Welcome to the Fall 2013 semester of 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 College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care, Vermont’s 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.
Classes are held Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 PM including a half-hour Q&A session at the Carpenter Auditorium at the UVM Given Medical Building. Plenty of parking is available.
- September 10 – SPECIAL PANEL PRESENTATION
Patient Choices: Navigating End of Life
Robert Macauley, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Ursula McVeigh, M.D., Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Renee Stapleton, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Benjamin Suratt, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine
This panel of end-of-life experts will discuss such issues as: the demographics of dying; palliative care; the intensive care unit; life-sustaining treatments; navigating priority- and goal-setting for medical care; determining prognoses; and end-of-life care ethical issues.
- September 17
Who Owns Your Genes: How the Patent System Impacts Physicians and Patients
Debra Leonard, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chairperson of Pathology
Explore the history of the patenting of human genes. Hear directly from a molecular pathologist about how gene patents have affected her clinical practice, and discuss several solution approaches, with a focus on the recent unanimous Supreme Court decision.
- September 24
HIV/AIDS: How Care Has Changed in the Past 25 Years
Christopher Grace, M.D., FACP, Professor of Medicine, and Deborah Kutzko, A.P.R.N.
AIDS has devastated all parts of the world. Learn about the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) responsible for AIDS pandemic and review the significant changes that have occurred in the U.S. over the past 30 years, including treatments, new advancements and policies.
- October 1
Keeping It Simple: Reducing Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Using Life’s Simple 7
Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., Professor of Medicine
Learn about the latest research that shows how even a small improvement in just one of the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 measures for good health – get active; control cholesterol; eat better; manage blood pressure; lose weight; reduce blood sugar; and stop smoking – can result in reduced risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.
- October 8
One Day at a Time: When Headaches Become Chronic
Robert Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurological Sciences
What is chronic daily headache (CDH) and who is most at risk? Learn about the different types of CDH and its causes, as well as review treatment options and the impact of CDH.
Free parking is available onsite. Registration and additional information are available at 802-847-2886 or Community Medical School.
photo by Raj Chawla