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  • 1. EmoryIMVC.org ’s Quick Sessions Search Feature You can use this document as a tool to quickly located sessions that may interest you the most. International: Press F5 (or view PowerPoint), and then… Click here to start Developed by Marijan “Maki” Pejic for the 2010 International Medical Volunteerism Conference at Emory University. Visit EmoryIMVC.org or IMVC.org for more information.
  • 2. Pick a broad category
    • Press the Escape key to exit.
    • International
    • Local / National
    • Please note that some sessions are hard to completely categorize as belonging to only one category.
  • 3. International Sessions
    • Teaching and Developing Infrastructure for Programs in Developing Countries
    • Surgery Programs
    • Community Empowerment & System Strengthening
    • Where to Begin: Tips on Getting Launched to Volunteer
    • What Can Institutional Leadership do to Encourage Volunteerism?
    • Communications and Media Efforts
    • Expanding Volunteer Efforts
    • Emergency, Trauma, & ER programs
    • Sustaining Volunteer Efforts
    • Pediatric Programs
    • Dental Health Programs
    • Cultural Sensitivity & Ethical Responsibility in Volunteer Efforts
    • The Haiti Challenge & Response
    • Public Health Programs
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 4. Local/ National Sessions
    • Health Education and Wellness
    • Homeless Programs
    • Advocacy for the Health of Uninsured and Underinsured Patients
    • Community Clinics
    • Nursing & Pharmacy Programs
    • Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities and their Issues
    • An Overview: Volunteering in Your Own Community – Opportunities and Ideas for Medical & Lay People
    • Hospice Volunteer Programs
    • Mental Health in America’s Youth
    • Family Involvement: Getting the Family on Board
    • Mental Health Programs
    • Hospital Volunteer Programs
    • Advocacy for Patients during a Crisis of Care
    • The Nuts & Bolts of Fundraising: An Introduction
    • Family Involvement: Getting the Family on Board
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 5.
    • Sat. 8:30am – 12:30pm / SOM 120
    • Teaching and Developing Infrastructure for Programs in Developing Countries:
    • A dedicated group of doctors share their experiences of reaching out around the world to create programs to teach the locals how to save lives. The challenges are many, whether setting up pediatric emergency care in Honduras and the Republic of Georgia, building new hospitals in Africa, or teaching radiology in the Andes of Peru. You will learn about an innovative teaching exchange project in which a US medical school helps teach cardiology at an Ethiopian medical school. You’ll also hear from the son of the President of Liberia, who became a doctor in the US and returned to Liberia with a unique program to help rebuild the infrastructure by teaching local health care providers. This is a global summit of compassion focused on developing countries.
    • Dollar, Allen, MD (Chief of Cardiology, Grady Memorial Hospital)
    • Eaton, Cynthia Basso (President of Global Healing)
    • Goo, David MD (Pediatric Emergency Medicine / Residency Coordinator / PALS Training
    • Center Faculty, Emory University Dept. of Pediatrics) - MODERATOR
    • Kutner, Steve MD (founder/ med director of Jewish Healthcare International)
    • Oubre, Bert, MD (president of Cutting Edge Foundation)
    • Tisnado, Jaime MD, FACR (Professor, Radiology & Surgery, VCU Medical Center)
    • Sirleaf, James, MD (son of the President of Liberia, and chairman of HEARTT)
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 6.
    • Sat. 8:30am – 12noon / SOM 130
    • Surgery Programs:
    • There’s a gap in surgical skills within global health, with major differences between low and high income countries. Academic programs and mission hospitals are trying to fill this gap. There’s a wide variety of surgical interventions required, for example introducing new technology to treat fistulas of African women, providing a new psychological lease on life…from social outcast to cultural inclusion. The surgical challenges include treating injuries from natural disasters like the Haiti earthquake or performing battlefield surgery in Sudan, Pakistan, and Congo. This session would not be complete without the personal insight of an experienced academic surgeon who makes trips to Egypt to perform difficult cardiothoracic surgical procedures…improving attitudes towards the U.S. in the Middle East.
    • Adolph, Harold, MD, FACS (Christian Medical & Dental Associations) – CO-MODERATOR
    • Browne, Orie, MD (Co-Founder of Surgeons for Global Health)
    • Cooper, Warren, MD (Samaritan’s Purse / World Medical Mission) 
    • Mansour, Kamal, MD (Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine)
    • Pollack, Jon, MD ( Emory Global Surgery Initiative) - MODERATOR
    • Steffes, Bruce, MD (CEO, Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons)
    • Melchizedek, Uriah (Program Coordinator, Operation Giving Back)
    • Wheeless, Clifford, MD (OB/GYN, Johns Hopkins University)
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 7.
    • Sat. 8:30am – 1:00pm / SOM 110
    • Community Empowerment & System Strengthening:
    • Presenters offer a montage of experiences, from surgery to spiritual health, where medical volunteerism helps to strengthen communities around the world, including Mayan Indians in Guatemala and Nicaragua, exiled Tibetan monks in India, the riverbank people of the Amazon basin, orphans and street children in East Africa, and collaborating researchers in Israel and Palestine.
    • Agee, Marie (Director, Special Projects, Health Talents International)
    • Foster, Stanley, MD (Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health) - MODERATOR
    • Frye, Liz, MD (Psychiatry, Emory University)
    • Fuerstman, Lou, MD / Chatterjee, Rinku, MD (Medical Care International)
    • Kowalske, Richard, MD (President, Helping Hands Foreign Missions)
    • Omohwo, Edwin, MD, MPH (Founder/ President, Child Care Foundation) - CO-MODERATOR
    • Moreira, Jonathas, Rev. Dr. (Founder/President/CEO, World Hope Missions Ministry)
    • Raore, Bethwel, MD (Foundation for International Education in Neurosurgery, Emory University)
    • Zughaier, Susu (Senior Associate, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory School of Medicine)
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 8.
    • Sat. 8:30am – 11:30am / WH 208
    • Where to Begin: Tips on Getting Launched to Volunteer:
    • This presentation acts as a springboard for future medical volunteers and social entrepreneurs: The nuts and bolts of preparing for missions around the corner or around the world…how to get involved and overcome personal barriers as well as issues relating to malpractice, fundraising, and securing supplies. Learn how to prepare yourself and your mission team, whether you are young or old, a student or a retiree, an out-in-the-fielder or an organizer, a lay person or a health professional, a local or an international volunteer.
    • Barber, Lindsey & Kravitz, Josh (MedShare)
    • Beason, Jacinda (Founder & CEO, J.L. Beason Consulting) – CO-MODERATOR
    • Edinburgh, Margaret R. (Rose Marje Creations & Communications)
    • Hiller, Martin (FTCA Consultant / first President of the National Free Clinic Association)
    • Kaloper, Steve (CEO / Founder, Development Services Group, LLC)
    • Lundberg, George, MD (National Honorary Chair, TAP-IN / Founder, Lundberg Institute / former Editor in Chief, JAMA)
    • Norton, Scott, MD, MPH (American Academy of Dermatology Association)
    • Reichart, Bill (Non-Medical Atlanta Area Director, Christian Medical & Dental Association) – MODERATOR
    • Stone, Barbara (Consultant, Mission Volunteers: UMCOR United Methodist Global Ministries)
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 9.
    • Sat. 8:30am – 1:00pm / WH 205
    • Health Education and Wellness:
    • The best way to keep people healthy is to teach them the basics of medicine and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. This is an opportunity to hear about a wide array of innovative approaches to community outreach. These include music for kids, athletic programs, community gardens, and costumed comedic presentations. Learn about the unique missions of an alliance of nice guys/gals, a private practicing cardiologist, and a health literacy program for the Hispanic community.
    • Antin, Deb, & Pucci, Spencer (*ANGEL Network: Alliance of Nice Guys/Gals Enhancing/Extending Life)
    • Chung, Andy (President, What’s in a Doctor’s Bag Club, GA Tech chapter)
    • Chung, Andrew B, MD/PhD (Cardiology, Emory University)
    • Clark, Margaret A, MS, RN, RRT - NPS (Not One More Life)
    • Compere, Suzy (Executive Director, Equilibrium Earth Ltd)
    • Drenkard, Cristrina, MD (Lupus Foundation of America, GA Chapter)
    • Hampton, Lynn (Impact Athletics)
    • Urbina, Belisa (Renovacion Conyugal)
    • Fine, Kenneth, MD (Mission of Nutrition)
    • Seibel, Mache, MD (HealthRock) – MODERATOR
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 10.
    • Sat. 8:30am – 11:00am / WH 207
    • Homeless Programs:
    • This will be an opportunity to learn about and to get involved in street medicine and “house calls to the homeless” in American cities, rural areas, and throughout the world. Also, there will be expert insights relating to treating mental illness in the homeless, and teaching meditation and mindfulness to the homeless. Opportunities abound for anyone to volunteer, whether you are trained medical personnel, a student, or a retiree.
    • Beaty, Anita Law (Homeless Task Force)
    • Dorsett-Wainwright, Jolita (Medical Research Coordinator & President, S.R.T Inc.)
    • Frye, Liz, MD (Psychiatry, Emory University)
    • Grabbe, Linda, RN (Community Advanced Practice Nurses)
    • Morreale, Steve, MD, MPH (Physician Consultant, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) - MODERATOR
    • Withers, Jim, MD (Founder, Operation Safety Net)
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 11.
    • Sat. 10:00am – 11:30am / WH 206
    • Advocacy for the Health of Uninsured and Underinsured Patients:
    • A reverend and a state senator share the challenges of their advocacy efforts for Grady Hospital and Grady patients. A doctor shares his advocacy experiences ranging from indigent Grady patients to the Pima Indians. A mother shares her motivations to start a nonprofit to help uninsured families confronted with a child’s cancer diagnosis. A wide variety of other advocates share their experiences, including an overview from a national effort to advocate for underserved patients and the clinicians who attempt to serve them.
    • Aliniece, Pamela (Founder, Laughing at Leukemia)
    • Fort, Vincent (Georgia State Senator) – CO-MODERATOR
    • Hillsberg, Bonnie, DC, MHA, M.Ed (Vice-President, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved)
    • McDonald, Tim (Reverend, First Iconium Baptist Church) - MODERATOR
    • Reed, James W., MD (Professor, Associate Chair of Medicine for Research, Morehouse School of Medicine / Chief of Endocrinology, Grady Hospital)
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 12.
    • Sat. 11:30am – 3:30pm / WH 208
    • Community Clinics
    • Hear the stories, insights, and expertise of the health care warriors who tackle the problems of access to care in their own communities. They have established and served in clinics accessible to the underserved, not only providing services, but teaching future healthcare professionals. Merging spiritual, academic, and community initiatives, they share the ultimate challenge: providing access to quality care for all Americans.
    • Goodman, CJ, MD (OB/GYN, House of Grace clinic)
    • Himelick, Tom, PA-C (Coordinator, South Georgia Farmworker Health Project)
    • Johns, Tony (Pastor / Community Involvement Director, City of Refuge)
    • Kreisle, Mary, RN (Physicians Care Clinic) - MODERATOR
    • Lesser, Lanny, MD (Co-Founder, Gwinnett Community Clinic)
    • Looper, Donna (Executive Director, Free Clinic Network)
    • Moore, Charles, MD (Director of HEAL, Inc, City of Refuge)
    • Rostad, Mitch (President of HEAL at Emory)
    • Thurston, Joanne (Executive Director, Cobb County Medical Society) – CO-MODERATOR
    • Warren, Bill, MD (Founder and President, Good Samaritan Health Center)
    • Watford, Sheryl (Executive Director, Fayette Care Clinic)
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 13.
    • Sat. 11:00am – 2:30pm / WH 207
    • What Can Institutional Leadership do to Encourage Volunteerism?:
    • Many academic institutions are dedicated to fostering a spirit of volunteerism in their training of future doctors, physician assistants, nurses, or chiropractors. Whether the programs they offer provide care for the underserved in Tanzania or Peru, or for migrant farm workers in the state of Georgia, the purpose and the challenge is to plant the seeds and encourage students to appreciate the joy of making a difference by saving the lives or preventing the suffering of people who otherwise would be without care.
    • Blumenthal, Dan, MD (Associate Dean of Community Health, Morehouse School of Medicine)
    • Clifton, Maurice, MD (Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Mercer University School of Medicine) – MODERATOR
    • Hillsberg, Bonnie, DC, MHA, M.Ed (Vice-President, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved)
    • Jacobson, Hilary (International Service Learning)
    • Miles, David, RN (Emergency Medicine, Emory University Hospital)
    • Roth, Rachel (The Lamay Clinic Project, Cleveland Clinic College of Medicine)
    • Shieh, Jocelyn & Yu, Nina (Volunteer Emory)
    • Wimberly, Yolanda, MD (Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine)
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 14.
    • Sat. 11:30am – 2:30pm / WH 206
    • Communications and Media Efforts:
    • From the cutting edge technology of telemedicine to the cultural sensitivity issues in verbal communication, learn how to communicate and make a difference. This session is a communing of artists and techies. A wide spectrum of innovators share their efforts to make an impact, from public health presentations in a foreign language to websites and collaborative books on health issues… An author draws from his own experiences to write books inspiring others to thrive despite physical challenges, a doctor produces CDs to sensitize health care providers communicating with Latinos, and a photographer captures the work of medical volunteers in Tibet.
    • O’Brien, Barbara L, RN, MSN, Cert. & O’Brien, Marc ( Challenge Accepted and Met series)
    • Norton, Scott, MD, MPH (American Academy of Dermatology Association)
    • Parham, Mahtab Melissa (Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children)
    • Sinkinson, Craig MD (Mayan Medical Aid)
    • Green, James, MD (DocRoc) – MODERATOR
    • Pejic, Maki (EmoryIMVC web manager, Emory University)
    • Hays, Paul (community activist)
    • Wolkis, Ed (photographer)
    • Kelli, Heval (student, Morehouse School of Medicine)
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 15.
    • Sat. 12noon – 3:00pm / SOM 130
    • Expanding Volunteer Efforts:
    • Presenters offer innovative approaches to expanding mission opportunities in faith-based and secular situations, whether by ship, by air, on land, or in cyberspace. Gain insights into mobilizing faith groups, students, professionals, and even using the talents of the African Diaspora as a strategy to give back, especially in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Add the skill of social entrepreneurialism, and there’s always room to expand. This session is moderated by the development associate of the nonprofit website www.medicalmissions.org , which connects medical volunteers with volunteer opportunities around the world.
    • Ahmed, Zain, MD (CEO, Global HEED) & Bandyopadhyay, Sonny, MD (Global HEED)
    • Gale, John P, DMD (Board of Advisors/Team Leader, Flying Doctors of America)
    • Hawkins, Richard, MD (President, Georgia Society of Anesthesiology)
    • Lincenberg, Sheldon, MD (Founder, Kidejapa Foundation)
    • Nelson, Kevin F. (Mercy Ships Regional Development Manager South East US)
    • Thiltgen, Steven (Business Development Associate, MedicalMissions . Org) MODERATOR
    • Ojomo, Akinwale (General coordination and logistics, RSG / Global Development Institute)
    • Rutledge, Kenneth, MD (Atlanta Christian Medical and Dental Association)
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 16.
    • Sat. 1:00pm – 3:00pm / SOM 110
    • Nursing & Pharmacy Programs:
    • A unique perspective on volunteer nursing and pharmaceutical activities in developing countries, from challenges with the pharmaceutical supply chains to nurses who empower the poor, thus creating lasting change. Learn how to contribute in these challenging situations and avoid “nurse burn out” while making a positive impact.
    • Flores, Dennis, RN (President-elect of Association of Nurses in AIDS Care) – MODERATOR
    • McMahon, Mary RN (President, Nurses for the Nations)
    • Norton, Scott, MD MPH (American Academy of Dermatology Association)
    • Notrica, Michelle, PharmD
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 17.
    • Sat. 12:30 – 3:00pm / SOM 120
    • Emergency, Trauma, & ER programs:
    • Whether providing emergency care in Nigeria, teaching basic and advanced resuscitation techniques on the streets of India, or setting up intensive care units in a variety of third world countries, this team of presenters has one objective…to save lives and decrease morbidity during an emergency.
    • Abraham, George, MD (Indian Institute of Emergency Medical Services)
    • Ajibade, Omotola (Emory University) - CO-MODERATOR
    • Caldwell, Amber (Director of Development, Institute for Global Orthopedics and Traumatology)
    • Chopra, Quincy (Indian Institute of Emergency Medical Services)
    • Staton, Gerald MD (Professor of Medicine, Emory Clinic) – MODERATOR
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 18.
    • Sat. 2:00pm – 3:00pm / SOM A153
    • Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities and their Issues:
    • Members of the Commission on Disability Affairs in Fulton County address the challenges and innovative accomplishments resulting from advocacy for those who are disabled.
    • Firestone, Melissa Henry (Chairman, Commission on Disability Affairs, Fulton County, GA) – MODERATOR
    • Shannon, Jylyan – CO-MODERATOR
    • Shannon, Vernitia (Commission on Disability Affairs, Fulton County, GA) – CO-MODERATOR
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 19.
    • Sun. 9:00am – 12noon / SOM 110
    • Sustaining Volunteer Efforts:
    • Whether establishing surgical missions or delivering disaster relief, volunteering as a student emergency tech in Nigeria or doing mission work in Haiti or Peru to help with medical, social, and dental needs…the aim is to make this humanitarian work sustainable. Here is an opportunity to gain insights into innovation that helps volunteers have a lasting impact on the health of the community they serve.
    • Ajibade, Olaseni (student, Emory University)
    • Alvarado, Carlos S, MD (Peruvian American Medical Society)
    • Centrone, Wayne, MD (Executive Director, Health Bridges International) – MODERATOR
    • Gehringer, Bob, MD (Health Bridges International)
    • Leeds, Ira (Executive Director, Emory Project Medishare / President, Project Casse)
    • McQueen, Kelly, MD (Coordinator, Burden of Surgical Disease Working Group)
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 20.
    • Sun. 9:00am – 2:30pm / SOM 120
    • Pediatric Programs:
    • This group of doctors, nurses, and dentists give insights into the challenges and triumphs of volunteering pediatric services in the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, and Mongolia. Their efforts include screening for prevention intervention, providing primary care services, and treating children who require complicated surgical intervention (birth defects, plastic and reconstructive surgery, neurologic defects, congenital heart defects, or urologic surgery).
    • Abughazaleh, Khaled DDS, DMD (Palestine Children's Relief Fund)
    • Bailey, Carl, MD (Healing the Children, NE)
    • Boulis, Nick MD (American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Project Shunt)
    • Buffin, Dana, MD (Healing the Children, NE)
    • Freed, Susan, PT (Emory Department of Physical Therapy –collaboration w/ Rehabilitation Department at Obras Sociales in Guatemala)
    • Kennedy, Ann, NP (the Kenya Project)
    • Middlebrooks, Brenda, CPNP (Children's Cross Connection)
    • Rich, Anita RN, BSN, PCCN (Samaritan’s Purse Children’s Heart Project)
    • Roser, Steve, DMD, MD (Team Leader, Healing the Children, NE)
    • Sosebee, Steve MD (President & CEO, Palestine Children's Relief Fund)
    • Sutherland, Nadia, MD (Joshua International Ministries)
    • Smith, Edwin, MD (Children's Cross Connection)
    • Silver, William, MD (FACE TO FACE: International)
    • Milhoan, Kirk MD, PhD, FACC, FAAP (Medical Director, For Hearts and Souls) – MODERATOR
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 21.
    • Sun. 9:00am – 12noon / WH 208
    • An Overview: Volunteering in Your Own Community – Opportunities and Ideas for Medical & Lay People:
    • A smorgasbord of individual stories and opportunities, from doctors who provide free heart surgery and lung transplants to a lay retiree who visits sick kids with bedside reading. A wide spectrum of opportunities are out there right in your backyard: offering charity care in your own private practice, joining the ranks of lay people and healthcare professionals in the Medical Reserve Corp, offering your skills at health fairs, or exploiting your creativity like the doc who sings to help feed the hungry. The sky’s the limit!
    • Adams, Jewel, RN (Nursing Clinical Support, Emory)
    • Appelrouth, Dan, MD (Founder, Atlanta Hunger Relief Fund)
    • Cobb, Clara, MSN, RN, CFNP (U.S. Public Health Service, Assistant Surgeon General, Regional Health Administrator and Acting Regional Director, HHS, Region IV)
    • Handra, Kathy (U.S. Public Health Service, HHS, Region IV)
    • Hatcher, Charles, MD (former Chairman, Director, and CEO, Emory Clinic / Professor of Surgery, Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine)
    • Lawrence, Clint, MD (Pulmonologist, Emory Clinic) – CO-MODERATOR
    • Murphree, Rose, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN (Clinical Instructor, Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Education Center, Emory University School of Medicine) – MODERATOR
    • Umstead, Tom (Fulton County Volunteer of the Year, 2005)
    • Wallace, Debbie, DrPH (Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse)
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 22.
    • Sun. 9:00am – 11:00am / WH 206
    • Hospice Volunteer Programs:
    • This presentation provides insights into a variety of hospice volunteer opportunities for lay people and healthcare professionals. Learn from the personal experiences of the prior head of CNN Science News who mixed volunteering, family, and film-making to impact volunteers via an end-of-life documentary. Get an inside perspective from volunteering doctors and volunteer coordinators. Learn how to get involved with organizations like Visiting Nurse / Hospice Atlanta and United Hospice Atlanta.
    • Barash, Bailey (BBarash Productions, LLC / former Director, Health Science News, CNN)
    • Renault, Gillian (Communications Consultant, Visiting Nurse | Hospice Atlanta) - MODERATOR
    • Nelms, Doris (Cell Volunteer manager, United Hospice Atlanta)
    • Taylor, David, MD (Chairman, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Emory)
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 23.
    • Sun. 9:00am – 11:00 am / WH 207
    • Mental Health in America’s Youth:
    • Hear the experiences of a Chicago city police officer who teamed up with Michael Jordan to educate inner city kids and prevent serious mishaps. He’ll be joined by a colleague Chicago police officer and a Dekalb County executive who runs a unique camp to inspire youth to commit to healthy choices. In addition, you’ll learn from a Cleveland Clinic physician who created a program to teach medicine and boost the self-esteem of inner city kids. You’ll also hear about a program to steer kids away from the direction of drugs and alcohol, alternative methods of helping kids who suffer depression, and a testimony from the 1st vice president of the GA Association of Blind Students about positive role modeling.
    • Chapman, Eddie (Project Administrator, Safety Cops / Organizer, Charitable Cops Care About Chicago) - MODERATOR
    • Fernandez, Mary (1st vice president of GA Association of Blind Students)
    • Williams, Rickey B (Chicago Police Department)
    • Hoffman, Gary S., M.D., M.S. (Professor, Director of Staff Volunteer Programs, Cleveland Clinic)
    • Machinga, Kimarie, PhD (metaphysical psychologist / Pure Energy, The Art of Healing)
    • Moody, Revonda (Director, Camp Stand) – CO-MODERATOR
    • Murray, Dennis S, Sr. (Executive Director, Youth Development & Capacity Building, Inc.)
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 24.
    • Sun. 9:00am – 2:00pm / WH 205
    • Dental Health Programs:
    • A collection of unique perspectives on how to get dental care to those in need locally or internationally, through mission trips to remote villages on the Amazon River, in Alaska, and in Vietnam, or serving inner city Atlanta communities where model clinics have been established. There are even insights from a dentist’s mission trips to teach non-dentists to perform certain dental treatments.
    • Edward, LeTisha, DDS – MODERATOR
    • Cunningham, Bruce, DMD
    • Davis, Walter Ray Jr, DDS, MSD (Rivers of the World)
    • Shulman, Stan, DDS (East Meets West Foundation, Dental Division)
    • Patten, Karyl, DDS (Good Samaritan Clinic)
    • Miller, Gary (CEO, Jewish Family & Career Services / The Ben Massell Dental Clinic)
    • Millener, Natalie (Club HEAL) – CO-MODERATOR
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 25.
    • Sun. 10:00am – 1:00pm / SOM 130
    • Cultural Sensitivity & Ethical Responsibility in Volunteer Efforts:
    • Volunteering can do more harm than good if it is not culturally sensitive. It can do a tremendous amount of good for both the recipient and the donor when it is culturally enriching. The presenters will give insights into cross-cultural issues including social, economic, ethnic, religious, educational, or language. Organizers, surgeons, obstetricians, and ER doctors will present an array of perspectives.
    • Cooper, Warren, MD (Samaritan’s Purse / World Medical Missions)
    • Evert, Jessica, MD (Medical Director, Child Family Health International)
    • Spurlock, Rick, MD (Co-Founder, Emory Medishare/Emergency Physicans International) – CO-MODERATOR
    • Flier Hudson, Vicki (President, Highroad Global Services)
    • Suchdev, Parminder, MD (Global Health, Emory Medishare)
    • Tarpley, Margaret (Senior Associate in Surgery, Vanderbilt University, APDS Web Master) – MODERATOR
    • Stewart, Richard, MD (OB/GYN, Atlanta)
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 26.
    • Sun. 11:00am – 12:30pm / WH 206 (this session will be repeated at SOM A153 /1:00 – 2:30pm with limited seating)
    • Family Involvement: Getting the Family on Board:
    • How to create a meaningful family experience through helping those in need: Perspectives from a teen who started going on medical missions at age eight, insights from families who have gone together on missions, and stories from those who have adopted children as another positive spin off of their medical missions.
    • Dollar, Allen, MD (Chief of Cardiology, Grady Memorial Hospital)
    • Roberts, Matthew (high school student, started going on mission trips to Dominican Republic at age 10)
    • Tarpley, John, MD (Dept of Surgery, Vanderbilt University) – MODERATOR
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 27.
    • Sun. 11:00am – 2:00pm / WH 207
    • Mental Health Programs:
    • Learn about a wide array of volunteer opportunities, such as a unique program that connects faith communities with mental health advocates, or a national program using street-based and radio outreach to positively impact mental health issues. The spectrum of disorders addressed will include substance abuse, dementia, and Tourrette Syndrome (with special emphasis on a camp experience for kids). The approaches are often innovative, such as a therapeutic garden for patients and caregivers in an Alzheimer’s day facility. Another highlight is a psychiatrist’s perspective on how to sensitize the brain towards environmental concerns.
    • Albert, Charles L (former Mayor, Fernandina Beach, FL / Narcotics Anonymous)
    • Cohen, Sheldon, MD (Psychiatrist, Atlanta) – MODERATOR
    • Hays, Paul – (National Alliance on Mental Health)
    • Kardon, Patricia, RN (Exec. Director, Tourette Information Center & Support of Georgia / Camp Twin Lakes)
    • Parker, Monica, MD – (Registry for Remembrance)
    • Radulovacki, Branko, MD (founding member, FaithWorks)
    • Williams, Pamela (Executive Director, AiJalon Inc)
    • Click here to return to the categories page.
  • 28.
    • Sun. 11:00am – 3:00pm / Harland Cinema
    • The Haiti Challenge & Response:
    • A global perspective on medical volunteering in Haiti, including helping the needy in rural areas who were indirectly affected by the earthquake, dealing with the psychological aftermath among Haitians, rebuilding hospitals, and working at the forefront of disaster relief. These health professionals and organizers have learned lessons which could help to develop new strategies for dealing with similar situations in the future. Here’s a real opportunity to learn from the past and move forward.
    • Beally, Melissa (Project Haiti)
    • Cadet, Jean, MD (native Haitian, Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, Emory University)
    • Curci, Sylvie (student, Emory University)
    • Frye, Liz, MD (Psychiatry, Emory)
    • Haynes, Twilla (Founder, Eternal Hope in Haiti, Inc.)
    • Hilaire, Mews, RRT (native Haitian, Emory Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center) - MODERATOR
    • Kutner, Stephen, MD (Founder/ Medical Director, Jewish Healthcare International)
    • Leeds, Ira (Executive Director, Emory Project Medishare / President, Project Casse)
    • Lincenberg, Sheldon, MD (Founder, Kidejapa Foundation)
    • McMahon, Mary, RN (President, Nurses for the Nations)
    • Melchizedek, Uriah (Program Coordinator, Operation Giving Back)
    • Rizor, Randy, MD (Eternal Hope in Haiti, Inc.)
    • Rondil Hagen, Lydie, RN, BSN (Founder/Pres, Vanyan Sante Klinik / Haitian American Nurses Assoc.-Atlanta Chapter)
    • Roser, Steve, MD (Team Leader, Healing the Children, NE)
    • Saint Louis, DiDi, MD, MPH (native Haitian, OB/GYN, The Haitian Alliance) – CO-MODERATOR
    • Spurlock, Rick, MD (Co-Founder, Emory Medishare / Co-Founder, Emergency Physicans International)
    • Wheatley, Matthew, MD (Faculty Sponsor, Emory Medishare)
    • Zuberi, Jalal, MD (Dept. of Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine)
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  • 29.
    • Sun. 12noon – 2:00pm / SOM 110
    • Public Health Programs:
    • Public health volunteers from Cambodia to South Africa, from Uganda to Nicaragua give insights into making a difference in public health around the world. Their efforts result in clean water, sanitation, screening for and educating about health problems like hypertension & pulmonary ailments, and teaming to wipe out communicable diseases.
    • Church, Nina (NIKA Water)
    • Grim, Clarence, MD (Senior Consultant, Shared Care Research and Education Consulting, Inc) -- CO-MODERATOR
    • Jessop, Kyle (United States Peace Corps) – MODERATOR
    • Mina, Michael (Founder/Director Grassroot Health, Inc.)
    • Wilson-Baker, Jennett, RN (Executive Director, CREED)
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  • 30.
    • Sun. 12noon – 2pm / WH 208
    • Hospital Volunteer Programs:
    • Hospital volunteers from Atlanta and beyond join together to celebrate the work they do. Unique insights from teens, retired folks, and volunteer coordinators. These opportunities are available for anybody interested in the medical field and anyone who wants to use their experience and expertise to make a difference.
    • Dhawan, Neeta (student, Emory)
    • Gonzalez, Tracy Russel (Crawford Long Hospital)
    • James, Christopher (Southern Regional Hospital)
    • Ke, Rhona (Northside Hospital)
    • Margol, Esther (St. Joseph’s Hospital) – CO-MODERATOR
    • Muhammad, Cecilia, RN (Volunteer Coordinator, Atlanta Medical Center) – CO-MODERATOR
    • Rogers, Barbara (Director of Volunteer Services, Kennestone Hospital)
    • Umstead, Tom (Fulton County Volunteer of the Year, 2005)
    • Williams, Nancy (Columbus Regional Health Center)
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  • 31.
    • Sun. 12:30pm – 2pm / WH 206
    • Advocacy for Patients during a Crisis of Care:
    • It’s difficult for patients to advocate for themselves when they are suffering and/or without resources. The volunteer advocate can make all the difference in the world, especially at a time of a crisis of care. This session includes many angles on patient advocacy, with perspectives from doctors, advocacy organizers, and patients / survivors who have taken advocacy efforts into their own hands.
    • Bremner, Doug, MD (Director, Emory Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit / Professor, Psychiatry and Nuclear Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine)
    • Leone-Glasser, Dorothy, RN (Advocates for Responsible Care) – MODERATOR
    • Schofield, Kim (Advocacy Chair, Lupus Foundation of America, GA Chapter)
    • Shippee, John (volunteer, Regional Council of Churches of Greater Atlanta)
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  • 32.
    • Sun. 1:00pm – 2:30pm / SOM 130
    • The Nuts & Bolts of Fundraising: An Introduction:
    • This is a crash course on how to gain access to financial resources. You will have an opportunity to learn the inside scoop on how to present your plan to potential funders, how to plan fundraising events, and the do’s and don’ts of grant writing.
    • Cato, Thelma J. – CO-MODERATOR Lincenberg, Sheldon, MD (Founder, Kidejapa Foundation) – CO-MODERATOR
    • Omohwo, Edwin, MD, MPH (Founder/ President, Child Care Foundation) – CO-MODERATOR Ambroze, Debbie / BenYoar, Shoshana (GRANT Scribes, Inc.)
    • Gross, Joanne / Kaiser, Juliann (event planner) Torres, Jennie (grant writer)
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  • 33.
    • Sun. 1:00pm – 2:30pm / SOM A153 (40 person limit – first session is at WH 206 / 11am–12:30pm)
    • Family Involvement: Getting the Family on Board:
    • How to create a meaningful family experience through helping those in need: Perspectives from a teen who started going on medical missions at age eight, insights from families who have gone together on missions, and stories from those who have adopted children as another positive spin off of their medical missions.
    • Dollar, Allen, MD (Chief of Cardiology, Grady Memorial Hospital)
    • Roberts, Matthew (high school student, started going on mission trips to Dominican Republic at age 10)
    • Tarpley, John, MD (Dept of Surgery, Vanderbilt University) – MODERATOR
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