Upcoming Live Chats with Emory Doctors

We hold live web chats with our Emory doctors on a regular basis to give our community an opportunity to interact in realtime with our physicians on the Web. Chats topics and doctors involved vary, so if you ever have a request for a new topic you'd like us to cover, you can let us know!

Organ Donation ChatOrgan Donation and Paired Donor Exchange | Dr. Nicole Turgeon | Emory Transplant Center

April is National Donate Life Month. This month highlights the growing need for organ and tissue donation, and provides a positive reminder for people to sign up to become organ donors. As we celebrate Donate Life month, Dr. Nicole Turgeon of the Emory Transplant Center will host a live chat to answer all of your questions about organ donation, including how many people are currently waiting for an organ, what organs can be donated, and who can donate. She will also discuss paired donor exchange - what it is, how it works and how paired donor exchange is helping patients get a second chance at life. If you are interested in learning more about organ donation and how paired donor exchange works, join our live chat on Tuesday, April 28th from Noon - 1PM


Pacreatic Cancer ChatPancreatic Cancer | Drs. Bassel El-Rayes & David Kooby  | Emory Healthcare

 All are welcome to attend this online open-forum discussion about pancreatic cancer.  The pancreatic cancer program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University offers multidisciplinary teams including oncology surgeons, radiologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, and advanced practice nurses with expertise in pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers.  There are a variety of treatment options for pancreatic cancer; for some patients, a combination of treatment methods may be used. Drs. El-Rayes & Kooby will answer your questions about pancreatic cancer risk factors, symptoms and therapy on Tuesday, May12th, 2015 at noon


Organ Donation ChatStroke Recovery | Dr. Samir Belagaje  | Emory Healthcare

May is Stroke awareness month and Stroke is not only one of the leading causes of death, it is also a leading cause of disabilities in the world.  As more stroke victims survive due to advances in acute treatment of strokes, effective strategies and interventions for rehabilitation are required to truly optimize post-stroke outcomes.  Previously, it was believed that stroke recovery occurred only in a short time period and was greatly limited.  In recent years, knowledge with respect to stroke recovery has expanded greatly and those prior beliefs are being challenged.  Furthermore, emerging technology may provide additional treatment options beyond the standard therapy and practices.  

Join us on Thursday, May 28, at 12:00p.m. for an interactive chat that provides an update on stroke recovery.  Dr. Samir Belagaje, stroke neurologist at Emory University and Director of Stroke Rehabilitation at the Marcus Stroke Center will answer questions on this topic and provide insight into recently completed trials, current clinical management of various stroke deficits, and updates on future technology for stroke rehabilitation.  


Running Training ChatHow to Train and Prepare for Summer Running Races | Dr. Amadeus Mason  | Emory Sports Medicine Center

With warm weather comes outdoor exercising and participation in summer races or events like the AJC Peachtree Road Race. To prevent running-related injuries, it is important to train properly and know how to prevent injury. On Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. EST, Emory Sports Medicine physician Amadeus Mason, MD, will be available to answer all your running questions via an interactive web chat. Dr. Mason will discuss how to prevent injuries and provide recommendations for training and stretching, as well as tips for preventing re-injury for those who have already suffered an injury and want to safely return to physical activity.  Come prepared for what is bound to be an insightful discussion for professional and recreational runners, alike. 


Spine Surgery ChatWhen Should You Consider Spine Surgery? | Dr. Scott Boden | Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

The thought of having spine surgery can be frightening. The good news is that less than 10% of patients who experience back or neck problems are candidates for surgery. At Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, our team of highly-trained spine specialists work together to diagnose and treat cervical spine and lumbar spine conditions ranging from herniated discs to more complex problems such as spinal tumors and scoliosis. 

Have you been told you need spine surgery? It is important to have the proper information before electing to have spine surgery. On Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. EST, join Scott Boden, MD, director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, for an interactive web chat. Dr. Boden will be available to answer questions for those considering spine surgery.