NCCAR invites you to a lecture by professor Earle Waugh from the faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta.
New Therapies, New Caring in the Middle East
In a recent tour focusing on medical and cultural issues relative to health in the Middle East Dr. Earle Waugh visited Syria, Lebanon and Egypt. One aspect stands out: a shift to engagement with new ideas is underway. In this presentation, Dr. Waugh will survey some of the issues around stem cell therapy, the use of opioids at end-of-life care and developing caregiving structures in Canada and Middle East.
Date: Wednesday May 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM (Coffee and sandwiches will be served)
Location: Canadian Druze Centre 14304 – 134 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta
Please RSVP: Ahmad Jawad, 7808-906-9845 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About our speaker:
Dr. Earl Waugh: http://www.familymed.med.ualberta.ca/Home/Administration/FacultyStaff/waugh.cfm
Earle H. Waugh, PhD
DESIGNATION: Director of the Centre for the Cross-Cultural Study of Health and Healing
Earle H. Waugh is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies and Director of the Centre for the Cross-Cultural Study of Health and Healing in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta. He focused his early research and writing on two cultural areas critical today: Islamic studies and Aboriginal Studies. He has written or edited over a dozen books, dictionaries and studies; his awards include: Gold Medal, Best Documentary Films/Adult Educational, Houston International Film Festival, The Sacred Circle, Canadian Studies Book of the Year (Alberta Elders Cree Dictionary), and the Henry Kreisel Award of Excellence in Teaching, and the UA’s Middle East Studies Lifetime Achievement Award. His study on Morocco was short listed for the prestigious Albert Hourani Best book on the Middle East in 2007. Professor Waugh lectures and consults widely on health-care and culture and has provided seminars for hospitals, pharmacy seniors, graduate physicians and health care professionals throughout the province. His long commitment to education about minority groups and his promotion of understanding of Muslim and Indigenous cultures was recognized in 2005 by the awarding of the prestigious Salvos Prelorentzos Award for Peace Education by Project Ploughshares.