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Stanford Medicine’s popular Health Matters event returns to campus

presentationOn Saturday, May 14, Stanford Medicine will host its annual free community day at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge. Health Matters draws guests from communities across the Bay Area to the Stanford campus for the opportunity to interact with School of Medicine faculty leaders and Stanford Health Care professionals while exploring the latest advances in medicine and learning about health topics that matter most to their families. This year’s event will also feature a dedicated women’s track hosted by the Stanford Center for Women and Sex Differences in Medicine as well as the return of the popular Med School Morning program for teenagers interested in a career in medicine.

This year's line up of speakers covers a wide range of health topics, including:

  • A session on “Recharging the Brain: How Young Blood Might Help Reverse Aging” with Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD
  • Euan Ashley, MRCP, DPhil discussing “Super Genes: Do Exceptional Athletes Hold the Key to Health?”
  • Sean Mackey, MD, PhD on “Management of Chronic Pain: Getting to the Root of Persistent Pain”
  • Jill Helms presents “Aging Is Not Inevitable: Are Stem Cells the Fountain of Youth?”
  • A timely presentation on “Managing Concussions on the Sidelines: Proper Detection, Treatment, and Therapies” led by Jamshid Ghajar, MD, PhD
  • Ami S. Bhatt, MD, PhD shares “Me and My Microbe: What is the Microbiome and How Does It Affect My Health?”
  • Bestselling author Kyra Bobinet, MD, MPH will talk on “A Well-Designed Life: Using Brain Science and Design Thinking to Live Your Personal Best” and sign copies of her new book for guests

A newly added women’s track will include panel discussions and question and answer sessions with faculty leaders on a variety of topics including women's heart health & stress reduction; cancer prevention, screenings and treatments; bone health, nutrition and sleep.

Sessions will be held from 10 AM- 2 PM, and there will be an interactive Health Pavilion open from 9 AM – 2 PM with exhibits and booths showcasing cutting-edge medical technologies, cooking demonstrations by nutrition and wellness experts, health screenings, Stanford’s Life Flight helicopter and crew, healthy food trucks and more.

Registration is highly recommended, and you can sign up and learn more about this year’s full list of speakers, sessions and activities on the event website. Non-local readers: The event will be live-tweeted, and videos of the talks will be posted shortly after the event.

Previously: Stanford Medicine’s Health Matters event, in pictures and Stanford Medicine community gathers for Health Matters event
Photo by CM Howard Photography

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