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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.

2017-18 Schedule


September 26, 2017, Tuesday
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 19, 2017, Thursday
Kate’s Place, Project H.O.M.E., 1929 Sansom Street, 19103

Harm Reduction 101 
Jose Benitez, MSW, Prevention Point

November 14, 2017, Tuesday
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
Arthur Brewer, MD, Rutgers University Correctional Health Care & New Jersey Department of Corrections

December 7, 2017, 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 Sidorov, MSN, RN, LIFE

January 23, 2018, Tuesday
Kate's Place, Project H.O.M.E., 1929 Sansom Street, 19103

Supporting the Health and Well-being of Transgender Youth: Perspectives From the CHOP Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic
Nadia Dowshen, MD, MSHP

February 14, 2018, Wednesday
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

March 21, 2018, Wednesday
Covenant House, 31 East Armat Street, 19144

Addressing Adolescent Risk: Building on Strength
Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MSEd, Hugh Organ, and Covenant House Staff

April 17, 2018, Tuesday
Kate's Place, Project H.O.M.E., 1929 Sansom Street, 19103

Providing Health Care for Newly Arrived Refugees
Rachael Truchil, MD, MPH

 

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