Upcoming Events

2018 Annual Meeting



2018 Annual Meeting of Collegium Aesculapium

Thur./Fri. Oct. 4-5, 2018 Salt Lake City Center Hilton

We are excited for this years event and look forward to another great meeting.   This event has sold out for 5 years running, so make sure to register soon.

Thursday Oct. 4:  6:30pm  Fireside and Dinner with Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Friday Oct. 5:  Medical Education Meetings


Planned topics:

Vaccine Safety -  Dr. Candice Smith

Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Dr. Doug Anderson

Adolescent Suicide - Dr. Lamont McPherson

Suicide Prevention - Kimberly Myers (Utah Dept. of Health)

Missionary Medical update - Elder Weatherford Clayton

Healthy Aging - Dr. Mark Supiano

Electronic Gaming Disorder - Dr. Adam Schwebach

Lunch - Dr. Stephen McKellar [Grandson] - Memories of Pres. Nelson 

Registration options:

Full meeting (Thur. Fireside/Dinner, Fri. Medical Education and meals, parking) = $250

Friday Medical meeting and meals, parking = $215

Fireside and Dinner only (for members and their guests) = $60 per person

Friday lunch only (for members and their guests) = $45 per person

You may register at https://caf-ut.memberfusion.com/bf/goToEvent.jsp?event_id=621

 CME Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Utah Medical Association through the joint providership of the UMA Foundation and the Collegium Aesculapium. The UMA Foundation is accredited by the Utah Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The UMA Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


No one involved in the planning or presentation of this activity has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

[The purpose and mission of this learning day is to help clinicians recognize, diagnose, and treat patients with the disorders that were identified as having practice gaps with regard to contemporary management and the need for an update of the evidence based science that supports care guidelines.

-Learners from previous CME conferences, member surveys, and CME board members have requested additional training with regard to:

 -Child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry with particular emphasis on suicide prevention. More people are experiencing anxiety and mood disorders culminating with suicide ideation or fulfillment. Social consciousness is driven by media attention to this topic. A gap exists between awareness, intervention, treatment and recommendations.  This topic has been addressed before, but the gap requires additional attention. Diagnosis and current management strategies will be presented. Evaluating the Effects of Preventative Resources and Psychoeducational Information on Suicide Risk, Attitudes, Knowledge, and Help‐Seeking Behaviors.  J of Suicide and Life-Threating Behavior https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12355

Anxiety disorders, including those provoked by missionary service. American Psychiatric Association. http://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/anxiety-disorders.

-Sleep Apnea:  The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea continues to rise.  In recent years key contributors have been characterized.  Presentation will focus on latest knowledge and emerging clinical tools. Obstructive sleep apnea: current perspectives.  Nat Sci Sleep. 2018; 10: 21–34

-Vaccine Safety:  Vaccine safety is sunder constant study. The past decade has provide answers pertaining to safety/efficacy and recommendations.  Vaccine Safety: Examine the Evidence  HealthyChildren.org

-Healthy Aging:  The number and proportion of older persons in the United States is rapidly increasing. Significant deficiencies are projected in the country’s capacity to deliver the medical, public health, and support services needed for the future frail and ill older population.  Evidence based strategies are available. JAMA. 2016;316(16):1643-1644. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.12335

-Electronic Gaming Disorders:  Primary care providers rarely address Gaming Disorders.  Providing instruction on significance and treatments will enable the provider to successfully intervene in management of this disorder. Internet gaming disorder: A sign of the times, or time for our attention? Addictive Behaviors Vol 77, Feb 2018 Pg 272-274] 

future events


Spring/Easter Fireside - April 4, 2019 SLC

University of Utah Medical School Graduation fireside - April 2019 SLC

2019 Spring - Potential Cancun Vacation and Mayan Ruins

2020 Germany/Italy Passion Play  (SOLD OUT - Contact Collegium to be put on the wait list)

Reserve your spot and make a deposit here: https://caf-ut.memberfusion.com/bf/goToEvent.jsp?event_id=602

As usual, like our Collegium Aesculapium trips (Jerusalem, Peru, England, New York etc), it will be an experience that will provide education and memories of a lifetime.

Tentative Itinerary:
Saturday, August 29 – Depart USA for Munich, Germany
Sunday, August 30 – Arrive Munich, Welcome Dinner and Tour Presentation, Overnight Munich Area
Monday, August 31- Munich City Tour, Neuschwanstein Castle, Overnight Oberammergau Area
Tuesday, September 1 – Passion Play and Events, Overnight Oberammergau Area
Wednesday, September 2 – Travel South, Overnight Verona Area
Thursday, September 3 –Anatomical Theatre Bologna, Balsamic Vinegar Farm & Tasting, Overnight Florence Area
Friday, September 4 – Florence Tour including Accademia & Museo Galileo, Free Evening, Overnight Florence Area
Saturday, September 5 – Rome Temple, Vatican & Sistine Chapel, Overnight Rome Area
Sunday, September 6 – Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon & Farewell Dinner, Overnight Rome Area
Monday, September 7(Labor Day) – Departures or optional extension to Venice
Tour is inclusive including most meals, 4* accommodations, porterage, tour guides, gratuities, during travel coverage, Passion Play tickets, etc.
Airfare is additional and will become available approximately 10 months before departure.
Trip Cancellation Coverage is highly recommended and is available for an additional cost. The attached PDF provides plan details and pricing. For full coverage please purchase the policy at time of initial deposit. Some states have restrictions so contact our office if you have any questions. Payment for the cancellation coverage is due at time of deposit.
Trip cost is 2,890 EUROS per person  [Member and their guest(s)]  3,100 EURO [non Collegium Aesculapium Member]. Once final pricing is complete (approximately 1 year prior to departure) we will establish a set exchange rate standard to be used to calculate final payment in US Dollars.
All rooms are double occupancy. Triple rooms are not available.
Single Occupancy is available for approximately 700 Euros additional.
Children ages 13 and older are welcome
$500 per person non-refundable deposit. (You may reassign reservations up until early 2020).  Reserve your spot and make a deposit here: https://caf-ut.memberfusion.com/bf/goToEvent.jsp?event_id=602
2nd deposit of $500 non-refundable will be due in fall 2018.
3rd deposit of $500 non-refundable will be due in spring 2019.
Final payment will be due in 2020