OLLI Lecture Series

Dominican’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has made a commitment to provide stimulating lectures on a wide variety of topics throughout the academic year.

The following lectures are free to OLLI members ($10 for non-members). Registration for these lectures will not be taken in advance. Seating is on a first come first serve basis at the door. All lectures are held from 12:05 – 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons.

Reflections after 50 plus years as Pediatric Oncologist

A professor emeritus at UCSF comments on his experiences of over 55 years as a pediatric oncologist. There will be some basic science, clinical research, touches of medical ethics, poignant stories of families, and reflections about how caring for very sick children helps to develop a personal way to face growing old.

Lecturer: Arthur Ablin, MD - Read his biography
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Location: Creekside Room, Dominican Campus


Recent Advances and Challenges in Medicine

Medicine has made remarkable advances in the past decade. The confluence of the various fields of research, such as genetics, immunology, drugs and public health has led to dramatic changes in how we treat diseases. These advances create new challenges that we must face. What does this mean to you?

Lecturer: Paul Davidson, MD - Read his biography
Date: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
Location: TBD, Dominican Campus


Prescription Drug Use in Marin, Is There a Drug Epidemic?

Marin County is one of the healthiest places in the United States to live. There is national data to support our health status. However one topic needs addressing, binge drinking. In addition there is a national trend for increasing drug use, particularly narcotics, sedatives and stimulants and Marin is no exception. The trend points to an epidemic amongst our population. Is increasing drug use appropriate or not? This presentation will help you understand the drug issues.

Lecturer: Paul Lofholm, MD - Read his biography
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Location: Creekside Room, Dominican Campus


All About Memory

This talk will answer crucial questions about memory loss. What causes it? Is it necessary and inevitable as we age or sometimes imagined? How can we prevent or mitigate it? What does the latest research show?

Lecturer: Allen Bernstein, MD - Read his biography
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Location: TBD, Dominican Campus