Welcome to the Community Medical School, a series of evening lectures where you'll learn from the top faculty experts who teach and inspire the next generation of physicians and scientists at the University of Vermont Medical Center, Vermont's only academic medical center.
Each presentation reviews a current medical science topic in an easy-to-understand format, including informational handouts and a question-and-answer session following the lecture. Join us for a lecture this spring in UVM's Carpenter Auditorium.
PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration helps us plan for the evening's lecture; it does not guarantee seating. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Community Medical School Spring 2015 Schedule
WHEN: Lectures take place the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:30pm, including a Question & Answer session.
WHERE: Carpenter Auditorium at the UVM Given Medical Building. Plenty of free parking is available.
CONTACT: For more information call 802.847.2886.
Classes are FREE and open to the public.
The Final Chapter: End-of-Life Decisions and Care
Knowing what to expect at the end-of-life – for both patients and loved ones – can help ease the process. Gain an understanding of what end-of-life care involves, the options available, and how to best ensure a positive experience.
By Zail Berry, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine
DATE: March 3, 2015
Saving Lives: Kidney and Pancreas Transplants
The field of transplant surgery is evolving at a tremendous rate and has experienced enormous success, with many lives saved, lengthened or improved thanks to the generosity of organ donors. Find out which health conditions can lead to a need for a transplant, how surgeons perform kidney and pancreas transplants, and details about postcare for transplant recipients.
By Carlos Marroquin, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief, Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery
DATE: April 7, 2015
More Than a Sunburn: New Developments in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin Cancer
is the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States and Vermont is among a dozen or so states with the highest incidence rate of its deadliest form – melanoma. Learn about the causes of skin cancer, who is most at risk, and how to prevent and treat it.
By Glenn Goldman, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Director, Dermatology Medicine
DATE: May 5, 2015
Opening Hearts: The TAVR Procedure for Aortic Stenosis
Aortic stenosis – a severe narrowing of the aortic valve – can lead to chest pain, shortness of breath and death due to heart failure. Learn about treatment options and outcomes for this condition, including a new FDA-approved procedure tested at UVM called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) that uses catheters instead of open heart surgery to replace heart valves.
By Harold Dauerman, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
DATE: June 2, 2015
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