Dementia and the PREVENT Study

Dr. Philip Barber, the Associate Professor of Neurology and Radiology at the University of Calgary, talks about the difference faces of dementia, the 9 different risk factors and the steps you can take to PREVENT the disease before it becomes untreatable. He also introduces a study where you could help us further understand dementia and what we can do to cure it in the future.

Being a Caregiver (when you didn’t plan on it)

Don Wood is volunteer extraordinaire and the current co-chair for the Cancer Strategic Clinical Network (C-SCN) Alberta Cancer Diagnosis Initiative (ACDI) and a member of the Core SCN Committee for Alberta Health Services. After his wife passed away from a hard-fought battle with cancer, Don made it his mission to help others to try and make the health care world a better place for those who would come there after him.

MRI Guided Prostate Radiotherapy

Radiation Oncologists from the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Dr. Harvey Quon and Dr. Sangjune Lee come for a talk on new innovations in digital imaging, including real-time MRI workflows that allow for more accurate and customizable treatment of prostate cancer. They compare older capturing techniques and methodologies as they demonstrate how simulation, planning and delivery today are now much different and improved as Calgary welcomes their new Calgary Cancer Centre in 2023 to champion even further innovation.

Technology Meets Health Care

University of Calgary professor Dr. Tom Keenan, author of the book “Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy”, talks with us for a special talk about how advancements in technology, from surveilling to nano health applications, will forever alter our communal landscape.

Optimizing Bone Health in Patients with Prostate Cancer

Lori Styner and Dr. Mariko Shibata, both from Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre lead a discussion on how bones change as we age, what we can do to combat osteoporosis and low bone mass, how prostate cancer further weakens our bones and what we can do about it through diet, treatment and exercise.

Personalized Prostate Cancer Care

University of Calgary’s Clinical Assistant Professor and Medical Oncologist Dr. Steven Yip gives a detailed presentation on a number of prostate cancer topics including: advanced prostate cancer management, precision oncology, DNA mutations as an indicator of PC, genetic testing to improve patient outcomes and much more.

Exercise, Physical Activity and Living Well

Julianna Dreger and Mannat Bansal from University of Calgary’s Health and Wellness Lab join us to discuss the health benefits of exercise, creating an exercise plan and oncology programs available to Southern Albertans. They finish the session off with a live stretching and exercise session that you can follow along to online.

Erection Implants and Incontinence

Calgary’s finest, urologist Dr. Richard Baverstock from the Southern Alberta Institute of Urology returns to Prostaid Calgary to talk about erectile and urinary dysfunction solutions in 2021. From medications to injections to surgical options, Dr. Baverstock talks about the pros and cons about each method and how they affect quality of life. Candid, funny and caring, Baverstock gives a great talk and a spirited Q & A afterwards.

Hearing Health in 2021

Carrie Scarff, PhD of Audiology Innovations gives us all an earful on hearing loss – how it happens, who it affects most and the things we can do today to improve how we listen. She recommends hearing aids, best practices and new innovations that are changing how those with hearing loss are better able to communicate in today’s digital world. A spirited Q&A follows.

Update on Biomarkers in Prostate Cancer

Tarek Bismar, MD, Professor of Pathology at the University of Calgary and Alberta Precision labs joins us again for an update on new research Dr. Bismar and has team have been undertaking to help us predict disease progression in the active surveillance population.