Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Vancouver Institute Lecture Series.  Dr. Jerome Groopman is the Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and one of the world’s leading researchers in cancer and AIDS. He is a staff writer for The New Yorker and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New Republic. He is author of The Measure of Our Days; Second Opinions; Anatomy of Hope; the New York Times best seller, How Doctors Think; and the recently released Your Medical Mind.  Dr. Pamela Hartzband is a member of the faculty at the Harvard Medical School and the Division of Endocrinology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is a noted endocrinologist and educator specializing in disorders of the thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands and women’s health. She is regularly featured among America’s Best Doctors. She has authored articles in the New England Journal of Medicine on the impact of electronic records, uniform practice guidelines, monetary incentives, and the Internet on the culture of clinical care.

Select Books and Articles Available at UBC

Groopman, Jerome E. (2013). How Doctors Think. Boston: Houghton Miflin. [Link]

Groopman, Jerome. (2012). Sex and the Superbug. The New Yorker. 88(30). p. 26. [Link]

Hartzband, Pamela; Groopman, Jerome. (2012). There is More to Life Than Death. The New England Journal of Medicine. 367(11). pp. 985-987. [Link]

Hartzband, Pamela; Groopman, Jerome. (2012). The New Language of Medicine. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 119(2, Part 1). pp. 269-270. [Link]

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A collaboration between Woodward Library, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, and Fraser Valley Regional Library, the Health Information Series presents Anthony Kupferschmidt. Hosted by the Fraser Valley Regional Library’s Ladner Pioneer Library, Anthony Kupferschmidt will be giving an important presentation on alzheimer and some of the work done by Alzheimer Society of BC. Healthy aging is important for everyone, and it is essential not to forget the health of your brain as well! This workshop encourages participants to actively engage in protecting and maintaining their brain. Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as strategies for improving the health of your mind, body and spirit.

Biography of Speaker

As the Support and Education Coordinator at Alzheimer’s Society of B.C, Anthony Kupferschmidt leads educational sessions for persons with dementia, their family members and friends, and the general public. He also leads support groups for caregivers and persons with dementia, and offers one-on-one support for those in his community touched by dementia. Formally educated and deeply experienced with the functions of the aging brain, Anthony uses that education in his support for those living with dementia as well as their caretakers and on their journey. Anthony received his Masters degree in Gerontology at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and was Neuropsychometrist in the Clinic for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Hospital.

UBC Library Resources

O’Rourke, N., Kupferschmidt, A. L., Claxton, A., Smith, J. Z., Chappell, N., & Beattie, B. L. (2010). Psychological resilience predicts depressive symptoms among spouses of persons with Alzheimer disease over time. Aging and Mental Health14(8), 984-993. [Link]

O’Rourke, N., Naslund, J., Kupferschmidt, A., & Beattie, B. L. (2009). Idealization of marriage as a distress buffer among spouses of Alzheimer patients. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association,5(4), P231-P231. [Link]

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Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. In collaboration with the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society’s month of ExplorAsian festival, Jan Wong will read from “Out of the Blue, A Memoir of Workplace Depression, Recovery, Redemption and, Yes, Happiness”. For twenty years, Jan Wong had been one of the Globe and Mail’s best-known reporters. Then one day she turned in a story that set off a firestorm of controversy, including death threats, a unanimous denunciation by Parliament and a rebuke by her own newspaper. For the first time in her professional life, Wong fell into a severe clinical depression. Yet she resisted the diagnosis, refusing to believe she had a mental illness. As it turned out, so did her company and insurer. With wit, grace and insight, Wong tells the harrowing tale of her struggle with workplace-caused depression, and of her eventual emergence … Out of the Blue.

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The Library’s Health Information Series is pleased to present a session on the topic of sleep and its effects on children’s and parent’s health. Dr. Wendy Hall , professor at UBC’s School of Nursing and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, will lead the discussion. Her presentation entitled “When Lullabies Are Not Enough: Reducing the Impact of Poor Sleep on Infants, Toddlers & Their Parents” will take place at the Terry Salman Branch Library of the Vancouver Public

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