This year, McGill’s Mini-Med series takes an in-depth look at acute care, including intensive care, emergency rooms and trauma. The series of six talks runs from October 17 to November 21, 2012. The McGill Mini-Med School – which offers to the public a series of conferences by leading McGill experts – premiered in the fall of 2001, the first such program in Canada.
The series begins October 17 through November 21, on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, McGill University, 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Charles Martin Amphitheatre, 6th floor.
The schedule of this year’s series is as follows:
Athletes participating in organized sports at both the amateur and professional levels are experiencing an increasing number of injuries. One of the most troublesome forms of trauma in the athlete is concussion. Recent statistics on the prevalence of trauma in all contact sports will be discussed.
October 24 – Your heart health: getting to the heart of the matter
What is heart disease? Why do some people get it and some don’t? Learn about prevention and treatment of common cardiac conditions.
October 31 – ER: Your safety net
The ER is your safety net. How does it function? When should you use the ER and what can the ER do for you?
November 7– ICU: High intensity caring
Exploring the world of the critically ill – how do you end up there, how sick is sick, what are your chances of surviving? A short journey into the difficult world of the sickest patients in the hospital.
November 14 – Flying doctors: Air care
We will look at the history of aviation medicine from its origins to modern-day practice. We will explore the effects of the unique environment in a pressurized aircraft that the treating doctor must consider in order to properly care for the sick patient being transported over thousands of miles. Finally, we will consider the future of air transport and how modern medicine will be practiced.
November 21 – Trauma: Why accidents are rarely accidental
An exploration of injury in our communities, from prevention to trauma team response – the good, the bad and the ugly of Montreal.
*All lectures are presented in English
The cost is $114.96 and $68.97 for students and seniors. Registration is on a first come first served basis.
For more information
October 12, 2012