Elizabeth Spiegel, MD and Colin Partridge, MD, MPH International Perceptions of Pediatric Disability

If you were born tomorrow, how many years of a disabled life would you trade to avoid life-long disability? This was the question put to parents & providers in India. Providers, parents of children with a disability, and parents of children without disabilities had different perspectives.

Elizabeth "Z" Spiegel, MD is a Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics, having completed her MD and Residency at UCSF.

Colin Partridge, MD, MPH is a Professor in Pediatrics, and an Affiliate Faculty member of IGHS. He earned his medical degree and residency at the University of Cincinnati  and a fellowship in neonatology at Children's Hospital in San Francisco. He joined the faculty in 1982.  He has an interest in clinical counseling and decision-making for premature infants in developing countries, including  7 Pacific Rim countries, El Salvador and South Africa His studies have focused on educational needs for newborn care in developing countries, and barriers to newborn care in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia. He has fifteen years experience of working with National Pediatric Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam advising on the development of neonatal care, training and research studies. He was awarded a Labour Medal from the Vietnamese Government for his services to the country. He is currently implementing a curriculum in neonatal intensive care and pediatric education in centers in northern Vietnam with the aim of improving neonatal and pediatric health care outcomes.

Join the the Global Pediatrics 5th Annual Lecture Series, in welcoming these speakers.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, CHO, OPC Auditorium
747 52nd St, Oakland, CA 94609

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UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

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