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Day-1: Thursday, December 13, 2018

8:00 AM Registration (School of Health Professions / School of Nursing - SHP/SON Lobby)
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Plenary Session (A): Paradox of the Migration-Development Nexus (SHP/SON 1.304)
Chair
­    Ben G. Raimer – Senior Vice President, Health Policy and Legislative Affairs (HPLA), University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
Speakers
­    Human Mobility, Migration and the Current dominant Model of Development
Karen Carpio - Regional Office for Central America, North America and the Caribbean, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
­    Structural Factors Driving Migration and What It Means for Migrant Health
Michelle Sternthal - Senior Domestic Policy Advisor, Oxfam America
10:00 AM Break (SHP/SON 1.402)
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Parallel Session (1): Research: what we know and what we do not? (SHP/SON 1.202)
Moderator
­    Cara Pennel - Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, UTMB
Speakers
­    Risk of Obesity-Related Cardiometabolic Complications in Special Populations: A Crisis in Asians
Nicola Abate – Professor and Chair, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, UTMB
­    Risk and protective factors for cognitive impairment and decline for older U.S. Hispanics
Brian Downer- Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, UTMB
­    Evaluation of abreast cancer screening program in refugee women
Sammer Ghannam  - Medical student, Baylor College of Medicine
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Parallel Session (2): Implementation: Creating Safer Spaces for Health Care – Lead by Doctors for Cahnge (SHP/SON 1.408)
Moderator
­    Sarah Wart - Executive Director, Doctors for Change (DFC)
Speakers
­    Video and facilitated discussion
All participants
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Parallel Session (3): Policies: Civic Engagement and Public Action (SHP/SON 1.442)
Moderator
­    Matthew Dacso – Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Director,  Center for Global and Community Health, UTMB
Speakers
­    Immediate and latent consequwences of child detention
Karla Fredricks – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Program for Immigrant and Refugee Child Health (PIRCH), Section of Global and Immigrant Health, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital
­    The role of civic engagement: the experince  of Living Hope Wheelchair Association
Frianciso Arguelles – Executive Director, Living Hope Wheelchair Association
12:00 PM Lunch (SHP/SON 1.402)
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Poster session (SHP/SON Lobby)
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Plenary Session (B): The health of migrants: Determinants, gaps, and solutions  (SHP/SON 1.304)
Chair
­    Laura Rudkin – Professor and Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, UTMB
Speakers
­    Screeting for trauma in adolescents
Joseph Cohen – Assistant Professor in Clinical/Community Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
­    Healthy Immigrant Effect and Aging in the United States and other Western Countries
Kyriakos Markides – Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, UTMB
­    What shapes the health of migrants and how to address these determinants?
Umair A. Shah - Executive Director, Harris County Public Health
3:00 PM Break (SHP/SON 1.402)
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Panel Discussion (1) (SHP/SON 1.304)
­    How to close the gap between the 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
­    Premal Patel - Associate Director at Center for Global Health Education and Assistant Professor at Department of Internal Medicine, UTMB
Special event
­    Radio program by youth of Ball High school at Galveston
Panelists
­    Karen Carpio - Regional Office for Central America, North America and the Caribbean, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
­    Umair A. Shah - Executive Director, Harris County Public Health
­    Christine Kovic - Professor of Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Studies, College of Human Sciences and Humanities, University of Houston-Clear Lake
5:00 PM – 5:45 PM Keynote Presentation (SHP/SON 1.304)
Keynote Speech
­    Violence against women: From Nicole Brown Simpson to Malala Yousafzai
Jeff Temple - Professor and Psychologist, Director of Behavioral Health and Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UTMB
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM Reception (SHP/SON Lobby)
Host
­    Ben G. Raimer – Senior Vice President, Health Policy and Legislative Affairs (HPLA), University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)


Day-2: Friday, December 14, 2018

8:00 AM Registration (SHP/SON Lobby)
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Plenary Session (C): Beyond Health Care: What Shapes Migrant Health? (SHP/SON 1.304)
Chair
­    Alexandra (Lexi) Bambas Nolen - Senior Executive, Population Health, Health Equity & Health System Innovation
Speakers
­    Health of Migrants in the Middle East: Status, Determinants
Gloria Paolucci – Hospitalization Consultant on behalf of Akihiro Seita – Director of Health, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
­    Moral Advocacy in Health Care for Refugees and Immigrants Facing Conflict and Genocide
Cheyenne Darlene Martin - Distinguished Professor at UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and School of Nursing, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
­    Addressing the the Health and Social Determonats of Health of Migrants in Great Houston
Andrea Caracostis - Chief Executive Officer of the Asian American Health Coalition dba HOPE Clinic
10:00 AM Break (SHP/SON 1.402)
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Parallel Session (4): Refugee Health:  (SHP/SON 1.202)
Moderator
­    Sarah Ward – Executive Director, Doctors for Change
Speakers
­    Addressing the health needs of Palestinian Refugees in the Middle East: A Vidio presenation
Gloria Paolucci - Hospitalization Consultant on behalf of Akihiro Seita – Director of Health, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
­    The Health and Determinats of Health of Syrian Refugees
Samer Jabbour - Profesor of Public Health, American University in Beirut (AUB), Lebanon
­    Health of Palestinian Refugee School Children
Layth Alzubaidi  - Medical student, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Parallel Session (5): Documentation and Legal Status (SHP/SON 1.408)
Moderator
­    Alexandra (Lexi) Bambas Nolen - Senior Executive, Population Health, Health Equity & Health System Innovation
Speakers
­    Health Systems and Health of Migrants: Example of Texas Children’s Hospital
Karla Fredricks – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Program for Immigrant and Refugee Child Health (PIRCH), Section of Global and Immigrant Health, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital
­    Professional organiztions and the health of migrants: Doctors for Global Health
Shamsher Samra – Doctors for Global Health
­    Addrrssing Social determinants of Health: the need for cross-sectoral action
Christine Kovic - Professor of Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Studies, College of Human Sciences and Humanities, University of Houston-Clear Lake
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Parallel Session (6): Health care (SHP/SON 1.442)
Moderator
­    Jerome Crowder - Associate Professor, Institute for the Medical Humanities, UTMB
Speakers
­    Addressing the physical and mental consequences of torture:  the experience of Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition
Léonce Byimana - Executive Director, Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition
­    The social responsibility of health systems and community health centers: the experidce of Hope Clinic
Kara GreenClinical Director, Hope Clinic
12:00 PM Lunch (SHP/SON 1.402)
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Poster Session (SHP/SON Lobby)
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Conference Synthesis (SHP/SON 1.304)
Chair
­    Shannon Guillot-Wright - Community Health Research Fellow, Center for Global and Community Health, UTMB
Moderator
­    Michael Goodman - Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine, UTMB
Panelists
­    Michelle Sternthal - Senior Domestic Policy Advisor, Oxfam America
­    Sarah Ward – Executive Director, Doctors for Change
­    Hani Serag - Health System Research Fellow, Center for Global and Community Health and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UTMB
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Panel Discussion (2) (SHP/SON 1.304)
­    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 - Health System Research Fellow, Center to Eliminate Health Disparities and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UTMB
Panelists
­    Frianciso Arguelles – Executive Director, Leving Hope Wheelchair Association
­    Michelle Sternthal - Senior Domestic Policy Advisor, Oxfam America
­    Carlos Duarte - Texas State Director,  Mi Familia Vota
­    Shamsher Samra – Doctors for Global Health
­    Karen Carpio - Regional Office for Central America, North America and the Caribbean, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Closing Remarks: What is Next? (SHP/SON 1.304)
­    Ben G. Raimer – Senior Vice President, Health Policy and Legislative Affairs (HPLA), University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)