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 fall in Carpenter Auditorium in the Medical Education Pavilion at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM.
PLEASE NOTE: Participants do not need to pre-register. Classes are free and open to the public and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Community Medical School Spring 2020 Schedule
WHEN: Lectures take place once a month on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:30pm, including a Question & Answer session.
WHERE: Carpenter Auditorium, Medical Education Pavilion at Larner College of Medicine at UVM, 89 Beaumont Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405. Plenty of free parking is available.
CONTACT: For more information call 802.847.2886.
Classes are FREE and open to the public
Climate Change: A 21st Century Public Health Crisis
Rising sea levels, hurricanes, and drought — these extreme weather events aren't just altering the land and air around us, they're also impacting our bodies. Learn how global climate change is affecting Vermonters' health and the many things we can do to minimize risks while supporting health at individual and community levels.
- MEGAN MALGERI, M.D., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF FAMILY MEDICINE
- CHRISTINE VATOVEC, PH.D., FELLOW, GUND INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND ADJUNCT RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR FOR BIOCHEMISTY
DATE: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
What HIV Teaches Us About Sexual Ethics
Since 1981, the HIV pandemic has been a lightning rod for public policy and disputes about sexual ethics. Today, thanks to modern technologies like pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and potent treatments for people living with HIV, the conversation has changed dramatically. Using a learning format that parallels ethics education at the Larner College of Medicine, we will discuss the many ways HIV has influenced public and private ethics of sex.
Presented by: TIMOTHY LAHEY, M.D., M.M.SC., PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE AND UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER; DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL ETHICS
Lung Cancer Screening: A New Era for Patients At Risk
Why do treatments for some diagnoses change over time? What drives this change in medical practice? Thispresentation will explore how medical knowledge is derived and how it guides a doctor's clinical decision-making during a patient visit. Audience members will acquire tools to critically appraise online medical information.
- BETH ZIGMUND, M.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF RADIOLOGY
- GARTH GARRISON, M.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE
DATE: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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