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Temple Emergency Action Corps

TEMPLE EMERGENCY ACTION CORPS (TEAC)

 

PREVIOUS SYMPOSIA

 

Cities in Crisis: Examining the 21st Century Urban Health Disaster
2013 Symposium - March 2, 2013

 

Presented by Temple University School of Medicine and The Greenfield Foundation.


Keynote Speakers:

 

  • Doriane Miller, M.D. Executive Director at the Center for Community Health and Vitality at the University of Chicago Urban Health Initiative.

  • Ronak B. Patel, M.D., M.P.H. Clinical Instructor of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Founder and Director of the Urbanization and Crises Program at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

 

On March 2nd, 2013 medical students and health professionals attended the annual TEAC Symposium - Cities in Crisis: Examining the 21st Century Urban Health Disaster. The event focused on examining the complex issues that have contributed to the urban health crisis and the ways in which the medical community must adapt to the unique set of health issues that predominate in urban populations worldwide. It provided an opportunity for professionals, educators, students, and leaders in the field to discuss the complexities of urban health that contribute to chronic health disparities and how these complexities, in turn, complicate the humanitarian response in the face of an acute natural disaster. Sessions were hosted by scholars and students from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Philadelphia FoodTrust, Temple University Health System, Temple University School of Medicine Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy, and the University of Chicago Urban Health Initiative.

 

From Haiti To Homelessness: The Changing Face Of Disaster Relief

Mobilizing Long-Term Health Care Solutions Out of Acute Disaster Response Efforts

2010 Symposium - December 4, 2010

 

 

Presented by Temple University School of Medicine and The Greenfield Foundation.


Keynote Speakers:

  • Gregg Greenough, MD, MPH. Director of Research at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative;
    Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

     

  • Eric Noji, MD, MPH. Professor of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health;  Chairman and CEO, Noji Global Health & Security LLC.


  • Eboni Price, MD, MPH. Medical Director for the Tulane Community Health Center at Covenant House, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

On December 4, 2010 over 150 medical students and health professionals attended the 3rd annual TEAC Symposium—From Haiti To Homelessness: The Changing Face Of Disaster Relief. The day long event included plenaries, breakout sessions and poster presentations focusing on the interplay between acute and chronic disaster relief, with particular attention paid to disaster relief efforts in areas already suffering from chronic health care disparities. Sessions were hosted by scholars and students from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Doctors Without Borders, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Tulane University School of Medicine, the University of California Haiti Initiative and Temple University School of Medicine.

 

Epidemics to Pandemics: A Medical Provider's Approach

2009 Symposium - December 1, 2009

 

Presented by Temple University School of Medicine and The Greenfield Foundation.


Keynote Speakers:

  • Peter I. Axelrod, MD. Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Temple University School of Medicine. Chair of Infection Control Committees for Temple University Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center.
  • Dalton G. Paxman, PhD. Regional Health Administrator and the Acting-Regional Director for the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he oversees public health initiatives for the Assistant Secretary for Health.
  • Elizabeth M. Browning, RN. Infection Control Coordinator for HealthCare for the Homeless, a collaboration between Philadelphia's Office of Supportive Housing, Philadelphia Department of Public Health (Division of Communicable Disease) and Public Health Management Corporation.

 

Global Disaster Medicine and the Role of Medical Education

2008 Symposium

 

Presented by Temple University School of Medicine and The Greenfield Foundation, our first annual symposium provided the opportunity for students, physicians, medical educators and leaders in the fields of global health and disaster response to discuss the role of medical education in disaster response, current best practices and future directions.


Keynote Speakers:

  • Zoe Maher, MD. TEAC Founder, currently third year resident at TUH
  • James Holiman, MD. Program Manager, Afghanistan Healthcare Sector Reachback Project, Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Manish Garg, MD. Associate Professor, Clinical Emergency Medicine, Assistant Residency Program Director, Temple University Hospital
  • Paul Lyons, MD. Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine; faculty advisor to the Temple Emergency Action Corps
  • Marie Carbonetto, RPh. Public Health Preparedness Coordinator, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Disease Control and Emergency Preparedness