Calendar of Events
"For more than 220 years The College of Physicians of Philadelphia has
served as a center point for the discussion of health issues in the city
of Philadelphia. Through our lecture series the College has addressed important
questions about modern health care within the context of our long and illustrious
heritage. Through the generosity of our donors and funders, most College
lectures and programs are free and open to the public, and we invite you
to join us. We look forward to welcoming you to the Birthplace of American
— Stanley Goldfarb, MD, FCPP, MACP, President and George M. Wohlreich, MD, FCPP, Director and CEO, The Thomas W. Langfitt Chair
Pre-registration for all programs and events is strongly urged. For further information regarding events and registration, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-399-2341.
Most College lectures & programs cost $10 for the general public, but are free for Fellows of the College and Members. Interested in becoming a member? Click HERE
COLLEGE BUSINESS HOURS
Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM
215-563-3737 | www.collegeofphysicians.org
19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3097
MÜTTER MUSEUM HOURS
10:00AM to 5:00PM daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 24, December 25 and January 1.
Thursday, December 5th : Reception 5:00-7:00pm
Friday, December 6th : Conference 9:00am-5:30pm
225th Anniversary of the Historical Medical Library
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia will celebrate the 225th Anniversary of its Historical Medical Library with an evening reception and all-day conference. The reception includes refreshments, musical accompaniment, and a one-weekend-only exhibition of original anatomical artwork by Frank H. Netter, MD, sponsored by Elsevier Health Sciences.
The conference, Emerging Roles for Historical Medical Libraries: Value in the Digital Age, features an international group of esteemed researchers and library professionals, including:
- Nancy Cervetti, PhD (Author of S. Weir Mitchell, 1829-1914: Philadelphia's Literary Physician and Wood Institute Grant Recipient)
- Simon Chaplin, PhD (Head of the Wellcome Library)
- Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, FCPP (Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University)
- Mary Fissell, PhD (Professor of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University)
- Jeffrey Reznick, PhD (Chief of the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health)
Closing Remarks by Chris Lyons (Head Librarian of the Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University, and President of Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences
Register for the free reception HERE
Register for the conference for $10 HERE
Tuesday, December 10th | 6:30PM
The Annual Robert L. Sadoff, MD, FCPP Lecture: Professionalism in Managing Work Hour Restrictions, Hand Offs and Work Life Balance
Rules and regulations have limited the number of hours house staff can work per week and in a row. Many strategies have helped to focus the time at work for house staff on education and patient interaction and not menial tasks. Excellent communication is required to hand off patient care in the hospital. The benefit of having better work life balance has been recognized. How does this all fit in being a professional in medicine?
Speaker: Julie Freischlag, MD, FACS The William Stewart Halsted Professor Chair, Department of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
For tickets CLICK HERE
Wednesday, December 18th | 12noon-1pm
Food & Thought: The Winds of War: How Critical Care on the Battlefield Has Impacted Medicine
Since antiquity, war has transformed medicine. Our systems of response, the technology of transport and the care of the injured, as well as their recovery and rehabilitation, have undergone remarkable transformations during and after armed conflicts. At the center of every battlefield have been the men and women called up to care for the wounded. That horrid and hallowed experience has changed these physicians and nurses forever. After returning, the memories of the myriads of wounds and the zeal to find better ways to stop bleeding, relieve suffering and save the young combat solider, have forced society to listen, learn and advance medicine and surgery. Today, we are soon to complete a decade of war on two fronts in which we asked the military medical corps to care for the most hideously injured in austere and hostile environments. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan progressed, new ways to place surgeons far forward and initiate critical care on the battlefield evolved, as did the capability to evacuate them thousands of miles to specially prepared military trauma centers.
This talk will explore the most significant advances and how they will change the future of medicine.
Speaker: C. William “Bill” Schwab, MD, FACS, FRCS, Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and the Founding Chief, of the Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery
For tickets CLICK HERE
Friday, January 17th, 2014
Our first Sleepover event was such a great success that we are doing it again! Join us Friday, January 17th for an exclusive chance to spend the night in the Mütter Museum. Tickets include:
- A screening of a film in Thomson Hall
- Pizza during the film
- Wine and beer (limit three) during the film
- A séance in Gross Library with noted performer Francis Menotti
- A flashlight tour of the museum
- Weather permitting, a campfire and ghost stories
- A continental breakfast in the morning
Click HERE for tickets!
All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.
Friends of the Mütter receive a special promo code that allows for $150 tickets. To learn more and become a member, visit: http://www.collegeofphysicians.org/mutter-museum/friends-of-the-mutter/
Want to read about the first Sleepover at the Mütter? Head HERE to read an article by reporter Jason Nark on his experience.