The Mini Med School, led by Dr. Chantal Chris, is a chance for Chilliwack residents to hear from and chat with local doctors and other health professionals on key medical topics. (Submitted)

Mini Med School is back in Chilliwack starting in March

It’s a chance to quiz doctors and other health professionals on a range of topics

Here come the free medical info sessions in Chilliwack set to run on consecutive Tuesday nights in March.

Some big changes are in store this time for the 10th Annual Mini Med School, kicking off March 6 in the NLC Alumni Hall.

Organizers say there will be shorter lecture-type sessions this year, followed by an exciting one-hour Q&A with a four-person panel.

Participants can also peruse the health-oriented information on display at a pre-event resource fair.

As usual the Mini Med School, presented by Chilliwack Division of Family Practice, offers the rare chance to hear from and chat with local doctors and other health professionals on key medical topics.

The tips they can offer can a make a difference in people’s lives and health in terms of getting the most out of their time with a physician for example.

READ MORE: Here’s how it started

Here are the dates and topics:

March 6 — Navigating our Healthcare System

March 13 — The Pillars of Pain Management

March 20 — An Ounce of Prevention

March 27 — Outdoor Medicine

Each Q&A will feature four panel members with related expertise to share on the weekly topic. The Outdoor Medicine session for example will be led by ER doctor/hiking enthusiast Dr. Marc Greidanus. That panel also has a SAR member, an active hiker/adventure mom, and a nursing student who is an open-water rescue expert participating.

READ MORE: Mini Med 2017

No registration required. Everyone is welcome.

Resource Fair starts before the talks at 6:30 p.m. Mini Med sessions will run from 7 to 9 p.m.

The location is Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC) in the Alumni Hall at 46361 Yale Road, Chilliwack

There will be door prizes, and refreshments.


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