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Come Out to the 5th Annual Health Studies Day on January 23
January 1, 2007

Free Public Event to Feature Presentations on Maternal Prenatal Attachment, the Link between Dreams and Health, and the Age of Delayed Degenerative Diseases

Trent University’s Centre for Health Studies is hosting its fifth annual Health Studies Day on Tuesday, January 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Junior Common Room at Scott House on the Traill College campus.

Organized to highlight the types of health research underway at Trent, this year’s Health Studies Day will feature a range of speakers and topics from many different disciplines including Ancient History and Classics, Psychology, Philosophy, Nursing, and Sociology. Presentations of note include: Dreams and Health: Examining the Connection; Why Love Matters to our Physical Health: Maternal Prenatal Attachment and Infant Illness in the First Six Months of Life; and A Death of a Thousand Cuts: How Private Profit Seeks to Destabilize Public Medicare Systems.

A complete agenda is as follows:

1:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Deborah Kennett, Director, Centre of Health Studies

1:15 p.m. A New Look at an Old Plague
Ian C. Storey and Ian McIntyre, Ancient History and Classics

1:45 p.m. Why Love Matters to Our Physical Health: Maternal Prenatal Attachment and Infant Illness in the First Six Months of Life
Elaine Scharfe and Nicole Black, Psychology

2:15 p.m. Dreams and Health: Examining the Connection David B. King, Psychology

2:45 p.m. On Time and Chronic Disease: A Phenomenological Study of Diabetes
David Morris, Philosophy

3:15 p.m. Mortality Data in the Age of Delayed Degenerative Diseases: A Canadian Perspective
Beryl Cable-Williams, Nursing

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Some Ethical Dilemmas in the Distribution of Health Care
Jo Anne Colson, Canadian and Native Studies

4:15 p.m. The Paradox of Volunteer Caregiving in the Countryside
Mark Skinner, Geography

4:45 p.m. A Death of a Thousand Cuts: How Private Profit Seeks to Destabilize Public Medicare Systems
Rory Coughlan, Psychology

5:15 p.m. Medicines Proliferation: Reflections on a Sociology of Pharmaceutical Health Care
Peri Ballantyne, Sociology

5:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
Deborah Kennett, Director, Centre of Health Studies

There is no charge to attend the fifth annual Health Studies Day and coffee, tea, water and desserts will be available throughout the day.

To learn more about Trent’s Centre for Health Studies, visit our site.

Media are welcome and encouraged to attend this event.

For more information, please contact:

Deborah Kennett, Director, Centre for Health Studies, at (705) 748-1011 x1206 or dkennett@trentu.ca



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