The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry appreciates that the evolving COVID-19 pandemic is a cause for concern for everyone. UAlberta is working closely with public health authorities and drawing on established best practices to protect the health, wellness and safety of our community. In this regard, many of our events and meetings are being postponed or cancelled at this time.

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Monday, October 19, 2020
12 to 2 p.m. MDT
Zoom Webinar
minds that matter lectures are going virtual this year! The FoMD is proud to host this annual event bringing to our University exceptional Gairdner International Award Recipients. This year we feature Dr. Bruce Stillman & Dr. Jeffrey Ravetch

Dr Bruce Stillman, 2019 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient
Topic: Copying the Genome in Eukaryotic Cells: mechanism, control and evolution of the initiation of DNA replication
  • President and CEO, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York
  • Known for the ground-breaking research on the way DNA is copied in eukaryotic cells, a crucial component to understanding genetics
  • For pioneering research on the eukaryotic DNAreplication cycles including initiation, regulation and responses to DNAdamage
Dr. Jeffrey Ravetch, 2012 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient 
Topic: Antibodies and their receptors
  • Theresa and Eugene Lang Professor; Head, Leonard Wagner Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Immunology, Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA
  • For his seminal work on identifying the Fc receptors of antibodies, which play a key role in the immune response, and for establishing their critical role in autoimmune diseases and cancer
  • This knowledge paves the way to developing new therapies to fight autoimmune diseases such as lupus, arthritis and cancer

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Wednesdays, October 21, 2020 - December 16, 2020 4:30-6:00pm MDT
(no session on November 11)
Coaching Out of the Box has been taught to a number of healthcare providers in British Columbia, and has had a positive impact on leadership skills, including enhancing listening, asking better questions, improving relationships, managing conflict, and strengthening the ability to encourage others. This 12-hour session is designed to provide you with a foundation of skills to use coaching in your current roles as a leader, teacher, mentor, and clinician.

Learning Objectives (COTBx): 

  • Identify and apply listening skills
  • Enhance trust building with others
  • Identify and ask questions that support the thinking of someone else
  • Apply coaching skills in feedback situations

Hosted by the Office of Lifelong Learning

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