Ena Thomas Me­mo­rial lec­ture, sym­po­sium on age­ing starts to­mor­row

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A PUB­LIC lec­ture and sym­po­sium on age­ing will be hosted by the coun­cil of the Ena Thomas Me­mo­rial this week­end at The Ja­maica Pe­ga­sus ho­tel, in New Kingston.

The lec­ture on The Age­ing Brain is sched­uled for 6:30 p.m., to­mor­row, and will be pre­sented by Karen Bell, pro­fes­sor of neu­rol­ogy at Columbia Univer­sity Med­i­cal School, New York City and Taub In­sti­tute for Re­search on Alzheimers’ Dis­ease.

On Sun­day, a sym­po­sium ti­tled Age­ing – Some Clin­i­cal Con­cerns will be de­clared open by Dr Wayne Henry, di­rec­tor gen­eral of the Plan­ning In­sti­tute of Ja­maica (PIOJ).

The sym­po­sium will ex­plore is­sues such as Falls in the El­derly, Some Neu­ro­log­i­cal Is­sues, Alzheimer’s Dis­ease: The Fu­ture of Di­ag­no­sis & Treat­ment, Heart Fail­ure, Car­diac Ar­rhyth­mia and Di­a­betes in the Aged.

Pro­fes­sor Marielle Scher­rer-Crosbi. from the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia, will de­liver the me­mo­rial lec­ture on Can­cer and Heart Dis­ease: Role of Echocar­dio­g­ra­phy.

A num­ber of dis­tin­guished lo­cal fac­ulty will present at the sym­po­sium in­clud­ing physi­cians at­tached to the Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal of the West Indies, the Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy, The HEART In­sti­tute of the Caribbean and other pri­vate and pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions.

The Ena Thomas Me­mo­rial Sym­po­sium is hosted an­nu­ally in hon­our of the late Dr Ena Thomas, for­mer dis­tin­guished physi­cian at the Kingston Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal.

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