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Gary Timmerman, MD, FACS; John Lee, MD; Michael Bergeron, PhD, FACSM; Tom Stys, MD FSCAI, FACC

Lee Shares Research with International Audience

Physicians and researchers from around the world recently learned about the latest in head and neck cancer research from John Lee, MD with Sanford Clinic Ear Nose & Throat. Dr. Lee was the featured invited speaker on head and neck cancer during the 25th Annual International Papillomavirus Conference in Malmo, Sweden. More than 5,000 people attended the conference.

Timmerman Speaks at Prestigious Annual Conference

Gary Timmerman, MD, FACS, Director of Sanford Trauma Services at Sanford USD Medical Center, recently spoke at the prestigious Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Annual Surgery Conference in Las Vegas, NV. This annual conference has become the best attended trauma course in the world with more than 1,300 attendees. For the 42nd year, the conference continues to focus on trauma, critical care and acute care surgery. Dr. Timmerman joined select medically renowned physicians. These course speakers are physicians in active practice who continue “in the trenches” day after day, night after night, dealing with the most complex surgical challenges.

Bergeron Elected to American College of Sports Medicine Council

Michael F. Bergeron, PhD, FACSM, Director for the National Institute for Athletic Health & Performance at Sanford and Sanford Children’s Center for Youth Sports & Health, has been elected by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Board of Trustees to serve on the ACSM Administrative Council. The ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world with more than 35,000 members. Recent actions of the Council included decisions on authorship and publication approval for several new ACSM resource manuals, candidates for the upcoming ACSM elections, proposed eligibility changes to certifications and an upcoming clinical roundtable.

Stys Named to American Heart Association Board of Directors

Tom Stys, MD, FSCAI, FACC with Sanford Clinic Heart Partners has been appointed to the board of directors of the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate for a two-year term. In this role, Dr. Stys will help lead the achievement of the association’s mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke through oversight of local revenue generation and health impact activities.

“We are delighted to have someone with Dr. Stys’ background and knowledge representing South Dakota and the surrounding states,” says Darrin Smith, Senior Director for the American Heart Association in South Dakota. “He will bring a wonderful perspective to our work in the state and across the affiliate.”