Mini Med School 2018: Healthy Starts for a Healthy Life



Explore the world of health promotion and disease prevention.

Discover how researchers are studying mechanisms of health and disease to help foster healthy life trajectories for children, from the prenatal period to adolescence.

Presented by Mini Med School Dean Dr. Manish Sadarangani.


This 6-week seminar series will give a basic understanding of disease prevention while exploring the up-to-the-minute biomedical research, clinical applications and social/ethical implications related to the field. Please note, the course content has been designed for students in grades 10-12. 

  • Wednesday, October 17
    • Non-experimental research: Working with big data to improve the health of mothers and babies - Dr. KS Joseph
    • The origins of treatment as prevention for HIV - Dr. Deborah Money
  • Wednesday, October 24
  • Wednesday, November 7
    • Just Breathe! Mindfulness for Adolescent Stress and Anxiety Management -
      Dr. Dzung X. Vo
    • The same and different challenges of disease prevention in Indigenous communities -
      Dr. Jeff Reading
  • Wednesday, November 14
  • Wednesday, November 21
  • Wednesday, November 28
    • How to make an early start in a successful research career during med school -
      Dr. Rebecca Ronsley
    • The importance of translational medical research by non-medics - Dr. Sarah Moore

Interested in participating?

Admission is free but space is LIMITED. Participation is expected for all six sessions (Wednesday, October 17 to Wednesday, November 28). Each session is scheduled for 7:00 - 9:00 pm. The series will be held at the Chan Centre for Family Health Education at BC Children's Hospital, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver. 

Not available to attend all six sessions? Sessions will be recorded and viewable online within 72-hours. Registration is not required for streaming.