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MCA Speaker Series
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All speakers in this series are members of MCA.
How the COVID Pandemic Affected Poisonings and Overdoses in the United States
The COVID pandemic changed virtually every aspect of daily life while stressing our medical care system to its limits. One collateral effect of the COVID pandemic is the exacerbation of the opioid epidemic along with misuse of drugs that were not approved to treat or prevent COVID infections. Additionally, use of recreational drugs increased while mental health issues resulted in an increase in drug overdoses that further stressed our healthcare system. This talk will explore these collateral effects of the COVID pandemic from a Medical Toxicology perspective.
About the Presenter
Jerrold B. Leikin MD is a board certified Medical Toxicologist and Addiction Medicine specialist who is a consultant with the Illinois Poison Center and a Professor of Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois.
Biden: One Year Later
We will look at what Biden promised, what he delivered and what he failed to do-and why.
Terry Weiner is the Chauncy H. Winters Professor of Comparative Social Analysis in the Political Science Department at Union College in NY.
The 60's to '90s: The Emergence of Jews in Film
Several years ago, Steve traced the role of Jews in film through the 1950's. Steve will continue his social anthropological look at the period from 1960 through the 1980's. We will examine portrayal of Jews, the Holocaust in film, and the active role Jews played in the film industry.
Steve retired as the president of the Schreier Group, which provided consulting to non-profit organizations and philanthropic foundations and has served in leadership roles of several Jewish organizations. Prior to this, Steve worked for the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology as a Sr VicePreident for over 21 years. Steve earned an AbD from the University of British Columbia. He is a film buff
Did You Know Naples Is Part of the Blue Zones Project and Has Been Ranked 1st
For Wellness and Health 4 of the Last 5 Years
Dr. Allen Weiss
In this presentation, Mr. Weiss will:
Having practiced rheumatology, internal medicine, and geriatrics for 23 years and been President and CEO for 18 years of a 716-bed, two-hospital integrated system, Dr. Weiss now has a national scope focused on prevention as Chief Medical Officer for the Blue Zones Project
The Art and Politics of Arthur Szyk
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