Questions and Answers
From breakthroughs in organ transplant to advancements in brain care, the University Hospital Foundation’s Virtual Expeditions take you into the minds of the innovators themselves. So, if you missed the live event, or just want a refresher, get informed with questions and answers directly from these leading-edge doctors.
Past Virtual Expeditions
Virtual Expedition: Back to the Future of Organ TransplantsJoin Dr. Evangelos Michelakis on a journey "Back to the Future of Organ Transplants".
“Is it possible to induce hibernation in human organs? Of course it is.”
Dr. Michelakis and his team of researchers believe there is a way to activate that hibernation machinery that would enable the organs to “live” longer outside the body, giving transplant programs the ability to create organ banks similar to blood banks.
Virtual Expedition: The Medical Research Team that CouldOur popular Virtual Expedition series takes our audience to places in the Maz they’ve never been before.
Through progressive innovation, Dr. Welsh and his team have revolutionized the delivery of care to heart attack patients. “It’s the Edmonton Advantage. People say this is the best place in Canada to have a heart attack and our outcomes show they’re right.”
Watch an informative talk about the Vital Heart Response (VHR) program featuring Dr. Robert Welsh.
Virtual Expedition: Unlocking the Mystery of ALSLearn more about ALS, a devastating neurodegenerative disease.
Hear directly from two University Hospital Foundation funded researchers, Dr. Wendy Johnston and Dr. Sanjay Kalra as they share their expertise and highlight the latest ALS research. There is currently no known cause or cure, and the path to diagnosis can be prolonged and difficult. These experts are dedicated to improving the quality of life of those living with ALS.
Virtual Expedition: An Education on COVID Vaccines and their SafetyGet ‘An Education on COVID Vaccines and their Safety’ with Dr. D. Lorne Tyrrell, Distinguished University Professor, University of Alberta, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, and the Founding Director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology, and Dr. John Lewis, University of Alberta Professor, Department of Oncology, Division of Experimental Oncology and Founder and CEO of Entos Pharmaceuticals.
Virtual Expedition: It’s Time to Talk About End-Stage Kidney DiseaseLearn more about end-stage kidney disease, the official cause of the University Hospital Foundation’s 2021 Festival of Trees, and how your generosity can make life better for people living with it.
"It’s Time to Talk About End-Stage Kidney Disease" features two experts on kidney disease and dialysis, Dr. Kailash Jindal, Medical Director, Alberta Kidney Care – North, and Sandi Vanderzee, Executive Director, Alberta Kidney Care – North.
Virtual Estate Planning SeminarLearn about the benefits of estate planning, the steps you can take to get started, and how a gift in your will can help you achieve your legacy plans while maximizing your tax benefits.
You will also hear from neurosurgeon Dr. Keith Aronyk, a driving force behind the University Hospital Foundation’s Brain Centre Campaign, on the advancements in brain care at the University of Alberta Hospital, thanks to donor support.