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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…Find out more »
Recognizing & Responding to Children at Risk: Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect Education for Physicians
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
**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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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