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CONFERENCE DAY TWO SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, 6 NOVEMBER 2021 CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
9:00 A.M. Welcome
9:10 A.M. Introduction to Keynote: Venus Ginés, M.A., Founder Día de la Mujer Latina, Former, White House National Chair Promotorés , www.diadelamujerlatina.org;
9:15 A.M. Keynote: Deborah Guadalupe Duran, Ph.D., Sr. Advisor NIMHD Data Science, Analytics and Systems, Chief Strategic Planning Health Disparities Research, "Intersection of Genomic Automated Intelligent Technology with Humanity: Plight of Health Disparities"
https://www.nih.gov/news- events/news-releases/deborah-guadalupe-duran-lead- strategic- planning-healthdisparities- research-nihs-nimhd
10:00 A.M. Special Subject Matter: COVID-19 Vaccine Population Stratification - Peter Hotez, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Director Center Vaccine Development Texas Children’s Hospital https://www.texaschildrens.org/departments/vaccine- development/our-team
10:45 A.M. “ Connecting health information behavior to community engagement in genomic research” Ana D. Cleveland, Ph.D. University of North Texas Regents Professor and Director Health Informatics Program https://informationscience.unt.edu/dr-ana- cleveland
11:30 A.M. POSTER SESSION
COMMUNITY OUTREACH: 3 hours
SESSION CHAIR: University of North Texas, Ana D. Cleveland, Ph.D. Regents Professor and Director Health Informatics Program
12:30 Community Health Guides (CGH) -Religious/Spiritual leaders (RSL)- Theologian Professor Miguel A. De La Torre presents The Mistrust Challenge, RSL in Community health, INCLUSION and health equity discussions on Sex and Gender Expression (SAGE) “Spiritual Responses to our Absence in the Genomic Project”
1:20 Roundtable Panel Member Presentation: "Genetic Research in Indigenous Communities: History, Present and Future"
Community Health Representatives-CHR (American Indian and Alaska Indian -‐ Round Table) – Roundtable discussions with Community Health Workers and Researchers: beginning the dialogue: with the Community. Trust, cultural beliefs, awareness, education and training on Genomics and health disparities with learned Professors, Health Leaders, and the Next Generation -‐
• Rene Begay, M.S., Professional Research Assistant, University of Colorado Anshutz
Medical Campus “Introduction to Genetic Research in Indigenous Communities: History, Present, and Future”
• Ramona Dillard , Secretary National Association Community Representatives (NACHR),
Presentation Title, Image, Bio
• Kristen Bitsuie, National Indian Health Board (NIHB), Coordinator Tribal Health Care
Outreach and Education Policy, Presentation Policy, Image, Bio
2:00 P.M. LATINx/HISPANIC AMERICAN: COMMUNITY & COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS (CHW)
“Awareness, Education, and Training Agents of Change: Taking the Genomics Research Challenge”
2:00 – 3:00 P.M open only to CHW: CEU Training Genomics Research
3:00 - 3:30 P.M. Separate Community Hispanic/Latino Focus Group
• Education Chair Ms. Mercedes Cruz-Ruiz, CHW 2005 CHW Instructor 2010; supervises 21 Texas Counties Outreach, Community Development Coordinator Aetna Medicaid/CHIP, 15 years spokesperson and grant recipient AHA to teach/train CHW, founder Vestido Rojo (Hispanic women and CVD) and Healthbridge4U; taught > 1700 awareness workshops: teaching affiliations: TAMU College Station, AHEC Dallas, Community Training Institute Fort Worth, Día de la Mujer Latina -Houston, Familias Triunfadoras
• Panel Member: Mr. Edgar Carmona, Coordinator Health Initiatives, Consulate of Mexico charged with coordinating the annual BiNational Health Week “largest health mobilization in the Americas” events in Mexico, Canada and the U.S., awards include from: Border Health Commission, Texas Dept Justice, Secretariat of Health of Mexico, and United Nations. 2021 CDC GRANT RECIPIENT
• Panel Member and CEU Educator: Ms. Maria Covernali, founder Familias Triunfadaros, 17 years Executive Director and Certified CHW Instructor State of Texas Health Department, trains and certifies community health workers, CHW over 30 years, developed over 25 successful projects for communities and her hometown of El Paso. Awards include: U.S. Special Congressional Recognition Award, U.S. Presidential Award for Volunteer Service, Prudential Hometown Hero Award, the OHTU Award (highest award given in Mexico) in recognition of work to improve well-being in USA.
3:35 SPONSOR, PARTNER, VENDOR COMMUNICATIONS
4:00 P.M. Closing Community Outreach Roundtable Chair Denise Perry Simmons, Ph.D. – invitation only “Lessons learned across Communities: Working toward a more cohesive, effective COMMUNITY – preserving personalized needs”
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