Friday, April 14, 2017

Still time to register: The Diversity & Inclusion Symposium: Refugees in the Health System, 4/18

There is still time to register for the inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Symposium, Tuesday, April 18.  The focus this first year will be on Refugees in the Health System.  Faculty, staff, students, clinicians, researchers and others interested are all invited.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and you are welcome to join us for part or all of the program. 


7:30 a.m.         Registration and Continental Breakfast
SON Atrium

8:00 a.m.         Refugees 101
Auditorium      Steve Weitkamp, JD, Refugee Resettlement Director, Jewish Vocational Services

8:45 a.m.         Refugee Health Issues & Best Practices
                        Joseph LeMaster, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine

9:30 a.m.         Break

9:45 a.m.         Case Studies in and out of the exam room
                        Kelly Kreisler, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
                        Chief Medical Officer Wyandotte Community Health Center

10:30 a.m.       Refugee Health Issues & Best Practices
                        Cecilia Abbey, CHI, Manager, Interpreting and Translating Services
                        University of Kansas Health System

11:15 a.m.       Break

11:30               Lunch and featured speakers
                        Resettlement Stress and Mental Health of Refugees
                        Martha Baird PhD, APRN, CTN-A, Assistant Professor
                        University of Kansas School of Nursing

Johanna Nilsson, PhD, Associate Professor, Empowerment Program Director
University of Missouri-Kansas City

12:30 p.m.       Discussion, Closing Remarks and Evaluation