GMALL and SVMC present 'The Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance'

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GMALL and SVMC present 'The Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance'

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 3:06am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) and Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) will partner to present a “Medicine Today” lecture about antibiotic resistance.  The talk, The Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance, will be co-presented by Dr. Michael Calderwood, a specialist in infectious disease at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Dr. Marie George, a specialist in infectious disease with SVMC Infectious Disease, which is now a part of the SVMC Multispecialty Practice.

The talk will be held 5:30 – 7 p.m. Monday, November 13, 2017, at Equinox Village, at 49 Maple Street in Manchester Center, VT. The event is free, but advanced registration is required. Visit the science section of the programs tab at to register.

The use of antibiotics to fight bacterial infections was a major medical advance of the 20th Century; however—due to microbiologic, economic, and even geopolitical factors—our antibiotics are losing ground. The bugs are getting tougher and the number of effective antibiotics is diminishing.  This presents a great risk to public health and everyday management of even the most common infections. In this talk, we will cover the evolution of these challenges; the current efforts among researchers, infectious disease physicians, and patients; and what work remains to ensure we have means to fight the infections of the future.

Dr. Michael Calderwood obtained his medical degree from the University of Chicago, followed by an internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, infectious diseases fellowship training in the combined program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, and a MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Following his training, he was a faculty member at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he served as the Associate Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship and the Assistant Hospital Epidemiologist, along with being a research investigator in the Therapeutic Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology group in the Harvard Medical School Department of Population Medicine.

He began a new role at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in July 2016 where he is the Regional Hospital Epidemiologist, a hospital staff physician in the Section of Infectious Disease and International Health, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. 

Dr. Marie George is an infectious disease specialist at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Infectious Disease and the chair of Antibiotic Stewardship at SVMC. She received her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and attended University of Connecticut as an undergraduate. She completed her residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and a fellowship at Tufts University/New England Medical Center, both in Boston. Dr. George is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

About SVHC: 
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC’s providers are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVHC includes the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, a 150-bed long- and short-term care skilled nursing facility; the SVHC Foundation; and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), which includes 19 primary and specialty care practices. Primary care offices are located in Bennington, Manchester, Pownal, and Wilmington. To learn more, visit For news and updates, visit

Source: BENNINGTON, VT—October 20, 2017—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

About GMALL:

The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning is an independent non-profit organization whose mission it is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the community by providing accessible, diversified, and high quality educational programs to the public. The group facilitates interactive lectures, courses, and workshops on such topics as current events (politics, international studies, and economics), history, science, religion, the arts, recreation, and culinary classes. The offerings, primarily for adults, enrich intellectual and cultural involvement for personal benefit, professional expansion, and social enjoyment.