University of Washington

Challenges in Molecular Medicine
MOLMED 504, 1.5 credits

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

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