2019 Schedule

Friday, June 21st
Friday, June 21st
12:00pm–12:50pm MDT
2019 Health
The Pros and Cons of E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are getting our children addicted to nicotine and may be dangerous to the developing brain. More young people now use e-cigs than tobacco and there is growing concern that someone who vapes will eventually start smoking conventional cigarettes. So why not just ban e-cigs, or at least regulate them more vigorously? In part, because many researchers believe they are less harmful than to...

Limelight Hotel — Lunch Session On Campus
In town event
Saturday, June 22nd
8:00am–08:50am MDT
2019 Health
Immunotherapy: Supporting the Body's Fight Against Cancer

It’s no secret that chemotherapy is a brutal and all-too-often unsuccessful way to treat cancer, one that harms healthy cells even as it tries to ferret out malignant ones. The search for alternatives is leading researchers deep into the human immune system, seeking ways to exploit the body’s extraordinary drive to heal. They are going to the frontlines of science to understand the pathways that r...

Limelight Hotel — Breakfast Talk
In town event
12:00pm–12:50pm MDT
2019 Health
Change of Heart: New Findings in Cardiology

Conventional wisdom about heart disease was upended twice within a few short months this year. First, the longstanding recommendation urging just about everyone over 50 to take a daily low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attacks was tossed out. Then, we discovered that many people who need to have a heart valve replaced can avoid the rigors of open-heart surgery in favor of a much less invasive tech...

Limelight Hotel — Lunch Session In Town
In town event
5:30pm–06:30pm MDT
2019 Health
Wiped Out: Medical Debt in America

Medical debt is the number one reason people go bankrupt in the United States. Seventy-nine million Americans, including seven million elderly people on Medicare, are either paying off medical bills or struggling with costs they can’t cover. Worse, this often triggers a cascading financial catastrophe, as unpaid bills move through a credit-damaging collections process. Absent a societal consensus...

Limelight Hotel — Evening Session
In town event
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