Speaking of Health

Spring 2019

They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s the idea behind Speaking of Health, a free public lecture series presented by the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. Featuring informative lectures from some of Canada’s foremost health care experts, Speaking of Health offers people from all walks of life valuable information about their health and the best ways to take charge of it.

The Speaking of Health lecture series are held each April and October and are free of charge.

Each lecture is held at 7pm in the Robbins Learning Centre, located at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, 10240 Kingsway, Edmonton.

Please register below for the COMPLIMENTARY health lectures available this Spring. 

April 4th, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Presented by Mary Lou McKenzie & Terrell Thorpe

The Royal Alexandra Hospital is one of the busiest surgical services in Alberta. In 2017/18 we completed 35,800 surgeries in our 29 operating rooms. With technology & innovation, we can improve these patients surgical journey and outcome. Join Mary Lou McKenzie & Terrell Thorpe as they share what the future holds for surgery at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

April 11th, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Presented by Dr. Annick Poirier

Are you curious about the myths and realities of chronic pelvic pain? Join Dr. Annick Poirier as she dives deep into the differences! Also, don’t miss out, as a patient will be here talking about her experience, as well as the chronic pelvic pain program at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women.

April 18th, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Presented by Dr. Tanya Berry & Dr. Colleen Norris

Time and money are spent by organizations to create messages that try to change attitudes and behaviours about heart disease, but we don't really understand how people look for information and what they do with it once they find it. We also don't know what women's 'gut reactions' are to the messages - what is the immediate emotional response when they are told to be more active or to reduce their stress? Our research addresses these questions and we are using the answers to try to create better messages that reflect women's needs in relation to their health. 

April 25th, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Presented by Dr. Cathy Flood

A urogynecologist, pelvic physiotherapist and nurse continence advisor will outline:

  • what pelvic organ prolapse is
  • how it presents and what can cause it
  • preventative strategies
  • interventions without surgery