Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Community Medical School
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 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.
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 Fall 2014 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.
More than 700,000 total knee replacements and over 300,000 hip replacements are performed in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Review the mechanical and molecular activities that lead to the osteoarthritis underlying severe joint degeneration. Learn how orthopaedic surgeons treat this condition with joint replacement, and about the science and safety of minimally-invasive surgical techniques.
by David Halsey, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at Fletcher Allen Health Care
DATE: September 2, 2014
Recent research shows that sugar consumption and cardiovascular disease are linked. Learn about the sources of added sugars in the American diet, the health consequences of high sugar consumption, the role of non-nutritive sweeteners, and policy initiatives to decrease sugar intake from a national American Heart Association nutrition committee chair and spokesperson.
by Rachel Johnson, PhD, MPH, RD, Bickford Green and Gold Professor of Food & Nutrition Sciences and Peditrics at Fletcher Allen Health Care
DATE: October 7, 2014
With more than 67 million American adults living with high blood pressure – and only 47 percent effectively controlling their disorder – gaining a clear understanding of this major risk factor for heart disease and stroke is critical. Hear about the evolutionary physiology of blood pressure, the key mechanisms that regulate blood pressure, and how to diagnose and treat this largely asymptomatic condition according to the most recent guidelines.
by Alan Segal, MD, Medicine at Fletcher Allen Health Care
DATE: November 4, 2014
Discover what constitutes normal memory, how memory is formed and used, and how it is impacted by the normal aging process. Examine the causes, incidence and prevalence of dementia, as well as its medical, social and economic impact. Major neurological conditions that cause memory loss and dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy Body disease, and vascular disease and stroke – will also be discussed.
by William Pendlebury, MD, Professor of Pathology and Neurological Sciences Emeritus at Fletcher Allen Health Care
DATE: December 2, 2014
View past Community Medical School lecture videos.