The symposium brought together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers focused on health in cities to energize work on urban places and health, generate novel ideas for research, and stimulate debate on policy implications. Participants will reflect critically on the links between urban environments and health, identify new opportunities for research (including novel data and methodological approaches), and consider implications for community action and policy.
Registration is closed. As of September 4, the event is sold out.
For those who have confirmed registration, your registration fee covers attendance for the full program on September 10-11, and includes continental breakfast on September 10 and 11, box lunch on September 10 and an evening poster session and reception on September 10.
If you are registered and need to change your plans, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. This will allow someone else to attend instead.
Posters will be presented on research topics related to urban health broadly. Posters will address the following themes: 1) novel uses of data and methods in urban heath, 2) systems approaches to urban health; 3) urban health disparities; 4) interdisciplinary approaches to urban health; and 5) translational research, intersectoral actions, and policies.
The Poster Session and Evening Reception will be held from 5:00-7:30 pm on September 10, 2015, at Drexel University Bossone Research Center lobby, located at 3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Presenters may drop-off posters at the symposium registration desk in Nesbitt Hall, 3215 Market Street, during the morning of September 10th to be setup for the reception.
Drexel University School of Public Health
Nesbitt Hall, 3215 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
1800 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 ▪ 215.561.7500 or 1.800.SONESTA (766.3782)
The reserved room block at Sonesta Hotel is full. You are welcome to contact other local Philadelphia hotels.
Transportation and Directions
Drexel University School of Public Health is conveniently located close to Amtrak 30th Street Train Station and SEPTA trolley and SEPTA subway stations. Drexel University City Campus Map.
Visitors can park at the Drexel Parking Garage at 34th and Market Street by using the self-serve pay-by-space system. To enter the garage from Market Street, turn south onto 34th Street, take the first left onto Ludlow, and the first left into the garage. Pay in the lobby at the kiosk just after parking vehicle, by entering the parking space number and selecting from the kiosk's menu prompts. Drexel Parking Garage Information and Maps
From 30th Street Train Station
Exit 30th Street Station on Market Street and walk west (away from Center City) on Market Street to Drexel University School of Public Health, Nesbitt Hall at 3215 Market Street, between 32nd and 33rd Streets.
From Philadelphia International Airport
Participants may choose to take SEPTA’s Airport Line from PHL (Philadelphia International Airport). Travel time is approximately 25 minutes and fares are approximately $8. Trains run every half an hour. Take the SEPTA train from the Airport towards Center City and exit at 30th Street Station (30th and Market Streets), which is two blocks from Drexel's University School of Public Health. See directions above from 30th Street Station.
Taxi service is readily available in the Philadelphia area, and is located outside each terminal. Fares are approximately $30-35 one way to PHL.
Amtrak trains stop at 30th Street Station (30th and Market Streets), which is two blocks from Drexel University School of Public Health, Nesbitt Hall at 3215 Market Street.
SEPTA Regional Rail
All Regional Rail trains stop at 30th Street Station (30th and Market Streets), which is two blocks from Drexel University School of Public Health, Nesbitt Hall at 3215 Market Street. Directions from 30th Street Station are above.
SEPTA Subways and Trolleys
The Market-Frankford Line (the Blue Line) runs along Market Street and stops at 30th and 34th Streets. Directions from 30th Street Station are above.
To get from the 34th Street Station stop, exit the train at 34th Street. From the corner of 34th and Market streets, proceed to walk 2 blocks east on Market St (towards Center City) to Nesbitt Hall.
All trolley trains (the Green Lines) stop at 30th and 33rd Streets. The 33rd Street stop is located across the street from Drexel University School of Public Health, Nesbitt Hall at 3215 Market Street.
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