Wilkes University

Pharmacy and Nursing Continuing Education

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Develop your professional skills and find extensive Continuing Education (CE) resources.

With our Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and the Passan School of  Nursing, Wilkes University offers resources to registered nurses and pharmacists. The seminars are held at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre.  Selected programs are recorded and will be offered as home study programs.

In 2017 we will offer programs in the following areas:


Friday, August 11, 2017

Using Microwave Imaging for Breast Cancer Detection and Brain Treatment Using TMS

Where: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

Cost: $55 -  (preceptors receive a 50% discount)

Time: 9 AM-Noon

Program Schedule
8:30-9 AM- Registration

9 AM-10:30 AM - Future Technology for Breast Cancer Imaging, Detection, and Monitoring Treatment
Abas Sabouni, PhD Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, Wilkes University

• Understand the shortcomings of x-ray mammography, Ultrasound, Computed Tomography and MRI techniques.
• Discuss the Genetic Algorithm for Optimization and Imaging techniques
• Explain the Novel Microwave Imaging technique for cancer detection and potential benefits of this technique for cancer detection
• Compare dielectric properties of healthy, benign and malignant breast tissues.
• Understand about dispersive and heterogeneous characteristic of breast tissues.

10:30 AM-Noon -Real-Time Monitoring and Stimulation of the Human Brain
Abas Sabouni, PhD Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, Wilkes University

• Explain Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and shortcomings of current technique
• Understand near field magnetic focusing using array of coil
• Discuss the structure of human brain
• Describe brain mapping technique using TMS

About the Presenter:
Professor Abas Sabouni joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics at Wilkes University in 2013. He received his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, in 2011. From 2011 to 2013, he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal and Montreal Neurology Institute, as well as research associate at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
He has authored and co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers presented at international conferences and published in scientific journals. He is co-author of a technical book, Microwave Tomography: Global Optimization, Parallelization and Performance Evaluation. His research interests lie, in large part, in biomedical applications of electromagnetic theory.

The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants who attend the full program and complete an evaluation form will be awarded a statement of credit at the conclusion of the program for .30 CEUs (3 hours). ACPE # 0097-0000-17-034-L01-P.

Wilkes University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who attend will receive a certificate for 3 hours at the conclusion of the programs.