Challenges in Molecular Medicine

MOLMED 504
SLN:
1.5 credits

Spring
Meeting Time TBC
Location TBC

Each year, this class focuses on an important topic in medicine and science. Lectures introduce clinical and basic science background, followed by a seminar/discussion with speakers. Lectures are open to interested parties. The post-lecture seminar/discussion is open only to enrolled students.

The topic for Spring Quarter 2015 is “Sepsis – A Persistent Challenge in Critically Ill Patients.” MolMed 504 is chaired by Dr. Conrad Liles, Associate Chair and Professor, UW Medicine.

MolMed 504 Spring Quarter 2015 Schedule

Week 1: May 13
Conrad Liles, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine/Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Univeristy of Washington
Title: Sepsis – the grim reaper of critically ill patients: overview and new insights into pathogenesis

Week 2: May 20
Bill Altemeier, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine/Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington
Title: Acute respiratory distress syndrome – a major cause of morbidity and mortality in sepsis

Week 3: May 27
Mark Wurfel, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine/Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington
Title: Genomics of sepsis and critical illness

Week 4: June 3
Srinivas Murthy, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics/Division of Critical Care, University of British Columbia
Title: Ebola – first-hand observations from the front line of the epidemic

Week 5: June 10
Eoin West, MD, MPH, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine/Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington
Title: Sepsis – a major but underappreciated cause of morbidity and mortality in the developing world

 

Past topics have included:

2007: Challenges in Malaria
2008: Challenges in Gene Therapy
2009: Hepatitis C Virus–A Global Pandemic
2010: Challenges in Stem Cell Research
2011: The Neurobiology of Addiction
2012: Challenges in Cancer Treatment
2013: Opportunities for innovative applications of technology to disease
2014: Challenges in HIV
2015: Sepsis – A Persistent Challenge in Critically Ill Patients
Webcasts View the Webcasts of the Challenges 2009 Lectures

Sponsorship by:

University of Washington HHMI Gates Foundation Seattle Biomed