FHN Speaker Series

The FHN Speaker Series is designed to provide the community with timely and relevant healthcare news and information. These free and open-to-the-public presentations feature FHN providers and healthcare professionals sharing their expertise to help people in our community become healthier and better-informed healthcare consumers. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A session to allow time for guests to get related information of interest. On most occasions, our presenters are able to stay for a time to chat individually with audience members.

Past Speakers Series titles have included Smart and Healthy Grocery Shopping, Kidney and Urologic Health, Understanding Stroke and Stroke Care, and Maybe It's Just Heartburn. Maybe It's Not.

See the listing and register for upcoming Speaker Series presentations below. For more information about FHN's Speakers Series, call toll-free 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 901.


FHN Speaker Series: The Connection Between Your Diet and Cancer

Cancelled - Thursday, April 9, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive, Freeport
Join oncologist Arshad Shaikh MD from the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital to learn about importance of general wellness, specifically the types of food you eat, in preventing and treating cancer. Dr. Shaikh will focus on research showing the connection between diet - and obesity - and cancer, as well as answering questions about the university-level treatments available right here, close to home. Discover the holistic approach that FHN promotes to provide support for cancer patients!


FHN Speaker Series: Stroke: Know the Signs, Save a Life

Thursday, May 7, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive, Freeport
Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. Every 4 minutes, someone dies of stroke. Every year, almost 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke – and more than 600,000 are first attacks. Stroke is also the country's leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Learn more about stroke and FHN's Stroke Program from FHN Stroke Program Coordinator Tracy Love, MSN RN CNL, who will talk about how to recognize a stroke and what to do if one is happening to you or someone you love.


FHN Speaker Series: Get Moving Again!

Wednesday, June 10, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive, Freeport
When you need a new hip or knee, it's important to understand what's involved in the process and how you'll benefit from making the decision for joint replacement surgery. FHN providers and members of the recovery and rehab team will discuss how joint replacements can significantly improve your quality of life, especially with the techniques and treatments available at FHN. You will also have a chance to talk with and hear from some satisfied patients! If you've been putting off this important decision, come and learn why you don't need to be in pain any longer – we are ready to get you moving again!


FHN Speaker Series: Colon Cancer is on the Rise – Learn More!

Wednesday, July 8, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive, Freeport
Join FHN gastroenterologist Timothy Laurie, MD, in a free presentation to learn more about this disease, which is one of the five most common types of cancer in the United States. It's also one of the fastest-growing cancers, which is troubling: a study led by American Cancer Society researchers finds that new cases of colon cancer and rectal cancer are occurring at an increasing rate among young and middle-aged adults in the US. Why? Is colon cancer hereditary? What are its symptoms? What do we think triggers it? When should you be tested for it — and how? How can it be treated and to what degree of success? Dr. Laurie will review these questions and more, including a description of FIT testing, a new colon cancer screening option from FHN.


FHN Speaker Series: Fall Allergy Season is Coming Fast – Don't Suffer!

Wednesday August 12, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive, Freeport
From sniffles and stuffy noses to debilitating sinus headaches, allergies are just one of the problems confronting those with sinus and breathing challenges. Learn about balloon sinuplasty, a minimally invasive procedure offered at FHN, as well as state-of-the-art options for dealing with post-nasal drip, which can cause chronic coughing in additional to nasal issues. Join Terry Donat MD, FACS, FICS for this free presentation about how to deal with nasal conditions once and for all and learn how you can enjoy autumn... and all our other seasons too!