Bionic limbs, robotic walking therapy, and brain stimulation are just some of the tools used to treat patients. Recent developments in the treatment of injuries and physical impairments have led to some amazing rehabilitation options for patients. Learn about the future of physical medicine and rehabilitation with our panel of experts in prosthetics, spinal cord injury, and cognitive and communication disorders. Read more…

September 25, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

South Shore Cultural Center, Robeson Theater
South Shore Cultural Center, South South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, USA

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How do our experiences, such as learning how to play music and playing sports, affect our brain? Although we are surrounded by sound all of the time, we rarely give much thought to this invisible yet powerful companion. Read more…

August 15, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Horner Park Fieldhouse
2741 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA

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Most of us know what it feels like after a long night with little or no sleep, but do we know the wide-reaching effects such nights can have on our health? Read more…

March 19, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Northwestern Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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One size does not fit all!

How can knowing your genetic code help you? Genetic conditions, ones you are born with or are predisposed to, affect people of all ages, race, and gender. The treatment for these conditions are not so universal and recent research shows that patient-specific treatment can produce a better response and reduce the risk of side effects. Knowing what diseases you’re predisposed to can even allow you to take preventive actions to drastically decrease your chances of getting the disease. Read more…

September 26, 2017

Northwestern Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium
303 E Superior St, Chicago, IL, USA

Our understanding of how to treat mental illnesses, and what can contribute to developing mental health problems, is constantly evolving. On September 26th, 2017 we will look at some of the current factors at play in the world today — from the role social media plays in our lives, especially the lives of children and teenagers, to identifying those among us most vulnerable or at-risk of developing mental health issues. Read more…

A healthy athlete dies of complications from heatstroke during training. The medical examiner finds a legal botanical dietary supplement played a “significant role” in the death. How are regulatory agencies able to respond? What are dietary supplements and how are they regulated in the United States? How do I find information about dietary supplements I want to take? Read more…