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About the BTG Seminar Series

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The BTG Seminar Series draws upon the expertise of participating community partners and academic health centers to address topics related to population health and care coordination. The sessions are designed to augment professional curricula in various content areas and to offer concrete strategies for addressing issues affecting vulnerable populations.

Eight seminars are held in the evening during the winter and spring months with dinner served beforehand. Preregistration is required. Students who wish to become BTG Clinical Scholars are required to attend six seminars. Eligible students may attend seminars at any time during their academic program, including their first year.

Pre-registration is required

Time: Dinner 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 5:45 to 7:30 p.m.

2016-17 Schedule


September 22, 2016, Thursday
Kate’s Place, Project H.O.M.E., 1929 Sansom Street, 19103

Public Health in Philadelphia
Thomas Farley, MD, MPH, Commissioner of Health, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

October 18, 2016, Tuesday
Kate’s Place, Project H.O.M.E., 1929 Sansom Street, 19103

Harm Reduction 101 
Jose Benitez, MSW, Prevention Point

November 9, 2016, Wednesday
Kate’s Place, Project H.O.M.E., 1929 Sansom Street, 19103

Both Sides of the Wall: Challenges and Opportunities in Health Care for Incarcerated and Recently Released Populations
Daniel Winetsky, MD, MS, Primary Care Physician/Site Medical Director for East Jersey State Prison

December 8, 2016, Thursday
Kate's Place, Project H.O.M.E., 1929 Sansom Street, 19103

Maintaining Frail Older Adults in the Community Using the PACE Model
Ingrid Sidirov, MSN, RN, LIFE

January 11, 2017, Wednesday
Kate's Place, Project H.O.M.E., 1929 Sansom Street, 19103

Addressing the Health Issues of Transgender People
Rob Winn, MD and Mazzoni Clinic Staff

February 15, 2017, Wednesday
Kate's Place, Project H.O.M.E., 1929 Sansom Street, 19103

Healing the Wounds of Violence for Young Black Men
John Rich, MD, MPH

March 14, 2017, Tuesday
Covenant House, 31 East Armat Street, 19144

Addressing Adolescent Risk: Building on Strength
Chris Renjilian, MD, Hugh Organ, and Covenant House Staff

April 11, 2017, Tuesday
Kate's Place, Project H.O.M.E., 1929 Sansom Street, 19103

Navigating Emergency Medical Assistance: Health Rights of the Uninsured
Vincent J. Zarro, MD, PhD, and Maripat Pileggi, JD

 

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