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 interactive lectures given by medical faculty members.
Each MedTalks has a different theme. The first night launches with neurology and will feature a presentation on multiple sclerosis 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 in ophthalmology.
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
MedTalks runs from 7 to 9:15 p.m. every Wednesday from Feb. 27 to April 10. (http://umanitoba.ca/medicine/minimed/)