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Want to feel like a medical student even if you’re not enrolled in medical school?

A lectures series hosted by the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, is heading into its sixth year with a new look and name -- MedTalks, formerly called Mini Med School, promises stimulating and interactive lectures given by medical faculty members.

Each MedTalks has a different theme. The first night launches with neurology and will feature a presentation called Multiple Sclerosis Treatment: Fact or Fiction by Dr. Michael Cossoy, assistant professor, department of internal medicine, section of neurology. The second lecture of the night will cover neuro-ophthalmology, focusing on dizziness, by Dr. Janine Johnston, associate professor, ophthalmology department.

Other topics throughout the six-week series include:

 

· How to avoid becoming a "germ-a-phobe"

 

· Eating disorders

 

· Understanding schizophrenia

 

· Palliative care and caring for the caregiver

 

· Managing foot and ankle problems

 

The series format is as user-friendly as the language, the university promises. These informal talks feature two speakers per evening. Each will give a short presentation on their topic, followed by a Q&A session. MedTalks runs from 7 to 9:15 p.m. every Wednesday from Feb. 27 to April 10.

This year, participants in MedTalks will have a chance to take part in hands-on demonstrations using robotic patients in the faculty’s state-of-the-art Clinical Learning & Simulation Facility.

The public series is intended for anyone interested in their own health and wellness, as well as students considering a career in health care (whether they are at the high school or university level).

Registration fees are $125 for six sessions or $30 per individual session. For students and seniors 65+, fees are $75 for six sessions. To register, call 204-789-3660 or email cpd.medicine@med.umanitoba.ca

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Updated on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:34 PM CST: corrects website link.

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