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Special Events


A Look at 2019...

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Receptions generously sponsored by:

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San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher kicks off the series on Tuesday August 13 with his vision for tackling issues such as improving transit accessibility and utilizing alternative means of transportation, climate change, affordable housing, improving services for the homeless population, and other issues.  

Tuesday, August 13

Reception 5-6 PM, Lecture & Q&A 6-7pm.

Author and Psychiatrist Tom Patterson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry UC San Diego School of Medicine, is the first US survivor of a life-threatening resistant bacterial infection through phage therapy initiated by his wife, Dr. Steffanie Strathdee, associate dean of Global Health Science at UCSD’s School of Medicine.  Tom Patterson will tell his story and what led to the publishing of their recent book, The Perfect Predator, which will be on sale during the event.  

Tuesday, September 10

Reception 5-6 PM, Lecture & Q&A 6-7pm.

Climate Expert Dr. David Pierce will help us learn more about climate change and what we can do to address this critical issue on October 15. He’ll outline the current findings in climate change studies during the past few years and will tell us how climate change will affect us and our region.

Tuesday, October 15

Reception 5-6 PM, Lecture & Q&A 6-7pm.

Epidemiologist Dr. Wael Al-Delaimy shares his insight on research he has conducted on dietary implications related to cancer prevention, specifically breast cancer on November 12. Dr. Al-Delaimy’s extensive body of research also addresses how the environment and the use of tobacco play a role in the development of chronic diseases, including cancer. 

Director of Moore’s Cancer Center Dr. Scott Lippman will help us unpack how to look at our genetic disposition to cancer and will address  familial predispositions to cancer of the colon, uterus, ovaries and a few other organs—also known as the Lynch Syndrome on November 12. Although 1 out of every 300 people in the US population has the Lynch syndrome, fewer than 5 percent know they have it.  

Tuesday, November 12

Reception 5-6 PM, Lecture & Q&A 6-7pm.

Medical Director of UC San Diego Health’s Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit, Dr. Vaishal Tolia will tell us about the new 8,500 square-foot, 11-bed emergency care unit for seniors –one of eight similar units in the country on December 10. The Unit opened its doors on January 2, 2019 and features interior design elements to address safety (e.g., non-slip floors, side chairs with high backs and sturdy arms); lighting (e.g., increased light levels) and lighting that is adjusted according to circadian rhythm), tunable LED lights and use of daylight; acoustics (e.g., sound-absorbing walls, full height walls to reduce noise levels to other patients) and more. 

Tuesday, December 10

Reception 5-6 PM, Lecture & Q&A 6-7pm.