OHSU Ask the Health Experts Lecture series features specialists on top health concerns

10/25/12  Portland, Ore.

The fall session of Oregon Health & Science University's much-anticipated “Ask the Health Experts” seminar series is here. Lectures feature specialists in each field who share their expertise about developments in treatment, prevention and detection of some of today’s top health concerns. Lectures are followed by a question-and-answer session with the experts. All lectures are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:

November 7 - Unsightly or Symptomatic Varicose and Spider Veins?

Gregory Landry, M.D. and Timothy Liem, M.D.
Learn about the latest advancements in treating varicose and spider veins.

November 13 - Gotta Go! - Break Free from Bladder Disorders

Renee Edwards, M.D., Tom Gregory, M.D. and Mary Anna Denman, M.D.
Urinary incontinence in women includes everything from frequent urges to urinate to losing a few drops when you cough or sneeze. The good news is that much can be done about it. Learn about the many treatments that can help this common condition.

November 14 - Living Successfully with Failed Back Syndrome

David Sibell, M.D.
People who’ve had spine surgery may still experience chronic back or leg discomfort. Learn about treatments to help with Failed Back Syndrome and Sacroiliac joint pain.

November 28 - New Treatments for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Joshi Alumkal, M.D.
Learn the recent progress in the treatment of advanced, metastatic prostate cancer and about OHSU’s current prostate cancer clinical trials available today.


All lectures will begin at 7 p.m. and will take place at the OHSU Center for Health & Healing, third floor, 3303 S.W. Bond Avenue, Portland. Maps and driving directions.


To attend the OHSU Ask the Health Experts lectures, register online at www.ohsuhealth.com/seminar or by phone at 503 494-1122. Free parking is available near the Center for Health & Healing. Light refreshments will be served.

About OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University is the state's only academic health and research university. As Portland's largest employer with nearly 14,000 employees, OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support not found anywhere else in the state. OHSU serves patients from every corner of Oregon and is a conduit for learning for more than 4,300 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.