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SCUCC to host first Lunch and Learn program of season

January 11, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will host its first Lunch and Learn program of the season on Jan. 20 at 12:15 p.m. at the church, at 2050 Periwinkle Way.

Dr. John Frymoyer will present "Oh, My Aging, Aching Back." He will review the process of normal spinal aging, factors that accelerate and reduce the aging process, common symptoms of acute and chronic conditions affecting the spine, and the optimum treatment for these conditions. There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.

Frymoyer is a retired orthopedic surgeon who specialized in adult reconstructive and spine surgery. His career at the University of Vermont included positions as professor and chair of the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, dean of the College of Medicine, chief executive officer of the UVM Health Systems, and co-founder and director of the Vermont Spine Institute.

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Dr. John Frymoyer

He was the editor and/or author of ten volumes relating to the spine, including "The Adult Spine." He also served as founding editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Frymoyer is a founding member of the North American Spine Society and the International Spine Society, of which he served as president and was the recipient of its Distinguished Service Award. He has served on the Arthritis Study Section of the National Institutes of Health and as a member of its Arthritis Advisory Committee, as well as a member of the Institute of Medicine's Task Force on "Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Workplace."

In retirement, Frymoyer has continued consultancies, most notably the SPORT study which has carried out the first randomized perspective study comparing operative to non-operative treatment of spinal stenosis and disc herniations.

A light lunch will be served.

The program is free and open to the public, but registrations are required by Jan. 17.

For more information or to register, call 239-472-0497.



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