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Luncheon Speaker - Thursday - October 19, 2017

Arizona Inn

2200 E Elm St, Tucson, Arizona 85719
Phone: 520-325-1541


Jennifer Schneider, M.D.


Between Scylla and Charybdis: Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Opioids are the most effective medications for patients with severe chronic pain, but at the same time other people misuse them and many die of drug overdoses.

As a physician certified in Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Pain management, Jennifer Schneider has treated many chronic pain patients and currently educates physicians nationally in how to do it right. Her talk is outlined below.

  • How I became a pain specialist
  • My current role
  • Pain treatment needs in the U.S. and other countries
  • The problem: undertreated pain versus diversion and addiction
  • Acute versus chronic pain
  • Black-and-white thinking – the ER doctor story
  • Regulators: CDC, FDA, DEA, AMA State Medical Licensing Boards
  • The DEA culture
  • Ineffective Solutions: State limit dose, CDC Guidelines, AMA guidelines
  • The Real Solution: educate patients, the general community, and  prescribers

Living with Chronic Pain, Second Edition:
The Complete Health Guide to the Causes and Treatment of Chronic Pain

by Jennifer P. Schneider, M.D., Ph.D.

Up-to-date guide on all aspects of coping with pain: How to choose a pain specialist doctor or treatment program; the truth about opioids and why they are underprescribed; how your personality type affects your ability to cope with chronic pain; the latest non-drug approaches, including massage therapy, acupuncture, brain stimulation, biofeedback, counseling and more. Healthy Living Books, Hatherleigh Press, 2009.

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  • Luncheon Speaker - Sharon O'Neal
    Thursday - November 16, 2017

    Arizona Inn
    2200 E Elm St, Tucson, Arizona 85719
    Phone: 520-325-1541

  • Topic:  Cyber Criminals and the Potential for Cyber War:
    What’s at Stake? How do we Protect Ourselves and our Country?

  •            The global cyberwar is heating up and the stakes are no longer limited to the virtual world of computers. Our nation’s security and well-being relies on a secure and resilient infrastructure - systems and assets whether physical or virtual. In this talk, Sharon O’Neal will explore various forms of threats and vulnerabilities and the countermeasures that are intended to deter, detect, and disrupt those threats in the face of ever-evolving tactics used by cyber criminals and adversaries.
  •           Sharon O’Neal recently retired as an Engineering Director at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson. Before retiring, she was the Software Engineering Center Director for more than 500 multi-disciplined engineers.  In 2016, she began preparing for her transition from industry to academia, and has been teaching engineering classes at the University of Arizona, sharing the wealth of her experiences with next generation engineers and help them transition from academia to industry careers. Sharon was the first in her family to earn her college degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude from California State University in 1984 and earned an M.S. in Computer engineering from the University of Southern California in 1991.

The Harvard-Yale Footbal Game at Risky Business Bar & Grill 

6866 East Sunrise Drive • Tucson, AZ 85750

Saturday, November 18th

Come and enjoy one of the greatest traditions in football since 1875

The 134th version of The GAME will be held on November 18, 2017, the usual Saturday before Thanksgiving.  With the game being played in the Yale Bowl this year, therefor the Yale Club of Southern Arizona will be considered the host.  

Once again, we will rejoice or grieve at Risky Business, 6866 East Sunrise Road.  Keep in mind the possibility of a traffic conflict with El Tour de Tucson which is routed westbound on Sunrise that morning.  While the Kick-off is at 10:30am, Risky’s has agreed to open for us at 10am so we can order our bloody marys, mimosas and meal before Kick-off.  Risky's is planning to provide its Tailgate menu, adding fun options for us.  To lessen the glare on the huge flat screens (better to see the carnage and massacre,) we will again use the inside room, adjacent to the one we’ve used in the past.

It will be helpful for Risky’s to have an estimate of fans attending (family is welcome too).  Please RSVP as soon as your plans are clear for that day.  Even if you decide at the last moment you are able to attend, don’t let the absence of an RSVP stop you.  The estimate simply helps Risky’s to plan its staffing to provide us with top notch service.

Risky Business is in the southwest quad of Sunrise and Kolb (6866 East Sunrise Drive, 577-0021).  It may be a bit easier to enter from the South on Kolb Road to avoid the minimal Tour de Tucson action.  Come and enjoy the camaraderie as the Harvard and Yale Clubs of Southern Arizona meet again to watch The Game!

Please RSVP to Gary Gutierrez at 520-425-7979 or ggutierrez@mba1977.hbs.edu



Holiday High Tea - Sunday - December 10, 2017

Arizona Inn
2200 E Elm St, Tucson, Arizona 85719
Phone: 520-325-1541

 We celebrate the End of the Old Year and the Beginning of the New 

Professor Sharon B. Megdal

Director, University of Arizona's Water Resources Research Center
And lead editor of the book
Shared Borders, Shared Waters: Israeli-Palestinian and Colorado River Basin Water Challenges.
From her research and active role in water policyin the Middle East, comes her proposed talk:
Water as a Bridge and a Barrier to Resolving Israeli-Palestinian Conflicts