The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) Division of Disease Control (DDC) works with many agencies to develop and present conferences on topics that promote the health of Philadelphians.

Upcoming Conferences

There are no conferences currently planned. Please check back.

Past Conferences

Name of Conference Date Location Topics Discussed
Just a Flight Away: The Intersection between Global Health & Communicable Disease June 21, 2018 Doubletree Hotel
237 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Current outbreaks of international concern
  • Quarantine Station activities and responsibilities
  • PDPH reporting protocols and support services
Philadelphia Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative Meeting September 26th, 2016 Doubletree Hotel
237 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Current epidemiology of gram-negative resistance in the United States
  • Methods for detection of gram-negative resistance and treatment of gram-negative resistance
  • Overview of social aspect of antimicrobial stewardship
Buprenorphine Summit September 20th, 2016 801 Market Street
11th Floor, Room 1154-A/B
Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Overview of Philadelphia’s efforts in expanding access to buprenorphine as a medication-assisted treatment option
  • Review of buprenorphine (basic pharmacology)
  • Evidence base for opioid use disorder recovery and best practices in buprenorphine prescribing
  • Effective clinical models incorporating buprenorphine into various treatment settings, including primary care and other medical settings
World TB Day Event:
Fostering Partnerships
For TB Elimination
in Philadelphia
March 24, 2016 Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health
3215 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Challenges and Opportunities for TB Elimination
  • Forging Partnerships for TB Elimination
  • Diabetes and Other Risk Factors for Progression of TB Disease
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of TB Infection in Specific Populations
Webinar Series
Multiple Webinar
  • Methods of implementing antimicrobial stewardship policy, activities, or metrics within acute care settings
  • Successful strategies for advancing the goals of stewardship that have been employed by other facilities
  • Common barriers to implementing antimicrobial stewardship activities and strategies to overcome these barriers
Sept. 30, 2014 Centre Square Building,
1500 Market Street,
  • Current and Future Landscape of Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Social and Behavioral Determinants of Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Practical Strategies for Utilizing Antimicrobial Use Data
Youth Sexual Health Symposium May 20, 2014 DoubleTree Hotel,
237 South Broad Street,
  • Sex Needs a New Metaphor
  • MSM Youth, Love & Intimacy
  • Social Media, Teens & Condoms
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Infection Prevention Symposium Oct. 30, 2013 N/A
  • Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE): Epidemiology and Prevention
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Management of CRE Infections
Functional Needs Symposium II Oct. 2, 2012 Crowne Plaza Hotel-
Valley Forge,
260 Mall Boulevard,
King of Prussia, PA
  • Hearing Loss and Emergency Communication
  • Helpful Hints of Courtesy When You Meet a Person Who is Blind or Visually Impaired
  • Disability.Gov
Public Health
Forum 2012
May 22, 2012 Academy of Natural Science
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway,
  • Public Health Implications of Marcellus Shale Activities in Pennsylvania
  • Hepatitis C: Still a Silent Epidemic?
  • Three Recent Foodborne Outbreaks
  • Radiological Health and Emergency Response in Pennsylvania
Building Capacity:
Community Outreach Seminar
for Faith-Based Organizations
April 24th, 2012 The Holiday Inn Philadelphia
Historic District,
400 Arch Street,
  • Human Papillomavirus Infections
  • Introduction to HIV and AIDS
  • Nursing (Clinical) Track: HIV Pregnancy Case Study
  • Making HIV Testing, Prevention, And Care Accessible to Vulnerable Populations
  • Philadelphia's Citywide Interfaith HIV Prevention Campaign
Access & Functional
Needs Symposium
Sept. 20, 2011 Montgomery County
Public Safety Training Campus
  • Accessible Emergency Response Planning
  • Autism and Emergency Responders
  • Accessible SEPTA: Partnering With First Responders
Public Health
Forum 2010
June 4, 2010 Doubletree Hotel
237 S. Broad Street,
  • Carrots and Sticks: How to Ensure Healthcare Workers are Vaccinated Against Influenza
  • Mumps Epidemiology, Outbreaks, and Current Research
  • Multisectoral Approaches to Preventing Chronic Disease
  • Public Health Response to the Haitian Earthquake
Public Health
Forum 2009
May 15, 2009 Doubletree Hotel
237 S. Broad Street,
  • The Medical Examiner as Public Health Practitioner
  • Healthcare Associated Viral Hepatitis
  • Meningitis Surveillance Update from CDC
  • Autism as a Public Health Problem

Speaker's Bureau

The Division of Disease Control (DDC) fulfills requests for speaking engagements such as in-services to healthcare providers, keynote addresses at conferences, lectures for students, and talks for lay audiences. Click here for more information.