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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 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/)

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 26, 2013 A5

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