Events

FoMD EVENTS STATUS

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry appreciates that the evolving COVID-19 pandemic is a cause for concern for everyone. The University of Alberta is working closely with public health authorities and drawing on established best practices to protect the health, wellness and safety of our community.

Playing the long game event imagePLAYING THE LONG GAME TO CONQUER CANCER

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm MST

Cancer is an incredibly complex disease, and one that touches the lives of many: patients as well as their families, friends and caregivers. But University of Alberta research is making a difference. 

Hear from U of A medical oncologist John Mackey about a promising new cancer drug, called PCLX-001, that is moving to human trials. Its greatest promise is in treating blood cancers like non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia as well as solid tumours.

Find out how Mackey drew upon a discovery by U of A cell biologist Luc Berthiaume to develop an exciting new medication with the potential to become a new standard of care and give cancer patients more time with their loved ones. 

Plus, learn how 40 men and women plan to brave the elements and play a really, really long game of outdoor hockey to support this research.

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wchri precision health seminar

THE POWER OF PRECISION HEALTH RESEARCH FOR WOMEN, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm MST
WCHRI is excited to introduce a new seminar series focused on one of the University of Alberta’s signature areas... precision health research! What is precision health research? What does it mean for the health of women and children? Join us as we embark on an exploratory journey to learn about precision health research that is happening right here at WCHRI. Facilitated by Peter Kannu, associate professor in the Department of Medical Genetics.

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ghf 2021GLOBAL HEALTH FAIR 2021

Thursday, February 4 - Friday, February 5, 2021 9:00am - 12:45pm MST each day
The annual Global Health Fair is focused on global health education and research relating to biomedical science, individuals and communities. The Fair provides an opportunity for researchers, clinicians and educators to share their medical knowledge and scholarship on various topics related to global health, as well as provide an opportunity for networking and bridge-building across disciplines. As with previous Fairs, the 5th Annual Global Health Fair will be held in conjunction and in collaboration with the Biomedical Global Health Research Network (BGHRN) and University of Alberta International (UAI).

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EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SYMPOSIUM

In 2020 and 2021, the EDI symposium will take the form of a longitudinal series of events. In collaboration with the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre and the Office of EDI FoMD lunchtime talks on racism and anti-racism are, and will be, continuously scheduled.

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Listening to Communities – A Grassroots Approach to Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Migrant Communities

Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:00 - 1:00pm MST
Presenter: Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika

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TRUST YOUR GUT

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm MST

If you often feel bloated, struggle to get quality sleep, get sick regularly or have issues with certain foods, maybe it’s time to listen to your gut (your gut microbiome, that is). Yes, the microorganisms living in your intestines are essential to your overall health. But how?

Hear from University of Alberta associate professor and gastroenterologist Dr. Dina Kao, who shares how a disrupted microbiome can lead to illness, including C. difficile infection. Learn practical ways to ensure your gut stays healthy. And find out how, in some cases, a fecal transplant can restore health to the microbiome.

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6th ANNUAL INTERPROFESSIONAL EYE CARE FORUM

Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:00am - 2:00pm MST
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences will host its 6th Annual Interprofessional Eye Care Forum virtually via Zoom Webinar. 

Stay tuned for more event information