University of Manitoba Café Scientifique

Interested in talking and learning more about different health topics and related research? Café Scientifique brings together experts with non-researchers (you, me, neighbours, friends) in a relaxed atmosphere to talk about their research and the questions it raises. Come and join the discussion!

Endocrine Disorders:
Overeating, Obesity And Diabetes
A Perspective From Our Medical Researchers
Of The Future, Our “students”

November 24, 2014 – 7 p.m.
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg

To assist in planning seating RSVP to: or 204-474-6689

Obesity and diabetes is increasing, with Canada now ranking number three among European and North American countries. We are seeing unprecedented numbers in our youth population. What research is needed to prevent, treat and/or manage the obesity epidemic, diabetes and its complications? How are research findings used by the general public, scientists and in clinical practice to help the patient? What is required to see more effective translation of research findings? Enter the discussion and hear the perspective of our students, the next generation of biomedical and clinician scientists.


Jennifer Enns,
PhD student, Physiology & Pathophysiology, U of M

Dr. Janice Ho,
MD, Endocrine Resident, Post-Graduate Medical Education, U of M

Dr. Martin Sénéchal,
PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Manitoba Institute of Child Health; Pediatrics & Child Health, U of M

Hana Vakili,
PhD student, Physiology & Pathophysiology, U of M


Dr. Jon McGavock,
Robert Wallace Cameron Chair in Evidence Based Child Health, and an Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, U of M, and Research Scientist, Manitoba Institute of Child Health