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a series of public lectures on health issues that matter to you

November 3, 2015 — 

The general public is invited to join us for a series of stimulating and interactive public lectures by acclaimed University of Manitoba Faculty of Health Sciences professors, instructors, and experts.

“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, Vice-Dean, Continuing Competency and Assessment, 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.”

Admission is free and the sessions are from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with time allotted for questions and interaction with the experts. MedTalks takes place at Reh-Fit Centre, located at 1390 Taylor Ave. (map).

Dates and topics for 2015/16 are:

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Your Aching Feet — Surgical & Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Allan Hammond [MD/03, B.Sc. (Med.)/03], Assistant Professor, Section of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Russ Horbal [B.P.E./77, B.M.R.(P.T.)/83], Clinical Instructor, Department of Physiotherapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

In the first hour, Dr. Hammond will
focus on two of the more common causes of ankle disability requiring surgical reconstruction in people over the age of 40, ankle arthritis and adult acquired flat foot. This will be followed up by Russ Horbal, whom will discuss non-surgical options.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Getting Through the Night
Eleni Giannouli
, MD, FRCPC, ABIM (Sleep), Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Eric Saltel, MD, FRCSC, Assistant Professor, Urology, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Drs. Eleni Giannouli and Eric Saltel will discuss sleep hygiene and share tips on how to get a productive night’s rest.

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Kids and Concussions
Mike Ellis
[MD/07, B.Sc. (Med.)/07], Medical Director, Pan Am Concussion Program Co-Director, Canada North Concussion Network

Bumps, bruises, and injuries in children are bound to happen … but what happens if it’s a concussion? Learn more about kids and concussions from the co-director of the Pan-Am Concussion Program Dr. Mike Ellis.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Heart Health
(Speakers TBD)

February is Heart Month. Learn more about cardiovascular disease and the steps you can take to try and prevent it.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Memory & Aging
(Speakers TBD)

As we age, slight memory loss is normal. But what happens when memory loss becomes not so normal?

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Eyes Wide Open
(Speakers TBD)

Do you have questions about cataracts and macular degeneration? Have them answered in this informative session on eye health.

Admission is free but we encourage those interested in attending the sessions to RSVP at cpd [dot] medicine [at] umanitoba [dot] ca or 204-975-7706

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