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Johns Hopkins Medicine is pleased to offer free in person and online seminars throughout the year featuring our own experts who present the latest information on a variety of health topics. Each seminar is interactive and followed by a Q&A session with the presenter.

Online seminars: Each online seminar is live and consists of a 30 minute presentation followed by a 30 minute interactive question-and-answer session with the physician. Enjoy the presentations anywhere in the world, from the comfort of your own home, at no cost. Internet connection is required.

In person seminars: Local to the Baltimore, Md area? Join us for free in person seminars for a chance to connect with physicians and hear about the latest health information face-to-face.

Online Seminars

Advances in the Treatment of Pediatric Brain Tumors

Join Alan Cohen, M.D., Johns Hopkins’ director of pediatric neurosurgery, as he discusses the latest surgical treatment options for pediatric brain tumors, including minimally invasive techniques.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

7–8 p.m. EST

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Advances in the Treatment of Pediatric Brain Tumors
Individualized Prostate Cancer Care

Prostate cancer detection and treatment is advancing rapidly. Join urologist, Dr. Ballentine Carter in an interactive discussion about the new research and data driven information that will help physicians provide individualized care to prostate cancer patients that will in turn, result in better outcomes and prognosis.  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

7–8 p.m. EST

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Individualized Prostate Cancer Care
Insights on Inflammation

Inflammation has been found to be an underlying cause of many diseases, making it a hot topic in health media. But what do we really know about inflammation and its effects on the body? What are the causes, symptoms and treatment of this key driver of autoimmune disease, heart disease and chronic illness? Join rheumatologist, Jemima Albayda, M.D., to learn about the strategies to prevent and mitigate inflammation.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

7–8 p.m. EST

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Latest Treatment Options for Thyroid and Parathyroid Tumors and Nodules

Join Johns Hopkins head and neck endocrine surgeon Jonathon Russell, M.D., as he explains the latest techniques to treat thyroid and parathyroid tumors, including a new scarless approach for those who are worried about a neck incision.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

7–8 p.m. EST

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Latest Treatment Options for Thyroid and Parathyroid Tumors and Nodules
Latest Treatment Options for Brain Aneurysms

Join Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Rafael Tamargo, M.D., as he discusses brain aneurysms and the latest surgical and endovascular treatment options.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

7–8 p.m. EST

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Latest Treatment Options for Brain Aneurysms
Liver Cancer: What You Need to Know

Your liver is the single largest organ in the body and performs more than 500 functions. As with all parts of the body, it is also susceptible to cancer. Learn more about screening tests used to detect liver cancer, risk factors and treatment options from surgical oncologists Dr. Matthew Weiss and Dr. Jin He, who specialize in treating liver cancer with minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

7–8 p.m. EST

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Liver Cancer: What You Need to Know
Best Practices for a Healthy Voice

Join Lee Akst, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Voice Center, as he discusses common voice issues and what you can do to maintain a healthy voice.

Monday, April 3, 2017

7–8 p.m. EST

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Best Practices for a Healthy Voice
Managing Menopause Matters

Menopause is a natural part of aging in women. It affects each woman differently, and the symptoms associated with menopause can be difficult for some. Learn from Wen Shen, M.D., director of the Menopause Consultation Clinic, about menopause symptoms and the latest treatment options. Knowing what to expect can help you stay as healthy as possible during this phase of your life. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7–8 p.m. EST

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Managing Menopause Matters
Stomach Cancer: Know Your Risks & Treatment Options

Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Learn about risk factors and available treatment options for advanced stage gastric cancer from surgical oncologist  Dr. Nita Ahuja, as well as early stage treatments from gastroenterologist Dr. Saowanee Ngamruenphong.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

7–8 p.m. EST

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Stomach Cancer: Know Your Risks & Treatment Options

In Person Seminars

Weight Loss Surgery Seminars

For individuals 100 pounds or more overweight who are considering weight loss surgery, and required to receive a consult for bariatric surgery. This seminar is offered at locations in Baltimore and Columbia, as well as at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. View a complete listing of dates and locations or register online.

Location:
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Medicine Education Center
4940 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224

Register online or call 410-550-0409.

Weight Loss Surgery Seminars
Johns Hopkins Vein Centers

Are you suffering from varicose or spider veins?

The Johns Hopkins Vein Centers treats the full spectrum of vein conditions using the latest minimally invasive and surgical techniques.

Visit us online for a list of dates for our free varicose vein screenings.

The ABCs of Kidney Disease

For individuals recently diagnosed with kidney disease who want to learn about normal kidney function, the causes and stages of chronic kidney disease, the effects of kidney disease on the body and treatment options for kidney disease and failure.

This seminar is offered on a monthly basis at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center from 5 to 6 p.m. Family and friends who also wish to learn more are welcome to attend.

  • February 28

  • April 25

  • May 23

  • June 27

  • July 25

  • August 22

  • November 14

  • December 5

Register online or call 410-550-2820.

The ABCs of Kidney Disease
Dialysis and Transplantation: Making the Best Decision for You

For patients with chronic kidney disease who want to learn about the treatment of kidney failure, types of dialysis, dialysis access options and kidney transplant workups. Drs. Daphne Knicely and Sumeska Thavarajah will lead the discussion along with dialysis and transplant patients.

Tuesday, March 14
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Johns Hopkins Bayview

Register online or call 410-550-KNOW (5669).

Dialysis and Transplantation: Making the Best Decision for You
What’s Your Gut Feeling?

Join physicians and staff from the Amos Center for Food, Body and Mind to learn how your diet could be affecting your digestive system, mental health and energy levels.

Monday, April 17
5:30 to 7 p.m.

Harrison Library and Education Center (located on the
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus)

To register, please call 410-502-7173.

What’s Your Gut Feeling?