McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

A translational view of:
Pneumonia, still the old man's friend?

  • Seminar Information

  • Clinical Video
    with Dr. Christopher Patterson
  • Research Video
    with Dr. Dawn Bowdish

Demystifying Medicine Seminar Information


Monday, November 5, 2012


  • Dr. Christopher Patterson, Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine
  • Dr. Dawn Bowdish, Assistant Professor, Division of Molecular Medicine, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine


This seminar includes a clinical presentation with patient interview followed by a research presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe delirium as a consequence of acute illness in older people
  • Recognize deconditioning as a preventable problem in older people
  • Investigate current hypotheses about why we live as long as we do, why there is a gender difference in the aging trajectory and why our health fails with age.
  • Understand the role of chronic inflammation in the aging process and how it contributes to age-related diseases such as dementia

Contact Info:

Dr. Kjetil Ask

Sara Sellers
Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext. 76706

Clincial Video — Dr. Christopher Patterson

Research Video — Dr. Dawn Bowdish