Webinars

Every month we offer 2-3 webinars focused on a topic or issue that is relevant, current, and rooted in the most pressing health-related issues faced by communities in Philadelphia. Our webinars are free for all to attend.  If you are a professional seeking CEU’s, there will be a small fee of $25 to receive the educational credits. Please review our Continuing Education Units (CEU) page for more information.  If CEU’s are not needed, you can still attend the webinar.

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  • HIV Cure Research Update

    May 10, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM
    CEU’s approved 2 CHES and Nursing
    Philadelphia is a major HIV cure research hub and home to several ongoing HIV cure research trials. This annual HIV Cure research update is developed with the community in mind, and the purpose is to share what is new and exciting.

    Objectives

    • Describe how the HIV research trajectory has led us to Cure-directed research
    • Explain ongoing HIV Cure research being conducted at the University of Pennsylvania and The Wistar Institute.

    Presenters

    • Luis J. Montaner, D.V.M., M.Sc., D.Phil. The Wistar Institute
    • Kenneth M. Lynn, MBA, BS, RN Center for AIDS Research: Penn-Presbyterian M.C.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Cure Research Participant

    May 24, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM

    CEU’s approved 2 CHES and Nursing

    This webinar will describe why the search for a cure is important even with effective treatment

    • Explain what potential research volunteers might expect in a cure-focused clinical trial
    • Gain insight from a recent cure-focused clinical trial research participant

    Presenters

    • Luis J. Montaner, D.V.M., M.Sc., D.Phil.
      The Wistar Institute
    • Kenneth M. Lynn, MBA, BS, RN
      Center for AIDS Research: Penn-Presbyterian M.C.

     

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  • Overcoming Barriers to HCV Care for People who Inject Drugs

    June 7, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM

    Join Dr. Stacey Trooskin, director of Viral Hepatitis Programs at Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania as she discusses Barriers to care for injection drug users.

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  • Teaching From the Front Lines: Sharing the Basics of HIV 101

    June 14, 2019
    Time: 12:00 AM

    Welcome to the first instalment of our series “Frontline TEACH.” Our focus in this lesson will be the basics of HIV, including defining the virus, defining AIDS, and reviewing how HIV is transmitted. We will also discuss treatment decisions and guidelines. The goal of this course is to provide information that will leave learners more informed and aware, and to lessen the stigma surrounding the virus and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).

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Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who joins Philadelphia FIGHT as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He completed his undergraduate training in Biology and Psychology from Union College, his medical school training at Albany Medical College, his residency training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and his Chief Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center.


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