88th Annual Meeting, Dinner, and Awards Ceremony


Friday, May 11, 2018
5:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT

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Reception 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting & Awards Ceremony 6:30 PM
Dinner and Keynote Address 7:00 PM


Chase Center on the Riverfront 
815 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

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Elizabeth K. Lenz 
Delaware Academy of Medicine and the Delaware Public Health Association 

Proceeds support....

The Immunization Coalition of Delaware is working to insure no one in the First State suffers from vaccine preventable illnesses.  The ICD is supported by hospitals, universities, pharmacies, and schools of Delaware, and is a joint partnership between the Academy and the Delaware Division of Public Health.

2018 Keynote Speaker
Darshak Sanghavi, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Translation, OptumLabs
(OptumLabs is a partnership of the Mayo Clinic and Optum)

Dr. Sanghavi is an award-winning medical educator, who has worked in medical settings around the world and published dozens of scientific papers on topics ranging from the molecular biology of cell death to tuberculosis transmission patterns in Peruvian slums. A frequent guest on NBC's Today and past commentator for NPR's All Things Considered, Dr. Sanghavi is a contributing editor to Parents magazine, a health care columnist with Slate, and has regularly written about health care for the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Washington Post. His best-seller, A Map of the Child: A Pediatrician's Tour of the Body, was named a best health book of the year by the Wall Street Journal.

2018 Lewis B. Flinn President's Award Honoree

Nicholas J. Petrelli, M.D., FACS

Bank of America Endowed Medical Director

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute

Christiana Care Health System

Dr. Petrelli is a nationally recognized expert on colorectal cancer, joined Christiana Care Health System as the Bank of America endowed medical director of the Graham Cancer Center in August 2001. As medical director, Dr. Petrelli oversees the state’s largest and most technologically advanced cancer program, including cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment. Under his leadership the Graham Cancer Center was selected as a National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) and one of the original 16 NCI Community Cancer Centers Programs (NCCCP).

2018 Public Health Recognition

Jewish Family Services of Delaware

JFS is multi-faceted social service organization that embraces and fulfills a mission to strengthen individuals, families, and the community by providing counseling and support services. Services include outpatient therapy, case management, workforce development, refugee resettlement, adoption, and prevention education. JFS work has been accomplished person-by-person, need by need and always with compassion, skill and commitment to individual integrity. As a result, today JFS is strong and stable. JFS programs and policies are designed to remove barriers that may inhibit people in vulnerable situations from accessing support. “We are all responsible for one another.” Inspired by this fundamental Jewish value, JFS assists individuals and families through life transitions, helping youth and children grow stronger, and ensuring the safety and dignity of older adults. JFS supports families of all backgrounds as they deal with basic human needs, life transitions, and mental health issues. JFS has the unique privilege of representing the tzedakah (justice), compassion, and loving kindness of the Jewish people to the broader community.  Many JFS clients are not Jewish, but all of them learn what it means to be Jewish: “the beauty of our traditions and our commitment to tikkun olam, building a better world.”