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29th Annual Symposium Invitation

Thursday, September 12, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

To view a PDF of the 2019 Annual Symposium invitation, please click on the cover below.

BTG 2019 Symposium invitation

2019 Symposium Agenda


8:30 – 10 a.m.

Poster Session: Bridging the Gaps Student Community Health Projects

10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Plenary Session

2018 Bridging the Gaps Perspectives

Awards Ceremony

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician and public health advocate who spearheaded efforts to reveal, publicize and address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, will receive the 2019 BTG Award.

Dr. Mona Hanna-AttishaAbout Our Guest Speaker

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is the crusading pediatrician who first researched and revealed the presence of toxic lead levels in the blood of children in Flint, Michigan. She courageously called a press conference to announce her team’s findings before peer review, prioritizing her community’s health over the risk to her career. She has testified twice before Congress and received the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America. Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Dr. Hanna-Attisha created the Pediatric Public Health Initiative to mitigate the impact of the Flint water crisis. Her book, What the Eyes Don’t See, provides a riveting firsthand account of the environmental atrocity of our time and her unrelenting activism to combat it.



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For More Information


Ellen Martinak, MS
Bridget McCormick
Bridging the Gaps Program Office
bmccor@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
215-898-4141
215-573-2265 (fax)


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