Medical Partnership announces upcoming guest lecture by Robert Centor, MD, MACP

The Augusta University/ University of Georgia Medical Partnership announces Robert M. Centor, MD, MACP, will deliver a lecture, “Pharyngitis 2017:  New Thoughts and Challenges,” on Monday, November 27, at noon in Russell Hall, Room 241 on the University of Georgia Health Sciences Campus.

Most patients and physicians consider sore throats a minor problem. However, on occasion they can evolve into a more serious condition. Centor’s lecture will focus on the complexity of adolescent and young adult pharyngitis – when and why sore throats evolve into conditions prone to diagnostic errors.

Centor graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1975 where he also completed his residency and chief residency.  He worked in the division of GIM until 1993, first serving as residency program director and then division chief.  He moved to UAB in 1993, started the Division of GIM, and served as the initial Associate Dean for Primary Care.  From 2004 until 2017, Centor served as the Regional Dean of the Huntsville Campus.  He has served many societies in leadership positions – President of Society for Medical Decision Making, Association of Chiefs of GIM, Society of GIM, and Chair of the Board of Regents for ACP.

His primary research interest has focused on adult pharyngitis, creating the score that carries his name.  More recently, Centor’s studies have focused on Fusobacterium necrophorum and its role in adult pharyngitis.

His passion is clinical education, focusing on clinical reasoning and the thought process in internal medicine.  Centor has coauthored several clinical reasoning vignettes in NEJM, JGIM, JHM and the American Journal of Medical Sciences and won multiple teaching awards.

This event is free and is open to all students, faculty, staff and members from the medical community here in Athens. There will be the opportunity to earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit. The learning objectives are as follows:  utilize guidelines and clinical data to reduce unnecessary testing when the Centor Score is 0 or 1; recognize appropriate antibiotics for this age group and avoid use of macrolides for pharyngitis; and know the warning signs of Lemierre sydrome. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to
About AU/UGA Medical Partnership

Augusta University and the University of Georgia partnered to create a four-year medical campus in Athens to help alleviate a statewide shortage of physicians that threatens the health of Georgians. The AU/ UGA Medical Partnership, which enrolled its first class of 40 students in 2010, combines the significant instructional and research resources of UGA, the state’s flagship land-grant research university, with the expertise of AU-MCG, Georgia’s only public medical school.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Piedmont Athens Regional and AU/UGA Medical Partnership. Piedmont Athens Regional is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Piedmont Athens Regional designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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