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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

A CELEBRATION of
Local, National, & International
MEDICAL & HEALTH VOLUNTEERISM

Emory University campus, Atlanta, GA


Fri. April 16TH – Sun. April 18TH 2010
Register at the website: www.emoryimvc.org
Questions: contact zoe_haugo@bellsouth.net

*For a quick snapshot of the schedule times / locations, see the end of this
document.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
SESSION TIMES:
Friday 7:00pm – 10:00pm – 1st general session: Key Note Presentations
1) A History and Overview of Volunteerism
2) The Philosophy of Service
3) Synergies & Obstacles in International Volunteerism

Saturday 8:30am – 4:00pm – concurrent sessions:


Various specific topics / areas of volunteerism
4:30pm - 6:00pm – 2nd general session: Moving Forward...Your Ideas On
How to Expand Medical & Health Volunteerism
6:00pm – 7:30pm – televised We Speak! roundtable: Health Care Reform;
What does it mean and where do you fit in?
7:30pm – 9:30pm – talent show: Medical Volunteerism’s Got Talent

Sunday 9:00am – 3:30pm – concurrent sessions:


Various specific topics / areas of volunteerism
4:00pm -- 5:30pm – 3rd general session: Launching Next Year’s
Medical/Health Volunteerism Event

SESSION LOCATIONS:
The program will happen in the following areas on campus:

1) Glenn Memorial Church -- 1700 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322


--- 1st & 2nd General Sessions & Talent Show ---

2) School of Medicine (SOM) -- 1648 Pierce Dr., Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
--- International Concurrent Sessions ---
3) Harland Cinema* in the Dobbs University Center (DUC) -- 605 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
*across the street and to the right when you go out the main entrance of the School of Medicine.
There is an
outside door leading directly into Harland Cinema
--- International Session: Haiti ---
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4) White Hall (WH) -- 301 Dowman Dr. Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
--- Local, National & International concurrent sessions ---
--- Televised We Speak! roundtable --

--- 3rd General Session --

EXHIBITS times & locations:


Saturday 8:30am – 4:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 5:30pm

Non-profit organizations will exhibit in the following areas:

1) International exhibits
School of Medicine - Commons (first floor)
1648 Pierce Dr., Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322

2) Local & National exhibits


A) White Hall - Lobby (main walk-in floor / second floor)
301 Dowman Dr. Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
B) Math/Science - Atrium (lower level)
400 Dowman Dr. -- directly across the street from White Hall

Photography Exhibitions will take place the following areas:

1) Portraits on a Mission…A Skid Row Collaboration


--- Photos by Holly Tomlin, Lion’s Eye Photography
School of Medicine - Room A170
1648 Pierce Dr., Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
2) Faces of Tibet…Rounding with the Flying Doctors
--- Photos by Ed Wolkis, Ed Wolkis Photography
School of Medicine - Commons
1648 Pierce Dr., Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322

PROGRAM DETAILS:
FRIDAY, APRIL 16th, 2010
Opening Remarks / Key Note Presentations

7pm – 10:00pm / GLENN MEMORIAL CHURCH


1700 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322

MC – Neil Shulman, MD - Chairman of the Conference Organizing Committee / Associate Professor,


Emory University School of Medicine / Author & Associate Producer, Doc Hollywood, starring Michael
J. Fox, a true medical volunteer for Parkinson’s

Key Note 1 -- A History and Overview of Volunteerism – by George Lundberg MD, former
Editor in Chief for Medscape, eMedicine (WebMD), and the Journal of the American Medical
Association (JAMA), & chairman of the advisory board of TAP-IN

Key Note 2 -- The Philosophy of Service – by Jim Withers MD, pioneer of “Street Medicine,”
founder of Operation Safety Net (an international organization of those who treat the homeless)
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Key Note 3 – Synergies and Obstacles in International Volunteerism – by Gary Hoffman,
MD, MS, (Director of Staff Volunteer Programs, Cleveland Clinic) and John Wilson MD (Infectious
Diseases specialist, Mayo Clinic)

Welcoming Remarks

Opening Remarks from those who inspired the conference and key conference planners
John Galloway, MD -- inspired to become a doctor at age 12 upon attending a lecture about medical missions
Allen Dollar, MD – adopted kids from around the world who needed extended care in the U.S.
Allan M. Gathercoal, DD – President, Flying Doctors of America
Eddie Chapman – (Chicago police officer) -- created mental health programs for inner city youth, with celebrities including Michael Jordan
Marijan Pejic – developer of IMVC website and collaborative books evolving from the conference
Megan Cohen –Emory student organizer
Steven Thiltgen (Medical Missions.org) -- connects volunteers with medical mission opportunities

Welcoming Remarks from the sponsoring medical schools


Carlos del Rio, MD, Chair of Global Health – Emory University
Maurice Clifton, MD, Associate Dean – Mercer School of Medicine
Jalal Zuberi, MD - Morehouse School of Medicine
TBA - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
TBA - Medical College of Georgia
Carol Boyer - Medical University of South Carolina

SATURDAY APRIL 17TH, 2010


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. 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)

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
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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)

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)

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)
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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)

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
Steingraber, Doug (Mended Hearts)

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, teaching meditation and mindfulness to the homeless, and hospital
“Mercy Care Services” for 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
Santibanez, Scott, MD (Technical Chief of Staff for H1N1 Response, CDC)
Withers, Jim, MD (Founder, Operation Safety Net)

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
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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)

Sat. 11:30am – 4:00pm / 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)

Sat. 11:00am – 2:30pm / WH 207


What Can Educational Institution 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 in their
own community or around the world 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)
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Roth, Rachel (The Lamay Clinic Project, Cleveland Clinic College of Medicine)
Shieh, Jocelyn & Yu, Nina (Volunteer Emory)
Seigler, Allen, O., III (Executive Director, Georgia HOSA) & Diener, Paulette (HOSA advisor)
Wimberly, Yolanda, MD (Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine)

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)
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)

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. Learn how providing life-changing experiences grows your
volunteer base. 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)

Stewart, Lever (Board Chairman, Childspring International, Atlanta)

Thiltgen, Steven (Business Development Associate, MedicalMissions.Org) MODERATOR


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Ojomo, Akinwale (General coordination and logistics, RSG / Global Development Institute)

Rutledge, Kenneth, MD (Atlanta Christian Medical and Dental Association)

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

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 M.B.A., MS BSN (President, Nurses for the Nations)
Norton, Scott, MD, MPH (American Academy of Dermatology Association)
Notrica, Michelle, PharmD

Sat. 2:00pm – 3:00pm / SOM A153


Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities and their Issues…Celebrating the
20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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, Vernitia & Jylyan (Commission on Disability Affairs, Fulton County, GA) – CO-MODERATORS

AFRICA – Break Out


Sat. 3PM – 4PM / SOM 110
An opportunity for mixing and mingling with international groups working in Africa
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ASIA & MIDDLE EAST – Break Out


Sat. 3PM – 4PM / SOM 120
An opportunity for mixing and mingling with international groups working in Asia
and the Middle East

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN – Break Out


Sat. 3PM – 4PM / SOM 130
An opportunity for mixing and mingling with international groups working in Latin
America

GENERAL SESSION:
MOVING FORWARD: Your Ideas on How to Expand Medical & Health
Volunteerism
Sat. 4:30pm – 6:00pm / Glenn Memorial Church
1700 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322

This session is geared towards all conference participants (attendees, speakers,


exhibitors). This will give an overview of the diverse content of the conference,
recognizing the spectrum of speaker and exhibitor groups. There will also be an
open forum to encourage synergy between diverse volunteer efforts. New ideas /
comments / reactions on how to energize local and international volunteerism will
be welcomed from the audience members.
Moderated by Neil Shulman MD, Steve Kutner MD, & Steve Thiltgen.

TELEVISED ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:


Presented by: We Speak!
Topic: Health Care Reform: What does it Mean and Where do You Fit in?
Sat. 6:00pm – 7:30pm / White Hall 205

A panel of policy makers, medical professionals, and patient advocates discuss the
current status of government health care reform, and the role of American citizens
in volunteering to shape positive reform.

Moderated by “Pres” F. President, President & Executive Producer, We Speak!

TALENT SHOW
Medical Volunteerism’s Got Talent!
Sat. 7:30pm – 9:30pm / Glenn Memorial Church
1700 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322

A talent show hosted by Kenny Davin Fine MD & Neil Shulman MD, drawing from the
talent pool of medical volunteers.

Talent includes Omotala Ajibade, Jane Alexander, Dan Appelrouth MD, William Bodner MD, Margaret
Edinburgh, Clint Lawrence MD, and Mache Seibel MD
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SUNDAY, APRIL 18TH, 2010


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)

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, 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)
Milhoan, Kirk MD, PhD, FACC, FAAP (Medical Director, For Hearts and Souls) – MODERATOR
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)

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, offering your skills at
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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)
Hapner, Edie R., PhD CCC-SLP (Atlanta Head and Neck Cancer Coalition)
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)

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
Martin, Tiffany (American Hospice)
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)

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.)
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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

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)

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 both clinical and non-
clinical, 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)
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Tarpley, John, MD (Dept of Surgery, Vanderbilt University) – MODERATOR
Malalis, Michelle (Behavioral Sciences & Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health)

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)

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.

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
Koller, Jessica (Project Haiti)
Kutner, Stephen, MD (Founder/ Medical Director, Jewish Healthcare International)
Lincenberg, Sheldon, MD (Founder, Kidejapa Foundation)
McMahon, Mary, RN M.B.A., MS BSN (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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*Project Haiti displaying a research poster by Melissa Beally, Tiffany Castellano, Jessica Koller, Matt
Mullane, Brad Venghaus, and Krista Young

Sun. 12noon – 2:30pm / 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)

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)

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.

Dorothy Leone-Glasser, RN (President, Advocates for Responsible Care) – MODERATOR


Commissioner Larry Johnson (Dekalb County Board of Commissioners, community leader)
Teodoro Maus (President of Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, former Mexico Consul General,
Author, Filmmaker)
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Lindsay Jones (Associate Director of Emory Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, Professor of
Law, ARxC attornery)
Martin Asturias (News Correspondent, currently with Al Jazeera, videographer, producer)
Kim Schofield (Lupus Registry, patient advocate)

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.

BenYoar, Shoshana (President, GRANT Scribes, Inc.)


Cato, Thelma J. – MODERATOR
Chambers, Sona (President, 4 A Great Cause)
Chesler Gross, Joanne (Public and Community Affairs Consultant)
Lincenberg, Sheldon, MD (Founder, Kidejapa Foundation) – CO-MODERATOR
Omohwo, Edwin, MD, MPH (Founder/ President, Child Care Foundation)
Patterson, Brad (Founder, Virtual Golf Society)
Torres-Odom, Jennie (board member, Ware Foundation)

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

Sun. 2:00pm – 4:00pm / WH 207


Disaster Preparedness & Response:

Get an inside perspective on volunteering with the various U.S. government’s Health
& Human Services departments to prepare for and respond to disaster. Hear
inspiring stories about Americans helping during disasters including the World Trade
Center, the Pentagon, the anthrax outbreak in Washington, Hurricane Katrina, and
the recent Haiti earthquake. Learn how you can help…whether you are a health
professional or a lay person.

Cobb, Clara, MSN, RN, CFNP, & Handra, Kathy (Assistant Surgeon General, Regional Health
Administrator and Acting Regional Director, Regional Health Administrator and Acting Regional
Director, HHS, Region IV)
Jordon, James D., Jr. (Logistics Section Chief, Disaster Medical Assistance Team / GA-3) – MODERATOR

AFRICA – Break Out


Sun. 2:30PM – 3:30PM / SOM 110
An opportunity for mixing and mingling with international groups working in Africa
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LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN – Break Out


Sun. 2:30PM – 3:30PM / SOM 120
An opportunity for mixing and mingling with international groups working in Latin
America

ASIA & MIDDLE EAST – Break Out


Sun. 2:30PM – 3:30PM / SOM 130
An opportunity for mixing and mingling with international groups working in Asia
and the Middle East

GENERAL SESSION:
FINAL WRAP UP: Launching Next Year’s Medical / Health Volunteerism
Conference / Celebration
Sun. 4:00pm – 5:30pm / WH 208

General wrap up session for anyone interested in giving feedback about this year’s
conference and/or getting involved in next year’s conference… moderated by Neil
Shulman MD. Panel of conference organizers will include Steve Kutner MD, Steve Thiltgen, Charles
Moore, Marijan Pejic, Megan Cohen, and Zoe Haugo.

A Snap-Shot Overview of the Conference:


Friday, April 16th

Time Location Room Title


7:00 – 7:30 Glenn Memorial Welcome / Opening Remarks
Church
7:30 – 8:15 Glenn Memorial George Lundberg, MD - A History and Overview of Volunteerism
Church
8:15 – 9:00 Glenn Memorial Jim Withers, MD - The Philosophy of Service
Church
9:00 – 9:45 Glenn Memorial Gary Hoffman, MD, MS/Brian Smith/John Wilson, MD -
Church Synergies and Obstacles in International Volunteerism

Saturday, April 17th

Time Location Room Title


8:30 – 4:00 School of commons International Exhibits
Medicine
8:30 – 4:00 White Hall lobby Local / National Exhibits
8:30 – 4:00 Math / Science atrium Local / National Exhibits
8:30 – 4:00 School of A170 Photo Exhibit: Portraits on a Mission…A Skid Row Collaboration
Medicine
8:30 – 4:00 School of Commons Photo Exhibit: Faces of Tibet…Rounding with the Flying Doctors
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Medicine
8:30 – 11:30 White Hall 208 Where to Begin: Getting Launched in the Volunteer World
8:30 – 11:00 White Hall 207 Homeless Programs
8:30 – 12:00 School of 130 Surgery Programs
Medicine
8:30 – 12:30 School of 120 Teaching and Developing Infrastructure for Programs In
Medicine Developing Countries
8:30 – 1:00 White Hall 205 Health Education and Wellness
8:30 – 1:00 School of 110 Community Empowerment and System Strengthening
Medicine
10:00 – 11:30 White Hall 206 Advocacy for Uninsured & Underinsured Patients
11:00 – 2:30 White Hall 207 What Can Institutional Leadership Do to Encourage
Volunteerism?
11:30 – 2:30 White Hall 206 Communication and Media Efforts
11:30 – 4:00 White Hall 208 Community Clinics
12:00 – 3:00 School of 130 Expanding Volunteer Efforts
Medicine
12:30 – 3:00 School of 120 Emergency/Trauma/ER Programs
Medicine
1:00 – 3:00 School of 110 Nursing and Pharmacy
Medicine
2:00 – 3:00 School of A153 Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities & their Issues…
Medicine Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with
Disabilities Act
3:00 – 4:00 School of 110 Geography Break-Out Session: Africa
Medicine
3:00 – 4:00 School of 120 Geography Break-Out Session: Asia and Middle East
Medicine
3:00 – 4:00 School of 130 Geography Break-Out Session: Latin America & Caribbean
Medicine
4:30 – 6:00 Glenn Memorial GENERAL SESSION - ROUND UP: Your Ideas on How
Church to Make Medical & Health Volunteerism More
Contagious & Effective

6:00 – 7:30 White Hall 205 TELEVISED We Speak! ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Health
Care Reform: What does it Mean and Where do You
Fit in?

7:30 – 9:30 Glenn Memorial TALENT SHOW: Medical Volunteerism’s Got Talent!
Church

Sunday, April 18th

Time Location Room Title


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9:00 – 5:30 School of Medicine commons International Exhibits
9:00 – 5:30 White Hall lobby Local / National Exhibits
9:00 – 5:30 Math / Science atrium Local / National Exhibits
9:00 – 5:30 School of Medicine commons Photo Exhibit: Portraits on a Mission…A Skid Row Collaboration

9:00 – 5:30 School of Medicine P190 Photo Exhibit: Faces of Tibet…Rounding with the Flying Doctors
9:00 – 12:00 School of Medicine 110 Sustaining Volunteer Efforts
9:00 – 11:00 White Hall 207 Mental Health in America’s Youth
9:00 – 12:00 White Hall 208 Volunteer in Your Own Community – Opportunities and Ideas
for Medical and Lay People
9:00 – 11:00 White Hall 206 Hospice Volunteer Programs
9:00 – 2:30 School of Medicine 120 Pediatric Programs
9:00 – 2:00 White Hall 205 Dental Health Programs
10:00 – 1:00 School of Medicine 130 Cultural Sensitivity and Ethical Responsibility in
Volunteer Efforts
11:00 – 12:30 White Hall 206 Family Involvement: Getting the Family Onboard (first session)
11:00 – 2:00 White Hall 207 Mental Health Programs
11:00 – 3:00 Harland Cinema The Haiti Challenge and Response
12:00 – 2:30 School of Medicine 110 Public Health Programs
12:00 – 2:00 White Hall 208 Hospital Volunteer Programs
12:30 – 2:00 White Hall 206 Advocacy for Patients During a Crisis of Care
1:00 – 2:30 School of 130 The Nuts and Bolts of Fundraising: An Introduction
Medicine
1:00 – 2:30 School of A153 Family Involvement: Getting the Family Onboard
Medicine (second session) *note: this room holds only 40 people –
more space in earlier time/location
2:30 – 3:30 School of 110 Geography Break-Out Session: Africa
Medicine
2:30 – 3:30 School of 130 Geography Break-Out Session: Asia and Middle East
Medicine
2:30 – 3:30 School of 120 Geography Break-Out Session: Latin America & Caribbean
Medicine
2:00 – 4:00 White Hall 207 Disaster Preparedness & Response
4:00 – 5:30 White Hall 208 GENERAL SESSION - WRAP UP: Launching next
year’s Volunteerism Conference / Celebration