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The interconnections between human, animal and environmental health

March 23, 2017
12:00PM to 1:00PM - Online

One Health is an initiative that looks at how people, animals and the environment interact, and the health impacts that each has on the others. Join presenters Dr. Baljit Singh and Dr. Susan Cork as they look at how the cross-disciplinary approach of One Health could improve our understanding of complex problems such as food safety, water safety, infection and disease transmission. 

 

Cracking the genetic code for better health

April 04, 2017
12:00PM to 1:00PM - Online

Advances in genomics – the study of genes and their functions – are allowing researchers (and eventually physicians) to customize health care and treat individuals according to their genetic makeup. Join Dr. Francois Bernier, an expert in rare diseases, as he explains how genetic sequencing, a “precision medicine” approach, can give physicians more tools to understand what their patients need and to provide highly personalized, precise care.

Nanomedicine: The new way to detect and treat cancer?

April 11, 2017
12:00PM to 1:00PM - Online

Regular cancer treatment focuses on killing the cancer cells through large doses of medicine, but it also kills other cells in the body and causes significant side effects and potential long-term effects. Join UCalgary researcher David Cramb – who looks at using nanoparticles to deliver the drugs solely to the tumor in much smaller, more effective quantities – to learn more about the potential breakthroughs that can be made possible through nanomedicine both in the treatment and diagnosis of cancer.

Clinical depression: What you need to know

April 13, 2017
12:00PM to 1:00PM - Online

About 1 in 10 Canadians will develop a major depressive disorder in their lifetime. In this webinar, UCalgary scholar Keith Dobson who has helped to pioneer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a treatment for depression now used worldwide, shares insights on depression gained from his decades of research and practice.

Microbiome: Why a few trillion germs can be a good thing

April 18, 2017
12:00PM to 1:00PM - Online

Trillions of bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi live in and around our bodies. Together, they make up the microbiome, which has been called the largest organ in the human body and been linked to a range of health issues, from asthma to diabetes to inflammatory bowel disease to obesity. Join Paul Kubes and Kathy McCoy, professors at UCalgary’s Cumming School of Medicine and researchers at the Western Canadian Microbiome Centre, as they share the science of the microbiome and why it holds the key to better health for all of us.

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