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.

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