Ask the Health Experts

Spring & Summer 2014

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

Brain Care

May 14,  7 p.m.
Mental health and social recovery after stroke: Finding a new balance

Kerri Smith Slingerland, M.S.W., C.S.W.A.

Recovery from stroke can involve complex medical care, medications and physical rehabilitation. Join us for a special presentation for stroke survivors and their loved ones to learn about post-stroke mental health risks and resilience.


May 21,  7 p.m.
Stroke prevention and acute stroke update

Helmi Lutsep, M.D.

Medication and lifestyle changes are preventing more strokes than ever. Learn more about how you can prevent strokes and what to do if an acute stroke occurs.


Digestive Health

July 16,  7 p.m.
Learn more about the cause, diagnosis and treatment options for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Gene Bakis, M.D. and Kian Keyashian, M.D.

IBS is the most common gastrointestinal diagnosis seen in the world. The symptoms can affect a patient’s quality of life. Sometimes, patients may worry that the symptoms represent another diagnosis, such as colon cancer or inflammation, and may request a colonoscopy. However, diagnosis relies on specific criteria such as the patient’s symptoms, physical examination, and possibly blood tests.


Orthopaedics & Spine

May 13,  7 p.m.
What is ankle arthritis?

James Meeker, M.D.

Has ankle arthritis got you rankled? You don’t have to live in constant pain: Learn about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments (both traditional and new).


June 10,  7 p.m.
Revision Joint Replacement Surgery

Kathryn Schabel, M.D.

Learn why hip and knee replacements fail and how we fix them.


Women's Health

April 23,  7 p.m.
Floor it: Understanding your pelvic floor

Mary Anna Denman, M.D.

As you age, the muscles that make up your pelvic floor get weaker. Women who have had children may also experience pelvic floor dysfunction. Learn about common pelvic floor conditions, treatment options and ways to strengthen these important muscles to prevent injury or dysfunction.

Registration Closed (FULL)

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.

April 10 (FULL)
May 8


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

How to Get There

Register by Phone

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