Nothando Swan, one of our first year medical students is heading up a new initiative, Community Health Talks, which begin Feb. 20 at 6:00 p.m. in room 132 of the School of Medicine Building.   She writes:

Our medical students at Queen’s University are privileged to study in a state-of-the-art facility taught by experts in the medical field. But what of those who are equally interested in health education but are not medical students?

Queen’s Medicine Health Talks is a new student initiative that invites the public to the School of Medicine Building to engage in lectures on a number of clinically relevant topics. Through a service-learning model, medical students will present lectures with the aim of welcoming and integrating Kingstonians in medical learning. The presentations will be followed by question and answer sessions led by community physicians.

In honour of National Heart Month, the first talk on February 20th is entitled Let’s Talk Heart Health, featuring Dr. Sanfilippo, cardiologist and Associate Dean of the School of Medicine.

The event will run on February 20, 2014, from 6:00-7:00PM in the School of Medicine Building, room 132. 

Subsequent talks will be held on March 27th and April 17th. The events are for the public and all are welcome.

If you would like to attend, or would like more information about this event, please email