Community Memorial Health System
(Camarillo, California) Neurosurgery dates back to prehistoric times, when ancient civilizations first began the practice of drilling holes into skulls for medical reasons. Centuries later, in the early 1900s, a pioneering doctor named Harvey Cushing transformed the science of neurosurgery with discoveries that dramatically increased brain surgery survival rates. Since then, the medical community has continued to develop better technologies and neurosurgery techniques, and new innovations and research promise a bright future for this field of medicine.
The latest advances in neurosurgery and where they could lead will be the focus of a free seminar at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Camarillo. Titled “The Future of Neurosurgery,” the seminar is hosted by Community Memorial Health System as part of its 2019 Speaker Series.
The guest speaker will be Dr. David Westra, who specializes in neurosurgery. He received his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed a residency at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. Dr. Westra is a member of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and a member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.
The Feb. 5 seminar will begin at 6 p.m. at the Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road. Registration is free but reservations are required. For reservations, visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp or call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006.
Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, the Centers for Family Health, and various outpatient centers serving communities located within Ventura County, California.
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