Fall International Conference Schedule

 

Friday, October 19, 2018
 

Location: The New School Theresa Lang Student Center (55 West 13th Street, New York City)

5:30-6:00pm

Registration

6:00-6:20pm

Opening Remarks
• Amish Dave (Rheumatologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center; Senior Fellow | Berlin 2006)

• Michael Schober (Associate Provost and Professor of Psychology, The New School)

6:20-7:15pm

Suffering, Healing, and Lives in Context: A Call for Compassion in Mental Health Care
• Doris Chang (Associate Professor of Psychology, NSSR; Co-Investigator at the Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence, New York State Psychiatric Institute)

7:15-8:15pm

Responding to America's Gun Epidemic
• Amish Dave (Rheumatologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center; Senior Fellow | Berlin 2006)
• Shiloh Tillmann-Dick (Senior Data Strategist, City of Baltimore; Senior Fellow | New York 2009)
• Aisha Turner (Producer, StoryCorps; Senior Fellow | Copenhagen 2011)
• Raffi Wartanian (Storyteller and Educator, Columbia University; Senior Fellow | Paris 2008)

8:15-10:00pm

Optional: Pizza and social event
Fat Cat

Saturday, October 20, 2018
 

Location: The New School (66 West 12th Street, New York City)

9:30-10:00am

Registration and Coffee

10:00-10:10am Welcoming Remarks
• Yael Herskovits (National Director, Humanity in Action; Senior Fellow | Berlin 2011)
10:10-10:40am

Introduction to the History and Current State of the US Healthcare Payers System
• Rob Tessier (Medical Student, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Senior Fellow | Warsaw 2015)
• Zan Margolis (Director, Alignment Healthcare; Senior Fellow | Warsaw 2011)

10:40-10:55am

The Rising Cost of Care: What is driving increases in US Healthcare Spending?
• Rob Tessier (Medical Student, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Senior Fellow | Warsaw 2015)

10:55-11:10am

Innovative Payer Models and How Coding Drives Care
• Zan Margolis (Director, Alignment Healthcare; Senior Fellow | Warsaw 2011)

11:10-11:40am

The European Healthcare Systems: An Overviews
• Iris Najjar (MD, KSBL Hospital; Senior Fellow | Berlin 2017)

11:40-11:50am

Break

11:50am-12:30pm

Can Population Health Reduce Disparities?
Alan Channing (Principal, Channing Consulting Group, LLC; previous President and CEO, Sinai Health System)

12:30-1:30pm

Lunch

1:30-1:45pm

Health Disparities and the Social Determinants of Health: How to Build a Path to Health Equity
Introduction by Asha Shajahan (Medical Director of Community Health, Beaumont Health)

1:45-2:30pm

Society and Addiction: Combatting the Opioid Crisis
• David Liebers (MS4, Harvard Medical School; Senior Fellow | Warsaw 2010)
• Professor Lisa Litt (President, New York State Psychological Association Division on Addictions; Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling at the New School for Social Research)
• Marc Manseau (MD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine)
• Arthur Robin Williams (Assistant Professor, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry; Senior Fellow | Amsterdam 2003)

2:30-2:40pm

Break

2:40-3:40pm

Breakout Sessions

1. “Urban Planning, Gentrification and Health” 
• Megan Raymond (Medical Student, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Senior Fellow | Detroit 2017)
• Asha Shajahan (Medical Director of Community Health, Beaumont Health)

2. “Community-Based Strategies to Address Health Disparities in NYC”
• Nick Farrell (New York Department of Education; Senior Fellow | Copenhagen 2004)
• Ashley Portillo (Coordinator of Health Programs, Academy of Medical and Public Health Services; Senior Fellow | Diplomacy and Diversity 2016)

3. “Addressing Childhood Obesity: Designing Food Environments for Kids' Health” 
• Priya Fielding-Singh (PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine; Senior Fellow | Berlin 2011)
• Andy Post (Grant Writer, Solid Ground; Senior Fellow | Warsaw 2016)

3:40-3:55pm Break
3:55-4:40pm 

Disadvantaged Populations: Racial Minorities
Jenny Tsai (Medical Student, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Senior Fellow | Copenhagen 2014)

4:40-5:25pm

Disadvantaged Populations: Reproductive Justice in the American South
Sadhvi Batra (Medical Student, University of Alabama, Birmingham; Senior Fellow | Paris 2015)

5:25-6:10pm

Disadvantaged Populations: How poverty and inequality harms us all 
Nate Furukawa (Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Senior Fellow | New York 2009)

6:10-7:00pm

Keynote: "Preventing HIV Transmission and the History of Stigma against LGBTQ Populations"
Dr. John Winters (Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, The Mount Sinai Hospital)

7:00-7:15pm

Closing Remarks
Judith S. Goldstein (Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action) 

 

Location: Cafe Loup (105 W 13th St, New York City)

7:30-9:30pm

Fellow and Senior Fellow Reunion Dinner