2018-2019 Partnership Educational Series 

Kickoff Evening Reception
6-7 p.m.
The Briar Club 
2603 Timmons Lane
Registration is at 5:30 p.m. 

Date
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 
Advances in Sports Medicine: Staying at the Top of Your Game
Join us as we kickoff the year with a special evening reception led by our very own jock-turned-doc, Mark Adickes, M.D., former NFL offensive lineman and chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Adickes and Rosalyn Nguyen, M.D., assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, will discuss recent advances in sports medicine discovered by Baylor physician-scientists and ways you can prevent injury and stay in shape as you age.

Luncheons
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Briar Club 
2603 Timmons Lane
Registration is at 11 a.m. 
Location and time are the same for all luncheons. 

Dates
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 
Solutions for Global Health Challenges
How can low-cost, battery-operated, portable technologies address cancer and chronic disease in low-resource areas, such as West Africa, India, China and Central America? From the SmartPod to 3D-printing and prostheses, hackathons to Medicine on Mars, Sharmila Anandasabapathy, M.D., director of Baylor College of Medicine Global Health and the Baylor Global Innovation Center, will discuss new, environmentally friendly approaches to addressing the worldwide disease burden.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 
Things that Fly and Bite: Bug-Borne Diseases and Staying Healthy
Following the outbreak of the deadly Zika virus, bug-borne diseases have hit mainstream media, but is this the only virus we should know about? Laila Woc-Colburn, M.D., medical director of the Baylor Medicine Infectious Disease Group and the Tropical Medicine Clinic, will discuss “The Most Important Diseases You've Never Heard Of” and tell you how you can keep you and your family safe against insect-borne diseases. Dr. Woc-Colburn also will share ways the clinic prevents, diagnoses and treats common and neglected tropical diseases in the Houston metropolitan population.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 
Micro-What? The Microbiome and Your Health
What is a microbiome? Do probiotics really work? Join us for a discussion aimed to strengthen your understanding of the gut-brain connection led by Joseph Petrosino, Ph.D., director of the Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research. Dr. Petrosino also will discuss how recent advances in DNA sequencing technologies have given us a closer look at the microbiome and how these cells can help physicians reduce symptoms and eliminate disease in the gut.

2018-2019 Partnership Grand Round Tours

Reserved for Partnership members | Dates and times to be announced 

November 2018
Baylor College of Medicine Surgical Simulation Lab
Tour Baylor College of Medicine's Surgical Simulation Lab, a newly renovated 4,000-square-foot lab that serves as a comprehensive resource for surgical learning and training residents and fellows in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques. The center features a wide variety of state-of-the-art computerized surgical simulators, a series of basic skills stations, two fully equipped operating rooms with fluoroscopic imaging capabilities and the latest telecommunication technologies that allow faculty and staff to observe operating room activity from the conference room next door and record the activity for future use.

March 2019
Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions
Tour the Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions, the first school of its kind in the nation designed to increase opportunities for all students to access careers in medicine, science and the health professions. This unique partnership between HISD and Baylor provides students with a challenging, well-balanced college preparatory program that focuses on educational experiences in science and the health professions, and furthers an understanding and appreciation of our diverse community. 

Opportunities to Support Students

BCM Wellness 5K Race / Walk
Oct. 13, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. | Texas Medical Center Commons

Food for Finals
December 2018
May 2019
Dates and times to be announced