Mini-Medical School

The Snyder Institute's Mini-Medical School is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about chronic, infectious and inflammatory diseases. Our interactive lecture series features topics such as COVID-19, vaccines and preventable diseases, mental health and the microbiome, obesity and exercise, vaping associated lung disease, 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 knowledgeable and respected in their field of research, and most are current members of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at UCalgary's Cumming School of Medicine.

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 and you do not need Calgary Public Library card to register. Although, Calgary Public Library cards are free, visit calgarylibrary.ca to get your free library card today.  

Mini-Medical School will take place one Monday evening per month from 6:30-8:00pm 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 ejsaquib@ucalgary.ca

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