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

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    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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