CHSPR Seminar | Hypertension Treatment and Dementia Diagnosis in Canadians >70

Rita McCracken, University of BC

Monday, Sept 10, 2018
219 (within 201), 2206 East Mall
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia

Dr. McCracken explores how hypertension treatment is associated with possible harm for Canadians >70 years old. Her observational studies allow for an estimation of changes to the risk of having a new diagnosis of dementia based on how intensely blood pressure is treated. Her research highlights possible serious risks from commonly prescribed drugs.

Rita McCracken is a Vancouver-based family physician, teacher and researcher. She is completing her PhD studies at UBC in Experimental Medicine.

A light lunch is included in this seminar. Please contact Joyce ( to RSVP for lunch by Thursday Sept 6. You may also join remotely via GoToMeeting: Please let Joyce know if you would like to join this way.