Monday Nov 24 2014 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, WinnipegPost a comment
The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique presents “Endocrine Disorders: Overeating, Obesity and Diabetes,” an interactive panel discussion for non-researchers (you, me, neighbours, friends). In a relaxed atmosphere, the medical researchers of the future, our “students,” will talk about their work and the questions raised.
Obesity and diabetes is increasing, with Canada now ranking number three among European and North American countries. We are seeing unprecedented numbers in our youth population. What research is needed to prevent, treat and/or manage the obesity epidemic, diabetes and its complications? How are research findings used by the general public, scientists and in clinical practice to help the patient? What is required to see more effective translation of research findings? Enter the discussion and hear the perspective of our students, the next generation of biomedical and clinician scientists.
Panelists include Jennifer Enns (PhD student, Physiology & Pathophysiology, University of Manitoba), Dr. Janice Ho, MB BCh (Endocrine Resident, Post-Graduate Medical Education, University of Manitoba), Dr. Martin Sénéchal, PhD (Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Manitoba Institute of Child Health; Pediatrics & Child Health, University of Manitoba), and Hana Vakili (PhD student, Physiology & Pathophysiology, University of Manitoba). The moderator for this evening is Dr. Jon McGavock (Robert Wallace Cameron Chair in Evidence Based Child Health, and an Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, and Research Scientist, Manitoba Institute of Child Health).
Please join us for a lively discussion, debate, and refreshments. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to: research_communications (at) umanitoba.ca or 204.474.6689.