BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As part of its ongoing commitment to providing northern New Jersey communities with knowledge about, and access to, important health related topics, Summit Medical Group announces its free lecture series calendar for January 2018. While these lectures are free to the public, registration is required, please call 908-277-8889 or visit: summitmedicalgroup.com/events.

Common Athletic Ankle Injuries

Learn about the most common ankle injuries in athletes, symptoms of ankle sprains and tendon tears and treatments for these injuries.

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The talk will be presented by Tony DiStefano, MS, DPM, FACFAS, Podiatry, Summit Medical Group, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at  the Summit Medical Group Florham Park Office, Conference Center, Near Café, 140 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ. To each the office, enter "The Green at Florham Park" at Florham Road, across from the Wyndham Hotel.

Understanding Your Thyroid

In honor of Thyroid Health Awareness Month, we’ll examine all the vast implications your thyroid has on your overall health and take a discuss thyroid problems, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid nodules, and what may be over looked when considering your thyroid health.

Two sessions will be offered.

The first will be presented by Jeffrey Bauman, MD, Endocrinology, Summit Medical Group, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Summit Medical Group's Berkeley Heights Campus, 1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights, in the Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Room C1-100.

The second session will be presented by: Alessia Roehnelt, MD, ECNU, Endocrinology, Summit Medical Group, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair.

Cervical Cancer Lecture

The first talk in an ongoing series offered by the Summit Medical Group  MD Anderson Cancer Center will teach participants about the vital role Pap and HPV tests play in screening for cervical cancer and why prevention is key. Discussion will also include risk factors and latest advances in care and treatment options.

The talk will be presented by: Darlene Gibbon, MD, Director of Gynecologic Oncology,  from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center  at  Summit Medical Group Berkeley Heights Campus, 1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights, in the Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Room C1-100.

About Summit Medical Group in New Jersey

Summit Medical Group (SMG) in New Jersey is the largest and oldest physician-owned, multi-specialty medical practice in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area and among the largest in the nation, with almost 800 providers. SMG maintains a 42-acre healthcare campus in Berkeley Heights and more than 65 additional practice locations in central and northern New Jersey. As an East Coast premier multi-specialty group, SMG has provided exceptional primary and specialty care since 1929. For more information, visit www.summitmedicalgroup.com