“Millennium Development Goals and Public Health Challenges”
The Bank of America lecture series will begin with “AIDS-Free World” co-founder and co-director Stephen Lewis’ lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Alvarez Union Smith 900 Room, Davidson College, Davidson. Free. Details: 704-894-2170.
Free flu shots for veterans
Members of the Rural Health program team from the W.G. “Bill” Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury will provide free flu shots and VA services 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at VFW Post 2423, 124 N. Indian Trail Road, Indian Trail. Shots will be available to all veterans currently using VA health care or those possessing a DD-1214 and valid photo ID. VA personnel can help with completing enrollment applications, requesting DD Form 214 and additional services. Details: 1800-469-8262 ext. 4958; 1.usa.gov/16haori.
Carolinas HealthCare System’s CMC-Mercy is hosting a community seminar series with Dr. Bernard Taylor and Dr. Ericka Vaughn presenting “Regaining Control: Urinary Incontinence and You.” Learn about the types of urinary incontinence, causes for loss of bladder control and treatment options. The event is 6 p.m. Nov. 5, CMC-Mercy, 2001 Vail Ave. Preregistration requested by Thursday. Details and to register: 704-304-5192.
Lunch and learn about dementia
The Carriage Club of Charlotte will host a three-part seminar for those caring for a loved one with dementia 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Nov. 4, 6 and 8 at Carriage Club, Brookdale Community, 5800 Old Providence Road.
Barbara Drum, director of Clare Bridge, will present information about dementia, caregiver training and support. Free; lunch will be served. RSVP by Friday: 704-366-4960, email@example.com.
“Every Connection Counts”
The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host its 2013 education conference and 44th annual meeting 8 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Saturday at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. Dr. Jeffrey A. Cohen – MS specialist at Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center in Cleveland, Ohio – will deliver the keynote address, “Adult Stem Cells to Treat MS.” . Registration is $5 and includes lunch. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Details and to register: bit.ly/17o7sMB.
FARE Walk for Food Allergy
This family-friendly event helps raise funds and awareness for those living with food allergies. Registration and check-in is 1-2 p.m. with a ceremony at 2 p.m. and the walk following on Saturday at Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd. Details: bit.ly/1cmZV2u
“Hard Hits: Concussions and the modern athlete”
The UNC Charlotte Center for Ethics will host this panel discussion at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at UNCC Center City, 320 E. Ninth St. This is the final program in the yearlong “Sports in the New South: Culture, Color and Cash” series and will feature a panel of professionals and researchers from medical and athletic communities. A reception will follow. Seats are limited. RSVP: 704-687-0082; firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional details: newsouth.uncc.edu.
Huntington Study Group symposium
The Huntingon Study Group will host its annual symposium Nov. 7-9 at the Omni Charlotte Hotel, 132 E. Trade St. The HSG uses this annual, internationally recognized forum for training and education of Huntington Disease researchers and to present new findings and treatments. There is no registration fee for the Huntington Disease community or their family members; fees for industry professionals; physicians and non-physician health care providers vary. Details and to register: bit.ly/17swhVj.
“Surviving the Holidays”
This GriefShare seminar will be 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 9 at Calvary Baptist Church, 830 N. Jones Ave., Rock Hill. Holidays can be painful no matter how long it’s been since a loved one has died. This free two-hour seminar will provide encouragement and help to survive the holidays, as well as new reasons to enjoy them again. Details: email@example.com. To register: bit.ly/16h7Mtt.
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