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CURIOS Crash

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We are so sorry everyone.

For our last webinar of the season tonight, we are sitting here all ready to go. Simon Goldstein is all raring to go with his presentation about Pediatric Gait Abnormalities.

For some odd reason, only 3 people were able to connect tonight. Some sort of server problem – our local tech support has gone home for the night. Adobe Connect main support cannot reboot our University servers.

All fun and games!

We are going to try to hold this again on one of the following evenings: Mar 15th, 29th or April 19th. The usual emails will go out.

 

CURIOS webinar: Nerve blocks

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Our CURIOS webinar this month is about nerve blocks in the hand and arm that can be easily employed in office practice or the emergency room.

On Feb 8th, 2017 at 6:30pm MST, Dr Ian Wishart will lead this webinar and discuss how and when you might use these cases.

You can login to the webinar here:

https://connectmeeting.ucalgary.ca/nerve_2017/

We prefer that you register for the webinar ahead of time but it is more important to jump in and participate.

CURIOS: abnormal liver tests

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CURIOS Webinar- An Approach to Abnormal Liver Tests

 

**Our speaker has been kind enough to prepare a case that all participants are encouraged to look at before the webinar. This case will be used as discussion during the webinar. To access the case please go to: http://demo.openlabyrinth.ca/renderLabyrinth/index/967 and, when prompted, enter the password: curios**

 

Please find the information for accessing the room below. Please ensure that you enter your full name when logging on so that an accreditation letter can be provided to you. We will start the webinar at 6:30 pm MST at which time you should hear the speaker and see the content. Any questions, along with concerns or technical issues, can be relayed through the chat window.

 

Please join An Approach to Abnormal Liver Tests on Wednesday January 18, 2017 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM MST by following the weblink:

 

https://connectmeeting.ucalgary.ca/liver_0118/

 

 If this is the first time you attend a webinar via the Adobe Connect program, make sure to take a few minutes to test your computer today. Please go to: http://admin.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

This Connection Test checks your computer to make sure all system requirements are met. If you pass the first three steps of the test, then you are ready to participate in a meeting.

If it is detected from the test that the version of Flash Player is not supported, you will be automatically prompted to install the plug-in. Adobe Flash only needs to be installed once on a computer/device for attending future webinars.

If you use mobile devices, please download Adobe Connect Mobile app from:

http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect/feature-details/adobe-connectmobile.html

 

BBC: how do we avoid the antibiotics apocalypse?

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I saw this on the BBC News feed:

Every year, at least 700,000 people die from drug-resistant infections. It is why government scientists have described antibiotic resistance as one of the greatest global threats of the 21st Century.

So what are people doing to try to avert the so-called antibiotics apocalypse? Well, it turns out, quite a lot.

Read on at http://www.bbc.com/news/health-37848305

BBC News: Aphantasia: ‘I can’t visualise my own children’

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I never would have imagined this…er…wait…

Worth being aware of, if it is as common as 2% prevalence. And apparently, many who suffer from this are not aware of it.

Aphantasia: ‘I can’t visualise my own children’_92252217_rosieedge.jpgTwo in every 100 people have no ability to visualise images in their own heads – because of a condition called aphantasia.

Are animal models leading us astray?

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Here is an interesting article in New Scientist today…

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23230973-700-man-or-mouse/

gettyimages-157440932.jpg Man or mouse? Why drug research has taken the wrong turning
http://www.newscientist.com
Drug research has got so hooked on working with genetically modified animals that it has lost touch with human disease

Tasmanian devil milk fights superbugs

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I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

Tasmanian devil milk fights superbugs_91964641_007394434.jpgMilk from Tasmanian devils could offer up a useful weapon against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to Australian researchers. And anyone who has come across these devils knows how fierce they are so this might prove to be quite an addition to our quiver.