An international conference organized by the Master of Public Administration Program, in collaboration with The African & Caribbean Business Council.
While other regions of the world are making strides in improving the living standards of their citizens, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is still trapped in poverty with more than 40% of its 600 million people living below the internationally recognised absolute poverty level of US$ 1 per day. Several reports highlight corruption as one of the institutional and systemic problems responsible for keeping million of Africans under absolute poverty. In fact, the 2008 Transparency International report demonstrates a direct link between corruption and failure of societal institutions to effectively achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in SSA. It is a serious concern that the goals of halving poverty in SSA by the year 2015 from the level of 1990 will not be met.
How bacteria and cancer cells regulate mutagenesis and their ability to evolve
Austrian Auditorium, CRB
Time: 12:00 PM Location: 251 BRB II/III
Sarbattama Sen, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Tufts University School of Medicine
Obesity, Pregnancy and Inflammation: Consequences for Mother and Infant and Opportunities for Intervention
Vinay Chandrasekhara, MD - Bench to Bedside
Chief, Molecular and Cellular Immunology Section, LIG National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
Charles D. Howell, MD - Hepatitis C in African-Americans: Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker: Jon Merz Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Medical Ethics
The Endocrinology Grand Rounds Series presents:
Thyroid Case Management Conference - Jill Langer, MD - Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Topic: "Thyroid Case Management Conference"
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: 12th Floor - SCTR - Smilow Center for Translational Research 12-146
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
• Apply the latest clinical guidelines in the management of endocrine diseases
• Evaluate and efficacy of therapeutic options in endocrine disorders
• Describe the results of translational research as it pertains to endocrine diseases
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians
Designation of Credit
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
“Estimating the Effect of a Time-Dependent Factor on Pre-Treatment Survival”
Douglas Schaubel, PhD Professor of Biostatistics Department of Biostatistics School of Public Health University of Michigan
Abstract: We propose semiparametric methods for estimating the effect of a time-dependent covariate on pre-treatment survival. The observed data consist of a longitudinal sequence of measurements and a potentially censored survival time. The factor of interest is time-dependent and affects both survival and treatment assignment. Survival in the absence of treatment is of interest and is dependently censored by the receipt of treatment. Patients may be removed from consideration for treatment, temporarily or permanently. The proposed methods combine landmark analysis, partly conditional hazard regression, and Inverse Probability of Censoring Weighting. The resulting estimators are consistent and asymptotically normal. We evaluate finite-sample properties through simulation, then use the proposed procedures to model pre-transplant mortality among End-stage Liver Disease patients. This is joint work with Qi Gong.
Please join us for the Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 from 8:00-9:00am in Stokes Auditorium.
We are excited to have Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan present a lecture entitled “Healers Abroad: Scaling Up Medical Education in Africa.”
Fitzhugh Mullan, MD is the Murdock Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and a Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Mullan graduated from Harvard University and from the University of Chicago Medical School and is board certified in pediatrics. He served 23 years in the United States Public Health Service starting as a physician in the National Health Service Corps and later as director of the program. He subsequently worked at the NIH, served on the staff of Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, directed the Bureau of Health Professions, and attained the rank of Assistant Surgeon General. During his PHS tenure he also served as Secretary of Health and Environment for the State of New Mexico, as a member of the Council on Graduate Medical Education, and on the President's Task Force on Health Care Reform.
Since 1998, Dr. Mullan has been on faculty at George Washington University. His research focuses on health workforce policy in the United States and globally. He has written widely for both professional and general audiences on medical and health policy topics. He is a contributing editor to the policy journal Health Affairs and the editor of that journal's "Narrative Matters" section. His books include White Coat Clenched Fist: The Political Education of an American Physician, Vital Signs: A Young Doctor's Struggle with Cancer, Plagues and Politics: The Story of the United States Public Health Service, Big Doctoring in America: Profiles in Primary Care. He is the senior editor of the Institute of Medicine 2005 report, Healers Abroad: Americans Responding to Human Resource Crisis in the HIV/AIDS and Narrative Matters: The Power of the Personal Essay in Health.
Upon completion of this live activity, participants will be able to:
1.Be familiar with the history of medical education in Africa
2.Understand the landscape of medical education in Africa
3.Know about organized US efforts to scale up medication education in Africa
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.