2434 - Frontiers in Medicine : Exploring the Latest Findings and Controversies
New research results pertaining to health and wellbeing are constantly being presented in the media. However, new reports often seem to contradict what was previously believed, leading to confusion about the best personal choices. This course will provide a forum for discussion of the latest findings and controversies. Invited experts will speak on topical subjects, and following their presentation, they will entertain questions and discussion. Topics under consideration include the epigenetics of mindfulness; vitamin D, calcium and osteoporosis; the microbiome as an endocrine organ; overcoming rejection in organ transplantation; international medical work; mechanisms of addiction; the ideal level of salt consumption; medical devices; and understanding and caring for your brain. Look for a full line-up of presentations on our course web site at registration time. www.olliatdukehealthcontroversies.weebly.com/. Classes are being held at The Forest at Duke, and participants are welcome to dine in the cafe after class to continue the discussions. Lecture (plus Questions) Facilitated Discussion
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