In previous programs, we've discussed with leading scientists how basic biomedical science becomes clinical practice and gotten an overview of the new field of oncofertility (the preservation of fertility in cancer patients).Lunch: Lunch on campusAfternoon: In the past, we've looked at how bioethics explores ethical issues associated with new discoveries in biology and medicine. A fascinating lecture and lively discussion helped us understand and grapple with some of these issues. Hands-on activities simulated in vitro fertilization techniques and provided the opportunity for participants to experience a state-of-the-art bio-engineering solution to the problem of how to grow follicles in order to preserve fertility in females.Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: Diana Gordon and her husband Steve (a physician), join together tonight to contrast science with pseudoscience and medical quackery. Many older adults fall victim to health scams. Get ready for an interesting lecture and discussion as Diana and Steve teach us how to protect ourselves and our loved ones from pseudoscience and medical quackery.Lodging: Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention CenterMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
In past programs, a research scientist joined us to discuss the current research findings related to “Aging and the Immune System.”Lunch: Lunch at the Center for Health and HealingAfternoon: Hop aboard the Aerial Tram which will take us for a short but spectacular overview of the city from the Center to the University Hospital 500 feet above. Spend a few minutes examining how this fascinating mode of transport works and was designed, and then enjoy some lovely sculptures and art on our way to a delightful view of the city from “Pill Hill,” this Medical Center and University atop one of the highest promontories in the city.
Head back to the hotel or off on your own to explore for the remainder of the day.Dinner: Dinner on your own to explore local fareEvening: On your own to relax or explore the beautiful city of PortlandLodging: Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention CenterMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Examples of this morning's lectures could include an update on the latest news from the HIV/AIDS front (HINT: The news is good!) in a lively presentation from Andy Sylwester.
Another possibility is a discussion with the head of the Imaging Core on new techniques that allow us to visualize activities that are occurring within the cell.
Lunch: Lunch on campusAfternoon: Stem Cell research is our focus this afternoon, with its far-reaching potential. Stem cells offer exciting promise for future therapies for treating a myriad of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Learn about the fascinating stem cell breakthroughs that have been made at ONPRC. The 2011 program featured the scientists that led these efforts, Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov and Dr. Don Wolf.
Then get hands-on in our stem cell lab!
Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: The evening presentation provides yet another fascinating opportunity to interact with OHSU's scientists. One possibility may be popular OHSU neuroscientist, Dr. Larry Sherman, who provides an evening of fun and entertainment while leading us to experience the interplay between music, memory, and the brain. How does music affect the developing and the aging brain, both listening to it and playing it? Making music and preserving memory will give you tools to take home with you to apply to your life!Lodging: Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention CenterMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner