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Know the warning signs: The facts on skin cancer and seasonal allergies.

March 25, 2015 — 

MedTalks, the series of stimulating and interactive public lectures by acclaimed University of Manitoba Faculty of Health Sciences professors, continues its 2014-15 run Wednesday, March 25 with Knowing the Warning Signs: The Facts on Skin Cancer and Seasonal Allergies.

The event, which in years past was held at the U of M’s Bannatyne campus, now takes place within the comfy confines of the Reh-Fit Centre at 1390 Taylor Ave. The series is free to attend and registration is open to all.

Wednesday’s session will be presented by Elissa Abrams, pediatric allergist immunologist, from the University of Manitoba’s College of Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences. She will discuss the signs of seasonal allergies (allergic rhinitis), the benefit of allergy testing, and the other conditions that can go along with allergic rhinitis. Treatment options will also be discussed.

In the latter half of the evening, Marni Wiseman, associate professor in the department of internal medicine in the College of Medicine, will review the types of skin cancer and how they are managed.  She will also explain how your skin looks like when it is aging and how to manage it.

What: MedTalks: Knowing the Warning Signs: The Facts on Skin Cancer and Seasonal Allergies
Where: Reh-Fit Centre, 1390 Taylor Ave.
When: Wednesday, March 25, 7-9 p.m.

“It is rare that the general public has the access and opportunity to hear from and engage with world-class medical professionals on topical health issues that matter to them,” says Jeff Sisler, associate dean, continuing professional development, Faculty of Health Sciences. “By the end of the series, people will gain more insight into health care for their brain and body – and be able to share those lessons and insight with others.”

Each MedTalks has a different and important theme. Other topics throughout the five-event public lecture series have included menopause and breast health, osteoporosis, and orthopedic surgery.

The final installment of MedTalks 2014-14 takes place Wednesday, April 22 with a session on pain management and medical marijuana.

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