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College of Medicine

107 Wiggins Rd

Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5

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Make this year about your health! A FREE series featuring medical doctors and physiotherapists who share their wellness knowledge.

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Join College of Medicine alumni and faculty guest lecturers for this free series starting Thursday, January 23 and running for six consecutive weeks. Learn about current health and wellness research, trends and innovations that may affect you and your loved ones.

Each lecture is approximately one hour (including time for questions) with refreshments to follow. All lectures will be recorded and available for viewing on the College of Medicine website and live streamed. The webcast session is best viewed using a desktop computer or laptop, as mobile devices such as smart phones may not display all the video and screen sources.

Turning Back the Aging Clock with Dr. Del Haug

Thursday, Jan 30 @ 7 pm

Health Sciences E-Wing Room 1130

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The clock ticks equally for all of us, but through lifestyle choices, we have the ability to affect the rate at which it ticks. 20% of our health is determined by genetics, but the rest is up to us. The trio of exercise, reasonable nutrition, and commitment work together to affect that clock rate, but the single most important is exercise.

Dr. Haug is a retired family physician and is now passionately interested in sharing the scientific evidence that the aging process can be effectively delayed, and lifestyle vastly improved through good exercise and nutrition and by making other wise choices.

How to Live to Be 100 with Dr. Thomas Wilson

Thursday, Feb 6 @ 7 pm

Health Sciences E-Wing Room 1130

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The “warranty” for humans appears to be about 85 years. Stretching this to 100 will be difficult, given the genetic contribution to longevity. However, we can increase our chances of reaching the “century” by proper diet, exercise, and detecting and treating cardiovascular risk factors.

Dr. Wilson is a Professor Emeritus with the College of Medicine, having retired in 2014 after a 41 year career on campus. He studied medicine at the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto. He has received numerous awards including the 3rd Annual George Fodor Award - Canadian Coalition for High Blood Pressure Prevention and Control. (2005), the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal (2006), and the Tony Dagone Spirit of the Royal University Hospital Award for having his works published in more than 200 textbooks and journals worldwide.

Origins of Health and Disease with Dr. Alan Rosenberg

Thursday, Feb 13 @ 7 pm

Health Sciences B-Wing Room GB03

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Most chronic diseases have their origins before the disease becomes apparent. There is evidence that genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors during pregnancy or in early childhood might influence the occurrence of disease later in the child’s life. This talk will cover current research that is investigating these factors.

Dr. Rosenberg, a pediatric rheumatologist, provides care to Saskatchewan children and youth with various forms of arthritis and related rheumatic diseases. In 2015 he received the Master Award from the American College of Rheumatologyn and in 2018 he received the Distinguished Rheumatologist Award from the Canadian Rheumatology Associations (CRA) .

Making sense of Vaping: the good, the bad and the ugly with Dr. Erika Penz

Thursday, Feb 20 @ 7 pm

Health Sciences B-Wing Room GB03

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Numerous headlines and articles are being published every day related to the current vaping crisis. Trying to sort out facts from fiction can be overwhelming for those trying to piece together a sound understanding of the most pertinent issues. The objectives of this MEDTalks lecture will be to 1) provide a history of tobacco and its decline in Canada 2) describe the evolution of electronic cigarettes(vapes) in North America, and 3) discuss the potential health effects associated with vaping. The overall goal will be to have youth, parents and the public leave this lecture feeling more informed about vaping and understand the impact vaping has on our health from an individual and public health perspective.

Dr. Penz is a clinician researcher, assistant professor and Respirologist in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She attended the University of Saskatchewan for her undergraduate degree, received her medical degree from McMaster University, and graduate degrees from Harvard University and University of York in health policy and health economics. Born in Manitoba and raised in Saskatchewan, she returned to Saskatoon in 2013 to raise her 2 children and 2 Labrador retrievers with her husband. Her research focuses on understanding burden of disease in patients with all types of lung disease including COPD, asthma and lung cancer with a particular interest in smoking cessation and the interaction of vaping and smoking among youth.

Integration of Yoga in Healthcare: Hope and Possibility for People in Pain with Shelly Prosko, PT, CPI, C-IAYT

Thursday, Feb 27 @ 7 pm

Health Sciences E-Wing Room 1130

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Yoga is one of the most popular complementary health practices in North America and is steadily gaining popularity as an effective approach used by healthcare professionals to help people with a variety of conditions including chronic pain. Yoga therapy offers a framework that is person-centered, empowering, compassionate, evidence-informed and includes addressing the whole person. Yoga techniques offer accessible, safe and cost-effective practices that can be integrated into any rehabilitation program in the clinic or used independently at home. A rapidly increasing number of clinicians and rehabilitation professionals are integrating yoga into pain care partly due to the growing evidence that shows yoga can improve patient outcomes, function and quality of life in many populations.

Shelly Prosko is a physiotherapist, yoga therapist, pioneer of PhysioYoga, and educator with over 20 years of experience integrating yoga into physiotherapy and working with people in pain. She offers online and onsite courses for yoga and health professionals and workshops for people in pain, teaches in physiotherapy and yoga programs, presents at yoga and medical conferences globally, contributes to academic research and writing, and provides mentorship to health professionals. Shelly is a Pain Care U Trainer and is co-editor/author of the textbook Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain. She maintains a clinical practice in Sylvan Lake, Alberta.

This series has been brought to you by the College of Medicine Alumni Association. All sessions are FREE to attend however donations are encouraged. Funds received will support Medical Students' charitable initiatives through sponsorship. Questions? Please email annemarie.cey@usask.ca

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