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November 2020

The Politics of Disease Control: Sleeping Sickness in Eastern Africa, 1890-1920

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

When British and German colonial practices disrupted the economies and ecosystems of the Great Lakes region of East Africa around 1900, an epidemic of invariably fatal African Trypanosomiasis ("sleeping sickness") rapidly spread. How Africans had faced challenging times in the past shaped whether and how they cooperated with the Europeans' successful search for a cause, and the vain campaign for a cure. Colonial narratives continue to affect modern research agendas for tropical diseases, and understanding local factors will always improve…

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Recognizing & Responding to Children at Risk: Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect Education for Physicians

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

About this Virtual Event Learning Objectives Identify the role of child protection Describe the role of mandated reporter Define categories of child abuse in the law Recognize potential risks/indicators of child abuse/neglect Explain referral process and follow up Identify prevention resources This training reviews the elements of child abuse, including the legal definitions of a child, perpetrator, and categories and indicators of abuse. The training explains your obligations as a mandated reporter, including how to make a report, protections for…

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GPDC – Maternal Glycemia During Pregnancy: Long-Term Implications for Mother and Offspring

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we Welcome WILLIAM L. LOWE, JR., M.D. Vice Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine A G E N D A 6:00 pm Welcome and Visit with Exhibitors Jacqueline Wesche-Thoboben, RN, BSN, CDCES, CCRC; President We invite you to engage with our Vendors during our Exhibit Showcase 6:05 pm to 6:15 pm – Sanofi (TBD) 6:15 pm to 6:25 pm – Boehringer-Ingelheim 6:25 pm to 6:35 pm – Novo Nordisk…

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2nd Annual Hypertension Symposium

November 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Over the last decade, hypertension has risen to the number one factor in the global burden of disease. Despite the increased awareness and improved treatment of hypertension, the prevalence of hypertension is rising and controlled rates are stagnant. Medical guidelines aim to steer clinicians toward best practices. The hypertension clinical practice guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the American Heart Association (AHA) raises important questions about hypertension diagnosis and treatment. The 2nd Annual Hypertension Symposium: Challenges in…

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December 2020

32nd Annual Pan Philadelphia Neurosurgery Conference – Virtual Meeting

December 4 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

**VIRTUAL MEETING** Co-directed by three area Neurosurgical Training Programs: the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, this year’s symposium will be devoted to the following theme - Neurosurgery Frontiers: Adapting and Advancing Into the Future. Four keynote addresses by Zoher Ghogawala, MD, Steven N. Kalkanis, MD, Michael T. Lawton, MD, and Andre Machado, MD, PhD will carry forward the theme…

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January 2021

It’s Not All Black and White: A History of Race in Medicine

January 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

As racial protests call again for reconciliation around the legacy for slavery in America, medicine faces a reckoning of its own regarding human experimentation, lack of representation and diversity, and racism embedded in "objective" clinical decision-making tools. But it's not all black and white when it comes to race and racism in medicine. This talk by Assistant Professor of Medicine Kristen Ann Ehrenberger sketches some of the history of how race came to be read into the natural variation of…

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