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The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is pleased to offer Mini Medical School, a professional lecture series on health topics and issues relevant to the community at large. This informative weekly lecture series features internationally recognized researchers and faculty members from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Robarts Research Institute. Each week you will experience a captivating lecture covering a variety of topics.
Date: Seven consecutive Thursdays, October 2 – November 13
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Room 1002, Dental Sciences Building, Western University
Parking: Free parking will be available in the Medical Sciences lot "MAP"
Register no later than Thursday, September 18, 2014.
This year’s presenters include:
October 2: Dr. Les Kalman, DDS, Assistant Professor, Dentistry
- Join Dr. Kalman as he discusses the innovative use of digital devices in restorative dentistry. Developer of the Virtual Facebow Application, Dr. Kalman will educate you on this revolutionary digital replacement that assists with the diagnosis and treatment planning of all dental cases.
October 9: Andrew Watson, PhD, Professor, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Physiology and Pharmacology
- Explore the earliest stages of embryonic development with Dr.
Watson, as he discusses studies that assist clinicians in aiding
individuals who are experiencing fertility problems conceive, while
focusing on the prolonged health of the child.
October 16: Shelley McKellar, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of History and Surgery
- Dr. McKellar is the curator of the Medical Artifact Collection at Western University. This profound study contains more than 1,000 artifacts, representative of late 19th and early to mid-20th century practise and teaching of health and medicine in southwestern Ontario. Join Dr. McKellar as she shares more about the history of medicine and its impact on our lives today.
October 23: Stephen Lomber, PhD, Professor, Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology, and Psychology
- Delve into the brain’s extraordinary ability to change or modify its structure based on internal or external factors. Join Dr. Lomber as he explores the plastic changes in the brain that help deaf individuals enhance their ability to use their remaining senses, such as sight and touch, in both childhood and adulthood.
October 30: Alison Allan, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Oncology
- Join Dr. Allan as she combines her imagination with scientific principles to address the rapid circulation of cancer cells through the bloodstream, enabling the spread of cancer to distant organs. Gain an understanding of how Dr. Allan views the bloodstream as the highway of the human body and learn more about how her research has translated into tests used in the clinic to better our health.
November 6: Mark Speechley, PhD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health & Shannon Sibbald, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Health Studies and the Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health
- Experience the Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health first hand with Dr. Speechley and Dr. Sibbald, as they explore quality of health care, prevention of diseases within communities, promotion of health equity, and issues that marginalized members of society endure.
November 13: Dr. Michael Shkrum, MD, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
- The expertise of a forensic pathologist is crucial in injury interpretation and determining the cause of death in a coroner's investigations. These findings are essential in consequent legal proceedings. Join Dr. Shkrum as he shares his experiences and discusses research issues in forensic pathology, focusing on motor vehicle trauma.