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Menopause and breast health: Dispelling the myths and learning the facts

January 5, 2015 — 

MedTalks, the series of stimulating and interactive public lectures by acclaimed University of Manitoba Faculty of Health Sciences professors, returns Wednesday, January 7 with Menopause & Breast Health: Dispelling the Myths & Learning the Facts.

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 Dr. Debra Evaniuk, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, who will focus on defining menopause and discussing potential treatment options. The second half of the evening will be led by Dr. Virginia Fraser Director, Postgraduate Medical Education Core Curriculum, College of Medicine and will centre on breast health and the importance of identifying risks.

The session runs from 7 p.m. to 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, 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.”

Each MedTalks has a different and important theme. The remaining topics of the five-event public lecture series include:

February 11, 2015 | 7-9 P.M.
• Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis
• Hip & Knee Surgery

March 25, 2015 | 7-9 P.M.
• Seasonal Allergies

• Sun Safety & Skin Cancer
April 22, 2015 | 7-9 P.M.
• Pain Management
• Medical Marijuana

To register, please call 204-975-7706 or email cpd [dot] medicine [at] med [dot] umanitoba [dot] ca. For more information on MedTalks, visit: and join the conversation on Twitter by following @um_medicine and using the hashtag #MedTalks.

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