Public Invited as Botswana-UPenn Partnership Members Gather to Reflect on 10 Years

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422October 11, 2011


Three sessions of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership’s 10th anniversary celebration are open to the public: a student-perspective forum, a research update and an anniversary symposium.  All will be held on the University of Pennsylvania campus.

STUDENT FORUM:          

Penn students who have interned in Botswana will participate in Experience Africa Forum -- Penn Student Perspectives”

5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12

Room 345, Jon M. Huntsman Hall

3730 Walnut St., Philadelphia


Andrew Steenhoff, BUP research director, will moderate a Botswana research update in which participants will discuss their research aims, collaborators, funding, obstacles and logistical lessons learned. 

2-4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13

Room BRB 253

421 Curie Blvd., Philadelphia


The highlight of the conference, an Anniversary Symposium, will feature a historical overview of the Partnership, followed by program updates on HIV/AIDS, women's health, pediatrics, adult tuberculosis and telemedicine.  A closing panel discussion will focus on plans for BUP’s next 10 years.

8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14

Rubenstein Auditorium, 1st Floor

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

Translational Research Center

3400 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia


DETAILS:  Registration is requested. Registration and program information are available at