Upcoming Conferences

Second Pan-Hellenic Congress
Dec 8-10, 2011 – Athens, Greece

In collaboration with partners in Greece, the Center will host the Second Pan-Hellenic Tobacco Control Congress. This Congress will bring together experts from Greece and the region to advance the issue of reducing smoking in school environments. We plan to present an inter-active bilingual website to raise awareness and support for tobacco control in Greece. Our activities in Greece are funded by the George D. Behrakis Foundation.

The 17th Annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology (MCH EPI) Conference
December 14-16, 2011 – New Orleans, LA.  Contact: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/MCHEpi/Conference/AboutConference.htm

Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting
November 18-22, 2011 – Boston, MA

Presentations:
Gilsanz P, Patton KK, Glymour MM. Does Resolution of Depressive Symptoms Attenuate Stroke Risk? Oral presentation.

Capistrant BD, Glymour MM. Does spousal caregiving increase risk of incident hypertension? Oral presentation.

Capistrant BD, Berkman LF, Bloom D, Glymour MM. Gender differences in caregiving for the elderly in lower- and middle-income countries. Poster presentation.

WHO World Conference on Social Determinants of Health
Oct 19-21, 2011 – Rio de Janiero

Population Association of America Meeting
May 3-5, 2012 – San Francisco, CA
Deadline to submit an abstract for a poster or a paper is Sep 23. Contact: http://paa2012.princeton.edu/.

American Public Health Association (APHA) Meeting
Oct 29 – Nov 2, 2011 – Washington, D.C.

Presentations:

Reisner SL, Falb KL, Mimiaga MJ.  Early life traumatic stressors and the mediating role of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in incident HIV infection among 13,276 men, comparisons by sexual orientation and race/ethnicity: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, 2004-2005.

Schedule:

* = SHDH Faculty, student or alum is presenting
Monday, October 31, 2011:

–10:30 AM to 12 noon:
CRITICAL HISTORIES OF COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS (Session 3177.0; WCC, Room 101)

10:30 AM: Moderator. Sarah Ramirez

10:35 AM: Serving an Expanding Community: How a free HIV Clinic Transformed into a full Community Health Center. P. Justin Goforth

10:55 AM: A Matter of Principle: Community Health Centers and Health Care as a Right. Fitzhugh Mullan, MD

11:15 AM: Young Lords and the Struggle for Racial Justice and Public Health in New York. Johanna Fernandez, PhD

11:35 AM: Question & answer period

— 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM:
DISCRIMINATION, HEALTH, AND THE POLITICS OF PUBLIC HEALTH DATA: NEW EVIDENCE, BROAD PERSPECTIVES (Session 3378.0; WCC, Room 101)

*2:30 PM: Introduction to: “Discrimination, Health, and the Politics of Public Health Data: New Evidence, Broad Perspectives.” Vanessa Simonds, MS, ScD*

*2:35 PM: Racial Discrimination and Health: My Body, My Story – As Told by Explicit and Implicit Measures of Exposure, in Context. Nancy Krieger, PhD, Pamela D. Waterman, MPH, Anna Kosheleva, MS, Jarvis Chen, ScD, Elmer Freeman, MSW, Dana Carney, PhD, Kevin W. Smith, MA, Gary Bennett, PhD, David R. Williams, PhD, MPH, Beverley Russell, PhD, Gisele Thornhill, MD, MPH, Kristin Mikowlowsky, BA, Rachel Rifkin, MPH, Latrice Samuel, BA

2:55 PM: “My Heart Has Been Strengthened by Having to Go Take This Journey”: Embodiment of Historical Trauma and Microagression Distress among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Karina L. Walters, PhD

3:15 PM: Structural Racism and the Architecture of Health. Makani Themba-Nixon.

3:35 PM: Question & answer period

— 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM:
POWER, POLITICS, AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES IN SOCIETAL & ECOLOGIC CONTEXT: FROM HISTORY AND EVIDENCE TO TRANSFORMATIVE KNOWLEDGE FOR ACTION (Session 3455.0; WCC, Salon I)

*4:30 PM: Introduction to “Power, Politics, and Healthy Communities in Societal & Ecologic Context: From History and Evidence to Transformative Knowledge for Action.” Nancy Krieger, PhD

4:35 PM: Impact of Corporations on Community Health: Disease Promotion and Its Remedies. Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH

4:55 PM: Growing Smarter: Achieving Healthy and Sustainable Communities Through Environmental Justice. Robert Bullard, PhD

5:15 PM: Taking Action to Build Health Equity. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MED

5:35 PM: Question & answer period

Tuesday, November 1, 2011:

–8:30 AM to 10:00 AM:
A SOCIAL JUSTICE PERSPECTIVE ON TEACHING AND CAPACITY BUILDING TO PROMOTE THE HEALTH OF COMMUNITIES (Session 4073.0; WCC, Room 101)

8:30 AM: Introduce session and speakers. Cheryl Merzel, DrPH, MPH

8:35 AM: THRIVE: A Toolkit for Community-Led Initiatives to Address Health Equity. Xavier Morales, PhD, Rachel Davis, MSW, Melissa Cannon, BS

8:55 AM: From Building Capacity to Building Power: Lessons for Public Health Pedagogy. Makani Themba Nixon, Cheryl Grills, PhD

9:15 AM: Paradox of Public Health and Social Justice: Being a Professional in the Social Change Process. David Chavis, PhD

9:35 AM: Question & answer period

— 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM:
SOCIAL JUSTICE & PUBLIC HEALTH: STUDENT POSTERS (Session 4172.0; WCC Exhibit Hall D/E)

This session highlights posters prepared by students of public health and health-related programs focused on intersections between social justice and public health from a historical, epidemiological, global, and/or methodological perspective.

Board 1 – Society, Justice, and Health: A Student-Initiated Course. Wellington Davies, MBA, Ameth Aguirre, MD, Jean Bae, JD, Katie-Sue Derejko, MA

Board 2 – Healthy Habitats and Gentrification in New York City (1990 to present). Jocelyn Apicello, MPH

Board 3 – Access to Ambulatory Care According to Type of Health Insurance and Income in Chile, 2009. Maria Martinez-Gutierrez, MD, MPH, PhD Student,

Board 4 – Healthy Communities Begin with Inclusion. Anjali Truitt, MPH, Megan Moriss, MSCCC

Board 5 – Privileged Discourses of Asthma Management Disparities. Robin Evans-Agnes, RN, MN, PhC

*Board 6 – Human Trafficking and Health: Setting a New Public Health Agenda through a Gender Analysis. Natalia Linos, MS

Board 7 – Understanding Neighborhood Contexts of the Obesity and Diabetes Epidemic in the Los Angeles Area. Stephanie Hsieh, ScM

*Board 8 – Incarceration as a Social Determinant of Health: A Conceptual Framework for Considering the Health of Minority Communities in the United States. Zinzi Bailey, MSPH

–6:30 PM to 8:00 PM:
*SPIRIT OF 1848 CAUCUS BUSINESS MEETING (Session 345.0; WCC, Room 141)

Come to a working meeting of THE SPIRIT OF 1848 CAUCUS. Our committees focus on the politics of public health data, progressive public health curricula, social history of public health, and networking. Join us in planning future sessions & projects!

NOTE RE CO-SPONSORED SESSIONS:

— We will, as usual, co-sponsor the P. Ellen Parsons Memorial Session (Session 4321.0; Tues, Nov 1, 2:30-4:00 PM, Grand Hyatt, Latrobe), organized by Ellen Shaffer, sponsored by the Medical Care Section and additionally co-sponsored by the Socialist Caucus and the Women’s Caucus; this year the theme is “Can public health prevail on Medicare, social programs, and reproductive rights?”

— We are co-sponsors of the special session “In Honor of Jack Geiger” (Session 207.0; Sun, Oct 30, 2:30-5:30 PM, WCC 101), organized jointly by the Socialist Caucus, Medical Care, Peace Caucus, and SOPHE

— We are co-sponsoring two sessions sponsored by the Community Health Planning and Policy Development (CHPPD) Section, one titled “Health Equity 2020″ (Session 3226.0; Mon, Oct 31, 12:30 – 2 PM, WCC 146A), the other titled “Implementing Health Equity 2020″ (Session 4286.0; Tues, Nov 1, 2:30 – 4 PM, WCC 147A)

— This year, there are TWO parties (with music & dancing) we are co-sponsoring:

— on Sun, Oct 30, the first-ever Praxis World Party, with the “best beats from around the world,” Washington Convention Center, Room 152A, 8 PM -1 AM, FREE admission, no-host bar, live DJ!

— on Tues, Nov 1, the annual health activist dance party, organized by the Occupational Health & Safety section, 8-11:30 PM, Busboys & Poets, Cullen Rm, 5th & K St (1025 5th St NW); tickets available at the OHS booth.