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    Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, the National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing the interests of 50,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. NHMA is dedicated to empowering Hispanic physicians to be leaders who will help eliminate health disparities and improve the health of Hispanics. NHMA's vision is to be the national leader to improve the health of Hispanic populations.
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NEWSLETTER

Monthly NHMA Newsletter submitted by Dr. Elena Rios

22nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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MEMBERSHIP

Have a Voice. Make an Impact. We Invite you to become a member.

Help Victims in Puerto Rico and  Mexico

Hurricane Maria and Earthquake have brought devastating destruction to Puerto Rico and Mexico. As an organization based on helping the Hispanic community, we ask that our members look at some of the following ways to help the victims of these tragedies. 

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PUBLICATIONS

Consensus Summit on Building Diversity in Medicine and Research Report

As a part of an ongoing commitment to promote health care equity and quality, the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) convened a meeting of national experts to the Consensus Summit on Building Diversity in Medicine and Research, on January 29, 2015 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.  National leaders for underrepresented populations in science and medicine discussed their best ideas and practices for improving representation; established recommendations, and formulated a direction and consensus statements, with the aim to build diversity in medicine and research in the U.S. not sure about the wording:  Link here to the Summit Final Report.

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NHMA White Paper: NHMA Produced a white paper entitled: “An Examination of Minority Populations and the Dental Service Organization Model in the US," which examines dental access among minority & low -income populations.

Read full report.

For More Publications: Click Here

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WHAT'S NEW AT NHMA

Introducing the NHMA Endorsed Employee Benefits Program: NHMA is excited to respond to the needs of its member physicians and supporters by offering our new NHMA Endorsed Employee Benefits Program.  The program offers access to quality health plans and valuable supplemental insurance and business products for NHMA physicians, members and their staff. Click here for more information. 

NHMA's "CALL TO ACTION" against GOP Health Care Bill to Repeal  : This week, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill was introduced in the Senate as a last effort to Repeal the ACA this year. NHMA is not in favor of this bill.  NHMA advocates for health reform that includes access to affordable healthcare insurance for all and Medicaid expansion and subsidies and cost sharing for insurance plans. We must move forward to improve health reform policy that includes Essential Beneifits, health care professional diversity, leadership development and the support for the Offices of Minority Health at the US HHS agencies. Go to Government Affairs for Call to Action for more details and to Call your Senator TODAY.

NHMA Conference - Mar. 22-25, 2018, Washington, DC  - We are seeking Speakers Abstracts - till Sept. 30th; Sponsors; Exhibitors to Share Career Opportunities for physicians and health professionals; and Loan Repayment programs, Masters programs for policy, public health, business for medical students; Financial planning and Technology for physicians and medical students.  See Conference page on this website.

Research Training Programs - NHHF PCORI Program - seeking Jr Faculty Mentees and Sr Faculty Mentors - includes webinars and 2 day training at NHMA Conference on Mar. 21-22

                                                    NIDDK Program seeking Residents for one day training at NHMA Conference on Mar. 22

NHMA College Scholars Program - Conferences for College PreHealth Students - Los Angeles (TBD), San Antonio (TBD), Washington, DC (Mar. 24, 2018) - We are seeking Mentors - medical, nursing, public health, dental students who will meet at least once per month with a college student.

NHMA Medical School Liaison Program - We are seeking NHMA members to meet with medical students 3 times during the academic year.

For programs above - send an email to NHMA@NHMAmd.org

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NHMA 13th Annual Conference

NHMA 13th Annual Conference

Building a Health Care Workforce for the Hispanic Community

March 19-22, 2009

New York Marriott

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Conference Partners
US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
National Hispanic Health Foundation
Medical Society of New York
Spanish American Medical Dental Society of New York
The New York Academy of Medicine

 
THURSDAY, MARCH 19th
9:00am – 1:00pm
NHMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING (CLOSED)
Boardroom
 
3:00pm – 5:00pm
REGISTRATION – Promenade
 
3:30pm – 4:30pm
NHMA FELLOWS MEETING – Suite 2500
 
6:00pm – 8:00pm
OPENING RECEPTION TO HONOR NHMA
LEADERSHIP FELLOWS ALUMNI
The United Nations, Manhattan, NY
– supported by Johnson & Johnson and the Mexico
Tourism Board
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 20th
7:30am – 5:00pm
REGISTRATION – Promenade
EXHIBIT HALL – D&E Foyers & F/G/H/I Ballroom
 
7:30am – 8:45am
BREAKFAST SYMPOSIUM –
PATIENT PRESCRIPTION
ASSISTANCE – A/B/C Ballroom
– supported by Pfizer, Inc
 
Moderator: Gary Pelletier, Director/Team Leader,
Pfizer Helpful Answers, NY
Amy Niles, Medical Relations Chair, Together Rx
Access, Washington, DC
Larry Lucas, Vice President, Government Affairs,
Partnership for Prescription Assistance, Washington, DC
9:00am – 10:00am
OPENING PLENARY –
NATIONAL VISION FOR A HEALTH
CARE WORKFORCE FOR THE
HISPANIC COMMUNITY – D/E Ballroom
 
Welcome: Ciro Sumaya, MD, MPHTM
Chairman, NHMA Board of Directors
Professor, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M
Health Science Ctr., College Station, TX
Keynote Speaker: Richard F. Daines, MD
New York State Health Commissioner
Ruben Font, Coordinator, National Network of
Latin American Medical Students
Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, President & CEO
National Hispanic Medical Association &
National Hispanic Health Foundation
10:00am – 12:00pm
NATIONAL LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVE
Moderator: Jo Ivey Boufford, MD
President, New York Academy of Medicine, NY
Dora L. Hughes, MD, MPH, FAACP
Counselor for Public Health & Science,
Office of the Secretary, US Department of Health
and Human Service, Washington, DC
Maria Soto Greene, MD, MPH, President, Hispanic-
Service Health Professions Schools, Inc., Washington, DC
Diana Bontá, RN, DrPH, Vice President, Kaiser
Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, CA
Steve Dawson, President, PHI, Bronx, NY
12:00pm – 12:30pm
BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL
D&E Foyers & F/G/H/I Ballroom
 
12:30pm – 2:30pm
LUNCH PLENARY: HISPANICS AND DEPRESSION
AND CO-MORBIDITIES
D/E Ballroom – supported by AstraZeneca, Bristol-
Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Forest Pharmaceuticals
 
Moderator: Katherine Flores, MD,
Director, UCSF-Fresno Latino Center for Medical
Educational Research, CA
Speakers: Pedro Ruiz MD, Professor and Interim Chair,
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas-
Houston Medical School, Houston, TX
Javier L. Escobar, MD, MSc, Professor and Chairman,
Department of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson
Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
David Henderson, MD, Associate Professor of
Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Agenda
2:30pm – 3:15pm
PLENARY: FEDERAL POLICY AND
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
D/E Ballroom

 

Moderator: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association

 

 

 

 

John Ruffin, PhD, Director, National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities,
US Department of Health and Human Services

 

Garth Graham, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health,

 

US Department of Health and Human Services

 

 
3:15pm – 4:15pm
WORKSHOP SESSIONS A
A.1 POLICY: Medicare and Medicaid Update
– Gleason
 
Moderator: Mark Diaz, MD, Alivio Medical Group,
Sacramento, CA
Speakers:
Nilsa Gutierrez, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, US
DHHS Region II, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services, New York, NY
Sue Kelly, Associate Regional Administrator,
Consortium for Medicaid & Children’s Health
Operations, New York, NY
A.2 HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION: Hispanics
and Medical Professions: Tools to Increase,
Improve and Facilitate a More Diverse Medical
Workforce – Robinson
 
Moderator: Hector Castro, MD, Medical Director, Beth
Israel Latino Health Institute, Medical Director and
Founder of Itzamna Medical Center, New York
Speakers: Jose Ramon Fernandez-Pena, MD, MPA,
Associate Professor, San Francisco State University, CA
Jeff S. Oxendine, MBA, MPH,
Associate Dean, School of Public Health
Center for Public Health Practice,
University of California at Berkeley
Jorge A. Girotti, PhD, Associate Dean and Director
for Admissions, Director of the Hispanic Center of
Excellence, University of Illinois at Chicago
Javier Sevilla, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical
Family Medicine, Director of Hispanic/Latino Health
and International Medicine and Global Health, Indiana
University School of Medicine
Katherine Flores, MD, Director, UCSF Fresno-Latino
Center for Medical Education and Research, CA
A.3 CLINICAL: Hispanics and Health
Communications – Steps to Improve the
Cultural, Linguistic, and Generational
Approach to Communicating Health Needs
– Roebling
 
Moderator: Michelle Bholat, MD, MPH
Vice-Chair, Clinical Affairs, Dept. of Family
Medicine, UCLA
Speakers: Alfredo M. Lopez-Yunez, MD
Medical Director-Alivio Medical Center, Indiana
University School of Medicine, IN
Manuel Angel Oscos-Sanchez, MD, Associate Professor,
The University of Texas Health Science Center, San
Antonio, TX
Arleen Porcell-Oharr, MS, APR, Public Affairs Specialist,
Division of Media Relations, Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, GA
Dirk G. Schroeder, ScD, MPH, Executive Vice-President
and Co-Founder, DrTango, Inc., Associate Professor of
Global Health, Emory University, GA
A.4 RESEARCH: Hispanics and Clinical Trials:
Increasing Participation to Decrease Disparities
– Whitman
 
Moderator: Guadalupe Pacheco, MSW, Public Health
Advisor, Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant
Secretary for Minority Health, US DHHS
Speakers: Owen Garrick, MD, MBA, Chief Operating
Officer, HOV Clinical Research, CA
Ricardo Senno, MD, MS, FAAPMR, Medical Director,
SENNOGROUP, Lincolnshire, IL
Amelie Ramirez, PhD, Redes en Accion
The University of Texas Health Science Center,
San Antonio, TX
Maria T. Botello-Harbaum, MS, EdD, Evaluation
Manager, Consumer, Best Buy Drugs, Washington, DC
 
 
4:15pm – 4:45pm
BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL
D&E Foyers & F/G/H/I Ballroom
– supported by the National Dairy Council
Agenda
4:45pm – 5:45pm
WORKSHOP SESSIONS B
B.1 POLICY: Hispanic Health Disparities: National
Perspectives and Local Solutions – Gleason
 
Moderator: Mario Pacheco, MD, President, New Mexico
Hispanic Medical Association
Ernest Moy, MD, Medical Officer, Agency for Healthcare
Research & Quality, USDHHS, Washington, DC
Matthew Obrien, MD, Clinical Scholar, Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ
Wilma E. Waithe, PhD, RD, CDN, Director, Office
of Minority Health, New York State Dept. of Health,
Albany, NY
B.2 HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION:
Integrating Hispanic Culture in a Healthcare
Setting – Cultural Competence Solutions
– Robinson
 
Moderator: Alfonso Vargas, MD, Chairperson, NHMA
Council of Medical Societies, President, Hispanic-
American Medical Association of Louisiana Professor
and Vice Chair for Education and International Affairs,
LSU Health Sciences
Speakers: Manuel A. Selva, Jr., MD, MBA, Market
Medical Director, United Healthcare
Jaime Gonzales, MSSW, MSHA, DrPH, United
Healthcare, San Antonio, TX
Flavia Mercado, MD, Medical Director, Grady Health
Systems, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory
School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Marilyn Fraser-White, MD, Associate Director, Research
and Training, The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban
Health, NY
Alberto Manetta, MD, Senior Consultant to the Vice-
Chancellor for Health Sciences, School of Medicine,
University of California-Irvine
B.3 CLINICAL: Hispanics and Vision Loss-
The Impact of Vision Loss to the Hispanic
Community – Roebling
 
Moderator: Rosalio Lopez, MD, Senior Vice President
and Chief Medical Officer, Presbyterian Intercommunity
Hospital, Whittier, CA
Speakers: Andrea Zaldivar, MS, ANP-BC, CDE Director,
Geriatrics and Diabetes, Lighthouse International,
New York
Bruce Rosenthal, OD, FAOO, Chief of Low Vision
Clinical Practices, Lighthouse International, New York
Manuel Puig-Llano, MD, Opthalmology, Private
Practice, Chula Vista, CA
B.4 RESEARCH: Conducting Medical Research in
the Hispanic Community – Whitman
 
Moderator: Elizabeth Lee-Rey, MD, MPH
Asst. Professor of Family and Social Medicine
Co-Director, Hispanic Center of Excellence, Core
Investigator, Hispanic Community Health Study-Study of
Latinos, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Speakers: Vivianne R. Aponte Rivera, MD, Assistant
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral
Sciences, Director of Hispanic/Latino Research Team
and Clinic, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Kaney Fedovskiy, MD, MPH, Medical Director of
Community Outreach Services, Grady Health System,
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Emory University
School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal
Medicine, University of California-Davis, Founding
Director, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, CA
Gregory A. Talavera, MD, MPH., Professor and Head,
Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences,
San Diego State University, CA
6:00pm – 8:00pm
DR. HELEN RODRIGUEZ-TRIAS WOMEN IN
MEDICINE AWARDS RECEPTION
D&E Foyers & F/G/H/I Ballroom
– supported by PhRMA
Agenda
Awardees:
Martha Medrano, MD, MPH, Associate Dean of CME
& Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and
Family and Community Medicine, University of Texas
Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Nilsa Gutierrez, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, US
Department of Health and Human Services, Center for
Medicare & Medicaid Services, NY
SATURDAY, MARCH 21
7:30am – 5:00pm
REGISTRATION – Promenade
 
7:30am – 9:30am
BREAKFAST SYMPOSIUM: CARDIOMETABOLIC
RISK IN HISPANICS: AN UPDATE – A/B/C Ballroom
– supported by Merck & Co.
 
Moderator: J. Emilio Carrillo, MD, PhD, MPH,
Associate Professor of Clinical Public Health and
Clinical Medicine, Weill Medical College, Cornell
University, President & Chief Medical Officer, NY
Presbyterian Community Health Plan
Speakers: Eric J. Velasquez, MD, FACC, FACP, FASE;
Associate Professor, Director, Cardiac Diagnostic Unit;
Director, Echocardiography, Division of Cardiovascular
Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Duke
Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC
Carlos Jose Rodriguez, MD, MPH, FACC, Assistant
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Clinical
Epidemiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
Mailman School of Public Health, Division of
Cardiology, Columbia University, NY
Mariano Rey, MD, Director of the NYU Institute for
Community Health and Research, Director of the NYU
Centers for Health Disparities Research
9:30am – 10:15am
PLENARY: IMAGING OBESITY AND ADDICTION
D/E Ballroom
 
Moderator: Conchita Paz, MD, NHHF Board of
Directors, Las Cruces, NM
Speaker: Nora D. Volkow, MD
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National
Institutes of Health, US DHHS
10:15am – 12:00pm
PLENARY ROUNDTABLE: The Private Sector
Perspective on Improving Workforce Diversity
D/E Ballroom
 
 
Moderator: Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO, NHMA
George Thibault, MD, President
Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, New York, NY
Rudy Beserra, Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company,
Atlanta, GA
12:00pm – 12:30pm
BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL – D&E Foyers/F/G/H/I/
12:30pm – 2:00pm
 
LUNCH PLENARY: CHALLENGES AND
OPPORTUNITIES FOR HISPANIC HEALTH
D/E Ballroom
 
Welcome to Brooklyn
The Honorable Marty Markowitz, President Brooklyn
Borough, Brooklyn, NY
Dr. Maria de los Angeles Fromow Rangel, Head of
the Coordinating Unit of Social Participation and
Entailment, Mexican Secretariat of Health
2:10pm – 3:30pm
WORKSHOP SESSIONS C
C.1 POLICY: Safety Net Providers and the Hispanic
Community – Gleason
 
Moderator: Angel J. Seda Comas, M.B.A.
Assistant Treasurer, Wyeth and Treasurer, Puerto Rico
Operations, Member, NHMA Board of Directors
Georgetta Robinson, Manager, Health Disparities
Program, Office of Clinical Standards & Quality, CMS,
US DHHS, Baltimore, MD
Wendy Jameson, MPH, MPP, Director, California Health
Care Safety Net Institute, Oakland, CA
Sharon Lee Voytush, RNMS, Executive Director,
Latino Health Institute at Beth Israel Medical Center,
New York, NY
Agenda
C.2 HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION: Culturally
Sensitive Approach to Diabetes, Chronic Renal
Failure and Asthma – Robinson – supported by
Amgen
 
Moderator: Ana Natale-Pereira, MD, MPH, Associate
Professor of Medicine, Division of Academic Medicine,
Geriatrics and Community Programs, UMDNJ, New
Jersey Medical School, NJ
Speakers: Amparo Gonzalez, R.N., B.S.N., Director,
Emory University Latino Diabetes Education Program,
Atlanta, GA
Sylvia Rosas, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,
Philadelphia, PA
Maria Lemus, Executive Director, Vision y Compromiso,
El Cerrito, CA
Jorge Quel, MD Executive Director, Hispanic American
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Association, Marina
del Rey, CA
C.3 Clinical: An Interdisciplinary Approach to
Creating Positive Health Outcomes – Roebling
 
Moderator: Luis Aguilar, MD, Clinical Assistant
Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Arizona
College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
Speakers: Lorena Drago, MS, RD, CDN, CDE, Senior
Associate Director of Ambulatory Care Nutrition
Programs, Diabetes Program Director, Lincoln Medical
and Mental Health Center, NY
Paris Roach, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical
Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
Maria Blanco-Castellanos, RN, BSN, CDE, Clinical
Nurse Manager, Charles Drew University School of
Medicine and Science, CA
C.4 RESEARCH: Evidence to Improve the Treatment
of Hispanic HIV/AIDS Patients
Whitman – supported by Gilead Sciences
 
Moderator: Liliana Ráñon, Director, Latino AIDS
Awareness, Latino Commission on AIDS, NY
Speakers: Alfredo Lopez-Yunez, MD, Director
Alivio Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
Patricia E. Molina, MD, PhD, Richard Ashman, PhD.,
Professor and Physiology Dept. Head, LSUHSC New
Orleans, LA; Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center
of Excellence, LSUHSC, Vice Chair, National Hispanic
Science Network on Drug Abuse
Yvette Calderon, MD, MS, Associate Professor of
Clinical Emergency Medicine, Assistant Dean of the
Office of Diversity Enhancement at AECOM,
Jacobi Medical Center, NY
3:30pm – 4:00pm
BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL
D&E Foyers & F/G/H/I Ballroom
– supported by the National Dairy Council
 
4:00pm – 5:30pm
WORKSHOP SESSIONS D
D.1 POLICY: The Current State of the American
Health Care Reform Debate Gleason
 
Moderator: Luis Estevez, MD, MPH, MBA, Founder and
Principal, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Yorktown
Heights, NY
John Ruffin, PhD, Director, National Center for Minority
Health and Disparities, USDHHS, Washington, DC
Robert Kolodner, MD, Director, Office of National
Coordinator for Health Information Technology,
US DHHS, Washington, DC, Invited
 
Paul Cotton, Senior Legislative Representative, AARP,
Washington, DC
Peter Colby Amadio, MD, Mayo Clinic Health Policy
Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
D.2 HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION: Advancing
Women’s Health in the Hispanic Community
– Robinson
 
Moderator: Nereida Correa, MD, Private Practice,
OB-GYN, Brooklyn, NY
Speakers: Joaquin Santolaya, MD, PhD
Director of Genetics, Department of Obstetrics and
Gynecology, Harvard Medical School, MA
Sandra Estepa, MSW, Women’s Health Coordinator, US
DHHS Region II Office on Women’s Health, NY
Laura M. Newberry, MA, Manager, Health Policy,
ABBOTT Nutrition, Columbus, OH
Agenda
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D.3 CLINICAL: Addressing Children and Health in
the Latino Community – Roebling
 
Moderator: Onelia Lage, MD, Associate Professor of
Clinical Pediatrics and Director of Adolescent Medical
Education and Community Health in the Division of
Adolescent Medicine/Department of Pediatrics at the
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
Speakers: Donna Mendez, MD, Associate Professor
of Pediatrics/Section of Emergency Medicine, Baylor
College of Medicine, TX
Nora Esteban-Cruciani, MD, MS, Assistant Director,
Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine,
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, NY
D.4 RESEARCH: Chronic Disease Disparities in the
Hispanic Community – Whitman
 
Moderator: Flavia Mercado, MD
Speakers: Ana Natale-Pereira, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Division of Academic Medicine, Geriatrics, and
Community Programs, UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical
School, NJ
Luis R. Castellanos, MD, MPP, Fellow in Cardiovascular
Medicine, University of California Davis Medical Center,
CA
Marjaneh M. Fooladi, PhD, FNP, Associate Nursing
Professor, Specialty Program Director,
University of Texas, El Paso, TX
Evelyn Montalvo Stanton, MD, Assistant Professor of
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology,
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, NJ
6:30pm – 7:30pm
RECEPTION – D/E Foyer
 
7:30pm
AWARDS DINNER – Ballroom
 
Speakers:
The Honorable Louis Sullivan, MD, Chairman
The Sullivan Alliance, Washington, DC
Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, Director, Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality, Rockville, MD
HISPANIC LEADERSHIP AWARDEES:
 
Joxel Garcia, MD, MBA, Former Assistant Secretary of
Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,
Washington, DC
Jose Piñero, Director, Diversity and Multicultural
Marketing, Microsoft Corp, Redmond, WA
Larry Lucas, Vice President, Government Affairs,
PhRMA, Washington, DC
Ben Medina, MD, Staff Physician, San Ysidro Health
Center, Delegate of Ethnic Medical Organization
Section, California Medical Association, CA
NHMA Fellows’ Award – Sylvia Rosas, MD, Assistant
Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Presidents, Medical Societies & Hispanic Health
Professional Organizations
9:00pm – 12:00am
DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF THE NEW
SWING SEXTET
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 22
9:00am – 11:00am
BREAKFAST SYMPOSIUM: NHMA FEDERAL POLICY
DEVELOPMENT
Addressing Title VII of the Public Health Service
Act – D/E Ballroom
 
Moderator: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH
President & CEO, NHMA & NHHF
Speakers: Tanya Pagan Raggio Ashley, MD, MPH
FAAP, Director, Office of Minority Health and Health
Disparities, Chief Medical Officer, Health Resources and
Service Administration, Rockville, MD
Elizabeth Homan Sandoval, Class of 2010
University of Iowa Medical School
National Network of Latin American Medical Students
NHMA Roundtable Participants – including medical
school faculty, recruiters, health professionals and students.

NHMA 14th Annual Conference, 2010 Agenda

NHMA 14th Annual Conference March 25-28, 2010, Washington DC

Health Care Transformation to Increase Prevention & Health Promotion for the Hispanic Community

Join Hispanic physicians, medical students, nurses, policymakers, and healthcare industry representatives at our annual conference. This year, NHMA celebrates its 14th Conference with partners from the Federal and State governments and the private sector. The conference brings together experts from across the nation to share their experience in eliminating health disparities for Hispanics.

CME accreditation up to 21.5 units will be provided.

Hispanics have become the largest ethnic group in the United States and there is a great need to understand how to deliver culturally competent health care services to them. Learn from experts from across the country on how to enhance academic programs, community-based research, medical practices, and health policies targeting Hispanics.

Conference Educational Objectives

  • Share and discuss healthcare innovations that can serve as models for influencing health care reform programs and policies that increase value and prevention and health promotion for youth, adults and elderly Americans.
  • Disseminate researched based clinical programs, ideas and policy strategies that show promise of eliminating health disparities.
  • Adopt new treatment modalities and strategies to educate Hispanic patients with diabetes, cancer, HIV/AIDs, obesity, cardiovascular disease, strokes and hypertension, asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, depression and renal disease in order to decrease morbidity and mortality in their medical practices or in their organization.
  • Analyze cultural competence accreditation and quality care, literacy, and language services programs.

Partners

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Minority Health & Health Resources and Services Administration
  • National Hispanic Health Foundation
  •  The New York Academy of Medicine
  • Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
  • Morehouse School of Medicine

THURSDAY, MARCH 25

8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

NHMA Board of Directors Meeting (Closed)

1:30 PM

Orientation for Congress and Senate Visits

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Congress and Senate Office Visits

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3:00 – 5:00 PM

Registration

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Opening Reception (Honoring NHMA Leadership Fellows)

FRIDAY, MARCH 26

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration/Exhibit Hall and Research Posters Sessions

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8:00 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast Symposium - Health Care Quality – New Hispanic Health Research to Improve Health Care Delivery and Community Health - supported by Pfizer Inc

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Melissa Bishop, JD,Government Affairs, Pfizer Inc

Margaret McDonald, PhD,Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Pfizer Primary Care Business Unit

9:00 – 9:45 AM

Opening Plenary - National Vision for Public Health Care Transformation for Hispanic Communities

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Moderator: Ciro Sumaya, MD, MPHTM, Chairman of the Board of Directors, NHMA, Founding Dean, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College Station, TX

NHMA in 2010

    Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, President & CEO, NHMA

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Katherine Flores, MD, Board, Chairman, Membership and Christina Chavez

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Samuel Arce, MD, Chairman, NHMA Council of Medical Societies

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    John Paul Sanchez, MD, Chairman, NHMA Council of Residents

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Alvaro Galvis, National Coordinator, Latino Medical Student Association

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9:45 - 10:45 AM

Plenary - New Incentives for Comparative Effectiveness Research and Prevention Programs in The U.S.

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Carolyn Clancy, MD,Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD

Janet Collins, PhD,Associate Director of Programs, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

10:45 - 11:15 AM

National Health Professional Association Presidents - Health Care Reform Priorities

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Moderator:Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, President, National Hispanic Medical Association

Willarda Edwards, MD,President, National Medical Association

Melvina McCabe, MD,President, Association of American Indian Physicians

Ho Tran, MD, President, National Council of Asian and Pacific Islander Physicians

Victor Rodriguez, DDS,President, Hispanic Dental Association

Norma Martinez-Rogers, RN, PhD, President, National Association of Hispanic Nurses

11:15 AM – 12:10 PM

Break in Exhibit Hall

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12:10 – 2:10 PM

Lunch Plenary - Diabetes Prevention and Treatment for Hispanics

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Moderator:Katherine A. Flores, MD, Director, UCSF Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education and Research, Fresno, CA

Kwabena O. M. Adubofour, MD, FACP, Medical Director, East Main Clinic and Stockton Diabetes Intervention Center, Stockton, CA; Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA Click Here for Video

James R. Gavin III, M.D., PhD, FACP, Past President, American Diabetes Association; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology Division; Department of Internal Medicine; Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Pablo Mora, MD, CDE, Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Endocrinology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX Click Here for Presentations (PDF)

Javier Morales, MD,Advanced Internal Medicine Group, New Hyde Park, NY Click Here for Video

      Gail Nunlee-Bland, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics/Medicine Click Here for Video

2:10 - 2:30 PM

Plenary Session - Primary Care Workforce and Hispanic Health

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Mary Wakefield, RN, PhD, Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
 

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Workshop Session A

A.1 Policy – Medicare Policy Update for Medical Practice

      Moderator:Maria Puig, MD,Chula Vista, CA

Terris King,Health Disparities, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, US DHHS

Mara Youdelman, JD.Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters, National Health Law Program, Washington, DC, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Janet Witt,National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare, Washington, DC

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A.2 Health Professions Education – Hispanic Medical Faculty Development Strategies

Moderator:Yolanda Partida, DPA,Director, National Program Office Hablamos Juntos II Language Policy and Practice in Health Care, USCF Fresno Medical Education Program, Fresno, CA and NHMA Board of Directors

J. Renee Chapman Navarro, PharmD, MD, Associate Dean & Director of Academic Diversity, Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, UCSan Francisco, CA

Maria Carrasco, MD,Physician Lead, Culturally Responsive Care, Kaiser Permanente, Montebello, CA

Ileana M. Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPH, Scientific Review Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

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A.3 Research – Reducing Health Disparities through Community-based Research & Clinical Trials for Hispanics

Moderator/Speaker:Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH, Director, Disparities Solutions Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

James Walton, DO, MBA, Vice President & Chief Health Equity Health Officer, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, TX, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Alfredo Lopez-Nunez, MD,Founder and Medical Director, Alivio Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN

Kathleen Fernandez-Colatrella, President, Linea System LLC, NJ

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A.4 Clinical – Hispanics and Diabetes – Vision Loss, Glucose Monitoring and Other Clinical Updates

Moderator:Jaime Rivera, MD, FAAP,Physician Monitor, Delaware Department of Corrections, Wilmington, DE

Helene D. Clayton-Jeter, OD, Health Professional Liaison, Office of the Commissioner, Office of Special Health Issues, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Marcela Aguilar, Communications Manager, ICF Macro, National Eye Health Education Program, NEI, NIH

Neyal J. Ammary-Risch,DeputyDirector, National Eye Health Education Program, National Eye Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD

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3:40 – 4:15 PM

Break in Exhibit Hall

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4:15 - 5:15 PM

Workshop Session B

B.1 Policy – Medicaid, CHIP and Policies to Increase Access to Care for Hispanic Patients

Moderator:Flavia Mercado, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Medical Director of the Department of Multicultural Affairs and the International Medical Center, Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA

Lisa Wilson,Health Insurance Specialist, CMS Intergovernmental Affairs

Larissa Aviles-Santa, MD,Medical Officer, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH

David Hunt, MD, Medical Officer, National Office of the Coordinator, Health IT, US DHHS, Washington, DC

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B.2 Health Professions Education – Hispanic Health Model Curricula: Tools to Increase, Improve and Facilitate a More Culturally Competent Health Care Workforce

Moderator:Adam Aponte, MD, MSc, FAAP,Associate Director for Recruitment and Retention, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NY

Margie Gerena Lewis, MD,Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Javier Sevilla, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Director Hispanic/Latino Health and International Medicine and Global Health, Indiana University School of Medicine, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Frances E. Ashe-Goins, RN, MPH,Deputy Director, US DHHS Office on Women’s Health, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Margarita Alegria, MD, Director, Cambridge Health Alliance – CMMHR, Sommerville, MA

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B.3 Research – Interventions that Reduce Obesity and Asthma among Hispanic Children

Moderator:Jessica de Ybarra, MD, MPH,Public Health Medical Officer III, CA State Dept of Health Division of Disease Control, Sacramento, CA

Christina S. Barroso, DrPh, Assistant Professor, Univ of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, TX, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Karen A. Donato, SM, Director, We Can!, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Click Here for Power Point Slides

David Nunez, MD, MPH, Chief, California Asthma Public Health Initiative, CA Dept Public Health,Click Here for Power Point Slides

Jayanthi Chandar, MD,Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL


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B.4 Clinical – Chronic Disease Management with Hispanic Patients – Cancer and Heart Disease

Moderator:Onelia Lage, MD,Associate Professor, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, Click Here for Presentations (PDF)

Haley Justice,Program Manager, Lance Armstrong Foundation, Austin, TX

Amelie Ramirez, PhD,Director, Institute of Health Promotion and Research, The University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Redes en Accion, San Antonio, TX Click Here for Power Point Slides

Heron Rodriguez, MD,Society for Vascular Surgery, Chicago, IL Click Here for Power Point Slides

5:30-7:30 PM

Reception in the Exhibit Hall – Helen Rodriguez-Trias, MD Women in Medicine Awards - Supported By Pfizer Inc and Phrma

Keynote Speaker:Frieda Lewis - Hall, MD, Senior Vice President PFE, Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Inc
Honoring: Tanya Raggio Pagan Ashley, MD, MPH, US DHHS HRSA Bureau of MCH Medical Officer and Sandra R. Hernández, MD, Chief Executive Officer, The San Francisco Foundation

SATURDAY, MARCH 27

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration/Exhibit Hall and Research Posters Session

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Breakfast Symposium - Identifying And Treating Depression in Diverse Communities- Supported by Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca

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Moderator:Mark Diaz, MD,Chairman, National Hispanic Health Foundation, Alivio Medical Group, Sacramento, CA

Pedro Ruiz, MD,Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston, TX, Click Here for Video

Andres J. Pumariega, MD, FACP,Chair, Department of Psychiatry, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, PA, Click Here for Video

Carlos A. Zarate, MD,Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University, Chief Experimental Therapeutics of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, Click Here for Video

DEPRESSION Question & Answer
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7:30 – 8:30 AM

Breakfast Symposium- Us Army Medical Officer Career and Leadership Opportunities for Medical Students and Residents- supported by US Army

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Capt. Anthony Noya, Bayne-JoynesArmy Community Hospital, Fort Polk, LA, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Capt. Laudino Castillo-Rojas, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

9:30 -11:30 AM

Plenary Roundtable -The States, Private Sector and Health Promotion Partnerships in Hispanic Communities

Moderator: Onelia Lage, MD, Chair, Florida Board of Medicine, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Miami Medical School

Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association

Ana Viamonte Ros, MD, MPH, State Surgeon General, Florida State Department of Health, FL

Kenneth P. Moritsugu, MD, MPH, FACPM, Chairman, Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute, DC, Click Here for Power Point Slides, Click Here for Video

Ysabel Duron, President, Latinas Contra Cancer, San Jose, CA, Click Here for Video

Mark Wagar, President, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, NY, Click Here for Power Point Slides, Click Here for Video

Javier Sanchez, MD,The Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente – Fontana, Click Here for Video

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Break in Exhibit Hall

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12:15 - 2:15 PM

Lunch Plenary – Management of Alzheimer’s Disease in Hispanic Communities- Supported by Eisai, Alzheimer's Association

Walter C. Martinez, M.D., F.A.A.N., Director Premiere Research Institute, Director Memory Disorder Center, Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology, Nova Southeastern University, Click Here for Video

David V. Espino, MD,Associate Professor, Univ of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Family & Community Medicine, San Antonio, TX, Click Here for Video

Amarillis Acevedo-Cruz, PhD,Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine,The Wien Center for Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorder, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Miami, FL, Click Here for Video

Peter Lin, MD, Director, Primary Care Initiatives, Canadian Heart Research Center, Toronto, Ontario, CA

ALZHEIMER Question & Answer

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2:15 – 3:45 PM

Workshop C Sessions

C.1 Policy – Safety Net Providers, Value Purchasing and Community Health and Policy Initiatives

Moderator:Maria Elena Perez, MSW, Director of Community Mobilization, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, New York, NY, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Peter Colby Amadio, MD,Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Click Here for Power Point Slides

George R. Flores, MD, MPH, Senior Program Office, The California Endowment, Los Angeles, CA, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Michael Rodriguez, MD, MPH, Professor and Vice Chair, George F. Kneller Endowed Chair in Family Medicine, UCLA, Click Here for Power Point Slides


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C.2 Health Professions Education – Integrating Hispanic Patient and Family Culture in Continuing Medical and Nursing Education Programs

Moderator: Katherine Flores, MD, NHMA Board of Directors, Director, UCSF Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education & Research, CA

Eloisa G. Tamez, RH, PhD, FAA,University of Texas Brownsville, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Guadalupe Pacheco, MSW, Special Assistant to the Director, US DHHS Office of Minority Health, Click Here for Presentations (PDF)

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C.3 Research – Decreasing Heart Disease, Diabetes and Complications among Hispanics

Moderator:Arturo Loiaza Bonilla, MD, Fellow, Harbor Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD

Sylvia Rosas, MD, MSCE, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Speaker- WellPoint, Inc., TBN, Walnut Creek, CA

Hector Gonzalez, PhD,Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

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C.4 Clinical – An Interdisciplinary Approach to HIV/AIDS and Hepatits C in Hispanic Patients - supported by Gilead

Moderator:Ana Natale Pereira, MD,Associate Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ-NJMS, Newark, NJ

Marlena Vega, PhD, MSW,Center on HIV and Aging, New York City, NY

Christian Arbelaez, MD, Assistant Residency Director, Emer Med, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Richard Sterling, MD,Chief of Hepatology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

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C.5 Clinical - Allergy and Asthma and Hispanic Patient Care

Moderator/Speaker:Jorge Quel, MD, Director, Allergy, Asthma, Sinus Center of Marina Del Rey, CA

Manuel Puig, MD, Ophthalmologist, Chula Vista, CA

Juan Celedon, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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3:45 - 4:15 PM

Break in Exhibit Hall

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4:15 – 5:45 PM

Workshop D Sessions

D.1 Policy - Transforming Mental Health Services Through Cultural and Linguistic Competency Policies

Moderator/Speaker:Henry Acosta, MA, MSW, LSW, Executive Director, National Resources Center for Hispanic Mental Health and Deputy Director, NJ Mental Health Institute, Mercerville, NJ

Octavio Martinez, Jr, MD, MPH, MBA,Executive Director, Hogg Foundation, Austin, TX

Teresa Chapa, PhD,Senior Policy Advisor on Mental Health, US DHHS Office of Minority Health

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D.2 Health Professions Education – Health Professional Students Curricula & Leadership Development

Moderator: Diaba Torres-Burgos, MD, MPH, MedicalDirector, Washtenaw County Public Health Department, IN

Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, PhD, RN, FAAN,Assistant Dean, Diversity and Cultural Affairs, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, PA, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Ricardo Senno, MD, MS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago College of Medicine, IL

Bard Cosman, MD, MPH, Professor of Clinical Surgery, University of California, San Diego Medical School, CA, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Luis R. Munoz, MD, President, Illinois Hispanic Physicians Association, Chicago, IL,

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D.3 Research – Latina Health Research – Mexican Women at the Border, Dominican Women, & Promotoras

Moderator:Elizabeth Lee-Rey, MD, MPH, Co-Director, HCOE, Einstein College of Medicine, NY

Nora Montalvo-Liendo, Phd, RN,University of Texas Brownsville, TX, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Britt Rios-Ellis, MS, PhD,Professor, California State University Long Beach, CA

Haydee Morales, Vice President, Education, Planned Parenthood, NY, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Susan Auger,President, Auger Communications, Durham, NC

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D.4 Clinical – How to Improve Health of Hispanic Children - Environmental Health, Oral Health, Anorexia Nervosa & Infant Nutrition

Moderator:Miguel Sanchez, MD,Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine, Dept of Dermatology, NY
Melissa Vargas, DMD, Illinois State Leader for American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, IL

Leyla Erk McCurdy, MPH,National Environmental Education Foundation, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Tomas Jose Silber, MD,Director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, Children’s Medical Center, DC, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Infant Nutrition SpeakerTBN

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D.5 Career Decisions for Medical Students And Residents

Moderator:Jaime Gus Rivera, MD, Physician Monitor, State of Delaware Dept of Corrections

Nereida Correa, MD, MPH,Medical Director, MIC Women’s Services, Public Health Solutions, NY, Click Here for Power Point Slides

Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL

Kenneth L. Dominguez, MD, MPH, CAPT, USPHS,Clinical Epidemiology Team, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Surveillance & Epidemiology, National Center for HIV/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Maria Garcia, MD, MPH,Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine, Family Medicine, Community Health, U of Mass Medical School, MA,Click here for Power Point Slides

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6:30 - 7:30 PM

Reception - Mariachi Los Amigos

7:30 – 9:00 PM

Awards Dinner - supported by Eli Lilly, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Keynote Speakers:Eduardo Jarramillo, PhD, General Coordinator, Strategy of Health for Migrants, Office of the Secretary, Mexico Ministry of Health, Click Here for Video

Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA,U.S. Surgeon General, Click Here for Video

Hispanic Leadership Awards

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  • Valerie Jarrett, White House, Director, Public Engagement and Intergovernment Affairs
  • Stephanie Valencia, White House, Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement
  • Adolfo Carrion, White House, Director, Urban Policy
  • Georgina Verdugo, JD, Director, US DHHS Office of Civil Rights
  • Teresa Nino, Director, US DHHS CMS External Affairs
  • Corporate – Manuel Selva, MD,National Medical Officer, UnitedHealth Group
  • NHMA Leadership Fellow – Anthony Martinez, MD,New Mexico, posthumously
  • Physicians – Jose Manuel De La Rosa, MD,Dean, Paul Foster Texas Tech University School of Medicine, El Paso, TX
  • Oxiris Barbot, MD,Deputy Director, School Health, New York City, NY
  • Presidents, Hispanic Medical Societies & National Hispanic Health Professional Organizations

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Salsa Dance with Rumba Club

SUNDAY, MARCH 28

8:30 – 11:30 AM

Breakfast Symposium - Cultural Competence Policies in Health Care Update

Moderator: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, President & CEO, NHMA

Mark Nivet, EdD,Chief Diversity Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges, Click Here for Video

Martin Crane, MD, Chairperson, Federation of National Medical Boards, Click Here for Power Point Slides, Click Here for Video

Tina Cordero, PhD, MPH,Project Manager, The Joint Commission, Click Here for Power Point Slides, Click Here for Video

Nicole McElveen, Senior Project Manager, Disparities/Population Health, National Quality Forum, Click Here for Power Point Slides, Click Here for Video

Onelia Lage, MD, President, Florida Board of Medicine, Director, Adolescent Medicine, U of Miami Miller Medical School, Click Here for Video

Symposium Q&A
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NHMA 14th Annual Conference Summary

Dr. Sumaya welcomed the audience to the conference. This year we learned about Federal government, States and private sector programs focus on efforts to improve Prevention to the Hispanic community. Given the timeliness of the conference (within days of the President’s signing of the Health Care Reform Bill), NHMA president presented an overview of health care reform and educated the audience on the details of the bill. The HHS speakers, including Dr. Clancy of AHRQ, Dr. Collins of CDC, Dr. Wakefield of HRSA and the Surgeon General Regina Benjamin all addressed how their offices have planned to implement the effort and will work with NHMA to reach the Hispanic population. The presidents of our partners, the National Medical Association, the Association of American Indian Physicians, the Council of Asian and Pacific Islander Physicians, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and the Hispanic Dental Association all addressed their priorities for implementing health reform and continuing to advocate with NHMA for our communities.

Our state and private partners who addressed the audience about their prevention models of success included Florida’s Surgeon General, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Johnson and Johnson Diabetes Institute, Kaiser Permanente and Latina Contra Cancer.

The Conference also included a special signing ceremony of an Memorandum of Understanding with the NHMA Board of Directors Executive Committee and the National Coordinator Latino Medical Student Association to work more closely together in the future. The conference ended with a special session on the Cultural Competence Policy Update presentations from the Joint Commission, AAMC, Federation of State Medical Boards, National Quality Forum and Florida Medical Board.

As for NHMA assisting the next generation ---we had medical school recruiters talk to local high school and college students and the US Army talk to medical students and residents about leadership careers. Finally, the sponsors and the exhibit hall all helped to make this year’s conference a Successful Learning and Networking Event.

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