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AHCJ's Philly chapter to meet at Drexel University College of Medicine

01/25/10     Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia chapter of Association of Health Care Journalists will hold an open meeting on Jan. 25 at the Drexel University College of Medicine. This is an opportunity for journalists to meet some major figures at Drexel and delve into the worlds of surgery, drug development, electronic medical records and the new health bill that Congress is poised to pass.  

The session is designed to focus on Drexel faculty who will be making news in the next year.  Speakers will get about 15-20 minutes. So reporters can get a taste of many subjects and follow up later. You don't have to be an AHCJ member to attend.

The meeting is set for 4-6 p.m. at Drexel's Geary Auditorium, New College Building, Auditorium B (245 N. 15th Street). Free parking will be available across 15th Street.  (Details to come.) Ideas and suggestions are welcome. Just e-mail Karl Stark at

A preliminary list of speakers:

Richard V. Homan, M.D., Annenberg Dean & Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, Drexel University College of Medicine

2nd Speaker TBA (expert on health bill and its far-reaching effects)
Topics: Health bill (finances, uninsured), Changes/Trends in the Medical Care Workforce, Need for residency slots to create more doctors.

Paul Curcillo, M.D., Associate Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Future Trends in Minimally Invasive Surgery - How small can we go?

Carol Lippa, M.D., Professor, Department of Neurology & Director, Memory Disorders Center
Alzheimer's Disease - New Statistics and New Hope

James Barrett, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology
New Drug Development - What changes in Pharma mean for research

Edgar Chou, M.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Internal Medicine & Clinical Informatics Chief
Electronic Health Records: Drexel's innovative system

Learn more about the Philly chapter.