Events

Festival of Health 2017

THE FIRST FESTIVAL OF HEALTH WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

We look forward to seeing you next year or at any of the other Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry's events held throughout the year! 

 

FESTIVAL of HEALTH 
presented by the FACULTY OF MEDICINE & DENTISTRY

ECHA 2-490 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, 
North Campus, University of Alberta

1-2 p.m.
TODAY'S MOST CRITICAL HEALTH TOPICS

delivered in rapid doses by U of A's leading health experts:

    Spread the Word: New infectious diseases   Dr. Lorne Tyrrell 
    Childhood Obesity: From management to prevention   Dr. Geoff Ball
    Curing Cancer: In women   Dr. Lynne Postovit
    Men's Cancers: Pathway to a cure   Dr. John Lewis 
    Return of the Marlborough Man: Tobacco update 2017   Dr. Barry Finegan
    The Casualties of the War on Drugs    Dr. Hakique Virani
    Opioids, Marijuana, and Work   Dr. Sebastian Straube
    SMART Network    Dr. Vivian Mushahwar
    Pets & Gut Bacteria are our Best Friends    Dr. Anita Kozyrskyj
    Is Poop the New Scoop?    Dr. Dina Kao
    Teeth for Life - It's in your hands!   Dr. Liran Levin 
    From a Dental Hygiene Perspective: Oral health leading to overall health    Alexandra Sheppard 
    Transplants    Dr. Lori West
    Drop Dead Healthy: How to prevent a trip to the ER   Dr. Louis Francescutti 

2-3 p.m. & 3:45-4:45 p.m.
HANDS-ON HEALTH

interactive displays, such as:

  • Radiation Therapy: Prepare to Beam On 

Radiation Therapy

Guests can sign up to take a tour of the VERT simulation training suite

  • Laboratory Medicine: A Closer Look at the World Inside You

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Participants will be able to peer down a microscope to look at normal and diseased body fluids and tissues. Guests can also sign up to take tours of the Larry Jewell Pathology Museum

  • The BETTER Program

Department of Family Medicine

Test your knowledge about chronic disease prevention and screening - what can you do to keep healthy

  • A Closer Look at Diabetes

Alberta Diabetes Institute (ADI)

View cells through a microscope - take a peek into the world of islet cells in the pancreas and see the difference between healthy and damaged cells

  • WCHRI: Harnessing the power of health research innovation for women and children

Women and Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI)

Learn about how to talk to your kids about weight management through CONversation Cards© and take a sneak peek into the world of women’s and children’s health research. You can also sign up to participate in a research study!

  • BREATHE Being Real and Easing Anxiety for Teens

Department of Pediatrics

Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for dealing with anxiety

  • Medical Imaging in 3D

Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

HTC VIVE and zSpace will allow for users to visualize medical images in 3D and interact with the images using a stylus and remote controls

  •  The SMART Network

The SMART Network

Try the Bento Arm with an Xbox controller to complete some games similar to how we train people with amputations

  • Understanding the brain to improve brain health

Neurochemical Research Unit & Department of Psychiatry

Test your neuropsychological or sensorimotor skills

  • CureCancer: The Journey

Cancer Research Institute of Northern Alberta (CRINA)

Experience how proteins are purified and studied to understand how they contribute to cell growth and cancer

  • The Polio Ward: A Visual History

History of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

A pop-up gallery  

  • Viruses - Common source of new diseases

Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology

Test your knowledge of viruses

  • Virtual Reality Anesthetic

School of Dentistry

Dental Local Anesthetic Virtual Reality Simulation

  • Alberta Transplant Institute

Alberta Transplant Institute (ATI)

Learn about transplantation from a transplant doll and test your internal organ knowledge 

  •  AND MUCH MORE!
   

3-3:45 p.m.
ASK THE DOCTORS

  • What have you always wanted to know but never dared to ask?

FREE PUBLIC EVENT - ALL ARE WELCOME!