A family physician who has become a YouTube sensation through his videos that provide easy-to-understand health advice, will be the keynote speaker at a public talk on Monday, Oct. 27 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton.
Dr. Mike Evans, who is known for his work on patient engagement and particularly the use of technology in healthcare communications, will present on the changing landscape in how patients and healthcare professionals talk together, and the impact of technology on the way consumers seek out health information.
A McMaster researcher is one of four scientists raising the issue that Ebola may be silently immunizing large numbers of people, who never fall ill or infect others yet become protected from future infection. Their letter was published today in the medical journal The Lancet.
"Although resources on the ground are scarce, now is the best time to learn more about immunity to Ebola, and the sooner we know the sooner the knowledge can be used to stop the epidemic," said Jonathan Dushoff, an associate professor of biology and an investigator with the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research.