Events

Events

HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM

The goal of the program is to provide quality health education to the employees of Boston University, to introduce them to the medical and wellness services available on both campuses, and to promote healthy behaviors. Our one-hour long lectures are presented by professional medical staff, most of whom are fellow Boston University employees. The events are conducted during lunchtime on the Charles River or Medical campuses, and light lunch is provided. Join us for a Health Promotion series and learn about topics that are relevant to you and your family from experts in the field. Those unable to attend in person are invited to join via webinars. Registration is required.

Exercise and Weight Loss: The Surprising Truth

Date: Wednesday, February 1st, 12pm-1pm

Location: BU Occupational Health Center, 930 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st floor (Pleasant Street entrance)

Just exercising may not be enough to help most people reduce body fat and keep it off. A comprehensive program is necessary to target the many factors that contribute to excess body-fat. This lecture will review what role exercise plays in making permanent changes in weight reduction.

Presenter: Rick DiScipio, Assistant Manager of Fitness/Department of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance

What You Will Learn:

  • Revving Up Your Metabolism
  • Strength Training versus Aerobics (which is better)
  • Recovery Nutrition 101
  • Breaking the Dreaded Weight Loss Plateau

Register to attend in person or via webinar

Be Well – Fitting in Exercise in our Lives 

Date: Wednesday, February 8th, 12pm-1pm

Location: Medical Campus L Building, School of Medicine room L211 (72 East Concord Street, Second Floor)

This interactive presentation will provide an overview of different types of exercise and physical activities. It will also increase mindfulness on ergonomics, footwear, and diet.   It will help identify strategies to incorporate exercise into our busy lifestyles. 

Presenter: Karen Mattie, MSPT, Director, Rehabilitation Services at Boston Medical Center

What You Will Learn:

  • How to start and maintain a regular exercise program
  • Types of exercise and examples of each
  • Strategies to increase overall fitness and activity level
  • Raise mindfulness to your body ergonomics, foot wear, and diet while at work

Register to attend in person

Please note: Webinar is not available for this presentation.

Maintenance of Bone Health: Prevention and Treatment for Osteoporosis

Date: Friday, February 17th, 12pm-1pm

Location: BU Occupational Health Center, 930 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st floor (Pleasant Street Entrance)

We will discuss what osteoporosis is, how to maintain bone health throughout life, and why calcium and vitamin D are important for bone health as well as overall health and well-being.  Strategies for preventing and treating osteoporosis will be outlined.

Presenter: Michael F Holick PhD M.D., Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics, Department of Medicine

What You Will Learn:

  • Perspectives on what osteoporosis is and its consequences on health
  • Diagnosis of osteoporosis and osteomalacia
  • Causes for bone loss in children and adults
  • How much vitamin D  and calcium do children and adults required to satisfy their requirement
  • The importance of vitamin D in reducing risk for many chronic illnesses

Register to attend in person or via webinar

What is the future for diabetes treatment?

Date: Tuesday, March 14th, 12pm-1pm

Location: BU Occupational Health Center, 930 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st floor (Pleasant Street Entrance)

Approximately 30 million Americans, or 10% of the population have diabetes.  This talk will review the different types of diabetes and focus on the applications of the diabetes technology.

Presenter: Ayse Sahin-Efe, MD, Boston Medical Center, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition; Instructor of Medicine, BUSM

What You Will Learn:

  • What is the difference of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?
  • Why do we need new treatments?
  • What is diabetes technology and who can use it?

Register to attend in person or via webinar

Men’s Health

Date: Tuesday, March 21st, 12pm-1pm

Location: Medical Campus L Building, School of Medicine room L109 A/B (72 East Concord Street, First Floor)

A general overview of commonly encountered men’s health topics including sexual health, infertility, prostate problems, and kidney stones.

Presenter: Mark H. Katz, M, Assistant Professor, Urology, Boston University School of Medicine

What You Will Learn:

  • Prostate Enlargement/Prostate Cancer
  •  Mens Sexual Health – Prevention and Treatment
  •  Infertility – Male issues
  •  Kidney stones awareness and prevention

Register to attend in person or via webinar

Transgender Medicine

Date: Thursday, March 30th, 12pm-1pm

Location: BU Occupational Health Center, 930 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st floor (Pleasant Street Entrance)

An overview of transgender medicine, biology of gender identity and the treatment strategies.

Presenter: Joshua D. Safer, MD, Medical Director, Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, Boston Medical Center

What You Will Learn:

  • Know that gender identity is biological
  • Understand the strategy underlying hormone treatment of transgender individuals
  • Be aware of pitfalls in transgender treatment

Register to attend in person or via webinar

Smile is a Universal Language 

Date: Wednesday, April 5th, 12pm-1pm

Location: BU Occupational Health Center, 930 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st floor (Pleasant Street Entrance)

Come join us for a presentation on the basics and dynamics of Cosmetic/Esthetic dentistry.

Presenter: Afsheen Lakhani DMD,CAGS, Clinical Instructor, BU Goldman School of Dental Medicine

What You Will Learn:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain Laminate Veneers
  • Bonding
  • Repairing Chipped Teeth
  • Same-Day Crowns
  • Implant-supported Crowns
  • Invisalign

Register to attend in person or via webinar

Travel Health: Tools for remaining safe and healthy during international travel

Date: Thursday, April 27th, 12pm-1pm

Location: BU Occupational Health Center, 930 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st floor (Pleasant Street Entrance)

Successful international travel goes beyond having the required immunizations.  This seminar will provide resources,  and examples of country specific information, tools for preparation and contingency planning.

  • Weighing risks and benefits of immunizations and prophylactic medications (preventative)
  • Travel safety considerations
  • Resources: internet and country
  • Contingency planning: lost identification to accidents

Presenter: Virginia Gutierrez, ANP-BC, COHN-s, Manager, Boston University Occupational Health Center

Register to attend in person or via webinar

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