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Extraordinary Physician Stories Focus of Seminar on March 25

Ventura, California, 03/11/2015

Local physicians will share extraordinary stories about patients as part of the Community Memorial Health System 2015 Speaker Series, on Wednesday, March 25th and will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Ethics in Healthcare topic “How Doctors Feel: Extraordinary Physician Stories” will be presented at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura.

Featured speakers will be: Jim Horstein, M.D., CMHS’s Chair of the Bioethics Committee and family physician moderates and presents, along with Alison Shuman, M.D., pediatrician; Gosta Iwasiuk, M.D., surgeon; and Jennifer Vinson, M.D., resident. They will share stories – some funny or tragic, some touching or just silly – that reflect the profoundly human bond between physicians and patients. All stories are incredibly personal because they reflect the lessons learned about life, death, relationships and meaning,

Registration is free but reservations are required. For more information or to register visit or call 800/838-3006.

Future scheduled Speaker Series topics include: Ethics in Healthcare - Is Death Ever The Best Treatment? A Debate on the Pros and Cons of Physician-Assisted Suicide on April 16 at Ventura County Museum,  Neurological Diseases of Aging on April 21 in Oxnard, Update on Management of Brain Tumors on May 12; and Skin Cancer on June 16.