Archive | February 2012

North Vancouver Preventative Medicine Lecture and Discussion Series

People interested a healthy lifestyle might be interested in this event…arrive early to ensure a seat!
Lecture 1:
Thursday, February 9th at 6:45pm-8pm,
Delbrook Community Centre in North Vancouver, Maple Room.

Speaker: Dr. Chris Carlsten, MD, MPH, Biomedical researcher. 
Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine School of Population and Public Health, UBC Faculty of Medicine
A lecture and discussion series on preventative medicine and public health delivered and facilitated by prominent MDs and biomedical researchers. The premise is to discuss current recommendations and cutting-edge research from the academic and clinical spheres to ensure public awareness of the most effective and scientifically validated means of maintaining health and preventing disease.
Lecture objectives include:  
–  enhancing the north shore community’s interest in and knowledge of health and preventative medicine;
– promoting an awareness of the determinants of health and causes of preventable illness;
– empowering community members by promoting ownership of and responsibility for their own and their  family’s health;
– facilitating the transmission of ideas between medical practitioners, health-science experts, and the north  shore community;
– providing special assistance and informational support to socio-economically disadvantaged individuals  and those most in need.
Specifically, the lectures focus on improving community members’ knowledge of nutrition, exercise, air and water quality, environmental health, consumer-product toxins and safety, sleep science, mental wellness and stress management, as well as the prevention and mitigation of diseases of particular concern to Canadians. 
The first lecture/discussion will be given by Dr. Chris Carlsten, a distinguished MD, MPH, biomedical researcher, and public health professional. He will be addressing preventative medicine, air quality, pollution, and respiratory disease prevention. Dr. Carlsten has proposed an interactive, dynamic, and inclusive discussion: community members are encouraged to participate and have their questions answered directly.
Admission free or by optional donation ( $0.25 – $2.00 ).  Coffee, Tea, Snacks provided.
Seating is limited so please arrive early to ensure a seat!