UC Davis Health System will host its annual Mini-Medical School in Spanish, La Mini Escuela de Medicina en Español, on Saturday, Sept. 12 on the Sacramento campus of UC Davis. The event is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Center for Reducing Health Disparities and the Latino Aging Research Resource Center of UC Davis.

The Spanish Mini-Medical School will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with opening remarks at 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

Unique in the nation, the course provides Spanish-speaking middle-aged and older adults and caregivers the opportunity to learn leading-edge, health-related practical information in their native language. The course includes information that can be used in daily life for discussion with Spanish-speaking health-care professionals at UC Davis and throughout the community. Discussion topics include vascular diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and the co-occurrence of diabetes and depression.

Julie A. Freischlag, vice chancellor for human health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine at UC Davis, will give opening remarks. Other presenters include Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, director of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities and professor of clinical internal medicine; Javier López, assistant professor, molecular and cellular cardiology; Julieta Dominguez-Jones, family physician, Sutter Medical Group; and Esther Lara, clinical social worker, Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

Participation is first-come, first-served and limited to 100 attendees. Pre-registration is required, however participants will be admitted at the door if space is available. To register in Spanish or English, please call 916-734-5243.

UC Davis Health System is improving lives and transforming health care by providing excellent patient care, conducting groundbreaking research, fostering innovative, interprofessional education, and creating dynamic, productive partnerships with the community. For more information, visit healthsystem.ucdavis.edu.