Lecture Series @ Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Fall 2019



Fall 2019 Semester begins Tuesday, September 3rd!
Class time: 9:00 – 10:15 am
Register Online: http://www.olli.udel.edu/wilmington/registration/

September 3, 2019:
The PreDiabetic Discussion

September 10, 2019: Biosafety

September 17, 2019: Athersclerosis

September 24, 2019: Bone Health

October 1, 2019: Trends in Healthcare

October 8, 2019: Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Contemporary Surgical Management

October 15, 2019: Measles Update

October 22, 2019: Socioeconomic Variation and Cancer

October 29: Spleen 101

November 5: Hypertension / Kidney

November 12: About the Medical Society of Delaware

November 19: Respiratory Therapy

November 26: Thanksgiving Break, No Class

December 3: Neuro-Movement Disorder Case Studies

Mini Med 2018 On YouTube!

Did you miss 2018’s Mini Medical School? Watch it on YouTube!

The 2018 Mini Medical School program, a collaboration between the Delaware Academy of Medicine and Christiana Care Health System, concluded in April, with six lectures and hundreds of eager-to-learn attendees. For the first time in the annual program’s history, the lectures have been captured on video and are now available for viewing on YouTube.

Watch here!

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds

Maternal Immunization: Current Status and Future Directions

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
1:00 pm ET
Watch in person (Global Communications Center, Building 19), or live via webcast.


Pregnant women should routinely receive the Tdap (pertussis) vaccine and the influenza (flu) vaccine, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These vaccines have been shown to provide significant benefits to mother and baby.

Maternal Tdap vaccination helps protect infants who are at the greatest risk for developing pertussis (whooping cough) and its life-threatening complications. Flu vaccination during pregnancy is safe and helps protect babies from influenza for several months after birth. This is important because babies younger than 6 months of age are too young to get a flu vaccine. While Tdap and the flu vaccine are effective and safe, vaccination coverage of pregnant women remains too low.

Join us to learn about the burden of influenza and pertussis during pregnancy and among infants, the benefits of maternal immunization, and the development of new vaccines. Speakers will explore the barriers to immunizations and highlight Grady Memorial Hospital’s successes with maternal immunization.


Previous Grand Rounds

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Innovative Discoveries Series

Opioid Overdose Education with Naloxone Take Home in the Emergency Department

The opioid epidemic has become the largest national health crisis of our lifetime.   There are an estimated 1.9 million people or more addicted to prescription opioids with 4.3 million people using this class of drug for non-medical reasons.  Heroin contributes to a large number of drug overdose deaths each year in the United States.  Those patients that are identified as having an opioid use disorder when presenting to the ED for care offer healthcare providers the opportunity to educate and initiate overdose prevention measures.

This presentation will discuss a study done regarding opioid overdose education and naloxone take home that was done in the Christiana emergency department that includes results, educational opportunities and planned path forward for patients with a substance use disorder that present to the emergency department.


Presented By:

Karen Toulson, DNP, RN, MBA, CEN, NE-BC

Director of Clinical Operations, Christiana Hospital Emergency Department
Nurse Leader, Christiana Care Health System


Free!  Lunch will be served!

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.


Friday, October 11, 2019
Noon to 1 p.m.
In-person: Christiana Hospital, Room 1100
Online: Watch live at https://bluejeans.com/361095905
Or join meeting ID 361095905 on the BlueJeans app on your smartphone or tablet

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Upcoming Lectures:

November 01: Disaster Epidemiology: Measuring the Health Impacts of Disasters