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Insights from leading doctors in a generation of innovation: JGH Mini-Med School 2012
If you haven’t yet participated in the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) Mini-Med School, now’s your chance to join the hundreds of “mock-tors” who have unlocked mysteries about their health, without the long hours and tiring exams of regular medical school!
Register as of today for the 2012 “spring semester”. The JGH Mini-Med School program in its classic format will be offered again this year, and will be as entertaining as ever. Four JGH doctors will be on hand to present new information in non-technical language about the latest medical insights on deep-vein thrombosis, gastrointestinal illnesses, liver cancer and kidney disease.
Since 2003, leading experts from the JGH taught courses on a variety of medical topics. The JGH Mini-Med School consistently proves to be very popular, drawing loyal students back every year.
“By allowing Montrealers to become better informed on health matters, the JGH Mini-Med School seeks to encourage people of all ages to take control of their health,” says Glenn J. Nashen, JGH Director of Public Affairs and Communications and Program Director of the JGH Mini-Med School. “By way of the internet and social media, our goal is to reach the broadest possible audience. The lecturers offer ‘medutainment’, using simplified language and humour to educate and entertain the audience.”
The lectures will take place on four consecutive Wednesday evenings, beginning May 16. “Graduation” night, as well as the final lecture, will be held on June 6. The 2012 series information is included below:
Dr. Vicky Tagalakis, Lots About Clots
Dr. Matthew Oughton, Bugs and the Gut
Dr. Tsafrir Vanounou, When Cancer Travels: How Colorectal Cancer Attacks the Liver
Dr. Gershon Frisch, Kidney Disease and Anemia: A Cautionary Tale of Blood Doping and Leeches
Where: Jewish General Hospital, Block Amphitheatre, Room B-106
When: Every Wednesday from May 16 – June 6, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
The fee is $40 for adults and $25 for students (with valid student ID) and seniors (60 and over) for all four sessions.
This educational series is now accessible at any time, with presentations from years’ past now available at jgh.ca/minimed at no cost. Those who prefer to view the recordings on television can find DVDs from three different series at libraries throughout Montreal and Quebec. Until recently, those DVDs were available for purchase, but have now been distributed free of charge as a public service. The aim is to provide reliable health knowledge to those who cannot attend Mini-Med School at the hospital.
Glenn J. Nashen, Director
Roland Mailhot, Media Relations
Public Affairs and Communications
Jewish General Hospital