Hypothermia in Spring?

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It is now spring and with the warmer weather, hypothermia is the last issue on most people's minds. However, hypothermia is a life-threatening condition and is still prevalent in the spring when people go out unprepared. So how do you prevent and treat it?

Join hypothermia expert, Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, as you learn how torecognize the signs of hypothermia and discover treatment techniques to save your life or that of a loved one. This jam packed 60 minute session will include a Q&A. The webinar is free and open to the public.

Moderator: Ayako Ohno, Product Manager, Blizzard, a PerSys Company

Ayako Ohno is the Product Manager and lead blogger for Blizzard, a hypothermia prevention and care brand, where she leads new business development initiatives for North American civilian markets.

Speaker: Gordon Giesbrecht, Ph.D. Professor of Thermophysiology & Associate Dean in Kinesiology and Recreation Management, University of Manitoba

Dr. Giesbrecht studies human responses to exercise/work in extreme environments. He has conducted hundreds of cold-water immersion studies that have provided life-saving information about physiology and pre-hospital care for human hypothermia. He has also conducted over 100 vehicle submersions with people in them, to study survival and exit strategies in sinking vehicles. He has over 100 publications, including a book about hypothermia and human thermoregulation.

Dr. Giesbrecht has been featured on several television documentaries, including "The Cold Embrace” on CTV, the Discovery Channel, and “Self-Experimenters," which aired on CBC's, “The Nature of Things”. He has also been dubbed Professor Popsicle in a feature article in Outside Magazine, has appeared on the “Late Show With David Letterman,” and has twice been a guest on the Rick Mercer Report.

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What you need to know that could save your life.

Mar 27, 2013 12:00 PM CDT at:

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