Welcome to Community Medical School
Where: Carpenter Auditorium in the Given Building at the Larner College of Medicine
When: 6:00-7:30 pm, including a Q+A Session.
Cost: FREE! Please note that these are not ticketed events.
Designed to share the medical learning experience with our greater
community, Community Medical School is a public lecture series featuring
relevant topics presented by University of Vermont Larner College of
Medicine/University of Vermont Medical Center faculty experienced with
delivering scientific information in an engaging, easy-to-understand
Join us for our Fall 2018 Community Medical School series.
Tuesday, September 4 | All about Flu: The Virus & the Vaccine
Presented by Benjamin Lee, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Vaccine Testing Center Investigator
During the 2016-17 flu season in Vermont, 47.3 percent of residents received flu vaccines to prevent the annual dreaded virus that wreaks havoc in the upper respiratory system. Examine the various types and behavior of influenza virus, how it spreads, and what determines a pandemic versus regular seasonal influenza. In addition, aims and challenges of the annual flu vaccine, as well as new vaccines on the horizon, will be discussed.
Tuesday, October 2 | How Cannabis Affects the Body & the Brain
Presented by Peter Jackson, M.D., Assistant Professor Psychiatry and Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology
Since July 1, 2018, recreational marijuana has been legal in Vermont, but what do we know about the positive and negative effects of cannabis in the body and the brain? Gain an understanding of the biologically active chemical components of the cannabis plant - CBD and THC - and how they are proceed in the body, as well as the impact of cannabis on the developing brain in youth vs. adult brain. Discussion will also include the medical value of cannabis chemicals and risk of addiction.
Tuesday, November 13 | Pumps, Sensors & Meds, Oh My! Treatments for Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes
Presented by Matthew Gilbert, D.O., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Medicine
Well over 30 million Americans currently have a diabetes diagnosis, including more than one million children and adults with type 1 diabetes, with the majority being adults with type 2 diabetes. With a reported $327 billion in total costs associated with this disease, better prevention and treatment approaches are critically important. Learn about the difference between these two diseases, the wide array of treatment advances, and the new options and technologies available to patients.
Questions or Concerns?
If you have any questions about an upcoming Community Medical School presentation, please contact Michelle Bookless at firstname.lastname@example.org.