Health Lectures

Our Health Lectures are an ongoing free educational series to keep the Lompoc community informed about important health topics, presented for free as a public service. For more information please call (805) 737-5762.

Refreshments and Door Prizes are provided at each lecture

All lectures are held at the Ocean's Seven Cafe, inside the Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital at 1515 East Ocean Ave.

Wednesday, April 26 at 7pm

Are you one of the 1 in 6 people in the Lompoc Valley caring for a loved one or friend? You are not alone. Ashley Costa and Adrianna Rojas will provide information about the Caring Together Lompoc campaign and the newly established Lompoc Valley Family Caregiver Support Network.

You won’t want to miss this lecture!

Wednesday October 26, 7PM

Featuring Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Michael Gill, team physician for Lompoc High School athletics. Dr. Gill will address how to determine whether you need total joint replacement surgery; alternatives to TJF surgery; the latest developments in joint replacement implants and more.

Wednesday September 21, 6PM

Featuring Lompoc Police Department Capt. Joseph Mariani and Sgt. Kevin Martin. Capt. Mariani and Sgt. Martin will speak about crime prevention and neighborhood watch programs.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Come meet LVMC’s newest staff member – a 5-foot-tall computerized mobile robot. LVMC is now designated as an “Acute stroke Ready Hospital.” In collaboration with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, LVMC now provides patients with 24/7 access to neurological consults, via the use of a telemedicine robot.

Come learn about symptoms of Stroke and hear from Dr. Thomas J. Clark, Regional Stroke Director of the Stroke and Neurovascular Center of Central California and Yvette Cope, LVMC Assistant Nurse Executive and telemedicine project coordinator.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7pm

Oncologist Dr. Donna Walker will discuss the latest advances in the treatment of cancers and why chemotherapy may become a thing of the past. Dr. Walker will also discuss the new Lompoc Medical Oncology Center and treatments now offered locally. PRESENTED BY: Dr. Donna Walker

Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 7pm This event has passed.

Come and hear about the requirements and de nitions of the End of Life Option Act. Hear about the act’s legislative history and how the options can be accessed. Learn how to speak with your doctor about the law, and learn about other advance directive options. Cecily Hintzen, Central California Field Organizer for Compassion and Choices, will discuss end of life plans. PRESENTED BY: Cecily Hintzen