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UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public


UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public (Presented by the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine)

Tuesday evenings, May 10 – June 14, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
UCSF’s Parnassus Campus, School of Nursing Building, 513 Parnassus Avenue

Course schedule:

Tuesday, May 10 –
The wonders of bone healing (Introduction/Moderation by Theodore Miclau, MD)
Bone repair: Unlocking the clues of a remarkable process (Chelsea Bahney, PhD)
Stem cell therapies: How far away are we? (Chelsea Bahney, PhD)

Tuesday, May 17 –
Mending the injured: How are fractures treated? (Introduction/Moderation by Amir Matityahu, MD)
Non-surgical treatment: Why don’t I see many casts anymore?
(Jeremy Larouche, MD)
Fixing fractures: Modern day carpentry or technological wizardry? (Saam Morshed, MD)

Tuesday, May 24 –
The “broken arm”: How are the most common injuries treated? (Introduction/Moderation by Nicholas Lee, MD)
Shoulder and Elbow (Utku Kandemir, MD)
Wrist (Nicole Schroeder, MD)


Tuesday, May 31 –
Fractures in an Aging Population (Introduction/Moderation by Trigg McClellan, MD)
Prepare your bones!: Managing osteoporosis and its complications (Eric Meinberg, MD)
The Broken Hip: Are Joint Replacements the Answer?  (Paul Toogood, MD)


Tuesday, June 7 –
Living with limb-loss: Advances in amputation medicine (Introduction/Moderation by Monara Dini, DPH)
Rehabilitation after a traumatic amputation (Lisa Pascual, MD)
The artificial limb: What new treatments are available? (Aarti Deshpande, CPO)
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Tuesday, June 14 –
Bone injuries around the world: A new perspective (Introduction/Moderation by Richard Coughlin, MD)
Trauma: A growing global epidemic (David Shearer, MD)
Making differences that are built to last (Amber Caldwell, MSc)

Please contact Erin Simon if you have any questions about the lectures @