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National Hispanic Medical Association and Hispanic Dental Association
Conference on Hispanic Health
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
 April 30 - May 3, 2020
DRAFT - Subject to Change

Thursday, April 30, 2020

7:30 am – 9:00 am    Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 4:00 pm    NHMA Board of Directors Meeting(closed) 

8:00 am – 4:00 pm    HDA Board of Directors Meeting – (closed)

8:00 am 4:30 pm    NHMA Residents/Jr. Faculty Research Training Program (closed)

                                     Supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  Lunch – (closed)


1:00 pm – 6:00 pm    Registration

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm    Opening Reception

                                   Welcoming Remarks: 

                                    Judith Flores, MD, FAAP, CHCQM, Chairwoman, NHMA Board of Directors

                                    Mark Diaz, MD, Chairman, National Hispanic Health Foundation Board of Directors

                                    Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP, President & CEO, NHMA and NHHF

                                    Edwin Del Valle-Sepulveda, President, Hispanic Dental Association

                                    Manuel Cordero, Executive Director and CEO, Hispanic Dental Association

                                    Pilar Guerrero, MD, Maria Garcia, MD – Co-chairs, NHMA Conference Committee

                                    Maria Mora, Chairwoman, NHMA Council of Young Physicians

                                    Juliana Jaramillo, MD, Chairwoman, NHMA Council of Residents

                                    Julia Su, President, Latino Medical Student Association

Friday, May 1, 2020

7:30 am – 6:30 pm         Registration – Marriott Ballroom Foyer

7:30 am – 8:45 am       Breakfast Symposium: Topic TBD – Location CME


7:30 am - 11:00 am      Capitol Hill Visits – Orientation Session – Location CME

11:00 am – 1:00 pm     Career Advancement Exhibits/Hispanic Health Research & Service Learning Posters and Buffet                                                   Lunch Exhibit Hall A                 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm       Opening Plenary Marriott Ballroom Salon 2 CME

                                      Welcoming Remarks & NHMA & HDA 2020 Priorities


                                      Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP
                                      President & CEO

                                      National Hispanic Medical Association


                                      Edwin Del Valle-Sepulveda, DMD, President

                                      Hispanic Dental Association

                                      Federal Leadership for Hispanic Health from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

                                      Speakers – TBN

                                      US Department of Health and Human Services

                                     CEO Health Care Roundtable: Safety Net Vision for the Future



                                     Bruce Siegel


                                     Essential Hospitals, Washington, DC

                                     Nicholas Tejeda, FACHE

                                     CEO, The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus, El Paso, TX

                                     Chairman, Board of Directors, Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, American Hospital Association

                                     William A. McDade, MD, PhD - invited

                                     Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

                                     Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm       Break in Exhibit Hall A

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm      Workshop A

                                     A1. Research: Latino Health Research – Location – CME


                                     Social Support & Religion: Contributing Factors to Resilience in Latino Immigrants

                                     Keri Revens, PhD

                                     Director, Research and Evaluation

                                     Camino Community Center, Charlotte, NC


                                     Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Hispanics in the United States: Regional Variation, Modalities, and                                                   Predictions

                                     Omar Viramontes, MD

                                     Internal Medicine Resident

                                     UCSF School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, San Francisco, CA

                                     Speaker: TBN

                                     A2. Latino Children's Health – Location – CME


                                     Speakers: TBN


                                     Modulating Early Life Microbiome through Dietary Intervention in Chron's Disease

                                     Alexa Rendon, BS, BA

                                     Clinical Research Coordinator

                                     Mount Sinai Hospital – New York, NY

                                     Speakers: TBN


                                     A3. Policy: Medicare and Medicaid Updates for Medical Practice – Location CME


                                     Calder Lynch – invited

                                     Acting Deputy Administrator & Acting Director

                                     Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services

                                     Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US DHHS

                                     Demetrios Kouzoukas – invited

                                     Principal Deputy Administrator & Director

                                     Center for Medicare

                                     Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US DHHS

                                     Physician ICD-10 Codes for Social Determinants of Health

                                     Speaker: TBN

                                     A4. Elderly and Mental Health – Location – CME


                                     Pisando Fuerte: An Evidence-based Program to Prevent Fall in Seniors

                                     Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, MS


                                     University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

                                     Speakers: TBN

                                     A5. Medical Education: Leadership, Retention in Underserved Areas, Burnout – Location CME


                                     Transforming Physicians into Leaders

                                     Miriam Zylberglait Lisigurski, MD, FACP

                                     Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine

                                     Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Aventura, FL

                                     Speakers: TBN

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm      Oral Health Care – Location

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm      NHMA Interest Group Meetings: Strengthening NHMA at City & State Levels

                                     NHMA Chapter Leaders and Premier Members of NHMA Location

                                     Facilitator: Ricardo Correa, MD and Diana Torres-Burgos, MD

                                     Latino Surgical Society – Location

                                     Facilitator: TBD

                                     Latino Medical Student Association Location

                                     Facilitator: Julia Su, LMSA President

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm       NHMA Awards Reception – Young Physicians and Residents of the Year Exhibit Hall A


5:30 pm – 8:30 pm       HDA Awards Reception and Dinner – Location

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm       NHMA International Medical Graduates Location

                                     Facilitator: Ricardo Correa, MD

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm       Centene State Executives Dinner (Closed) –  Location – Supported by Centene Corporation,                                                               RSVP required for providers to meet States Executives – CME

Saturday, May 2, 2020

7:30 am – 5:30 pm     Registration Marriott Ballroom Foyer


7:30 am – 4:30 pm     Health Career Advancement Exhibits; Community Health Fair; Hispanic Health                                                                                 Research & Community Service Posters (Continental Breakfast 7:30 am - 9:30 am)

                                   Exhibit Hall A


7:30 am – 8:50 am     Breakfast Symposium: Technology and Health Care – Location CME


                                   Speakers: TBN

9:00 am – 10:30 am   Plenary: Healthcare Priorities of the 2020 Presidential Campaigns – Location CME


                                   Speakers: TBN


10:45 am 12:45 pm Scientific Educational Sessions

   B.1 – C.1: Diabetes Educational Session Location – CME


                                   Speakers: TBN

   B.2 – C.2: Cardiovascular Disease Education Session – Location CME


                                   Speakers: TBN

10:45 am 11:45 am Workshops B

    B.3 Key Decisions in Medicine and Surgery Careers Location  CME


                                    Speakers: TBN

    B.4 Mental Health: US-Mexico Border Refugee Family Separation – Location  CME


                                    Serving the Underserved: Addressing Health Care Disparities and Advocacy in a Border Community

                                    Francisco Fernandez, MD

                                    Professor of Psychiatry

                                    University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine, Harlingen, TX

                                    Alfonso Mercado, PhD

                                    Associate Professor, Department of Psychology Science

                                    UTRGV School of Medicine, Harlingen, TX

                                    Story Telling for Social Justice in Medicine: Lessons from the Border

                                    Leo Lopez, MD

                                    Family Medicine Fellow, Yale University, New Haven, CT

    B.5 TBD – Location – CME


                                    Speakers: TBN

11:45 am 12:45 pm Workshops C

    C.3 Surgical Spotlight on Latino Healthcare Location CME


                                    Speakers: TBN

    C.4 Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health – Location CME


                                    Speakers: TBN

                                    An Introduction to Forensic Asylum Evaluations

                                    Amy Zeidan, MD

                                    Assistant Professor

                                    Emory Department of Emergency Medicine - Atlanta, GA

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm    Luncheon: National Health Policy for Healthier Communities and Social Determinants of Health –                                                  Location  CME

                                    Moderator: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP

                                                         President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association – Washington, DC

                                    Speakers  TBN

2:15 pm – 4:00 pm     Health Career Advancement Exhibit Hall and Poster Presenter Awards – Exhibit Hall A

                                    Book Signing – Heart to Beat: A Cardiac Surgeon's Inspiring Story of Success and Overcoming Adversity  The

                                    Heart Way – Brian Lima, MD, FACS, Director of Transplant Surgery, Northwell Health, NY  Exhibit Hall A

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm     Workshops D

                                    D1. Clinical Care: HIV and Health Education Communication – Location CME


                                    HIV Expert

                                    CDC – TBN

                                    "Improving Patient and Provider Communication: A Case Study at Mount Sinai Health System"

                                     Lourdes Sanchez, MS, CMI

                                     Director of Implementation

                                     LanguageLine Solutions – Monterey, CA


                                    D2. Value-Based Care/Business of Medicine Solutions – Location CME


                                    Halving Readmission Rates: Effectiveness of Cano Health TEACH II (Telehealth After Critical Hospitalization)                                      Study on 30-day Readmission Rates Among Latino Medicare Advantage Patients"

                                    Richard Aguilar, MD

                                    Chief Clinical Officer

                                    Cano Health, LLC – Miami, FL

                                    Morgan Conger

                                    Electronic Health Records Technician

                                    Cano Health, LLC – Miami, FL

                                    Antonio Alamo, MD – invited

                                    CEO, Alamo Medical Clinic

                                    Nevada State Gaming Commission, Las Vegas, NV

    D3. Women's Health Location – CME


                                    Speakers: TBN

    D4. Organizational Development Meeting for Presidents of Medical Societies, Health Professional Associations

    Moderator: Elena Rios, MD


                                    Pierluigi Mancini, PhD

                                    Organization Development Strategies from each Leader for 2020 and Mental Health Training

    D5. Emerging Health Issues: Opioids, Vaping, and Health Literacy – Location – CME


                                    Health Literacy and Mental Health Literacy in Low Literacy Populations

                                    Russel Bennett


                                    Institute for Healthcare Advancement

                                    The Opioid Crisis and its Impact on Latino Communities

                                    Hector Perez, MD, MS

                                    Assistant Professor, Medicine

                                    Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center – Bronx, NY

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm      NHMA Council of Young Physicians and Council of Residents Meeting Location – CME

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm      NHMA Awards Gala Reception Marriott Ballroom Foyer


7:30 pm – 11:30 pm    NHMA Leadership Awards Gala & DanceMarriott Ballroom Salon I and II CME

                                   Master/Mistress of Ceremonies: TBD


                                   Welcome: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP

                                                    Judith Flores, MD

                                   Keynote Speaker: Sister Norma Pimental

                                                                 Executive Director, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley


                                   NHMA Hispanic Health Leadership Awards  

  • Government

  • Academic

  • Physician

  • NHMA Council of Medical Societies, Hispanic Health Professional Associations and Hispanic Advocacy Organizations and Outgoing NHMA Board of Directors  


                                  Entertainment/ Dancing

Sunday, May 3, 2020

8:00 am – 11:30 am     NHMA 2020 Leadership Symposium (Breakfast): Artificial Intelligence Trends in Medicine for Health                                             Equity Maryland A CME

                                     Moderator: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP
                                                         President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association – Washington, DC                                    


8:00 am                        Breakfast

8:30 am                        Welcome, Why Healthcare AI?

                                     Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, and Claudia Zamora, NHMA Board of Directors

9:00 am                        Key Concepts in AI and Healthcare Applications

                                     Anthony Reina, MD, Intel

                                     Steve Mutoski, JD, Microsoft

                                     Chris Khoury, MBA, American Medical Association

10:00 am                      Key Considerations to Address Risks and to Optimize Benefits

                                     Sonoo Thadney Israni, Stanford University

                                     Mark Sendak, MD, Duke University

11:00 am                      Next Steps

Additional Events:

Friday, May 1, 2020


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm        National Hispanic Health Foundation Board of Directors Meeting (closed)
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm        NHHF/NHMA Corporate Advisory Board Meeting (closed)
11:00 am – 7:30 pm      Exhibits on Health Career Advancement (for Physicians, Residents, Medical Students, Health

                                      Professionals and others) - Exhibit Hall A


Saturday, May 2, 2020


7:30 am – 4:30 pm       Exhibits on Health Career Advancement – Community Health Fair – Breakfast, BreaksExhibit Hall A

10:00 am-4:00 pm       NHMA College Health Scholars Program –

                                     supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health                                                                       Cooperative Agreement (2017-2022) Exhibit Hall A


11:00 am - 2:00 pm     Lectures on Academic, Personal Development and Financing



2:00 pm – 4:00 pm      Recruiters from Medical, Dental, Nursing, Public Health, Science Graduate Schools &                                                                                 Related Programs                                                   

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