DocTalks Archive


DocTalks is a series of community health discussions featuring leading physicians and researchers at St. Joseph’s Health Care London. Learn from the experts how St. Joseph’s is tackling the pressing health issues of our time and why it matters to you and your family. View the DocTalks line-up for 2019. Attendance is free but spaces are limited. Advance registration is required.

Archived DocTalks Lectures

July 11, 2019

Dr. Harold Kim - Combating Food Allergies Using the Body's Immune System

Dr. Kim is the Medical Director of St. Joseph’s Allergy and Immunology Program. He explains how certain food allergies can gradually be reduced or eliminated through the process of immunotherapy.

 March 12, 2019

Dr. John Denstedt - Kidney Stones: From Ancient Times to Modern Practice and Prevention

Dr. Denstedt is a surgeon at St. Joseph’s Hospital and professor at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He is also the former Chair/Chief of the Department of Surgery and a world renowned leader in the field of urology. Dr. Denstedt discusses how treatments for kidney stones have evolved over time, including current prevention strategies and how new research is unlocking new possibilities for the future.

January 31, 2019

Dr. Amer Burhan - Beyond Memory: How Alzheimer's and Other Dementias Affect Mental Health

Dr. Burhan is an expert in the field of neuropsychiatry. He discusses how Alzheimer’s and other cognitive diseases can impact the feelings and behaviours of individuals as well as their caregivers, and how research is shaping new treatment options for hard-to-treat depression.

November 14, 2018

Dr. Gerald Brock - Erectile Dysfunction: What it means for your heart health

Dr. Gerald Brock is the former President of the Canadian Urological Association and a leading researcher in the field of urology. He shares how erectile dysfunction research is uncovering new findings for men’s cardiovascular health. 

July 10, 2018

Dr. Michael Borrie - A better Brain: Maintaining Memory & Independence

Dr. Michael Borrie is the Medical Director of the Aging Brain and Memory Clinic and researcher with the Cognitive Clinical Research Group. He shares how research is detecting Alzheimer’s disease and dementias before symptoms emerge to help clinicians uncover ways to slow progression.

May 24, 2018

Dr. Sandra Northcott - Suicide Awareness and Prevention: What to say to those who may be at risk

Dr. Sandra Northcott, Interim Chief of Mental Health Care at St. Joseph's Health Care London shares the warning signs and symptoms of suicide ideation and offer support strategies to help you navigate this difficult topic with the people you love, especially with young adults.

Jan. 30, 2018

Dr. Gregor Reid - Probiotic Power: What a healthy gut can do for you

Watch Dr. Gregor Reid, scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute and one of the world’s leading experts on probiotics, explain how beneficial bacteria can have a dramatic effect on your overall health.

Mar. 22, 2018

Dr. Muriel Brackstone - Breast Defense: What the future of breast cancer treatment looks like

Dr. Muriel Brackstone is an Associate Scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute and Medical Director of the Breast Care Program at St. Joseph's Hospital. Below she shares how personalized medicine is shaping the future of breast cancer care.

DocTalks is a joint initiative presented by St. Joseph's Health Care London and St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation.

Dr. Brian Rotenberg - Sleeping Better: What it means for living longer

Dr. Brian Rotenberg is a surgeon with Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital and an Associate Professor and Residency Program Director at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University. He will share the latest in treatments for managing sleep disorders (snoring and apnea), how throat surgery can drastically change sleep apnea and how these advances can improve lives.


Last updated: Tue, 2019-08-13 11:48