Greater San Antonio Healthcare Diversity Summit

Date

August 5, 2015

Theme

"Transformational Diversity in Healthcare"

Program Agenda

8:00am - 9:00am Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
9:00am - 10:00am Featured Speaker: To Be Determined
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 11:10am Panel Discussion
11:10am - 11:15am Recognition of Sponsors and Closing Remarks

2015 Panel Discussion Topics

Many Faces: Addressing Diversity in Healthcare

Diversity. It is a word that means something different to each and every person. The changing demographics and economics of our growing multicultural world and the long-standing disparities in the health status of people from culturally diverse backgrounds have challenged health care providers and organizations to consider cultural diversity as a priority. However, health care providers must realize that addressing cultural diversity goes beyond knowing the values, beliefs, practices and customs of African Americans, Asians, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans/Alaskan Natives, and Pacific Islanders. In addition to racial classification and national origin, there are many other faces of cultural diversity. Religious affiliation, language, physical size, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (both physical and mental), political orientation, socio-economic status, occupational status and geographical location are but a few of the faces of diversity.

Painting with a Broad Brush: “One size does not fit all”

“One size does not fit all” when it comes to delivering patient care. Even within specific groups, there is a wide array of demographics consisting of patients with different needs, experiences, and perspectives. Therefore, when assessing the best way to handle patients, you can’t “paint with a broad brush”. The care administered to each patient should be tailored based on his or her unique circumstances and “cultural lens”.

Keynote Speaker

Francisco González-Scarano, MD
Dean, School of Medicine
Vice President for Medical Affairs, Professor of Neurology


The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Francisco González-Scarano, M.D. was educated at Yale (BA 1971) and Northwestern (MD 1975). He received his medical training as an intern in Medicine and resident in Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and was then a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Neal Nathanson in the Department of Microbiology at Penn between 1979-1981, following which he spent a year as a visiting worker at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, UK. He returned to Penn in 1982 as an assistant professor of Neurology, rose to Professor of Neurology as well as professor in the Department of Microbiology and chaired the Department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1999-2010. He held many leadership positions at Penn, including co-Director of the Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), a member of the Executive Committee in the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP), and co-Director of the University of Pennsylvania Comprehensive Neuroscience Center. Dr. González-Scarano became the Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice-President for Medical Affairs at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in August, 2010. Dr. González-Scarano is an expert in HIV neuropathogenesis as well as in other aspects of neurovirology and brain inflammation. Prior to becoming a dean, he was the principal investigator of many NIH grants, including a program project centering on the biology of HIV infection of the brain, and of training grants in neurovirology, in the scientific development of students from underrepresented minorities, and for the promotion of research by residents in neurology. He also held many roles in national organizations, is the author of many publications in neurovirology, AIDS, and Multiple Sclerosis, and is co-editor of two books. Between 1993 and 1997 he was the Chairman of the Board of Scientific Councilors of the NINDS; before and since he has served on several NIH and Multiple Sclerosis Society study sections. He was on the Council of the American Neurological Association in 2001-2003, chaired its Scientific Program Committee, and was its first vice-President 2008-2010. He was previously a member of the American Academy of Neurology’s Scientific Program Committee. He was a member of the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council (2004-2008), and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2006-). In addition to his clinical work in Multiple Sclerosis and his laboratory activities, he has been on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Virology, Virology, Virus Research, the Journal of Neurovirology, and Glia, and he edits a section of the electronic textbook Up-to-Date.

Panelists

Thomas L. Schlenker, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of Public Health
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District


City of San Antonio

Janie Canty-Mitchell, PhD, RN
Professor and Chairman
Department of Family & Community Health Systems


University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio

Thomas Schlenker is health department director and health authority for San Antonio and Bexar County. Dr. Schlenker received his BA from Antioch College, medical degree from Northwestern, Masters in Public Health from Harvard and trained in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He has practiced general and hospital-based pediatrics in Wisconsin, led health departments in Madison, Milwaukee and Salt Lake City and worked in Latin America, including one year as Senior Fulbright Fellow at the National Institute of Public Health in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Subjects of Dr. Schlenker’s published research include the epidemiology of measles, hepatitis A, immunizations, childhood lead poisoning, infant mortality and how to influence physician practice. Areas of concentration since becoming director of Metro Health in San Antonio in 2011 have been teen pregnancy, obesity, syphilis and neighborhood health strategies.
Dr. Janie Canty-Mitchell is a native of Sumter, South Carolina with 40 years of experience as a professional registered nurse. Her career includes experiences in psychiatric/mental health nursing, public health nursing, supervision and administration, program development, project management, coalition building, teaching, and research. Community partnerships have been a core component of her public health nursing practice, teaching in academic settings, and research and scholarly endeavors. She earned a diploma in nursing from Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing in 1971 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida State University in 1979. Later she matriculated at the University of Miami in Coral Gables Florida earning both a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN 1988) and a PhD in Nursing (1993). She is dedicated to education and lifelong learning as evident from her 24 years of teaching, research, and service in higher education in Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, and now Texas. Dr. Canty-Mitchell's activities in academic settings have included teaching at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. She has taught courses in community/public health nursing, family and population health nursing, health policy, leadership and management, professional role development, research, community health outreach: service learning, child and adolescent health disparities, and doctoral dissertation seminars. In collaboration with community organizations and interdisciplinary groups, Dr. Canty-Mitchell has partnered with both undergraduate and graduate students to develop, plan, and implement health interventions designed to promote child and adolescent health and decrease health disparities. Projects have included grief and loss counseling for juvenile offenders; parenting programs to incarcerated women with children; family strengthening programs to promote healthy behaviors in school-children; asthma education programs for minority, low income, and migrant children and families; and parenting and child health programs at risk families. Dr. Canty-Mitchell has presented at local, regional, national, and international conferences and published in peer-reviewed conference proceedings, journals, and books. Her areas of expertise are public health nursing, health disparities, child and adolescent mental health, positive youth development, university-community partnerships, nursing research, grant writing, and administration in higher education. Nationally, she was appointed a charter member and nurse consultant on the Children and Family Study Section, Center for Scientific Review (2004-2008); Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program (2009-2012); and the Leadership America (2012-2013). In August, 2012, Dr. Canty-Mitchell began her appointment as Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health Systems in the School of Nursing at UT Health Sciences Center San Antonio. She was also honored to receive the Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professorship in Nursing by the university. She looks forward to ongoing university-community partnerships to promote health in underserved and diverse populations in San Antonio and the surrounding Texas communities.

Moderator

To be determined
Adelita G. Cantu, PhD, RN received her BSN from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX; her MS with a focus on population health nursing from Texas Women’s University in Dallas, TX, and her PhD in clinical nursing research from UTHSCSA School of Nursing. Currently Dr. Cantu is an assistant professor at the UTHSCSA School of Nursing Family and Community Health Systems Department. She teaches in the Population Focused nursing course and her research interests include understanding the sociocultural context and intra person mediators of the initiation and sustainability of physical activity in older Mexican American women as well as its impact on diabetes development.

 

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Location

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Academic & Administration Building, Room 114
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
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Sponsorship Opportunities

Individual Registration - $69

  • One seat at the event

Half-Table Registration - $425

  • Designated as an official sponsor for the Healthcare Diversity Summit
  • Corporate name on event promotional material listed
  • Public recognition at the event as a sponsor
  • Corporate logo on the Event Agenda
  • Four seats at the event

Bronze Sponsor - $850

  • Designated as an official sponsor for the Healthcare Diversity Summit
  • Corporate name on event promotional material listed
  • Public recognition at the event as a sponsor
  • Corporate logo on the Event Agenda
  • Eight seats at the event

Silver Sponsor - $1250

  • Designated as an official sponsor for the Healthcare Diversity Summit
  • Corporate logo on all pre-event and event promotional material listed
  • Will publicly receive a Recognition Certificate at the event
  • Corporate logo on the Event Agenda
  • Eight seats at the event

Gold Sponsor - $1,750

  • Designated as an official sponsor for the Healthcare Diversity Summit
  • Corporate logo on all pre-event and event promotional material listed
  • Will publicly receive a Recognition Certificate at the event
  • Recognition on the Texas Diversity Council website as a sponsor
  • Corporate banner displayed at the event (supplied by your company)
  • Corporate logo on the Event Agenda
  • Eight seats at the event

Title Sponsor - $5,000

  • Designated as a title sponsor for the Healthcare Diversity Summit; this designation will be on all ads for the event as well as in the event agenda.
  • An opportunity to have a representative from your organization speak at the event (5 minutes)
  • Corporate logo on all pre-event and event promotional material listed
  • Will publicly receive a Recognition Plaque at the event
  • Recognition on the Texas Diversity Council website as a sponsor
  • Corporate banner displayed at the event (supplied by your company)
  • Corporate logo on the Event Agenda
  • Sixteen seats at the event

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Sponsors

 


Texas Diversity Council

National Diversity Council