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April 8, 2015 • 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Join members of the NYAM Section on Urology, members of the New York Section of the AUA, and residents from area programs as they pay tribute to Dr. Jerry G. Blaivas and Dr. William C. de Groat, the 2015 recipients of the Ferdinand C. Valentine Award. Dr. Blaivas’ lecture is titled "Innovation, Serendipity and Falling Through the Cracks” and Dr. de Groat’s lecture is titled “Neuromodulation: Mechanisms of Action in the Treatment of Overactive Bladder.”

April 14, 2015 • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Comparable in importance to Copernicus's De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (1543), William Harvey's Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus (1628) revolutionized human anatomy. This talk by Dr. Nick Wilding will explore the movement and reception of Harvey's theory across Europe, paying special attention to the evidence from the marginalia by Marc'Aurelio Severino in Dr. John Loeb's presentation copy.

April 20, 2015 • 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM

This evening’s presentation will review the current cardiovascular disease risk reduction guidelines, with specific emphasis on aspects that have engendered controversy, including amount and type of fat. Additionally, current controversial diet related issues that frequently appear in the popular press which have served to confuse rather than clarify the issue, will be explored. 

April 20, 2015 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us for the Seventh Annual Social Work Student Night where a student from each of the New York City Schools of Social Work will be honored. Each student will present a poster and give an oral presentation of their original work in social work practice, research, or education in health, including physical health, mental health, and public health.  

April 22, 2015 • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sharon Packer, MD will present her new book "Neuroscience in Science Fiction Films" (McFarland, 2015). This volume focuses on neuroscience and psychiatry as running themes in Science Fiction--tracing tropes to 19th century literary inspirations that reverberate to this day. It finds correlations between turning points in "neuroscience fiction" and advances in the scientific field, and uses film to pinpoint paradigm shifts in psychiatry.

April 28, 2015 • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

How do plants become pharmaceuticals? In this talk, Abena Dove Osseo-Asare will examine the history of efforts to patent a treatment for malaria made from the bitter roots of fever vine (Cryptolepis sanguinolenta). The talk is drawn from her book, Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa.

April 30, 2015 • 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

In the ambitious alphabet soup of reform efforts underway in New York State – DSRIP, SHIP/SIM, FIDA, PHIP – do the pieces fit together? Guest speaker Ms. Courtney Burke, Deputy Secretary for Health, New York State, will present the State’s perspective in fitting the pieces together toward the Triple Aim: better care, lower costs, and improved health for all.

May 4, 2015 • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Florence Nightingale is undoubtedly the most famous of all British nurses. But on the other side of the Atlantic stands Linda Richards, as influential although perhaps less well-known than her illustrious mentor. In this talk Natasha McEnroe of the Florence Nightingale Museum will examine both the connections and the differences between the two women, who together laid the foundations of modern nursing across the world.

May 6, 2015 • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Please join us for the second evening of the Fifth Annual History of Medicine Night. Presentations during this special evening of short talks will address historical topics relating to medicine with a focus on the 19th and 20th Centuries.

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