Medical Center Hour

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In an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak, UVA has officially suspended/cancelled all events that involve 100 or more people, effective immediately.

University leaders have also told students not to return to Grounds following spring break and classes are moving online starting next week.

Consistent with these decisions, Medical Center Hour has suspended its remaining programs for the spring semester.

Our external speakers’ visits have been cancelled; we expect to reschedule their programs in 2020-2021. Medical Center Hour is open to the entire university and the Charlottesville-Albemarle community, and we seek to minimize contact among large groups at this critical time when coronavirus spread seems to be accelerating. 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 above or on YouTube.

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