Nerd Nite #47 is happening at WURST on October 17th:

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Doors open at 6:00pm, talks start at 7:00pm)
Where: WURST (2437 4 St SW)
Tickets: $10 plus fees – tickets

This is an 18+ event.


Presentation # 1:

Chernobyl, Zombie Apocalypse, & Climate Armageddon: the role of Public Health in prevention & mitigation.

Franco A. Rizzuti BSc MD, Senior Public Health & Preventive Medicine Resident Physician | University of Calgary/ AHS-Calgary Zone; President, Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta (PARA)

Exploring emergency & disaster management using 3 known case studies, with a public health & preventive medicine twist.


Dr. Franco Rizzuti is a senior resident physician in Public Health & Preventive Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services-Calgary Zone. He’s also the President for the Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta (PARA). Since 2010 Franco has held various leadership and board roles within the university, medical education, and healthcare/health systems. He has a keen interest in emergency disaster management, population informatics & health system transformation, including recent work in revising AHS’s communicable disease emergency response plan.

Presentation # 2:

Starting from the Bottom: The World of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Stephanie Coward, PhD

Come on a journey—from gum to bum—through the world of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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Stephanie has spent both her MSc and PhD exploring the epidemiology of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Canada. The focus of her research extends from defining the current Canadian burden (i.e., diagnoses, hospitalizations, and medication use) of IBD and working to forecast the burden into the future—without the use of a crystal ball.

Presentation # 3:

This nerd will blow your nerdy mind!