Peer Into the Human Body: University Health Care Presents Health Hot Topics

Peer Into the Human Body: University Health Care Presents Health Hot Topics

Nov 3, 2008 12:00 PM

WHAT: Health Hot Topics: Presentations and Public Lecture Series at the Library

WHEN: Wednesdays; Nov. 5, Nov. 19, and Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Salt Lake City Library Main Auditorium, 210 E. 400 South

*Note* Presenting physicians and medical experts are available for media interviews prior to scheduled lectures. Please contact the Office of Public Affairs to schedule time.

Wednesday, Nov. 5
“Medical Image Computing: From Data to Information”
Presenters: Guido Gerig, Ph.D., Ross Whitaker, Ph.D., and Tom Fletcher, Ph.D.

Experts from University Health Care and the Scientific Computing Institute will present the latest research and compelling images connected with hot topics in healthcare today. Get a glimpse into the human body via unobtrusive imaging technology and learn about state-of-the-art treatment of increasingly common ailments.


“Autism from Infancy to Adulthood: A Critical Need for Brain Imaging Research”
Presenter: Psychiatrist Janet Lainhart, M.D.

Through new medical imaging techniques, scientists are creating a map of the brain and its development. Using this map, we can compare the geography of the normal brain to those with conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or Autism. This is an opportunity to learn how we use medical imaging to look inside the brain.

Wednesday, Nov. 19
“Atrial Fibrillation: A Heart Beating to a Different Drum”
Presenters: Nassir Marrouche, M.D., Robert MacLeod, Ph.D., and Edward DiBella, Ph.D.

Arrhythmias are disorders of the regular rhythmic beating of the heart. The American Heart Association estimates more than 2.2 million people are living with atrial fibrillation, a type of arrhythmia. Learn how scientists and physicians at the University of Utah are pioneering a minimally invasive treatment for this common condition.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

“Sports Injuries in Children: Their Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention”
Presenters: Julia Crim, M.D., Stephen Aoki, M.D., and Amy Powell, M.D.

Are you or your children athletes? Physicians from the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center will share their experiences in treating the young athlete. Learn how to prevent and injury, and what to do should one occur.


In addition to the lecture series, the Salt Lake City Library will present a medical imaging art exhibit through Dec. 3. The featured pieces are actual medical images produced with today’s technology, but presented artistically. All events are free to attend and open to the public.

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Media Contacts

Ryann Rasmussen
Office of Public Affairs
Phone: 801-581-7387
Email: ryann.rasmussen@hsc.utah.edu

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