Monica Kraft, MD, chair for the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, was the first presenter in the new Banner – University Medicine lecture series Doc Talks: The Future of Medicine, which launched Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia.
“I enjoyed connecting with the community about asthma, which is a common disease but can have a significant impact on quality of life,” said Dr. Kraft, who is also the Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Professor of Medicine and deputy director of the UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center. “The audience was very engaged and interested! I think this lecture series is a great way to tell the community about some of the wonderful programs we have at the University of Arizona with our new partners at Banner Health.” Nearly 50 people attended.
Meanwhile, attendance for the first Doc Talk in Tucson on Tuesday, Feb. 7, with Eric Reiman, MD, speaking about Alzheimer’s disease, was closed after registrations reached the room limit of 250 early that day. Nearly 100 had signed up by the previous Friday. In the end, 25 more people showed up — standing room only as Twitter image (left) illustrates.
The Doc Talks lecture series is held in partnership with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Phoenix and their primary clinical training sites, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Phoenix. The public is invited to join their nationally recognized physician-scientists in February for a look into the future of medicine and personalized health care.
In Tucson, this free, educational and engaging lecture series takes place on Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive in Tucson. See below for details, or click here [PDF] to view, download, post and share the flyer for the Tucson lectures.
Mirror presentations of these lectures will also occur on Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in Phoenix at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia, 4949 E. Lincoln Dr. Remaining lectures occur on Feb. 9, 16 and 23. See below for details, or click here [PDF] to view, download, post and share the flyer for the Phoenix lectures.
Topics and speakers are as follows:
Feb. 7: "Preserving Memories: What it Will Take to End Alzheimer’s"
Eric Reiman, MD, executive director of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, University of Arizona professor of psychiatry and director of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium, will discuss the latest research and lifestyle interventions surrounding this feared disease. Dr. Reiman’s research was the topic of a 60 Minutes TV segment in November.
Dr. Reiman will also give this talk at the Phoenix lecture, Feb. 9. See flyer above for details.
Feb. 14: "Precision Medicine: Turning Sick Care into Health Care"
Charles Cairns, MD, dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (left) and Kenneth Ramos, MD, PhD, interim dean of the UA Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and UA associate vice president for precision health sciences, will discuss new personalized approaches to old challenges in medicine, including new diagnostic and treatment advances in cancer, lung, cardiac and infectious disease.
Dr. Cairns will also give this talk at the Phoenix lecture, Feb. 16. See flyer above for details.
Feb. 21: "Gut Microbes: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
Fayez Ghishan, MD, professor and chair of the UA Department of Pediatrics in Tucson and director of the UA Steele Children’s Research Center, will discuss gut microbiota in health and disease. Dr. Ghishan is an internationally recognized pediatric gastroenterologist whose research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for more than 30 years.
Dr. Ghishan will also give this talk at the Phoenix lecture, Feb. 23. See flyer above for details.
Feb. 28: "Take a Deep Breath: Is a Cure for Asthma on the Horizon?"
Monica Kraft, MD, professor and chair of the UA Department of Medicine in Tucson and associate director of the UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center, will discuss personalized approaches to asthma treatment. Dr. Kraft, who joined the UA from Duke University on 2014, has authored more than 150 publications on adult asthma and the role of infection of asthma.
Seating at these free lectures is limited. Refreshments and light appetizers served. Please register at www.bannerhealth.com/230care or call 1-800-230-2273.
"'Doc Talks: The Future of Medicine' - Free Public Lectures from Banner - UMC" | Posted Jan. 13, 2017