Medical Center Hour

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Join our Zoom webinars on Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm, from the Zooming device and remote location of your choice across UVA Health, UVA, the local community, the world.

Click here for the current Medical Center Hour handout and here for the spring 2022 schedule.

Additional April programs will be announced soon.

You will find past handouts posted below.

A Zoom Webinar series: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82470186796

Free and open to the public

In the interim, you’ll find video recordings of many of our previous programs available for free public viewing on our YouTube channel, UVAMCH.

Medical Center Hour is the School of Medicine’s weekly public forum on medicine and society. Produced by the Center for Health Humanities and Ethics, the series includes History of the Health Sciences Lectures co-presented with Historical Collections in the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. The series is also home to several other annual lectures of the Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

Medical Center Hour is presented on Wednesdays from mid-September through March at midday (12:00-1:00 pm) in the medical school’s Pinn Hall Conference Center Auditorium, unless otherwise announced. All programs are free and open to the entire university and the public.

Most programs are videorecorded for educational purposes and, with speakers’ permission, made available through UVA Library and also on Medical Center Hour’s dedicated YouTube channel, UVAMCH. Because recordings must be closed-captioned before being posted, there will be delays in online program availability.

Clinicians who attend Medical Center Hour may apply to receive continuing professional education credit.

University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. UVA School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.UVA School of Nursing Continuing Education is accredited to provide continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. UVA SONCE awards 1.0 contact hour to nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post-activity evaluation. UVA School of Medicine awards 1.0 hour of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM) to each nonphysician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. UVA School of Medicine maintains a record of participation for 6 years.

UVA School of Nursing Continuing Education is accredited to provide continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. UVA SONCE awards 1.0 contact hour to nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post-activity evaluation.

Watch the most recent video of the Medical Center Hour on YouTube.

Medical Center Hour Handouts

Spring 2022 Handouts

April 13, 2022

March 28, 2022

March 16, 2022

March 09, 2022

March 02, 2022

February 23, 2022

February 16, 2022

Fall 2021 Handouts

November 10, 2021
November 03, 2021
October 27, 2021
October 20, 2021
October 13, 2021
October 6, 2021
September 29, 2021

Spring 2021 Handouts

March 24, 2021
March 17, 2021
March 10, 2021
March 3, 2021
February 24, 2021
February 17, 2021
February 10, 2021
February 3, 2021

Fall 2020 Handouts

November 18, 2020
November 11, 2020
October 28, 2020
October 21, 2020
October 14, 2020
October 7, 2020
September 30, 2020
September 23, 2020
September 16, 2020