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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.

2019-2020 Schedule


September 18, 2019, Wednesday
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 10, 2019, Thursday
Kate’s Place, Project H.O.M.E., 1929 Sansom Street, 19103

Harm Reduction 101 
Jose Benitez, MSW, Prevention Point

November 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

January 15, 2020, Wednesday
Kate's Place, Project H.O.M.E., 1929 Sansom Street, 19103

The Vaccine Wars
Paul Offit, MD

February 4, 2020, Tuesday
Mazzoni Center, 1348 Bainbridge Street, 19147

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

February 20, 2020, Thursday
HMS School, 4400 Baltimore Avenue, 19104

Transition Considerations for Youth With Special Needs From the Educational Setting to Adult Services
Laura Boyd, MSW, LSW, and HMS Staff

April 14, 2020, Tuesday
Kate's Place, Project H.O.M.E., 1929 Sansom Street, 19103

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

TBA
Covenant House, 31 East Armat Street, 19144

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

TBA
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

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