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Lets talk health: Ask your questions and hear what the experts have to say

February 19, 2014 — 

MedTalks, the interactive series of stimulating and interactive public lectures by acclaimed University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine professors, is set to launch its seventh and most exciting season yet.

Each MedTalks has a different and important theme. The first night launches with a timely lecture focused on Blood Vessels and Health, and will feature a presentation on “Raynauds Disease: Taking the Chill out your Fingers and Toes” by Dr. Asad Junaid. The second lecture of the evening will cover treatment options for acute stroke management, by Dr. Simel Bal.

Other topics throughout the six-week series include:

    • Treating Autism: Can social media help?
    • Living with ADHD
    • Physician Assisted Death
    • Sleep hygiene
    • SADS
    • Celiac Disease
    • Weight-Loss Surgery
    • Concussions  & Hockey Injuries
    • Food Allergies

“It is rare that the general public has the access and opportunity to hear from and engage with world-class medical professionals on health issues that matter to them,” says Dr. Jeff Sisler, Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba. “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.”

What: MedTalks
When: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. every Wednesday from Feb. 26 to April 9 (note: there is no lecture scheduled for Wednesday, April 2)
Where: Frederic Gaspard Theatre, Basic Medical Sciences Building, 727 McDermot Avenue; University of Manitoba, Bannatyne Campus

The series’ format is as user-friendly as the language. These informal “talks” feature two speakers per evening. Each will give a short presentation on their topic, followed by a Q&A session. MedTalks runs from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. every Wednesday from Feb. 26 to April 9 (note there is no lecture scheduled for Wednesday, April 2).

This public series is intended for anyone interested in their own health and wellness, as well as students considering a career in health care (whether they are at the high school or university level).

Registration fees are $50/six sessions or $10/individual session. To register, please call 204-975-7706 or email cpd [dot] medicine [at] med [dot] umanitoba [dot] ca

To view this season’s line-up, visit: http://umanitoba.ca/medicine/medtalks/

For more information contact Ilana Simon, Director of Communications & Marketing, Faculty of Medicine, at: 204-789-3427 or 204.295.6777  email: ilana [dot] simon [at] med [dot] umanitoba [dot] ca.

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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2 comments on “Lets talk health: Ask your questions and hear what the experts have to say

  1. Gail Leach

    I can”t attend any of the lectures as I am out of town all winter. I’m interested in 4 of the lectures. The first one on Reynaud”s, the one on sleep hygiene, the one on celiac disease, and the one onfood allergies. Is it possible to have access to a video or a transcrpt of these lectures. I am willing to pay for the privilege.

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