May 15, 2012

'My Health Chat': Discoveries in Neurosciences to be Wednesday, May 16, 2 p.m.

The May program for "My Health Chat" will be the fascinating field of neurosciences.

Panelists will be Reid Thompson, M.D., chair of Neurosurgery and director of the Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center, and Jeff Conn, Ph.D., who directs the Vanderbilt Center for Neurosciences Drug Discovery.

Topics will range from the latest innovative approaches in neurosurgery to the development of new targeted drugs and the promise of personalized medicine for such daunting diseases as brain cancer, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and depression.

Hosted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center and moderated by Jim Jirjis, M.D., these 30-minute live interactive video chats offer the public a chance to hear from and ask questions of scientists and physicians on the leading edge of advances in medicine.

The event will be streamed live from 2 p.m.-2:30 p.m. CDT, May 16, on Facebook and at

Visit to register.

Questions may be submitted live during the chat or in advance by:
- Posting them on Vanderbilt Health’s Facebook page (
- Sending them on Twitter to @VUMCHealth or with #MyHealthChat
- Emailing them to

The chats are archived at for future viewing. Past topics include advances in heart disease, cancer, pediatrics, and developmental disabilities, autism, the future of personalized medicine, and cancer drug discovery. June’s will be “Advances in Diabetes Research.”