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ESL Conversation Group: Home

A fun and relaxed way to improve your English conversation skills!

All levels are welcome!

Spring 2020 Topics

March 12, 2020: Coronavirus and Panic Buying

February 27, 2020: Dairy and Health

February 13, 2020: Coronavirus

Notice: ESL Conversation Group meetings have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Fall 2019 Topics

December 4, 2019: Oral Health and Overall Health

November 20, 2019: Height, Health and Happiness

November 13, 2019: Cold Weather Illnesses

November 8, 2019: Homelessness and Public Health

October 30, 2019: HIV/AIDS, Immunity and Treatment

October 23, 2019: Flu and Flu Vaccine

October 16, 2019: Targeted Therapy

October 9, 2019: Cloning 

October 2, 2019: Biomarkers and Cancer Treatment

September 25, 2019: Immune System and Cancer

September 18, 2019: Flavored E-Cigarrette Ban

September 11, 2019: Health Effects Associated with the September 11 Attacks

Spring 2019 Topics

May 9, 2019: Sunscreen: Wear It or Not 

May 2, 2019: Smartphone Dangers

April 25, 2019: Best Time to Exercise

April 18, 2019: Earth Day Event

April 11, 2019: Invisible Indoor Air Pollution

April 4, 201927th Annual James H. Steele Lecture

March 28, 2019Health Risks of Sugary Drinks

March 21, 2019: Spring Break 

March 14, 2019How to Find Happiness

March 7, 2019Personalized Medicine and Precision Medicine

February 28, 2019Breast Cancer Trends and Race/Ethnicity

February 21, 2019: Travel Tips

February 14, 2019: Should We Eat Breakfast? 

February 7, 2019: Cultural Differences

January 31, 2019: Tidying Up and Health

January 24, 2019: Should We Floss?

Fall 2018 Topics

December 10, 2018: Flooding in Houston

December 3, 2018: Gene-Edited Babies

November 26, 2018: Organ Donation

November 19, 2018: Spanking and Parenting

November 12, 2018: Lessons from Massive Shootings

November 5, 2018: How to Improve Mental Health

October 29, 2018: How to Avoid Gaining Weight during Holidays

October 22, 2018: Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot yet?

October 15, 2018: How Much Do You Know About Cancer?

October 8, 2018: The Future of Nursing Homes

October 1, 2018: How to Network in Public Health

September 24, 2018: Challenges Faced by International Students in Public Health 

September 12, 2018: How to Prevent Violence against Healthcare Providers

Spring 2018 Topics

May 1, 2018: Comfort Care and End-of-Life Patients

April 24, 2018: From Starbucks Incident to Implicit Bias in Health Care

April 17, 2018: Refugees and Amarillo, TX

April 10, 2018: Cell Phones and Health Risks

April 3, 2018: Self-Driving Cars and Public Health

March 27, 2018: Telemedicine 

March 20, 2018: Pets and Mental Health

March 13, 2018: Alternative Treatment for Seasonal Allergies 

Fall 2017 Topics

December 7, 2017: Holiday-Related Health Issues

November 30, 2017: Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine: Second Annual Lectureship presented by Houston Methodist  Research Institute 

November 23, 2017: Thanksgiving Break

November 16, 2017: Gun Violence in the U.S.

November 9, 2017: Superbugs

November 2, 2017: Texting Suicide Case

October 26, 2017: Opioid Crisis

October 19, 2017: Introduction to Systematic Review Workshop by TMC Library

October 12, 2017: Chronic Pain and Physical Activity

October 5, 2017: Health Impact of the Natural Disaster(s) in My Country

September 28, 2017: Hurricane-Related Health Risks

Spring 2017 Topics

April 20, 2017: Insomnia

April 13, 2017: Microbiome and Food

April 6, 2017: Artificial Intelligence in the Medical Field

March 30, 2017: HPV Vaccines

March 23, 2017: Kidney Diseases

March 16, 2017: Spring Break

March 9, 2017: WSS Presentation: "Completing Writing Assignments Using APA Style"

March 2, 2017: T2T Presentation: "Alternative to the Traditional Capstone: The Roach Project"

February 23, 2017: Vitamins (cont.)

February 16, 2017: Vitamins

February 9, 2017: E-Cigarettes

February 2, 2017: T2T Presentation: "Promoting Effective Communication Across Public Health Disciplines"

January 26, 2017: Marijuana Legalization

January 19, 2017: Healthcare Equity

Fall 2016 Topics

November 17, 2016: Diets

November 10, 2016: Parkinson's Disease

November 3, 2016: Cockroaches

October 27, 2016: Inaugural Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine

October 20, 2016: Longevity

October 13, 2016: Obesity

October 6, 2016: Occupational Hazards

September 29, 2016: Vaccines

September 22, 2016: Health Care

September 15, 2016: Holidays

September 8, 2016: Food