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.
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.
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.