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CMHS Seminar on July 12 to Focus on Skin Cancer

Ventura, California, 06/15/2011

The prevention and treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers will be the focus of a free informational seminar that Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, July 12.

Samuel Bern, M.D., a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who treats many patients with skin cancers, will lead the seminar that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, located at 147 Brent St. in Ventura.

Over 60,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with melanoma each year and over 8,000 die from the disease.  Dr. Bern will discuss the risk factors of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers as well as treatment options and strategies for prevention, including self skin exam, physician total body exam and ultraviolet radiation avoidance.

Dr. Bern, an active member of the CMH medical staff since 1992, earned his medical degree from Yale University. He trained in general surgery at Harvard University and plastic surgery at UCLA. Dr. Bern is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Space is limited, so reservations are recommended. Call 805/652-5436, or register online at

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and nine family-practice health centers entitled the Centers for Family Health.  The health system is located in Ventura County, California.