Philadelphia FIGHT's annual AIDS Education Month program is
presenting more than 10 events in June. About half of them
charge no fee; and most of the rest are breakfast programs
for $15; one is a fundraiser and more expensive. Details are
-- or call 215-985-4448 ext. 110,
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
. Advance registration is suggested for all programs.
Some highlights (not always in chronological order -- check
for full details):
- Immune Based Therapies Summit, June 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00
p.m., with Dr. Luis Montaner from Wistar Institute, Brenda
Lein, and Richard Jefferys, at The Church of St. Luke and the
Epiphany, 330 S. 13th Street (between Spruce and Pine
Streets). No fee.
- Alternative Therapies, June 13, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at
The Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany, with George Carter
(treatment writer), Chris Hudson (acupuncturist), and Jeanne
Reiche (nutritionist). Lunch included; no fee.
- Breaking Into Clinical Trials (on what you should know
about enrolling), June 11, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., with Diana
Williamson, M.D., M.P.H., and Jane Shull, executive director
of Philadelphia FIGHT. The Church of St. Luke and the
Epiphany. No fee.
- Transgendered People and the AIDS Epidemic, June 12,
breakfast forum at the White Dog restaurant, with Charlene
- Time for an HIV Specialty, June 19 with Barbara Turner,
M.D., M.P.H., and James Dean, M.D. Breakfast forum at the
White Dog, $15.
- Life = The Cost of a Movie and a Bag of Popcorn, June 26,
with Alan Berkman, M.D. (who founded Health GAP), on the
global epidemic. "For the cost of a movie and a bag of
popcorn for each person in the developed world the full cost
of treatment for the whole of sub-Saharan Africa could be
covered." [We did some quick calculations, and indeed one
movie a year could pay for antiretrovirals.] Breakfast forum
at the White Dog, $15.
- Librarian Update, June 6, designed for librarians and
information specialists who are answering questions from the
public, will focus on Web sites and other information
sources. No fee.
- Opening Reception, June 4, An Evening to Honor Project
Inform, 5:00 p.m. reception, 6:00 dinner and table talk, with
Brenda Lein, Director, Project Immune Restoration at Project
Inform. $65 for reception and dinner. Reservations must be
made in advance; call Laura Cramutola, 215-985-4448 ext. 108.
- Philadelphia FIGHT Open House and Reception, June 20, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Philadelphia FIGHT, 1233 Locust Street; the
clinics and other programs will be open to the public. Fee
for the reception is $20. Reservations must be made in
advance; call Laura Cramutola, 215-985-4448 ext. 108.
Other programs in this series include a prevention workers'
summit, videos on living with HIV, and a candlelight vigil.
See http://www.fight.org/aem for full information.
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