McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

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. Please click here to learn more about this course.

Sessions will take place in the Michael DeGroote Center for Learning and Education in room 3020 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Each presentation will later be archived for internet viewing. Pre-registration is not required.


Best video awards

Spring 2018 Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
Best Student Videos

Tingling sensations: Spidey Senses or ASMR?

Video about ASMR

This video explains the science behind Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) and summarizes studies that depict brain pathways during ASMR.

[Click to view video about ASMR]

Are You Afraid? Get the Facts about Fear

Video about fear response

This video presents fun facts that explain the neurobiological circuitry of fear, common physiological responses that have evolutionary origins and ways to cope with fear.

[Click to view video about fear response]

Is Mountain Dew Killing Scott Kardashian’s Sperm Count?

Video about Mountain Dew and sperm count

This video debunks the widely-spread urban myth that drinking Mountain Dew can result in reduced sperm count, penis shrinkage, male infertility and so forth.

[Click to view video about Mountain Dew and sperm count]





Upcoming Seminars: Academic year 2018-2019

Please check back soon for our next round of seminars.


Accreditation statement:

Each seminar meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited by McMaster Continuing Health Science Education for up to 1.5 Mainpro-M1 credits.

This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by McMaster Continuing Health Science Education for up to 1.5 MOC Section 1 credits

Attendees seeking accreditation will need an ETA (Event Tracking Assistant) account. Please contact Cathy Stampfli to set up an account.