Tuesday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Here are some questions to get you thinking about the topic: Are over-the-counter medications helpful, or
all hype? Are
"natural" products better and safer for us? When can
pills/medications be the best thing? Psychotropic meds - what
should an adult know? Do you think it is good or bad that drugs
are advertised on TV? How should you get rid of unused meds?
Flush them down the toiler?
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The cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m. with Very Berry Punch as the themed drink of the evening. Grab a drink and find a table, or mingle for a while, munching on free hor d'oeuvres.
Discussion starts at 7 p.m. with expert Dr. Barbara
Frankowski—Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine,
University of Vermont.
Barb Frankowski, MD, MPH has been a pediatrician in
Burlington for almost 25 years. She received her undergraduate
degree from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT, her medical
degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and her
MPH from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. She is a
Professor of Pediatrics at the UVM School of Medicine and an
Attending at Vermont Children's Hospital. She has a special
interest in adolescents and school health and has served as the
Health Consultant for the Burlington Public School District for
the past 15 years. She enjoys teaching sexual education classes
for Burlington students from 4th grade to high school.
At the state level, Dr Frankowski is the Chair of the Vermont
School Health Committee and serves on several advisory boards.
At the national level she has been Chair of the American Academy
of Pediatrics’ Council on School Health and has participated in
writing many policy statements to ensure the health and safety
of our children in schools. Active in quality improvement
research, Dr Frankowski also works with the Vermont Child Health
Improvement Program (VCHIP) on several research projects,
including asthma in school aged children, health care for
children and adolescents in foster care, childhood obesity, and
health care focusing on strengths for adolescents.