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June 2020 Propeller

PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”

 

A PRINCETON PROPELLER ZOOM EVENT

 

UWMA @ QUADRANGLE CLUB

 

 

FOR ENTREPRENEURS,

NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS

 

Please Join Us with Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

WHEREVER YOU ARE

 

7 P, EASTERN TIME (USA) -- TUESDAY, June 9th, 2020
Speaker: David Herman, MD
Chair, Infection Control, Penn Medicine Princeton Health
“An Up-to-Date Briefing on COVID-19 Infection:
And Dealing with this Pandemic at the Local Level”
Over the past few months, many of us have expanded our virology and infectious disease awareness.
Likewise, epidemiologists, researchers and front-line health care workers have garnered an enhanced
respect from a grateful public. So, it is with special pleasure that the Propellers welcome Infectious
Disease specialist David Herman for a global perspective on our historic pandemic. In particular, he will
discuss how epidemiologists determine the contagiousness of infectious diseases, then delve into the
different types of laboratory testing for SARS-CoV-2, and their attendant implications for controlling
infection spread. He will then delineate changes Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center has implemented
in response to COVID-19. You may find his facts bracing, but the power of human resilience will also be on
offer. Please note: Zoom Propellers now reach a national (and global) audience, so it’s important to
register: the first 300 people who sign up by June 7th will receive the “Join Meeting Link” on June 8th.


To Receive ZOOM LINK: Registration Required by June 7th via propellers.princetonaaa.org


NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER: Tuesday, September 8th (7 P)
 

 


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2020 Annual Dinner and Meeting

We welcome as our honored guests Xiyue Wang GS and his wife Hua Qu.  Tom Swift '76, PA3's President, will lead a fireside chat with Xiyue and Hua to discuss Xiyue's three-year imprisonment in Iran and the current regime there.  Questions will be taken but only if submitted in advance via email.

We will also be electing directors.  The event kicks off at 6:30 for casual get togethers; business begins at 7:00 and the Fireside Chat will begin around 7:20.  Breakout rooms will be provided at the end of the meeting.

Festive Orange + Black Attire is encouraged

In view of the unusual circumstances this year, we have arranged with Princeton-based Olsson’s on Palmer Square for a Grazing Box with an orange and black theme for PA3 members who may want hors d'ouevres for the meeting. A special Princeton-themed cookie is also available separately.  Please make individual arrangements directly with Olssons no later than October 26 at this link.

Registrations can be made here . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Contact Mo Chen here with any questions.


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May 2020 Propeller

PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”

 

A PRINCETON PROPELLER ZOOM EVENT

 

UWMA @ QUADRANGLE CLUB

 

 

 

 

FOR ENTREPRENEURS,

NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS

 

Please Join Us with Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

 

WHEREVER YOU ARE

 

7 PM, TUESDAY, May 12th, 2020

 

Speakers:  Steven Peskin, MD; Tom McCarrick, MD;

Howard Baruch, MD & Rod Kaufmann, MD

 

“COVID-19 Unleashes Telemedicine Innovations: 

 New Paradigms for Delivering Patient Care”

 

The arrival of COVID-19 and the pandemic-generated distancing protocols necessitated by it --- have forced a rapid departure from standard medical practice as we have known it:  indefinite postponements of elective surgeries; cancellations of routine screenings, lab work, dental care; and elimination of face-to-face, hands-on contact with our cherished family physicians.  All replaced, at least for now, by an unfamiliar world of Chat Bot screening tools; algorithm-based query agents like Vicki Vanguard; and remote patient monitoring (RPM) regimens for performing our own self-guided evaluations, under the direction of PA Navigators.  On May 12th, our panel of physicians will take us into this unfolding telehealth world and advise how we can get the most from these evolving technologies, with all their attendant pros & cons.  They will also address how this is transforming their respective medical practices --- and reconfiguring the doctor-patient relationship.

  To Receive ZOOM LINK:  Registration Required by May 10th via propellers.princetonaaa.org

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER:  Tuesday, June 9th (7 P)


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Special Lecture: COVID-19

Understanding the Science Behind the COVID-19 Pandemic – Critical Information to Make Informed Decisions

A special lecture by James (Jaime) Martiney '85 P'14

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

7:00-8:15 p.m. EDT via Zoom

CLICK HERE FOR FULL RECORDING

James (Jaime) Martiney '85 P14 earned his BA in Biology from Princeton and PhD in Experimental Pathology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Jaime has 30+ years of experience teaching STEM-related graduate-level, upper-level and intro-level courses for science, pre-health career, and non-science majors. Jaime served for fourteen years in the United States Navy Reserves, Medical Service Corps, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander, where he trained to strategically prepare and respond to biological warfare events, global pandemics and disaster preparedness. He was activated to Active Duty in 2003 and became a veteran during the Iraqi Freedom operations.

 His military training and duties included:

  • Fleet Biological Warfare Agent Detection for Navy Environmental and Preventative Medicine Personnel – Biological Defense Research Directorate, USAMRIID
  • Medical Management of Chemical and Biologic Warfare Injuries – US Navy
  • CBRNE (Chemical Biological RadioNuclearExplosive event Wargame Exercises – Several, US Navy

He currently serves on the board of Association of Latino Princeton Alumni (ALPA) and regularly attends as many PA3 events as he can, including the book club.

 


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March 2020 Propeller

CANCELED

PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”

A PRINCETON PROPELLER EVENT

AT QUADRANGLE CLUB

 

 

FOR ENTREPRENEURS,

NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS

 

Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

33 PROSPECT AVENUE – PRINCETON, NJ

6 P, TUESDAY, March 10th, 2020

Speaker:  Navid Redjal, MD

Director, Neurosurgical Oncology

Capital Institute for Neurosciences, Capital Health

Stereotactic Radiosurgery:  A Transformation in Managing Neurologic Disease --- From Operating Room to Outpatient Treatment

 

Stereotactic radiosurgery, the ability to precisely target lesions with focused radiation beams, is advancing the treatment of neurologic disease.  Complex lesions deep within the brain, which once required high-risk surgeries, can now be treated in a non-invasive manner and on an outpatient basis.  This has been a boon to patients with:  brain tumors; vascular lesions; the movement disorders of Parkinson’s Disease and essential tremor; and pain conditions, such as trigeminal neuralgia --- resulting in vastly improved quality-of-life.  While advances in computer processing and memory storage/retrieval speeds drove some of these breakthroughs, others came from progress in the fields of:   neural networks and neuroanatomy; physics; radiology and robotics.  Our speaker will describe these rapidly-evolving surgical approaches and their prospects for future use in treating myriad diseases, including psychiatric disorders.

 

Registration Required via propellers.princetonaaa.org

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER:  Tuesday, April 14th (6 P)


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