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Bridging the Gaps 24th Annual Symposium

Posted on September 1, 2014

Bridging the Gaps 24th Annual Symposium

September 12, 2014

A chance to network with Philadelphia’s health and social services community

Symposium Agenda

8:30 – 10am Poster Session: Bridging the Gaps Student Community Health Projects

10:15 am – 12:30pm Plenary Session

Bridging the Gaps Vignettes

Awards Ceremony

David Sheff, Best-Selling Author

BTG 2014 Annual Award Recipient

Now celebrating its 24th year, Bridging the Gaps is committed to forging partnerships with individuals and organizations dedicated to the promotion of health in underserved communities. The Annual Symposium is free to the public and is based on the work of students who have participated in the past program year.

Participating Educational Institutions: Bryn Mawr College; DeSales University; Drexel University; La Salle University; Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; Lehigh Valley Health Network; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Rowan University; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Temple University; The Commonwealth Medical College; Thomas Jefferson University; University of Pennsylvania; University of Pittsburgh; University of the Sciences.

Please Join Us!

Friday September 12, 2014, 8:30am to 12:30pm

Rodeph Shalom, 615 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

RSVP online by September 5, 2014. Participation is FREE.  Visit and click on the Annual Symposium RSVP button.

David Sheff is the author of “Beautiful Boy,” and award-winning, No. 1 New York Times best seller that recounts his harrowing struggle to help his son overcome a methamphetamine addiction. Following its publication, Sheff met countless people struggling to prevent or survive drug abuse. The encounters led him on a 10-year mission to determine why America is losing its war against drugs and so many of its children in the process. Sheff’s search culminated with “Clean,” a myth-shattering look at drug use and treatment, based on the latest research in psychology, neuroscience and medicine.

Sheff speaks frequently on the subject of drug use, abuse and prevention at conferences and community groups and at high schools and colleges. His ongoing research and reports on the science of addiction earned him a place on the Time magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people. Sheff is a renowned journalist who has written for The New York Times, Fortune, Rolling Stones and many other publications.

To learn more, please contact Ellen Martinak, Bridging the Gaps Program Office: Phone 215-898-4141, Fax 215-573-2265.

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