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Mini Med School 2021

Location: Online Event: Via WebEx

Date: 5 - 26 May 2021

Description

PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL.

Mini-Med School is Back!

Interested in learning about health and medicine? Want to discover more about medical advancements and how these can affect you in the future? Now is your chance to expand your knowledge and become a “medical student” for four weeks!

About Mini-Med School
The Faculty of Medicine's Mini-Med School began in February 2004 in the spirit of forging stronger ties with the community and extending the reach of our school by sharing the expertise of our medical faculty. With medicine advancing at a rapid rate, many people are increasingly concerned with maintaining good health and receiving the best treatment possible. At the final session, graduates receive a certificate of completion, and a graduation reception is held.

Each night, two faculty members will present on areas related to health and medicine. The seminars are intended to explore the scientific basis of topical medical issues followed by a question and answer session. All information is presented in an easy to understand style. The intended audience will range from high-school students who may be interested in medicine as a profession, to seniors with an interest in health and health-related topics.

Experience and participate in large group discussions on various topics presented by members of the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University.

These sessions will run from May 5 - May 26 and will be held online.

All fees are inclusive of HST.

Registration Fees

$25.00Students and Seniors
$75.00Adults

Upon registration at the live event, students MUST provide a student ID in order to be eligible for the student rate.

Program Agenda

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
6:30 PM
Vaccines, Variants, Myths and Facts
Presenter: Dr. Rod Russell
7:30 PM
Break
7:45 PM
Palliative Care
Presenter: Dr. Susan MacDonald
8:45 PM
Adjournment
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
6:30 PM
Diabetic Retinopathy
Presenter: Dr. Dr. Hila Zommer Sykes
7:30 PM
Break
7:45 PM
Potential Medicinal Benefits of Cannabis
Presenter: Dr. Curtis French
8:45 PM
Adjournment
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
6:30 PM
Microplastics and Nanoplastics in the Environment: An Emerging Public Health Threat
Presenter: Dr. Atanu Sarkar
7:30 PM
Break
7:45 PM
Emergency Medicine and PTSD
Presenter: Dr. Dinesh Bhalla
8:45 PM
Adjournment
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
6:30 PM
I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV: The foibles and truths of emergency medicine in pop culture
Presenter: Dr. Margo Wilson
7:30 PM
Break
7:45 PM
Trauma as a Public Health Concern in Newfoundland and Labrador
Presenter: Dr. Darrell Boone
8:45 PM
Adjournment

Faculty

  • Dinesh Bhalla, FCFP
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Psychiatry
    Dalhousie University

  • Darrell Boone, BSc, MD, FRCSC
    Associate Professor of Surgery (Gen Surg, Trauma & Critical Care) 
    Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University

  • Curtis French, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Discipline of Genetics
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN

  • Susan MacDonald, MD, CCFP PC FCFP

    Associate Professor of Medicine & Family Medicine
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN
    Medical Director of Palliative Care, Eastern Health

  • Rod Russell, PhD
    Professor of Virology and Immunology
    Division of BioMedical Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN

  • Atanu Sarkar, MBBS, MCH & PhD, MES

    Community Health and Humanities
    Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN

  • Margo Wilson, MD, CCFP(EM)
    Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine 
    Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University

  • Dr. Hila Zommer Sykes, MD
    Ophthalmologist
    Zommer's Eye Institute
    Miramichi, NB

Acknowledgements

Funds in support of this CME activity were provided as an educational grant to Memorial University. The funds were independently allocated and disbursed in accordance with current CMA guidelines. An educational grant to help support this program provided by:

The Office of Professional and Educational Development (OPED), Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows OPED to assign credits for educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.