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 - Genetics

Pandemics of the Past (and Future): Using Genetics to Understand and Prevent the Next Worldwide Outbreak

Event Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Event time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Location: UI Carver College of Medicine, Medical Education and Research Facility, 375 Newton Rd., Iowa City, IA 52245

Throughout the history of mankind, pandemic disease—epidemics that occur worldwide or over very large areas—have been a fact of life and death. From the sixth century Plague of the Justinian and the Black Death of 1347-1351 to more recent infectious threats such as SARS and H1N1 bird flu, fast-spreading diseases have claimed hundreds of millions of lives.

Using advanced DNA analysis of fossil records and other genetics research techniques, scientists today are learning more about the victims—and the genetic makeup—of ancient outbreaks. Join us for a discussion on how these deadly diseases, and their human hosts, have evolved over time and how this information could help us fight and prevent future global pandemics.

Due to high interest in this program, it has reached capacity. Registration is now closed. The program will be recorded and made available for online viewing approximately one week following the program. Questions, call 877-MED-IOWA.

Learn more about this program.


LASIK and Laser Vision Correction Seminar

When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location:UI Health Care - Iowa River Landing, 105 East 9th Street, Coralville

Find out if LASIK can improve your vision at a free informational seminar. Dr. Kenneth Goins will discuss the latest advancements in laser vision correction and answer questions about this life-enhancing procedure.

To register, and for more information, contact lasik@uiowa.edu or call 319-353-7625.

Learn more about laser vision correction.


Girls Go STEM!

2014 November Girls Go STEM

University of Iowa Mini Medical School

When: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Medical Education and Research Facility, 375 Newton Rd., Iowa City, IA 52242

It’s a Girl Thing!

Girls in 6-8th grade will work alongside current UI medical and biosciences students, doctors and health care providers to explore science, technology, engineering, and math through:

  • Simulated surgical stations.
  • Pediatric traumas.
  • Medical research.
  • Patient exam skills.

Parents - Observe your girls as they engage in interactive hands-on STEM learning and have the opportunity to join other parents in optional parent-only programming!

Register Now

This free educational program is free and recommended for girls in 6-8th grade. Girls must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, registration is required.