McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of
Health Sciences

Event Schedule

  • 2018

Artificial Hearts: A Controversial Medical Technology and Its Sensational Patient Cases from Barney Clark to Dick Cheney

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 3pm-5pm
Type: Lecture
Department: Hanna History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Speaker Series and Grand Rounds
Location: MDCL 3020

Description:

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney told reporters that the device 'saved his life' when asked about living with an artificial heart device for 20 months (from 2010 to 2012). Preceding artificial heart patients, like Robert Tools and Barney Clark, did not enjoy such successful recoveries. McKellar examines several artificial heart cases, situating the triumphant narrative alongside the technical challenges and clinical difficulties. Who would not want a life-saving, off-the-shelf device fix for a loved one dying of heart failure? McKellar argues that desirability—rather than feasibility or practicality of artificial hearts—drove the development of this technology. The promissory nature of artificial hearts as a cure for heart failure aligned neatly with the twentieth-century American medical community's view of the body as an entity of replacement parts. But it was (and is) an imperfect technology, and its controversial history speaks to questions of expectations, limitations and uncertainty in a high-technology medical world.


Speakers:

Dr. Shelly McKellar


Who Should Attend:

All are welcome.


Contact Info:

Contact Name: Neha Arora
Phone: 905-525-9140 x28425
Email: narora@mcmaster.ca

Dangers of Burnout and the Leadership Needs for Self Care in the Health Industry

Date: Thursday February 8, 2018
Time: 8:30-10AM
Type: Forum
Department: Health Leadership Academy, DeGroote School of Business
Location: Ron Joyce Centre, Great Hall, 1st Floor, 4350 South Service Rd, Burlington ON L7L5R8

Description:

Health Leadership Collaboratorium Talk

In the digital age, Emotional Fitness will be more critical than ever to the quality of our lives. It remains the most accurate predictor of success and happiness. This is because we experience the world emotionally - not cognitively. We make most major decisions based on how we feel - not what we think. And it is these feelings that guide the actions we take. Therefore our emotions determine the entire experience of our lives. The 3 emotions that drive and motivate us in life more than any other are: Love, Hate, and Fear. Being Emotionally Fit is to know what motivates you and to be in charge of how you feel. No matter what your health or entrepreneurial challenges are it is the key to overcoming them, reaching your highest potential, and controlling the quality of your own life.

Agenda
8:30 - 8:45 AM: Registration and Networking*
8:45 - 9:30 AM: Presentation
9:30 - 9:45 AM: Question and Answer
9:45 - 10:00 AM: Networking
*light breakfast provided


Speakers:

Dr. Natasha Sharma, MSc, Psy.D (c), CCPA Natasha Sharma is a Clinic Owner, Therapist, TV & Media Personality, Speaker and Doctoral Candidate. She is also the author of The Kindness Journal, a guided daily journal for cultivating a more positive outlook and happier life.

In 2007, Natasha walked away from her 6-figure salary job that "a million girls would kill for" - traveling first class around the world as a marketing representative for a fashion and cosmetics company - and went back to graduate school to study psychology at Johns Hopkins. Since then, she has been devoted to inspiring and helping others to master emotional fitness, learn how to be happier, and live their most fulfilling lives. In 2012, Natasha founded her clinic NKS Therapy in Toronto. She has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and families in counselling and psychological assessment.

As a seasoned expert in the Media, Natasha's advice and commentary on emotional wellness have been featured nationally in The Globe & Mail, The Toronto Star, The Huffington Post, and Elle Canada. She's a regular guest on some of Canada's most popular TV shows including Breakfast Television and Global News Toronto. She's also a contributor to the globally renowned Yummy Mummy Club, and lends her knowledge as a Speaker at events and institutions that include TED, McMaster University, Harvard University, The University of Maryland, and private corporations, conferences, and conventions.

Natasha's personal decision to have made a significant and risky shift in her own career years ago has made her especially passionate about helping people become "emotionally fit", feel happier, and ultimately to live life better.


Who Should Attend:

McMaster students, faculty, staff and the public


Registration:

The event is free for a limited number of registrants. Visit the Eventbrite page for Collaboratorium Talks for Feb 8 2018.

URL: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dangers-of-burnout-and-the-leadership-needs-for-self-care-in-the-health-industry-tickets-35543155535

Contact Info:

Contact Name: An Kuye
Phone: 905-525-9140 x26483
Email: kuyea@mcmaster.ca

A Global Perspective in PREVENTING CARDIOMETABOLIC DISEASES: from discovery to policy

Date: February 12, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Type: Lecture
Department: Global Health
Location: MDCL 3020

Description:

Presentation will focus on the critical role of optimal nutrition in tackling this global health priority, and why improving overall diet quality should be the primary target of dietary policies.


Speakers:

Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy


Who Should Attend:

All are welcome.


Registration:

RSVP adairr@mcmaster.ca by January 27, 2018 (no cost)


Sponsoring Agency:

Chanchlani Global Health Research Award & Lecture

Contact Info:

Contact Name: Doris Hutchison
Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext. 20817
Email: hutchiso@mcmaster.ca

2nd Annual Janice Pogue Memorial Lectureship

Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Type: Lecture
Department: Population Health Research Institute (PHRI)
Location: David Braley Building Auditorium, General Hospital Site

Description:

Lecture Title: "Challenges in Modeling Associations among Environmental and Behavioral Exposures and Health Outcomes"


Speakers:

Amy H. Herring is Professor of Statistical Science and Research Professor of Global Health at Duke University


Who Should Attend:

HHS Faculty and Graduate Students of HEI Department


Registration:

No registration required


Sponsoring Agency:

Population Health Research Institute

Contact Info:

Contact Name: Karan Chrysler
Phone: 905-527-4322 x40401
Email: karan.chrysler@phri.ca

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