September 21, 2011

UW Medicine & The Seattle Public Library Medical Lecture Series kicks off Oct. 5

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Hear Dr. Kim Allison on Patient Power

 

The 2011-2012 UW Medicine & The Seattle Public Library Medical Lecture Series starts Wednesday, Oct. 5 with a talk by Dr. Kim Allison, director of Breast Pathology at UW Medical Center. Allison uses her experience as a breast cancer survivor to inspire others. She’ll give her observations about cancer from her work in a hospital laboratory and from her personal life.

UW pathologist Dr. Kim Allison will talk about her personal and professional encounter with breast cancer Oct. 5

Clare McLean

UW pathologist Dr. Kim Allison will talk about her personal and professional encounter with breast cancer Oct. 5

All of the talks in The Medical Lecture Series will begin at 7 p.m. in either the Microsoft Auditorium or the Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room in the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., in downtown Seattle.

The lectures are geared to the general public.

All lectures are free and no tickets are needed. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Park for $5 in the Central Library Garage.

Future dates, topics and speakers for the series are:

Wednesday, Nov. 2
Before, after and in-between: Plastic surgery advice
Dr. Hakim Said, assistant professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery

Wednesday, Dec. 7
Stroke happens! Understand your risk
Dr. David Tirschwell, associate professor of neurology and director, UW Medicine Stroke Center at Harborview

Wednesday, Feb. 1
Understanding pain management
Dr. Dermot Fitzgibbon, professor of anesthesiology and pain management and medical director of anesthesiology, pain medicine and sedation, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Wednesday, March 7
Seeing red  — and green: Is a cure for colorblindness around the corner
Drs. Jay and Maureen Neitz, husband-and-wife team of researchers at the UW Medicine Eye Institute

Wednesday, April 4
Eating healthfully in these tough economic times
Judy Simon, UW Medical Center dietitian and nutritionist