ELIZABETH, NJ--Trinitas Regional Medical Center has invited the community to several seminars from late April to early June.

“Trinitas has been pro-active in its community education efforts, from health fairs and health screenings, to making speakers available for community events,” notes Joe McTernan, senior director of Community and Clinical Services, at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.  “Our spring seminars planned are key examples of Trinitas outreach that offers the community valuable health and medical information directly from our physicians.”

Tuesday, May 5: Debbie Milkosky, RN, Coordinator of the Stroke Education Program at Trinitas Regional Medical Center, presents “Stroke: Not a Moment to Lose,” stressing the need for rapid response to the onset of stroke.  Planned in observance of National Stroke Awareness Month, the program will take place at 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the CORE Building of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, 1164 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth.  Reservations may be made by calling  908-994-8939.

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Wednesday, May 13: “Breast Health: Breast Cancer Screenings and Genetic Testing” is the focus of a panel discussion.  The joint program is offered by Trinitas with Susan G. Komen.  Panelists are  Gerardo Capo, MD, Oncologist, Clarissa Henson, MD, Radiation Oncologist, and Dipti Pandya, MD, Radiologist. The program runs from 5:30-8:00 p.m. and includes a light dinner.  It will take place at the CORE Building of Trinitas. Regional Medical Center, 1164 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth.  RSVP and registration is required by calling 908-994-8244.   

Thursday, May 14: “The Secret to Youthful and Cancer Free Skin” is presented by Marc C. Meulener, MD, PhD, Dermatologist, in observance of Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  The program that runs from 5:30–7:00 p.m. includes a light dinner.  It will take place at the CORE Building of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, 1164 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth.  Reservations may be made by calling (908) 994 – 8939.

Thursday, June 4: Dr. Vipin Garg will present, “Pillow Talk: The Link Between Sleep and Heart Disease.” The Medical Director of the Trinitas Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center in Elizabeth and Cranford, will address issues of cardiovascular diseases that may be attributed to sleep disorders in a free educational program. It will take place on 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the CORE Building of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, 1164 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth. The program, originally scheduled for March but cancelled due to inclement weather, will include a light dinner. Reservations may be made by calling 908-994–8939.

Trinitas Regional Medical Center, a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey, is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. With 10 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas offers 554 beds and has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health & psychiatry, renal care, nursing education, diabetes management, wound healing and sleep medicine. For more information on Trinitas Regional Medical Center, visit: www.TrinitasRMC.org <http://www.TrinitasRMC.org or call (908) 994-5138.