February 11, March 10, April 7
Where: Carpenter Auditorium, Given Building, UVM 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.
Since 1998, Community Medical School at the Larner College of Medicine
has created a venue for the greater Vermont community to learn about relevant and impactful health-related topics from leading experts and educators at the College, the University of Vermont, and the UVM Medical Center. The program shines a light on the excellence and expertise of Vermont's only academic medical center while providing attendees with a taste of what it's like to be a doctor-in-training.
Presentations occur four times during each academic semester and typically attract between 80-200 attendees as well as a large live-stream audience.
CLIMATE CHANGE: A 21ST CENTURY PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS
Tuesday, February 11
Megan Malgeri, M.D., Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Christine Vatovec, Ph.D., Fellow, Gund Institute for Environment and Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
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.
WHAT HIV TEACHES US ABOUT SEXUAL ETHICS
Tuesday, March 10
Timothy Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., Professor of Medicine and University of Vermont Medical Center Director of Clinical 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.
Prepare for Dr. Lahey's lecture as though you're a UVM Larner College of Medicine medical student by reviewing these "course pre-readings" before his presentation.
LUNG CANCER SCREENING: A NEW ERA FOR PATIENTS AT RISK
Tuesday, April 7
Beth Zigmund, M.D., Associate Professor of Radiology
Garth Garrison, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and, according to a 2018 study by the Vermont Department of Health, affects more Vermonters than any other type of cancer. Now, screening tests may help reduce lung cancer mortality. Learn about the rationale for lung cancer screening, how it works, and who is eligible.
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