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Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Demystifying Medicine Seminars

Upcoming Seminars: Academic year 2018-2019

Please check back soon for our next round of seminars.

Seminars are currently scheduled for the following dates:

Date Title (Link to more information) Meeting Room
Jan. 21, 2019 Demystifying Medicine Graduate Student Talks: (1) Complications associated with chronic airway infections: Cystic fibrosis as a polymicrobial disease; (2) Role of occupational therapy HSC 1A6
Jan. 28, 2019 Why is ALS proving so hard to treat? HSC 1A6

Note: All seminars are scheduled from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in HSC 1A6 unless otherwise indicated.

2019 Archived Seminars

Date Title / Link
Jan. 14, 2019 Systemic sclerosis and the kidney

2018 Archived Seminars

Date Title / Link
Nov. 26, 2018 Knowledge Translation Event— November 2018
Nov. 12, 2018 Drug Discovery and translation — innovating health care in challenging times
Oct. 29, 2018 A McMaster research scientist walks into a large biopharma company … opportunity and challenges for those wise in the ways of science
Oct. 22, 2018 Biomaterials and Ocular Health
Oct. 1, 2018 Microbiota-gut-brain axis in health and disease: from mice to men Video about microbiota-gut-brain axis
Sep. 24, 2018 Schizophrenia: A Mental Health and Wellness Study Video about schizophrenia
Apr. 2, 2018 OPEN HOUSE: A Demystifying Medicine Seminar made by Health Sciences 4DM3 students — Winter Semester 2018
Mar. 26, 2018 Microfluidic devices for medical research, diagnosis and treatment Video about microfluidic devices
Feb. 26, 2018 Understanding Indigenous Health Beyond the West
Feb. 12, 2018 Music Therapy — A Health Care Profession
Jan. 29, 2018 Chemical Strategies to Modulate the Anti-Cancer Immune Response

2017 Archived Seminars

Date Title / Link
Nov. 27, 2017 OPEN HOUSE: A Demystifying Medicine Seminar made by Health Sciences 4DM3 students — Fall Semester 2016
Nov. 13, 2017 Pushing Paradigms in Science to Improve Patient Outcomes
Nov. 6, 2017 The Evolution of Turnstone Biologics — A Foray into Biotech
Oct. 30, 2017 Drug Discovery and Translation — Innovating Health Care in Challenging Times
Oct. 16, 2017 Targeting Fibrotic Disorders Using Nanoparticules
Mar. 27, 2017 OPEN HOUSE: A Demystifying Medicine Seminar made by Health Sciences 4DM3 students — Winter Semester 2017
Mar. 13, 2017 Forensic Psychiatry: Where Mental Health Care Meets Law and Justice
Feb. 27, 2017 Rheumatoid Arthritis: It’s not just about joints
Feb. 13, 2017 Mediterranean Diet: Myth or New Avenue for Cancer Prevention?
Jan. 30, 2017 Developing an artificial kidney
Jan. 16, 2017 The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal: A Knowledge Translation Resource and Laboratory

2016 Archived Seminars

Date Title / Link
Nov. 28, 2016 OPEN HOUSE: A Demystifying Medicine Seminar made by Health Sciences 4DM3 students — Fall Semester 2016
Nov. 14, 2016 Surviving and Thriving After Critical Illness
Oct. 31, 2016 Drug Discovery and Translation-Innovating Health Care in Challenging Times
Oct. 17, 2016 2 Talks in One Day — Hepatocyte Polarity: Neglected, Complex, Critical and Role in Diseases; Building a Bridge Between Advances in Basic Science and Medicine
Sep. 26, 2016 HIP ATTACK Trial
Mar. 28, 2016 Knowledge Translation Event— March 2016
Mar. 7, 2016 Infections Gone Bad: Sepsis
Feb. 22, 2016 BUGS, BRAIN and BEYOND: Psycho-neuro-immunology of the holobiont
Feb. 8, 2016 Taking on superbugs: a new broom sweeps clean
Jan. 25, 2016 How to avoid postnatal growth retardation in preterm infants surviving neonatal intensive care?

2015 Archived Seminars

Date Title / Link
Nov. 16, 2015 Scleroderma — it's not just cold feet
Nov. 2, 2015 Bio-Psychosocial Model of Care: The Future of Healthcare
Oct. 19, 2015 Bluefish and Hasenpfeffer Insights into Career Development
Oct. 5, 2015 What is new in our understanding of atherosclerosis — from paediatric aspects to new biologics
May. 28, 2015 Vaccination and Anti-Vaccination: The Science, History, Ethics, Public Health, Medical, and Policy Aspects of a Contested Issue
Mar. 23, 2015 Early Origins of Health and Disease: Pregnancy and Beyond
Mar. 9, 2015 Medical illustrations and presentations
Feb. 23, 2015 Crohn's and the role of bacteria in the inflammation process Video
Feb. 9, 2015 Systemic Sclerosis
Jan. 12, 2015 The role of inflammation in lung fibrosis

2014 Archived Seminars

Date Title / Link
Dec. 1, 2014 Knowledge Translation Event — Understanding the connections between Education, Biomedical Research & Healthcare
Nov. 17, 2014 Step into a Healthier Brain — Physical Activity for Alzheimer's Disease
Nov. 10, 2014 Drug Discovery — Innovating Healthcare Beyond the Molecule
Nov. 3, 2014 Demystifying Interstitial Lung Disease — From Clinical Diagnosis to Basic Science
Oct. 20, 2014 Technology Transfer: Moving basic science discoveries into practical applications that enhance human health
Oct. 6, 2014 Engaging and Partnering with Community
Mar. 24, 2014 Engineering a Relationship to Patient Treatments Video
Feb. 25, 2014 Recent advances in cardiovascular medicine —biomedical science as a cornerstone in the treatment of cardiovascular disease Video
Feb. 10, 2014 Teaching tolerance to the immune system Video
Jan. 27, 2014 Why what we think are bad or good foods to eat changes every week? Video
Jan. 13, 2014 An Eosinophilic Tale Video

2013 Archived Seminars

Date Title / Link
Nov. 18, 2013 Why you should care about building design and aesthetics in health care Video
Nov. 4, 2013 "Blue Genes": How does your biology affect your mood? Video
Oct. 21, 2013 Cardio-renal syndrome Video
Oct. 7, 2013 The obesity-immunity-diabetes connection: A translational view Video
Sep. 23, 2013 Engaging and Partnering with Community
Sep. 9, 2013 Why communicating research matters
Mar. 25, 2013 Do obesity and associated health consequences begin in the womb? Video
Mar. 11, 2013 Contemplating the Cord Video
Feb. 25, 2013 Diabetes and accelerated aging: Can we stop or turn back the clock? Video
Jan. 28, 2013 Is Autism ready for personalized medicine? Video
Jan. 14, 2013 Medulloblastoma in Children: From Bedside to Bench Video

2012 Archived Seminars

Date Title / Link
Dec. 3, 2012 COPD — Bridging the gap between science and clinical care Video
Nov. 19, 2012 The Fifth Horseman — Social Inequity, Health and Health Care Video
Nov. 5, 2012 Pneumonia, still the old man's friend? Video
Oct. 22, 2012 The Challenge of West Nile virus Video
Sept. 24, 2012 Growing old with HIV: How the world has changed Video
Sept. 10, 2012 Harnessing the immune system for cancer treatment Video
May 28, 2012 The new blood thinners: Evolution or revolution Video
Apr. 30, 2012 Osteoporosis: Changing Research and Treatment Paradigms Video
Mar. 26, 2012 Tissue Fibrosis — Killer Number One in the Western World Video
Feb. 27, 2012 Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis and the Nephrotic Syndrome Video
Jan. 16, 2012 Asthma: From bedside to bench: a translational view of asthma in 2012 Video