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Day-1: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Breakfast served from 8:00 to 8:30 AM.

08:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Exhibition (Levin Hall Foyer)
Posters, Publications, and Artwork

08:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Plenary Session (A): Why the Health of Migrants Now? (Levin Hall Dining Room)

  • ­Migration is a global phenomenon with unprecedented trends
  • ­Causes, politics and consequences of internal displacement and international migration
  • ­International efforts to address associated humanitarian and health needs

Moderators

  • ­Philip Keiser, MD - Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, UTMB and Galveston County Local Health Authority
  • ­Shannon Guillot-Wright - Community Health Research Fellow, Center to Eliminate Health Disparities, UTMB

Speakers

  • ­Health, Migration and Forced Displacement: Global Trends, Policies and Frameworks
    Kanokporn Kaojaroen
    - Migration and Health Officer, Department of Service Delivery & Safety, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • ­Marcelo Korc - Regional Advisor, Human Security and Sustainable Development, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • ­Migration and Health: Inclusion of All, Embracing Diversity
    Carlos Van Der Laat
    - Regional Office for Central America, North America and the Caribbean, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • ­Alexandra (Lexi) Nolen - Vice-President for Impact, Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF)

10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Networking (Levin Hall Dining Room)

Facilitator

  • ­Lisa Madry - Congregational Engagement Officer, Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF)

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Parallel Session (1): Immigrants and Health Care Policies (Levin Hall 3.320 Classroom)

Moderator

  • ­Matthew Dacso, MD- Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Director, Center for Global Health Education, UTMB

Speakers

  • ­Jason Glenn, MD - Andrew W. Mellon Fellow
  • ­Migrants’ Health-Harming Legal Needs: Collaborative Clinical Policy-Making
    Keegan Warren-Clem
    - Adjunct Professor, School of Law, Texas University at Austin - Attorney and Founder, Austin Medical-Legal Partnership (AMLP).
  • ­Limitations in Refugees Mental Health Care: A Case Study of Survivors of Torture
    Léonce Byimana - Executive Director, Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition.

Parallel Session (2): Barriers to Health Care Services (Levin Hall Main Auditorium)

Moderator

  • ­Steve Shelton - Executive Director, Texas Area Health Education Center East, UTMB

Speakers

  • ­Addressing Migrant Healthcare Needs from a Public Health & Community Health Center Perspective
    Kathy Barasso - Chief Executive Officer, Galveston County Health District

 

  • ­The Struggles of One Undocumented Individual and Visions of Health Care Delivery Systems
    Linda Moore -
    Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, UTMB

 

  • ­Juan Rosa – Community Health Worker and Outreach Coordinator, El Buen Samaritano

Parallel Session (3): Civic Engagement and Public Action (Studio)

Moderator

  • ­MaryLenn Dixon - Deacon, Episcopal Churches of Blue Cros and Blue Shield

Speakers

  • ­Carlos Duarte - Texas State Director, Mi Familia Vota
  • ­Frianciso Arguelles – Executive Director, Living Hope Wheelchair Association
  • ­Elmer Romero - Journalist

12:00 PM

Lunch

01:00 PM – 01:30 PM

Exhibition (Levin Hall Foyer)

01:30 PM – 03:00 PM

Plenary Session (B): Health Status and Access to Health Care: Current Situation, Challenges and Opportunities (Levin Hall Dining Room)

  • ­Current situation and trends of immigrants’ health outcomes
  • ­Immigrants’ access to health care and policies that shape it
  • ­Availability and appropriateness of mental health services

Moderator

  • ­Jeff R. Temple - Professor and Psychologist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UTMB

Speakers

  • ­Challenges for Immigrants in Texas, and What We Can Do About It Together
    Anne Dunkelberg - Associate Director, Center for Public Policy Priorities
  • ­The State of Children Worldwide
    Christopher Greeley, MD - Chief of Public Health Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Hospital
  • ­Robin Lewy – Director of Programming, Rural Women’s Health Project

03:00 PM

Break

03:15 PM – 05:00 PM

Panel Discussion (1) (Levin Hall Dining Room)

  • ­How to close the gap between health needs of immigrants and policies and practices impacting their access to health care
  • ­Which stakeholder groups should be involved -- who should do what
  • ­What are the most urgent tasks

Moderator

  • ­Arlene Macdonald - Assistant Professor, Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)

Panelists

  • ­Premal Patel, MD - Associate Director at Center for Global Health Education and Assistant Professor at Department of Internal Medicine, UTMB
  • ­Asian American Health Coalition / HOPE Clinic and the Health of Migrants
    Andrea Caracostis, MD
    - Chief Executive Officer of the Asian American Health Coalition dba HOPE Clinic
  • ­Elizabeth Valdez - Lead Organizer, The Metropolitan Organization (TMO) of Houston

05:30 PM – 07:00 PM

Keynote Presentation and Reception (Levin Hall Foyer)

Host

  • ­Philip Keiser, MD - Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, UTMB and Galveston County Local Health Authority

Keynote Speaker

  • ­The Rt. Rev. Hector Monterroso - Bishop Assistant, Diocese of Texas

 

Day-2: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Breakfast served from 8:00 to 8:30 AM.

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Exhibition (Levin Hall Foyer)

Posters, Publications, and Artwork

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Plenary Session (C): Beyond Health Care: What Shapes Migrant Health? (Levin Hall Dining Room)

  • ­Social determinants of immigrant health
  • ­Non-health policies that shape immigrant health
  • ­Examples of cross-sector actions

Moderator

  • ­Brenda Wilson - UTMB, Institute for the Medical Humanities, PhD Candidate

Speakers

  • ­Desarrollode Programasen Migracióny Salud: alianzasy colaboracionesMaria Gudelia Rangel Gomez - Coordinator of the Comprehensive Strategy for Migrant Health in the Mexico Ministry of Health and the Delegate to the U.S.-México Border Health Commission (USMBHC)
  • ­Alfonso Rodriguez Lainz - Epidemiologist, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • ­Vicki Gass - Policy Advisor, Central America, Oxfam America

10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Networking (Levin Hall Dining Room)

Facilitator

  • ­Lisa Madry - Congregational Engagement Officer, Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF)

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Parallel Session (4): Health Humanities (Levin Hall 3.320 Classroom)

Moderator

  • ­Hani Serag, MD - Health System Research Fellow, Center to Eliminate Health Disparities and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UTMB

Speakers

  • ­Shannon Guillot-Wright - Community Health Research Fellow, Center to Eliminate Health Disparities, UTMB
  • ­Darlene (Cheyenne) Martin - Professor, UTMB School of Nursing and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • ­Marianela Acuña Arreaza - Executive Director, Fe Y Justicia Worker Center
  • ­Rev. Mark Brown - Chief Executive Officer, West Houston Assistance Ministries

Parallel Session (5): Documentation and Legal Status (Levin Hall Auditorium)

Moderator

  • ­Kate Vickery - Executive Director, Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative

Speakers

  • ­Nasim Hoomanrad - Social Services Program Manager, Tahirih Justice Center
  • ­Lauren Fisher Flores - Supervising Attorney, Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights
  • ­Zenobia Lai - Program Director, Cabrini Center for Immigration Legal Assistance, Catholic Charities

Parallel Session (6): Education and Mental Health Services (Studio)

Moderator

  • ­Lauren Scott - Associate Director, Ob/Gyn Behavioral Health and Research, UTMB

Speakers

  • ­Luis R. Torres- Associate Dean of Research and Strategic Partnership, Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston
  • ­Robert Rivera - Retired Chief Executive Officer for Project GRAD USA
  • ­Carlos Cuevas - Associate Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northeastern University
  • ­Sarah Howell - Las Americas Newcomer School

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Exhibition (Levin Hall Foyer)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Conference Synthesis (Levin Hall Dining Room)

Moderator

  • ­Flor Avellaneda - PhD Candidate, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Houston

Presenter

  • ­Michael Goodman - Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine, UTMB

Panelists

  • ­Lexi Nolen - Vice-President for Impact, Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF)
  • ­Hani Serag, MD - Health System Research Fellow, Center to Eliminate Health Disparities and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UTMB
  • ­Shannon Guillot-Wright - Community Health Research Fellow, Center to Eliminate Health Disparities, UTMB
  • ­Vicki Gass - Senior Policy Advisor, Central America, Oxfam America

3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Panel Discussion (2) (Levin Hall Dining Room)

  • ­How to address the gaps that were highlighted in the synthesis (in relation to policies, practices and structures)
  • ­What are some opportunities to use to address these gaps
  • ­What are the challenges and how to overcome them

Moderator

  • ­Hani Serag, MD - Health System Research Fellow, Center to Eliminate Health Disparities and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UTMB

Panelists

  • ­William Tierney, MD - Chair of Population Health and Professor of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School
  • ­Christine Kovic - Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Houston – Clear Lake (UHCL)
  • ­Rev. Edward Gomez - St. Paul's/San Pablo Episcopal Church
  • ­Rev. Hannah Atkins - Trinity Episcopal Church, Houston, TX

4:30 – 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks: What is Next? (Levin Hall Dining Room)

  • ­Philip Keiser, MD - Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, UTMB and Galveston County Local Health Authority
  • ­Marcelo Korc - Regional Advisor, Human Security and Sustainable Development, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • ­Alexandra (Lexi) Nolen - Vice-President for Impact, Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF)
  • ­Vicki Gass - Senior Policy Advisor, Central America, Oxfam America