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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

UVM College of Medicine Speakers Outstanding!

This past Thursday, May 24th, we celebrated the last session for the ECHO After Dark OUR BODY: Speaker Series. Over a span of 6 weeks (starting April 19th) we had some of the best teachers and surgeons 
Dr. Sharon Henry


Sarah O'Rourke, Intern


from the UVM College of Medicine doing a “walk and talk” through the exhibit with our guests. Each of the talks offered guests a unique opportunity to engage with these medical “rock stars” on topics focusing on the six body systems displayed within the exhibit. Titles ranged from A Focus on the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems, Emergency Medicine, Diseases of Aging, Go With Your Gut, Science of the Sexes and our most popular session was Conditioning Your Body, Sports, Injuries, and Back Pain and Yoga. Sarah O’Rourke, year-long intern extraordinaire, and our amazing event staff set up the evening with relaxing music, a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres (big shout-out to Cheese Traders & Wine Sellers for deliciously partnering with us). People arrived early and enjoyed the exhibit and relaxed at ECHO before the talks.  Some of the evenings offered beautiful sunsets to sip wine by while enjoying the gorgeous Lake view. The biggest benefit for our attendees was the ability to ask questions of the experts. One of our elderly guests remarked on his way out how incredibly affordable the tickets were measured against the quality of the presentations. Other comments gathered included “How did you find these amazing people?” “The doctors are so engaging and passionate about their field. Their excitement is infectious.” If you missed any of the sessions and want more, click here to see our web page and watch some of the videos the speaker’s put together in their labs.
Dr. Peter Moses & Dr. Gary Mawe
The evening speaker series for adults was so successful that we decided to replicate the concept beginning in July for families! The ECHO Family-Scienctist labs begin July 11 at 1 p.m. and run six successive Wedensday. Hands-on and fun learning for the whole family! For a list of these please visit the OUR BODY calendar of events page or call 877-324-6386, ext. 100.

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