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About the BTG Seminar Series


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.

2018-19 Schedule

September 25, 2018, 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 17, 2018, Wednesday
Kate’s Place, Project H.O.M.E., 1929 Sansom Street, 19103

Harm Reduction 101 
Jose Benitez, MSW, Prevention Point

November 8, 2018, Thursday
PJJSC, 91 N. 48th St., 19139

The Challenges Associated With Meeting the Physical & Behavioral Health Needs of Youth in Philadelphia’s Juvenile Justice System
Timene Farlow, Deputy Commissioner & Ena Cade, MD, Medical Director, Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center

December 5, 2018, Wednesday
Kate's Place, Project H.O.M.E., 1929 Sansom Street, 19103

Cure Violence in Philadelphia: Issa Movement to Stop Shootings and Killings
Marla R. Davis Bellamy, JD

January 9, 2019, Wednesday
Mazzoni Center, 1348 Bainbridge St, 19147

A Model of Transgender Care
Nancy Brisbon, MD, Medical Director, Mazzoni Center

February 7, 2019, Thursday
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 20, 2019, 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 23, 2019, Tuesday
Kate's Place, Project H.O.M.E., 1929 Sansom Street, 19103

Refugee and Immigrant Health in Philadelphia
Rachael Truchil, MD, MPH

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