April 28, 2015

Northwestern University, Chicago Campus, Baldwin Auditorium
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Infectious disease has been a big problem for living things since long before there were humans. Humans have used various medicines for thousands of years to reduce the impact of infectious disease, but the development of antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs over the last 100 years has been one of the greatest advancements in medicine. These drugs have saved countless lives from otherwise fatal infections. Unfortunately, this good news doesn’t last.

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April 7, 2015

Geek Bar Beta
1941 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

How far are we technologically from having  imaging  platforms such as the ones depicted in science fiction TV shows and movies? Will Doctors be able to use advanced imaging to get an immediate snapshot of our body and assess our physical condition and therapeutic requirements in real time? Read more…

February 5, 2015

Northwestern University, Chicago Campus, Hughes Auditorium
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Everyone gets older. With age comes wisdom, but also a long list of possible age-related health problems. From mobility problems to heart disease, to difficulty hearing and seeing, many people are concerned about what will happen to them as they approach old age.

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November 19, 2014

The Union League Club
65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL, USA

The current Ebola outbreak has claimed thousands of lives and has been declared a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” by the World Health Organization. The alarming rate of new infections in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and the spread of cases beyond West Africa to the US and Europe, continues to challenge the international community’s existing strategies for controlling the infectious disease. Read more…

August 23, 2014

Hilton Chicago
720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, USA

Coinciding with the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon, Dr. Steven McCaw of Illinois State University will bring us the latest research and advances in the science of running. If you are one of the millions of Americans who run for exercise or recreation, you won’t want to miss this event.

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March 12, 2014

Illinois Institute of Technology, McCormick Tribune Campus Center, McCloska Auditorium
3241 South Federal Street, Chicago, IL, USA

The safety of the food supply has emerged as an important and complex global public health, social, and political issue. Although accurate statistics on the scope of foodborne illness are lacking, the most recent estimates published by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that as many as 48 million cases, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths are caused by foodborne illness each year in the U.S.

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