Dr. Ben Carson, World-Renowned Neurosurgeon, to Speak at the Peer Learning Network Luncheon

Dr. Ben Carson, World-Renowned Neurosurgeon, to Speak at the Peer Learning Network Luncheon

     Ben Carson, Sr., M.D. will present this year’s Gresham-Marchant Lecture Series entitled “Healthcare and Healthy Lifestyles” in a downtown luncheon presentation hosted by Peer Learning Network (PLN) Presents on Thursday, April 9th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center, Downtown Oklahoma City. 


Dr. Carson is a patients' advocate - he knows how difficult it can be for individuals to obtain the medical information that is truly meaningful and important to them. In this enlightening presentation, Carson gets at the hard issues surrounding the medical field, while sharing with audiences the warm and compassionate perspective that have made him a world-renowned surgeon. He draws upon his knowledge of both interventional and preventive medicines to discuss not only improvements in personal health, but possibilities for healthcare reform that can potentially make life better for all Americans. He also shares his own struggle with cancer and his insights on living a balanced, healthy life.

PLN Presents is open to the Medical and Business Community. Subject to availability, seats are available for $40.00 each and may be reserved by registering online at www.ziglarcenter.com/pln-presents. Space is limited.

Dr. Carson has persevered through extreme adversity and today is a full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and he has directed pediatric neurosurgery at The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for nearly a quarter of a century. Growing up in a single parent home with dire poverty, poor grades, a horrible temper, and low self-esteem Dr. Carson’s dream appeared out of reach until his mother, with only a third-grade education, challenged her sons to strive for excellence. Among his accomplishments, Dr. Carson is most widely known for the first separation of craniopagus (Siamese) twins joined at the back of the head in 1987 (captured in the recent TNT movie presentation GIFTED HANDS: THE BEN CARSON STORY). In June 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bush at the White House, which is the highest civilian honor in the land.

The appearance of Dr. Carson is made possible in part by grants from The Peer Learning Network and The Gresham-Marchant Lecture Series.

For more information, contact the Peer Learning Network Office at the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership at Southern Nazarene University at 405.717.6220 or visit www.ziglarcenter.com/pln-presents.

About The Peer Learning Network
Established by Southern Nazarene University in 1995, The Peer Learning Network brings together the CEOs and leadership teams of Oklahoma-based organizations who have committed to be Major Partners in The Peer Learning Network. Partners utilize PLN for the purpose of professional development. Members pool resources and thereby hear world-class presenters, share management, leadership and planning ideas, and network with a wide array of successful Oklahoma organization representatives. 

Contact Information
Contact:  Sherree Murray, Peer Learning Network Coordinator
Phone:  405-717-6220
E-mail:
smurray@snu.edu

Website: www.ziglarcenter.com/pln