Ask the Health Experts

Winter 2015

Join us for informative talks about some of today’s top health concerns. Learn the latest developments in treatment, prevention and detection from the leading professionals in the field. Light refreshments will be served at all seminars.

Watch recordings of past Ask the Health Experts seminars

Bone & Joint Care

What is Shoulder Instability?
March 4, 7 p.m.
Jacqueline L. Munch, M.D.

Shoulder instability doesn’t only affect contact athletes: Rotator cuff and labral tears, bone loss and more can affect athletes of various ages and activity levels. Learn about different types of shoulder injuries, surgical procedures for treating severe or recurrent problems, and the rehabilitation techniques that can help you return to doing what you love.


Brain Care

Women and Pituitary Disease: Know the Facts
February 18, 7 p.m.
Maria Fleseriu, M.D., F.A.C.E.

Pituitary diseases are more common than previously thought. The signs of pituitary disease in women might frequently differ from men. Learn about the various kinds of pituitary disorders in women — including hyperprolactinemia, Cushing’s disease, acromegaly, hypophysitis and pituitary tumors in pregnancy — and how they are diagnosed and treated.


The curse of the brain: How to repair or prevent damage from hypertension and dementia
March 6, 7 p.m.

Costantino Iadecola, M.D.
Professor of neuroscience and director, Feil Family Brain and Mind Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York

Is there a potential connection between Alzheimer's disease and stroke? What causes these devastating brain disorders, and are there any new ways to treat them? Learn from one of the country's experts in hypertension and dementia about new therapies.

OHSU Auditorium
3181 Southwest Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239


Cancer Care

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Prevent or Detect It Early
March 10, 7 p.m.
Daniel Herzig, M.D.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if everyone aged 50 years or older had regular screening tests for colorectal cancer, at least 60 percent of deaths from this disease could be avoided. Learn about the various and convenient screening options available to you through OHSU.


The Latest Treatment Options for Colorectal Cancer
March 18, 7 p.m.
Liana Tsikitis, M.D.

Personalized medicine can help prevent, screen and treat colorectal cancer and even benign conditions such as polyps or inflammatory bowel disease. Find out about the latest treatment strategies that can be more effective and cause fewer side effects than standard treatments.


Heart Care

Living with Heart Failure
February 11, 7 p.m.
James Mudd, M.D.

The symptoms can start slowly, but over time the shortness of breath, fatigue and swelling can seem overwhelming. The good news: advances in treatment are helping people with heart failure live longer, fuller lives. Learn more from a team of experts in cardiology, cardiac rehab, pharmacy and nutrition.


OHSU Beaverton Cardiology Clinic Lectures

Help! I've Been Diagnosed with High Blood Pressure
February 10, 6:30 p.m.
Christopher T. Sibley, M.D.

Find out what hypertension means, symptoms of the “silent killer” and how to create an effective treatment program.


OHSU Beaverton Cardiology Clinic
15700 S.W. Greystone Court
Beaverton, OR 97006

If Heart Disease is in Your Genes, Are You out of Luck?
February 24, 6:30 p.m.
Sergio Fazio, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Preventive Cardiology

As the leading cause of death for U.S. men and women, your risk of heart disease may be influenced by your ancestors. Learn what steps you can take to manage this danger.


OHSU Beaverton Cardiology Clinic
15700 S.W. Greystone Court
Beaverton, OR 97006

Fertility Open House

Baby talk, with OHSU Fertility Consultants
10th Floor, Fertility Clinic Lobby, 6:00pm - 7:30pm information session available.

Interested in having a baby? Want to find out more about your options? OHSU offers a full range of services not found in other fertility programs in the Portland area. Learn from our fertility experts and meet staff at this free information session. Space is limited so register today.

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OHSU Center for Health & Healing
3rd Floor Conference Center
3303 S.W Bond Ave., Portland, OR 97239-4501

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If you would prefer to register for the Ask the Health Experts lecture series by phone, please call 503 494-1122