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Demystifying Medicine
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McMaster Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series

McMaster Demystifying Medicine Program

The McMaster Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series started in January 2012. It includes presentations of patients, pathology, diagnosis and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research. This translational seminar series is designed to help increase the understanding of how advances in biology can be applied to human disease. It is directed towards undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and researchers, medical students and clinicians. It is open for the public. Each session includes clinical and basic science components presented by McMaster clinicians and researchers. These seminars are accredited for CME.

In 2013, we started an undergraduate course (HTS 4DM3) in Knowledge Translation and Communication that is associated with the McMaster Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series.

[Learn more about the HTS 4DM3 course]

Demystifying Medicine Graduate Student Talks

* Pre-registration is not required.

Date:

Monday, January 21, 2019

Time:

4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Location:

HSC 1A6

Complications associated with chronic airway infections: Cystic fibrosis as a polymicrobial disease

Speaker:

Gayatri Nair, masters student, medical sciences, infection and immunology, McMaster University

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the complications associated with chronic airway infections and subsequent treatment, highlighting the need for individualized care
  • Identify Cystic Fibrosis as a polymicrobial infection and recognize drivers of exacerbations as a key component in managing the disease

Role of occupational therapy

Speaker:

Claudia Yousif, masters of science student, Occupational Therapy Program, University of Toronto

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding OT program admission requirements and program
  • Understanding different OT fields

Contact Information:

Dr. Kjetil Ask
Email: demystifyingmedicine@gmail.com

Cathy Stampfli
Phone: 905-521-2100 Ext. 73115

Upcoming Seminar: Academic year 2018-2019

* Pre-registration is not required.

Why is ALS proving so hard to treat?

Date:

Monday, January 28, 2019

Time:

4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Location:

HSC 1A6

Speaker:

Dr. John Turnbull, professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, McMaster University

Learning Objectives:

  • What doesn’t cause ALS?
  • What might cause ALS?
  • Potential future treatments
  • Ethical issues in ALS treatment

Contact Information:

Dr. Kjetil Ask
Email: demystifyingmedicine@gmail.com

Cathy Stampfli
Phone: 905-521-2100 Ext. 73115