June 13: Global health symposium

Christiana Care to host Delaware Health Sciences Alliance event

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1:24 p.m., June 3, 2014--The third annual Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) Global Health Symposium will be held at the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center on the campus of Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, on Friday, June 13.

Dr. Tom Quinn, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health and associate director for international research at the National Institutes of Health, will deliver the keynote address.

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A slate of regional and national speakers will discuss topics including:

  • Tropical medicine cases,
  • Getting involved in work abroad,
  • Refugee health issues locally,
  • Challenges for residencies and fellowships, and
  • Developing a global health track.

The event will also feature interactive panel discussions and innovative workshops.

Registration is free for students, residents, and fellows and discounted for all DHSA institution members (Christiana Care, University of Delaware, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, and Thomas Jefferson University).

To view the agenda and to register, visit the website.

The symposium is sponsored by DHSA, the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians, and the Delaware Academy of Medicine.

Article by Diane Kukich

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