Mini-Medical School

The Snyder Institute's Mini-Medical School is designed for members of the general public who are interested in learning more about chronic, infectious and inflammatory diseases. Our interactive lecture series features and topics such as vaping associated lung disease, vaccines and preventable diseases, COVID-19, mental health and the microbiome, obesity and exercise, arthritis and autoinflammatory diseases in kids, and much more.

You won’t graduate with a medical degree after attending our Mini-Medical School series but you will gain more insight to healthy living and chronic diseases.

There are no pre-requisites to attend these lectures and they are open to the public from high school students to retirees. Each lecture will combine basic science with real life clinical situations in order to give Calgarians a better understanding of the effects of chronic diseases on the body. Each presenter is highly respected in their field of research, and is a current member of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the Cumming School of Medicine with the University of Calgary.

As one attendee commented: "While your clinical trials may still be years away, I know you are on to something huge that is going to transform many people's lives!"  

Mini-Medical School is now a partnered event with the Calgary Public Library. There is no cost to attend a lecture but you will need a Calgary Public Library card number in order to register. Membership is free, visit to get your free library card today.  

Mini-Medical School will take place one Monday evening a month from 6:30-7:45pm and each lecture will take place online via ZOOM.

Mini-Medical School is proudly sponsored in part by AstraZeneca and UCalgary's Cumming School of Medicine.  

Should you have any questions or concerns please contact Elizabeth Saquibal, Community Engagement Coordinator at 403-220-4132 or

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