UBC Okanagan offers opportunities to learn about medical discoveries
UBC’s popular health-education series is back starting Oct. 28 – with a special focus on new technologies and cutting-edge innovation in health.
Mini-Med is one of the ways UBC Okanagan is sharing expertise with the community, offering a unique opportunity to learn in a 21st century classroom about current medical issues and how the latest research can teach us more about our own health. New this year, UBC Vancouver professors team up with UBC Okanagan researchers and local practitioners to deliver topics ranging from smart phone apps to detection of Alzheimer’s.
Dr. Haakon Nygaard, the new Fipke Professor in Alzheimer’s Research, has joined the UBC Faculty of Medicine from the Yale School of Medicine and will deliver a lecture on new diagnostics for Alzheimer’s disease, along with co-presenter, Assoc. Prof. of pharmacology Andis Klegeris, on Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Dr. Kendall Ho, director of the eHealth Strategy office in the Faculty of Medicine, joins UBC Okanagan researcher and Asst. Prof. Mary Jung for a lecture on smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices and how they are changing the frontlines of medicine.
The Mini-Med series is tailored for lifelong learners in the Okanagan. The course includes a four-course curriculum that is scientific and leading-edge -- and class participation is encouraged. Moderated by Jan Cioe, a UBC professor of psychology and registered psychologist, classes take place at UBC’s Clinical Academic Campus, Kelowna General Hospital (KGH), 2312 Pandosy St., Kelowna.
Each class includes a one-hour presentation followed by 30 minutes for questions. Participants can register for the whole lecture series or individual lectures. The series is open to members of the public, UBC Okanagan alumni, donors, students, faculty, and staff.
Tuition for the series: $49; second adult $35; seniors (65+) $35; students $25. Single-class registration $16. All pricing plus GST. For the full lineup and registration details visit: minimed.ok.ca
The lectures run from 7 to 9 p.m.:
- Tuesday October 28, 2014: Wireless Wellness
Emerging mobile technologies in health & medicine
Speakers: Asst. Prof. Mary Jung; and Dr. Kendall Ho, MD
- Tuesday November 4, 2014: Lungs and Cancer: Clearing the Air
What everyone needs to know about emerging strategies for fighting the deadliest cancer
Speaker: Dr. Islam Mohamed, MD, radiation oncologist
- Wednesday November 12, 2014: Sound Advice on Hearing
How hearing (and hearing loss) affects your brain
Speaker: Dr. Paul Mick, otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon
- Tuesday November 18, 2014: New Diagnostics for Alzheimer’s
Dementia prevention strategies and new diagnostic technologies
Speakers: Assoc. Prof. Andis Klegeris; and Dr. Haakon Nygaard, MD