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.

Virtual Expeditions

June 24, 2021

Virtual Expedition: Unlocking the Mystery of ALS

Learn 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.
May 18, 2021

Virtual Expedition: An Education on COVID Vaccines and their Safety

Get ‘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.
November 4, 2021

Virtual Expedition: It’s Time to Talk About End-Stage Kidney Disease

Learn 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.
October 26, 2021

Virtual Estate Planning Seminar

Learn 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.
February 25, 2021

Q & A with Dr. Nagendran

Dr. Jayan Nagendran is a cardiac surgeon, the Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation at the University of Alberta and the Director of Research for the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. His research in the Ex-Vivo Organ Support System (EVOSS), which makes it possible to keep donor lungs “alive” outside the body, is increasing organ quality and availability for transplantation.
February 18, 2021

Q & A with Dr. Bainey

Dr. Kevin Bainey is an Interventional Cardiologist at the University of Alberta Hospital’s Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. His commitment to saving the lives of patients who would not survive open heart surgery is one more reason why the Maz is regarded as one of the finest heart institutes in North America.

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