinger Life Flight helicopter will be on campus to give tours and demonstrations of the various new technologies it contains.


In addition to the keynote address, Staff Sergeant Jason DiGangi will speak about U.S. Army healthcare careers and technology.


“We will have Dr. Anthony Serino, PhD., our pre-med advisor here at MU, speak about what a pre-med undergrad can expect. Also, one of our biochemistry seniors, Jeremy Osko, will present his research on E-cigarettes,” explains Misercordia senior, Rachel Bohn AMSA secretary.


High schools as well as universities in the region have been invited to attend this event.

“I think that all students considering a career in healthcare would benefit from this conference, not just pre-meds, because technology is the future of healthcare,” said Bohn. “I think it is safe to say that many people out there today would not be alive without it, and I hope students interested in healthcare look at that as both humbling and exciting, because medicine is going places it has never been before.”
This is the second year Misercordia is hosting the event.


AMSA is a nationally recognized organization.


The conference will be held on March 21 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Insalaco 216 and 217 with continental breakfast and lunch provided. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Rita Molino at [email protected] as soon as possible.