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Jan 20 2007
Beyond Borders: Global Health and Migrating Populations

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16th Annual GHEC Conference

: : Beyond Borders: Global Health and Migrating Populations

February 15 - 17, 2007
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic



Conference Agenda  

The 2007 GHEC Conference starts with a cocktail reception on the evening of February 15,
followed by two days of expert panels, workshops, poster presentations and networking opportunities.

Day 1 - February 15, 2007

Optional Excursions:
1) Clinic Site Visit I: Alliance for International Medicine (AIM/CHOP), Batey Consuelo
in Consuelo, Dominican Republic (8:00am to 4:00pm)


2) Clinic Site Visit II: CENISMI: National Center for Maternal Child Health at the
Robert Reid Cabral Pediatric Hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominical Republic (9:00am to 12:00pm)


3) Clinic Site Visit III: Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC)/Creighton University Santiago
at Santiago, Dominican Republic (8:00am to 4:00pm)

4) Zona Colonial: The historic colonial zone of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
(book your own!)
10:00pm to 1:30pm
Strategic Planning Meeting: GHEC's Global Health Education Modules Program

1:30pm to 4:00pm
GHEC Board Meeting

00pm to 6:30pm
Cocktail Reception

(Casual gathering for all conference registrants. Attire: Business casual. Please RSVP. )

Conference Early Registration 
(Pick up your conference badge now and avoid the lines the next morning!)

00pm to 10:00pm
Movie Screening:¡Salud!


Day 2 - February 16, 2007

00am to 8:00am
Registration & Breakfast

8:00 to 8:20am
Welcoming Remarks

8:20am to 8:45am
Presentation of the Christopher Krogh Award
& GHEC Outstanding Global Health Service Award

8:45am to 9:15am
Keynote: Dr. Jean William Pape

9:15am to 9:30am
Keynote: Q&A

9:30am to 10:00am
Coffee Break / Posters

10:00am -11:30pm          
Understanding the Global Crisis of Economic Migrants

11:30pm to 1:00pm
Lunch / Topic Tables / Posters

1:00pm to 2:30pm
A1 - Health Care Challenges of Global Migrants
A2 - Tools for Global Health
A3 - Global Health Education: Curriculum Development
A4 - Student Experience: Approaches to Global Health
A5 - Evolution of Overseas Programs

2:30pm to 3:00pm
Coffee Break / Posters

3:00pm to 4:30pm
B1 - AIDS in Haiti and the Dominican Republic
B2 - Ethics / Research / Trials

B3 - Global Health Education: Post-Graduate Training
B4 - Student Experience: Researching the Educational Experience
B5 - Empowering Communties for Health

4:30pm to 5:30pm

:30pm to 6:00pm
Cultural Exhibit & Dancing Lessons (Cha cha!)

Day 3 - February 17, 2007

00am to 7:50am

7:50am to 8:00am
Welcoming Remarks

00am to 9:30am
A Critical Look at the Health and Human Rights of Economic Migrants

9:30am to 10:0
Coffee Break / Posters

10:00am to 11:00am
GHEC General Membership Meeting

11am to 12:30pm

C1 -
Impact of Global Migration on the Health of Women & Children
C2 - Policy Change Through Research
C3 -
Global Health Education: Teaching and Learning
C4 - 
Student Experience: Student-led Programs and Projects
C5 - Family Planning & Maternal and Child Health

30pm to 1:30pm
Lunch / Table Topics / Posters

1:30pm to 3:00pm
D1 -
IMBY: Serving U.S. Migrant Communities
D2 -
Psychosocial Mental Health
D3 -
Global Health Education: Building an Immigrant Health Clinic (Workshop)
D4 - Student Experience: Reports from Central America and the Caribbean

3:00pm to 3:30pm
Coffee Break / Posters

3:30pm to 5:00pm
Call to Action: Coalition Building and the Healthcare of Econonic Migrants

5:00pm to 5:20pm
Carol Davis Awards & Poster Awards

5:20pm to 5:30pm
Closing Remarks


ktails & Excursions

1 - Welcoming Cocktail Reception

  2007 GHEC Conference starts with a cocktail reception for all conference speakers and registrants on the evening of February 15.
Please rsvp with your registration if you wish to attend.
*** Attire: Business Casual

2 - ILAC Excursion **
Take advantage of a chance to tour the 4.2 acre ILAC Center in Santiago and new Outpatient Medical and Surgical Center built next to the ILAC complex. Learn about how North American groups and individuals can partner with the ILAC Center to provide service and health care to thousands of poor campesionos and Haitian immigrants each year (for the last 30 years). Meet the Dominican physicians, Dr. Leopoldo Carretero and Dr. Ramon Antonio DeLeon, and the Executive Director Radalme Peña, who will be presenting opportunities to volunteer (students and professionals). Lunch will be served at the ILAC Center. The ILAC bus (air conditioned and new!) will leave from the front of the hotel promptly at 8:00 am and return between 3:30 -4:00 pm.

Free roundtrip transportation between the ILAC Center and the Melia Hotel, and lunch is served on site at the ILAC Center — all courtesy of ILAC. Indicate your interest to attend with your conference registration/payment.

  3 -
AIM Excursion

AIM:  The Alliance for International Medicine, AIM, represents a collaborative partnership between health care practitioners from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Medicines for Humanity, and the Centro de Salud Providencia in the Dominican Republic.

Interdisciplinary teams of pediatric healthcare professionals (pediatric residents, nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, and medical students) volunteer time and expertise staffing a clinic in the area of Consuelo, in the Dominican Republic.

They are partnered with the batey outreach mobile clinic to improve the health and well-being of children, whose parents are migrant Haitian farm workers living and working on sugarcane plantations.

Free roundtrip transportation is provided to the Consuelo batey. Lunch will take place at a local eatery at participants' own expense. To join the tour, gather at the Melia hotel at 9am. Tour will return to Hotel Melia by 3pm. Sign up for this tour with your conference registration. Capacity is limited to 15 so sign up early.

4 - CENISMI Excursion

CENISMI: The National Center for Maternal Child Health, is located at the Robert Reid Cabral Pediatric Hospital in Santo Domingo.  CENISMI is a leader in the fight to develop successful community strategies to prevent post-partum transmission of HIV in the Dominican Republic.  The tour will be hosted by Dr Eddy Perez-Then, Medical Director of CENISMI and time will be available for one-on-one interaction with CENISMI staff..

Gather in the Melia Hotel lobby at 9am. The tour takes place over 2.5 to 3 hours and will end with lunch at a local eatery (buy your own!) before returning to the hotel.

Expect to contribute ~$3 per person to share cabs to the site. CENISMI is approximately 10 minutes from the Melia Hotel by cab.

Include this item in your conference registration if you wish to attend.

The colonial zone of Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the New World, has numerous historic treasures to discover. Visitors can see diverse colonial architecture as well as examples of medieval European architecture, a rarity in North America. "As you stroll its narrow streets, you can imagine this old city as it was when Columbus, Cortes, and Ponce de Leon walked the cobblestones, pirates sailed in and out, and colonists were settling themselves." Fodors

Arrive to the Dominican Republic early, or schedule your flight home a few days after the conference. Take the time to tour the city by calling any of these recommended local tour groups:

Emery Tours
>> www.emerytours.com.do

Go Dominican Tours
>> www.godominican.com

SAS Travel and Tours
>> www.sastravelandtours.com/Espanol/Tours/Santo%20Domingo.html#City

6- Moving Screening: ¡Salud!
For those committed to health in rich and poor nations alike, ¡Salud! examines the curious case of Cuba, a cash strapped country with what the BBC calls “one of  the world’s best health systems.”  From the shores of Africa to the Mississippi Delta, ¡Salud!  hits the road with some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries, and explores the hearts and minds of international medical students in Cuba-now numbering 30,000.  Their stories bring home the complex realities confronting the movement to make healthcare a human right. (90min.) 

Following the 90-minute screening there will be a half-hour discussion with Diane Appelbaum RN, MS, US Director, MEDICC, and Evelyn Erickson, 6th year medical student at the Latin American Medical School (ELAM) in Havana.













copyright 2005 Global Health Education Consortium

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