Monthly Lectures

Monthly lectures are usually held on the third Saturday of each month (except in the summer and December), at 2:00 PM at the Community College of Philadelphia's Main campus in Center City Philadelphia, PA. Exceptions are noted below.
NOTE: The Community College of Philadelphia is now requiring visitors to sign in with photo ID. This includes PhACT meetings. Please allow extra time when coming to meetings to complete this process.
Parking is available for $4.00 in the college parking garage on 17th St. The garage is open until 6 PM. Note: Free parking in the Bonnell lot across the street is no longer available.
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PhACT thanks Dr. David Cattell and the Philadelphia Community College for providing us with an excellent meeting space.

The general public is more than welcome to attend our lectures. You do not need to be a PhACT member to attend.
For more information, contact Bob Glickman at
Executive meetings are held prior to the monthly lectures, at 1:00 p.m. Any member may attend.

Upcoming Meetings

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - HILLEMAN - A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Community College of Philadelphia, Room C2-28 Details
Speaker: Paull Offit, MD
Dr. Paul Offit, M.D. will present a documentary film with Q&A Session to follow:
This hour long video production by Dr. Paul Offit and Don Mitchell tells the story of the greatest scientist of the 20th century, and no one knows his name. This documentary tells the inspiring story of Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman, a man with a singular, unwavering focus: to eliminate the diseases of children. From his poverty-stricken youth on the plains of Montana, he came to prevent pandemic flu, develop the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, and invent the first-ever vaccine against human cancer. Now through exclusive interviews with Dr. Hilleman and his peers, rare archival footage, and 3-D animation, this film puts a human face to vaccine science, revealing the character that drove this bold, complex, and heroic man.
For more about the film, visit or
Dr. Paul Offit is an internationally known vaccinologist based locally at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - TBD

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: To Be Determined Details
Topic to be announced -- Please check back later.

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