Upcoming Community Seminars

Community seminars present the latest and best information on health topics that matter to you and your family. They are for anyone interested in staying healthy, preventing illness, or living and thriving with conditions that affect them or a family member. You'll get reliable, easy-to-understand information, as well as practical advice based on the latest advances in medicine. Our presenters are experts in their fields, many of them involved in scientific research in addition to compassionate patient care.

Please join us by registering for any of the upcoming seminars:

Mini Medical School (3 week series) - Iowa City, IA

April 15, 2014

"From complex cancer genes to precision treatment schemes - The Science Behind Personalized Cancer Care"

In this three-week Mini Medical School series, we'll discuss how every cancer is unique and how this information is shaping research, diagnosis, prevention and therapy.

Tuesday, April 15, 22, and 29, 2014 - Iowa City (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Medical Education and Research Facility
375 Newton Road
Iowa City, IA 52242

Tuition: $15/person. Covers all 3 weeks of class, parking and refreshments.

Register online or call 977-MED-IOWA or direct at 319-335-8886.

Mini Medical School (Melanoma) - Cedar Rapids, IA

May 7, 2014

Melanoma is the most dangerous and aggressive form of skin cancer, and is the leading cause of death from skin disease. There is an immediate need for new ways to combat melanoma's resistance to typical cancer treatments, and researchers at the University of Iowa are on their way to finding answers. Join us for a special Mini Medical School program to learn what melanoma is, who is at risk, and why. UI Carver College of Medicine researchers and physicians will also discuss new ways to both prevent and treat melanoma, as well as promising new research breakthroughs.

6:00 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Doors open for check-in and light meal
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Educational program

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
Kirkwood Community College
7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Tuition: FREE

To register, call 877-Med-IOWA or direct at 319-335-8886 or register online.

What’s Up With That? – Candid Conversations with an OBGYN

June 19, 2014

Back by popular demand: Candid Conversations with an OBGYN

Here’s your chance to ask the questions you’ve always been afraid to ask your Ob/Gyn… in a fun and relaxing setting. No topic is off limits during this freewheeling, women-to-women discussion. Bring a friend and come out to the beautiful Cedar Ridge Vineyards just off I-380 in Swisher (between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids). It’s FREE and open to all women!

6-7 p.m. - Doors open for check-in and social hour (Free appetizers and wine tasting will be available. Women will be able to purchase bottles of wine from the winery if they desire. Other non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.)
7- 8:30 p.m. - Candid Conversations with an OBGYN

Cedar Ridge Vineyards and Distillery
1441 Marak Road Northwest
Swisher, IA

To register, call 877-MED-IOWA or direct at (319) 335-8886 or register online.