MARTINSBURG, W.Va. –   WVU Medicine University Healthcare and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program on hip and knee replacement.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, September 20 at 7 pm in the auditorium of the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center on the Berkeley Medical Center campus.  This timely lecture will focus on orthopedic options for both hip and knee replacement and the latest advances in this surgical procedure.

G. Bradford Wright, MD, a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with University Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Charles Town, will be the guest speaker.  Dr. Wright is a member of the medical staff at WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center and an Assistant Professor at the WVU School of Medicine.

Registration for the mini-medical school program and the Eastern Pylons History of Medicine lecture begins at 6:15 pm. This month’s pylon lecture, the History of Nursing, will begin at 6:30 pm featuring WVU Professor of Nursing Joy Buck, PhD, RN. The mini-medical school program will follow at 7 pm.

The mini-medical school program is being offered free to the public as a community service of WVU Medicine University Healthcare and the WVU Health Sciences Center Eastern Division. The pylon lecture series has been made possible in part by a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council.