CSU, Chico News

MWOW Presentation on Making Medical Diagnoses

Date: 10-07-2008

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Gregg Liggett

The Northern California Natural History Museum (NCNHM) at California State University, Chico will present a discussion by Dr. Lester Wong, Enloe Medical Center Pathologist, as part of the Museum Without Walls series (MWOW).

Dr. Wong will present “The Art and Science of Making a Diagnosis,” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Chico Area Recreation District (CARD) building, 545 Vallombrosa Ave., in Chico. A donation of $3 per adult is requested. Students with an ID are free. The programs are intended to be enjoyed by a general audience.

Despite many revolutionary breakthroughs in understanding disease processes and technological advances such as being able to interpret an individual’s genetic code, the best tools available to the pathologist are still a light microscope and training.

Dr. Wong will review basic information about cells and their role in disease, and will show how a pathologist uses all the resources available to make a diagnosis.

This presentation is part of the on-going MWOW series with the theme of “Medical Mysteries Revealed.” Other programs in the series are offered each Wednesday evening in October. For additional information about this and other museum programs, visit the museum’s Web page at www.ncnhm.org