Dean’s Talk: Evolution and revolution – celebrating 50 years of creating the future of health

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Dean’s Talk: Evolution and revolution – celebrating 50 years of creating the future of health

November 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


How has the future of health changed over the last half century? How will it evolve over the next 50 years?

Join us at this special edition of the Dean’s Talk, as we celebrate the golden anniversary of Calgary’s medical school and look to what’s ahead for precision medicine and precision public health.

The Dean’s Talks are a conversation about the future of heath and health care. From cancer and infectious diseases, to wearable technology and advance life planning, research undertaken at the Cumming School of Medicine is helping to create the future of health each day.

Free event admission and parking in the TRW Parkade ( See Map )

Featured speakers include:

Paul Fedak, MD, PhD
Cardiac surgeon and translational scientistHeart surgery was the final surgical frontier and only became routine over the past few decades.  Find out how it all started, what it takes to be a heart surgeon, and how the latest innovations and applied research are shaping the future.
Kathy McCoy, PhD
Director, International Microbiome Centre Leading research to understand how the trillions of microbes that inhabit our bodies impact our health.  Find out how we hope to harness the power of this microbiome and what this means for the study of chronic diseases.
Fiona Clement, PhD
Director, Health and Technology Assessment UnitHow do we improve the health care system?  How do we use precision public health to make changes and integrate technological advances into the system?



November 15, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Cumming School of Medicine
(403) 220-6843


Health Sciences Atrium
3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB Canada
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