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EMERGENCY / TRAUMA / ER Developing EMS, trauma and emergency care programs


PROGRAMS and training local providers in life saving techniques in
India. Saturday, 12:30PM -
April 17 3:00PM SOM 120 Abraham, George, MD
PEDIATRIC PROGRAMS Palestine Children's Relief Fund: Nineteen years of
providing specialized surgical care to children in the Abughazaleh, Khaled
Middle East…an overview and personal experiences. Sunday, 9:00AM - DDS, DMD & Sosebee,
April 18 2:00PM SOM 120 Steve MD
AN OVERVIEW: HOW TO Specializes in nursing clinical support) – Insights into a
VOLUNTEER IN YOUR OWN spectrum of local volunteer activities from free clinics to
COMMUNITY – OPPORTUNITIES FOR free health screening programs. Sunday, 9:00AM - 12
MEDICAL & LAY PEOPLE April 18 NOON WH 208 Adams, Jewel, RN
SURGERY PROGRAMS The blessings and challenges of career volunteerism in
mission surgery.
Saturday, 8:30AM - 12 Adolph, Harold MD,
April 17 NOON SOM 130 FACS
COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING & Volunteer opportunities for both medical and lay people
EMPOWERING to help Mayan Indians in Guatemala and Nicaragua:
offering the span of healing from surgery to spiritual Saturday, 8:30AM - 12
health with Health Talents International. April 17 NOON SOM 110 Agee, Marie
EXPANDING VOLUNTEER Engaging students and professionals to serve as
EFFORTS mediums of social change in the areas of health,
education, and economic development: The Global HEED Ahmed, Zain, MD &
social entrepreneurship model. Saturday, 12 Noon Bandyopadhyay, Sonny,
April 17 -3:00PM SOM 130 MD
SUSTAINING VOLUNTEER Perspectives from a student volunteer intern in a Lagos
EFFORTS hospital: The Changing face of healthcare in Nigeria.

Sunday, 9:00AM - 12
April 18 NOON SOM 110 Ajibade, Olaseni
EMERGENCY / TRAUMA / ER Pre-med student, spent summer 2008 working at an
PROGRAMS ob/gyn and pediatrics hospital in Nigeria – “The need for
Emergency Medical Services in Nigeria and other parts of
Africa.” Saturday, 12:30PM - Ajibade, Omotola CO-
April 17 3:00PM SOM 120 MODERATOR
MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS Narcotics Anonymous through volunteerism: Volunteers
educate substance abusers so that they understand the
destructive effects of drug abuse and they feel
empowered to focus on improving their lifestyle. Sunday, 11:30AM -
April 18 3:00PM WH 207 Albert, Charles L
SUSTAINING VOLUNTEER The Peruvian American Medical Society: Improving
EFFORTS healthcare delivery and medical education in Peru.

Sunday, 9:00AM - 12
April 18 NOON SOM 110 Alvarado, Carlos S, MD

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HEALTH EDUCATION & Raising awareness regarding the importance of


WELLNESS upliftment and medical literacy: The *ANGEL Network for
upliftment & medical literacy
Saturday, 8:30AM - Antin, Deb & Pucci,
April 17 1:00PM WH 205 Spencer
AN OVERVIEW: HOW TO Lessons in finding joy in medical retirement: taking the
VOLUNTEER IN YOUR OWN fork in the road that you never really explored before.
COMMUNITY – OPPORTUNITIES FOR
MEDICAL & LAY PEOPLE
Sunday, 9:00AM - 12
April 18 NOON WH 208 Appelrouth, Dan, MD
HOSPICE VOLUNTEER How "203 Days", an end-of-life documentary, has
PROGRAMS combined volunteering, family, and filmmaking locally, to
impact hospice staff and volunteers nationally.
Sunday, 9:00AM -
April 18 10:30AM WH 206 Barash, Bailey
THE HAITI CHALLENGE & Project Haiti: A medical student group partnership with
RESPONSE: An inside perspective Project Medishare to serve rural Haiti.
from volunteers who were on the
front lines during the recent crisis, Sunday, 9:00AM - HARLAND
and others with expertise on Haiti April 18 1:00PM CINEMA Beally, Melissa
WHERE TO BEGIN: TIPS ON The ABC's of Volunteer Management: You Have the
GETTING LAUNCHED TO People…Do You Have a Plan?
VOLUNTEER
Saturday, 8:30AM - Beason, Jacinda CO-
April 17 11:30AM WH 208 MODERATOR
NURSING & PHARMACY A pharmacist getting involved locally and internationally
PROGRAMS in making healthcare available to the underserved…from
Atlanta (Dekalb County) to Kenya.

Saturday, 12:30PM -
April 17 3:00PM SOM 110 Bloomfield, Michael RPh
SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS: (Associate Dean of Community Health) -- Community
MEDICAL VOLUNTEERISM AS AN Volunteerism at Morehouse School of Medicine.
INTEGRAL PART OF MEDICAL &
HEALTH EDUCATION Saturday, 11:00AM -
April 17 2:30PM WH 207 Blumenthal, Dan MD
PEDIATRIC PROGRAMS The triumphs and challenges of treating neural tube
defects in children in Guatemala.
Sunday, 9:00AM -
April 18 2:00PM SOM 120 Boulis, Nick MD

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THE HAITI CHALLENGE & The challenges of providing medical help to the needy in
RESPONSE: An inside perspective rural Haiti.
from volunteers who were on the
front lines during the recent crisis, Sunday, 9:00AM - HARLAND
and others with expertise on Haiti April 18 1:00PM CINEMA Cadet, Jean
EMERGENCY / TRAUMA / ER Facilitating teaching, training, and improving access to
PROGRAMS care for orthopedic and trauma related injuries in
developing countries.
Saturday, 12:30PM -
April 17 3:00PM SOM 120 Caldwell, Amber
SUSTAINING VOLUNTEER SAVE: Creating Sustainable Partnerships for Change…
EFFORTS bringing North American and Latin American health
professions volunteers together to meet the medical, Sunday, 9:00AM - 12 Centrone, Wayne MD
dental, and social needs of high risk youth in Peru. April 18 NOON SOM 110 MODERATOR
MENTAL HEALTH IN AMERICA’S Chicago police officers’ youth ministries: identifying and
YOUTH addressing the mindset of the youth population, and
strategies for impacting their mental health. Chapman, Eddie
Sunday, 9:00AM - MODERATOR & Williams,
April 18 11:30AM WH 207 Rickey B
EMERGENCY / TRAUMA / ER Teaching basic and advanced resuscitation techniques to
PROGRAMS doctors, nurses and paramedics, as well as introducing
EMS to the streets of India.

Saturday, 12:30PM -
April 17 3:00PM SOM 120 Chopra, Quincy
HEALTH EDUCATION & A cardiologist’s mission and passion to teach the two
WELLNESS things that we should all be doing to keep from having
either a heart attack or stroke. Saturday, 8:30AM - Chung, Andrew B.
April 17 1:00PM WH 205 MD/PhD
HEALTH EDUCATION & “What’s in a Doctor’s Bag?” Clubs.... Pre-med students
WELLNESS giving dynamic live presentations to educate elementary
school kids about what to expect during a visit to the Saturday, 8:30AM -
doctor. April 17 1:00PM WH 205 Chung, Andy
PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS An overview of the global water crisis and the dramatic
impact clean water can have in eradicating preventable
diseases worldwide: Providing clean water and sanitation
to villages around the world through an innovative eco-
friendly method of sustainable funding -Examples from Sunday, 12 Noon
Kenya, Uganda, Sri Lanka, and Nicaragua. April 18 -2:00PM SOM 110 Church, Nina
PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS Not One More Life: A program focused on pulmonary
screening and education in minority populations.

Sunday, 12 Noon Clark, Margaret A, MS,


April 18 -2:00PM SOM 110 RN, RRT - NPS

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SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS: How administrators can encourage an atmosphere of


MEDICAL VOLUNTEERISM AS AN volunteerism within the school community.
INTEGRAL PART OF MEDICAL &
HEALTH EDUCATION

Saturday, 11:00AM - Clifton, Maurice MD


April 17 2:30PM WH 207 MODERATOR
AN OVERVIEW: HOW TO The Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corp:
VOLUNTEER IN YOUR OWN opportunities for all to volunteer in one’s own local
COMMUNITY – OPPORTUNITIES FOR community to support public health, preparedness,
MEDICAL & LAY PEOPLE response, and recovery through an organized Medical
Reserve Corp Unit.

Sunday, 9:00AM - 12 Cobb, Clara, MSN, RN,


April 18 NOON WH 208 CFNP, & Handra, Kathy
MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS The Environmental Company… A unique volunteer
program: Using brains to save bucks (or How a shrink
learned that nobody gives a damn about the environment
if it doesn’t help their pocketbook).

Sunday, 11:30AM - Cohen, Sheldon, MD


April 18 3:00PM WH 207 MODERATOR
HEALTH EDUCATION & Tackling public health concerns such as obesity, diabetes,
WELLNESS heart disease, etc through helping people in urban areas
develop personal and community vegetable gardens.

Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 1:00PM WH 205 Compere, Suzy
SURGERY PROGRAMS A general surgeon’s insight into the challenges of
performing wartime and developing world surgery in
difficult areas such as Sudan, Congo, and Pakistan.

Saturday, 8:30AM - 12
April 17 NOON SOM 130 Cooper, Warren MD

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CULTURAL SENSITIVITY & ETHICAL (Samaritan’s Purse / World Medical Missions) – A general
RESPONSIBILITY IN VOLUNTEER surgeon’s experiences volunteering with World Medical
EFFORTS Missions, and his insights into the intersection of faith and
practice as it relates to medical volunteerism.

Sunday, 11:00AM -
April 18 2:00PM SOM 130 Cooper, Warren, MD
DENTAL HEALTH Training non-dentists to do certain dental treatments
(simple extractions and fillings) during short mission trips.

Sunday, 9:00AM - Cunningham, Bruce,


April 18 2:00PM WH 205 DMD
THE HAITI CHALLENGE & Unique experiences as an undergraduate student
RESPONSE: An inside perspective volunteer at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti.
from volunteers who were on the
front lines during the recent crisis,
and others with expertise on Haiti

Sunday, 9:00AM - HARLAND


April 18 1:00PM CINEMA Curci, Sylvie
DENTAL HEALTH Dental-Medical Mission trips with Rivers of the World
(ROW) to remote villages on the Amazon River.

Sunday, 9:00AM - Davis, Walter Ray Jr,


April 18 2:00PM WH 205 DDS, MSD
HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER Volunteering in hospitals in Michigan
PROGRAMS

Sunday, 12 Noon -
April 18 2:00PM WH 208 Dhawan, Neeta
TEACHING & DEVELOPING An innovative medical school partnership: Emory School
INFRASTRUCTURE FOR PROGRAMS of Medicine partners with Ethiopian medical schools to
IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES teach cardiology to Ethiopian medical house staff

Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 12:30PM SOM 120 Dollar, Allen MD
FAMILY INVOLVEMENT: GETTING Bringing it all home: A doctor's international medical
YOUR FAMILY ON BOARD mission work and his growing family as he adopts kids
during these missions.
Sunday, 11:00AM -
April 18 12:30PM WH 206 Dollar, Allen MD

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HOMELESS PROGRAMS Youth and adult volunteers: Helping the homeless in


Atlanta with free medical services.

Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 10:30AM WH206 Dorsett, Jolita
HEALTH EDUCATION & LFAGA: Raising awareness and educating the Latino
WELLNESS Community on lupus in Georgia.

Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 1:00PM WH 205 Drenkard, Cristrina MD
TEACHING & DEVELOPING Providing the education and resources necessary to
INFRASTRUCTURE FOR PROGRAMS establish sustainable medical programs in developing
IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES countries: an overview of programs focused on blood
banking, transfusion medicine, pediatrics, neonatology,
intensive care, and cardiac surgery. Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 12:30PM SOM 120 Eaton, Cynthia Basso
HEALTH EDUCATION & Laughter For Wellness: An overview of the international
WELLNESS movement of laughter programs to combat stress-related
illnesses and foster mental health, and a demonstration
of laughter yoga. Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 1:00PM WH 205 Ellison, Debbie
CULTURAL SENSITIVITY & ETHICAL Examination of the ethical pitfalls of global health
RESPONSIBILITY IN VOLUNTEER volunteerism, ethical mandates of immersion programs,
EFFORTS and how to evaluate a potential experience from An
ethical standpoint to avoid doing more harm than good Sunday, 11:00AM -
and to operate on sound ethical footing. April 18 2:00PM SOM 130 Evert, Jessica, MD
HEALTH EDUCATION & From the cocoon of academic gastroenterology emerges
WELLNESS the healing voice of a ‘Physician-Musician on a Mission’
teaching kids to “Get on a Mission of Nutrition.”

Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 1:00PM WH 205 Fine, Kenneth MD
NURSING & PHARMACY The ‘Travel’ Nurse: Expanding nursing practice beyond
PROGRAMS the bedside and combating burn out among RNs.

Saturday, 12:30PM - Flores, Dennis RN


April 17 3:00PM SOM 110 MODERATOR

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COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING & Strengthening the health & development capacity of 220
EMPOWERING Guatemalan Mam Indian women from 12 villages through
skill building and microfinance.

Saturday, 8:30AM - 12 Foster, Stanley MD


April 17 NOON SOM 110 MODERATOR
HOMELESS PROGRAMS Establishing programs to treat mental illness in the
homeless population of Atlanta.

Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 10:30AM WH206 Frye, Liz MD
COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING & Carolina for Kibera: bringing health and hope to the slums
EMPOWERING of Nairobi, Kenya.

Saturday, 8:30AM - 12
April 17 NOON SOM 110 Frye, Liz MD
COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING & Providing medical care and health education to exiled
EMPOWERING Tibetan monks, nuns, and laypersons in South India.

Saturday, 8:30AM - 12 Fuerstman, Lou MD &


April 17 NOON SOM 110 Chatterjee, Rinku,MD
SUSTAINING VOLUNTEER The intersection of "Western" or North American driven
EFFORTS medical campaigns/missions and sustainable local
projects…from experience in Peru.

Sunday, 9:00AM - 12
April 18 NOON SOM 110 Gehringer, Bob, MD

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HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER Volunteering at Crawford Long Hospital


PROGRAMS

Sunday, 12 Noon -
April 18 2:00PM WH 208 Gonzalez, Tracy Russel
TEACHING & DEVELOPING Teach the teachers: A sustainable educational program to
INFRASTRUCTURE FOR PROGRAMS establish pediatric emergency medicine by certifying
IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES providers and instructors in the following: Pediatric
Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Pediatric Emergency
Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) in the
Republic of Georgia and Honduras.
Saturday, 8:30AM - Goo, David MD
April 17 12:30PM SOM 120 MODERATOR
COMMUNITY CLINICS (ob/gyn & holistic healer) - Promoting health in the
uninsured / low-income population in Atlanta by
incorporating holistic / preventive practices at local free
Saturday, 11:30PM -
clinic House of Grace.
April 17 3:00PM WH 208 Goodman, CJ MD
HOMELESS PROGRAMS Teaching meditation and mindfulness to homeless youth
in Atlanta with peer co-leaders: the results of a pilot
research project.
Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 10:30AM WH206 Grabbe, Linda RN
COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA Fostering cultural sensitivity to Hispanic migrants in the
EFFORTS U.S.: Teaching English speaking doctors communication
skills and how to do a history and physical in Spanish.
Saturday, 11:30AM - Green, James, MD
April 17 2:30PM WH 206 (DocRoc) MODERATOR
PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS The development of a program for training and
certification for those who measure blood pressure and
for how to do a rapid survey to assess the health needs of
Sunday, 12 Noon Grim, Clarence, MD CO-
any area in the world.
April 18 -2:00PM SOM 110 MODERATOR
HEALTH EDUCATION & Childhood obesity…A fighting chance: The development
WELLNESS of Impact Athletics, a nonprofit track & field association.

Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 1:00PM WH 205 Hampton, Lynn
AN OVERVIEW: HOW TO Volunteering within one’s own private practice – heart
VOLUNTEER IN YOUR OWN surgery for all: How a heart surgeon never turned down a
COMMUNITY – OPPORTUNITIES FOR patient who needed care.
MEDICAL & LAY PEOPLE Sunday, 9:00AM - 12
April 18 NOON WH 208 Hatcher, Charles, MD

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COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA Distributing Health education & services information for
EFFORTS Migrant Farm Workers in the United States: the
Farmworker newspaper.
Saturday, 11:30AM -
April 17 2:30PM WH 206 Hays, Paul
MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS (1of 2 presentations) Combating mental illness through
street outreach and radio: National Alliance on Mental
Health (NAMI.org) in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Sunday, 11:30AM -
April 18 3:00PM WH 207 Hays, Paul
WHERE TO BEGIN: TIPS ON An update on the availability of free malpractice
GETTING LAUNCHED TO insurance for health care volunteers (FTCA program).
VOLUNTEER
Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 11:30AM WH 208 Hiller, Martin
SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS: Providing both a clinical abroad experience for
MEDICAL VOLUNTEERISM AS AN chiropractic students and an infrastructure for
INTEGRAL PART OF MEDICAL & chiropractic care in developing countries.
HEALTH EDUCATION Saturday, 11:00AM - Hillsberg, Bonnie, DC,
April 17 2:30PM WH 207 MHA, M.Ed
SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS: (coordinator, South Georgia Farmworker Health Project) –
MEDICAL VOLUNTEERISM AS AN The success of Emory PA program’s volunteer team with
INTEGRAL PART OF MEDICAL & developing a program for free medical care for migrant
HEALTH EDUCATION and seasonal farm workers over the past 15 years. Saturday, 11:00AM -
April 17 2:30PM WH 207 Himelick, Tom MD
SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS: International Service Learning, learning the ropes of
MEDICAL VOLUNTEERISM AS AN international volunteerism and providing free medical
INTEGRAL PART OF MEDICAL & care in Central America and Tanzania... A student shares
HEALTH EDUCATION her experiences traveling with ISL and information on Saturday, 11:00AM -
how others can get involved. April 17 2:30PM WH 207 Jacobson, Hilary
PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS Grass roots public health efforts with the Peace Corps…
volunteers working with communities and their leaders to
provide education relating to communicable diseases
such as Guinea Worm and HIV/AIDS.
Sunday, 12 Noon Jessop, Kyle
April 18 -2:00PM SOM 110 MODERATOR
TEACHING & DEVELOPING Delivery of health care in rural tribal areas of India by a
INFRASTRUCTURE FOR PROGRAMS physician couple from the USA: An example of public
IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES private partnership with win-win results.
Saturday, 8:30AM - Joshi, Haren and Tolat,
April 17 12:30PM SOM 120 Pratima

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MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS Impacting the lives of children with Tourette Syndrome
with a normal camp experience where they don’t have to
explain their symptoms: Camp Twitch & Shout (Camp
Twin Lakes)… more than a camp. Sunday, 11:30AM -
April 18 3:00PM WH 207 Kardon, Patricia RN
HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER How teens can give back to the community by using their
PROGRAMS special talents and volunteering in the local hospital.

Sunday, 12 Noon -
April 18 2:00PM WH 208 Ke, Rhona
COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA Contributing multimedia skills to mobilize for meeting
EFFORTS health needs.

Saturday, 11:30AM -
April 17 2:30PM WH 206 Kelli, Heval
PEDIATRIC PROGRAMS Seeing is believing: The joy and satisfaction primary
health care volunteers gain from providing consistent
care and witnessing the growth and development of
school children enrolled in the Kenya Project. *10-15
minute presentation or speak on a panel Sunday, 9:00AM -
April 18 2:00PM SOM 120 Kennedy, Ann NP
COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING & Taking volunteerism to the front lines of social action: A
EMPOWERING program focused on addressing common treatable
ailments among nomadic communities in rural Kenya,
where there is a wide spectrum of health issues, from
malaria to complications from childbirth. Saturday, 8:30AM - 12
April 17 NOON SOM 110 Kimpur, Michael
COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING & Giving hope to orphans and street children in Eastern
EMPOWERING Africa by: a) Providing medical care, education, food, and
clean water; b) Building a self-sustaining orphan village.

Saturday, 8:30AM - 12
April 17 NOON SOM 110 Kowalske, Richard MD
COMMUNITY CLINICS The unique community atmosphere of the Physicians
Care Clinic, providing care for patients in Dekalb County,
Georgia who do not have medical insurance and do not
qualify for any government programs.  *possibly Dr. Gary
Botstein Saturday, 11:30PM - Kreisle, Mary RN
April 17 3:00PM WH 208 MODERATOR

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TEACHING & DEVELOPING Teaching to fish: Building medical infrastructure through


INFRASTRUCTURE FOR PROGRAMS medical volunteerism.
IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 12:30PM SOM 120 Kutner, Steve
AN OVERVIEW: HOW TO Volunteering in one’s own practice: Providing lung
VOLUNTEER IN YOUR OWN transplantation to those Georgia residents without
COMMUNITY – OPPORTUNITIES FOR insurance or financial resources to afford it.
MEDICAL & LAY PEOPLE
Sunday, 9:00AM - 12
April 18 NOON WH 208 Lawrence, Clint, MD
SUSTAINING VOLUNTEER How to make short-term trips sustainable, ethical, and
EFFORTS effective: an example from Haiti.

Sunday, 9:00AM - 12
April 18 NOON SOM 110 Leeds, Ira MD
ADVOCACY FOR PATIENTS (Advocates for Responsible Care) – The need for medical
DURING A CRISIS OF CARE professional participation and support of patient
advocates during any crisis of medical care.
Sunday, 12:30PM - Leone-Glasser, Dorothy,
April 18 2:00PM WH 206 RN MODERATOR
COMMUNITY CLINICS The components needed for an effective neighborhood
health clinic for the medically indigent.

Saturday, 11:30PM - Lesser, Laurence MD


April 17 3:00PM WH 208 (Lanie)
EXPANDING VOLUNTEER Making the transition from a mission participant to a
EFFORTS mission leader: Lessons learned from mission work in
Ecuador.
Saturday, 12 Noon
April 17 -3:00PM SOM 130 Lincenberg, Sheldon MD
WHERE TO BEGIN: TIPS ON Promoting & facilitating volunteer experiences for retired
GETTING LAUNCHED TO healthcare professionals: An overview of TAP-IN
VOLUNTEER
Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 11:30AM WH 208 Lundberg, George MD
SURGERY PROGRAMS Building bridges between Emory and Egypt: Seeing
patients, sharing knowledge, and performing difficult
surgical procedures…improving the picture of the USA in
the Middle East. Saturday, 8:30AM - 12
April 17 NOON SOM 130 Mansour, Kamal MD

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HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER Volunteering at St. Joseph’s Hospital


PROGRAMS
Sunday, 12 Noon - Margol, Esther CO-
April 18 2:00PM WH 208 MODERATOR
NURSING & PHARMACY Transforming the indigenous: Working from a bottom-up
PROGRAMS approach through the creation of mission programs that
empower the poor and create lasting change: Nurses for
the Nations, treating malaria in Liberia.
Saturday, 12:30PM -
April 17 3:00PM SOM 110 McMahon, Mary RN
SUSTAINING VOLUNTEER The delivery of responsible humanitarian aid during short
EFFORTS and long term surgical missions and delivery of disaster
relief; considerations including outcomes assessment and Sunday, 9:00AM - 12
provision for follow up. April 18 NOON SOM 110 McQueen, Kelly MD
PEDIATRIC PROGRAMS The challenges and rewards of practicing pediatric
urology surgery in El Salvador.
Sunday, 9:00AM - Middlebrooks,
April 18 2:00PM SOM 120 Brenda, CPNP
SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS: The shadow program; for students who want to volunteer
MEDICAL VOLUNTEERISM AS AN to be at the heart of emergency medicine at Emory
INTEGRAL PART OF MEDICAL & Hospital.
HEALTH EDUCATION Saturday, 11:00AM -
April 17 2:30PM WH 207 Miles, David RN
PEDIATRIC PROGRAMS Performing large scale screenings, setting up teams to
improve pediatric cardiac surgical care in developing
countries, and what to do with the children as we wait for Milhoan, Kirk MD, PhD,
conditions to improve. Sunday, 9:00AM - FACC, FAAP
April 18 2:00PM SOM 120 MODERATOR
DENTAL HEALTH The Ben Massell Dental Clinic: Building a replicable dental
clinic model for one stop comprehensive health and
human services.
Sunday, 9:00AM -
April 18 2:00PM WH 205 Miller, Gary
MENTAL HEALTH IN AMERICA’S Camp Stand: Encouraging youth to make and commit to
YOUTH healthy choices through a nature and science “rite of
passage” camp experience.
Sunday, 9:00AM - Moody, Revonda CO-
April 18 11:30AM WH 207 MODERATOR
COMMUNITY CLINICS The HEALing community center at City of Refuge: The
process of combining faith-based, academic, and
community organizations to address the health needs of
underserved populations. Saturday, 11:30PM - Moore, Charles MD and
April 17 3:00PM WH 208 Johns, Tony Pastor

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COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING & Volunteering to provide healthcare assistance and other


EMPOWERING services to the river-banks people of the Amazon Basin
(Brazil) through World Hope Mission Ministry.
Saturday, 8:30AM - 12 Moreira, Jonathas Rev.
April 17 NOON SOM 110 Dr.
HOMELESS PROGRAMS Volunteering with House Calls to the Homeless

Saturday, 8:30AM - Morreale, Steve MD


April 17 10:30AM WH206 MODERATOR
HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER The benefits of volunteering in a hospital for: a) Anyone
PROGRAMS interested in the medical field. b)  Anyone looking for a
way to utilize their own experiences and expertise to
make a difference. c)  Retirees / seniors looking for
something to do to give back Sunday, 12 Noon -
April 18 2:00PM WH 208 Muhammad, Cecilia RN
HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER The joys of inspiring and coordinating hospital volunteers
PROGRAMS at the Atlanta Medical Center.

Sunday, 12 Noon - Muhammad, Cecilia, RN


April 18 2:00PM WH 208 CO-MODERATOR
AN OVERVIEW: HOW TO Volunteering close to home: how to incorporate
VOLUNTEER IN YOUR OWN volunteering into a busy work schedule.
COMMUNITY – OPPORTUNITIES FOR
MEDICAL & LAY PEOPLE
Sunday, 9:00AM - 12 Murphree, Rose, RN
April 18 NOON WH 208 MODERATOR
HOSPICE VOLUNTEER Volunteer opportunities in the hospice setting:
PROGRAMS volunteering at United Hospice Atlanta.

Sunday, 9:00AM -
April 18 10:30AM WH 206 Nelms, Doris
WHERE TO BEGIN: TIPS ON Preparing for an international medical mission: A
GETTING LAUNCHED TO comprehensive perspective of lessons learned from
VOLUNTEER personal experience.
Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 11:30AM WH 208 Norton, Scott MD

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COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA How medical volunteers can make an impact via
EFFORTS international telemedicine.

Saturday, 11:30AM -
April 17 2:30PM WH 206 Norton, Scott MD
NURSING & PHARMACY Important considerations when establishing
PROGRAMS pharmaceutical formularies in developing nations

Saturday, 12:30PM -
April 17 3:00PM SOM 110 Norton, Scott MD
NURSING & PHARMACY Challenges with the pharmaceutical supply chain for
PROGRAMS small NGOs.

Saturday, 12:30PM - Notrica, Michelle


April 17 3:00PM SOM 110 PHARMD
COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA A Nurse Executive and Communications Arts major son,
EFFORTS who is physically challenged, collaboratively write a
series of books. The results: A career and empowerment
for her son, and a passion to help others discover this
avenue of self-actualization..."Challenge Accepted and Saturday, 11:30AM - Obrien, Barbara L, RN &
Met." April 17 2:30PM WH 206 Obrien, Marc
EXPANDING VOLUNTEER Using the resources and talents of the African Diaspora as
EFFORTS a strategy to give back: Medical missions to Africa,
particularly in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.

Saturday, 12 Noon
April 17 -3:00PM SOM 130 Ojomo, Akinwale
COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING & Child Care Foundation: Bringing physicians, nurses, and
EMPOWERING other health care providers on board to provide medical
outreach and health education in rural Nigeria.

Saturday, 8:30AM - 12 Omohwo, Edwin MD,


April 17 NOON SOM 110 MPH
TEACHING & DEVELOPING The challenges and rewards of starting hospitals ‘from
INFRASTRUCTURE FOR PROGRAMS scratch’ in Sub-Saharan Africa.
IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 12:30PM SOM 120 Oubre, Bert

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COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA Breaking language barriers: The challenges of giving


EFFORTS presentations to educate families in developing countries
about health and hygiene when you have limited
language skills.

Saturday, 11:30AM -
April 17 2:30PM WH 206 Parham, Mahtab Melissa
MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS Educating family caregivers about the evaluation and
assistance of patients with dementia: Registry for
Remembrance – a community / academic partnership.

Sunday, 11:30AM -
April 18 3:00PM WH 207 Parker, Monica MD
DENTAL HEALTH The satisfaction and challenges of providing dental care
to low-income homeless and refugee patients of the Good
Samaritan Clinic in Atlanta.

Sunday, 9:00AM -
April 18 2:00PM WH 205 Patten, Karyl, DDS
COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA Networking and connecting the experts to address
EFFORTS medical and health needs via website development and
collaborative books.
Saturday, 11:30AM -
April 17 2:30PM WH 206 Pejic, Maki
SURGERY PROGRAMS Surgery in the developing world: Surgery, global health,
and the Emory Global Surgery Initiative.

Saturday, 8:30AM - 12 Pollack, Jon MD


April 17 NOON SOM 130 MODERATOR
MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS Building partnerships between faith communities and
mental health advocates to address the needs of those
with mental illness.
Sunday, 11:30AM -
April 18 3:00PM WH 207 Radulovacki, Branko MD
WHERE TO BEGIN: TIPS ON How to move from interest to involvement: removing the
GETTING LAUNCHED TO barriers that keep you from the opportunities.
VOLUNTEER
Saturday, 8:30AM - Reichart, Bill
April 17 11:30AM WH 208 MODERATOR

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HOSPICE VOLUNTEER
PROGRAMS

Sunday, 9:00AM - Renault, Gillian,


April 18 10:30AM WH 206 MODERATOR
PEDIATRIC PROGRAMS Mending the broken hearts: The richness of experience in
screening and treating congenital heart defects in
children in Mongolia.

Sunday, 9:00AM -
April 18 2:00PM SOM 120 Rich, Anita RN
FAMILY INVOLVEMENT: GETTING Medical mission trips abroad (Dominican Republic)
YOUR FAMILY ON BOARD beginning at age 8: it’s never too early to begin making
an impact.

Sunday, 11:00AM -
April 18 12:30PM WH 206 Roberts, Matthew
HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER Volunteering at Kennestone Hospital
PROGRAMS

Sunday, 12 Noon -
April 18 2:00PM WH 208 Rogers, Barbara
PEDIATRIC PROGRAMS A comprehensive program providing treatment and follow
up of a common birth defect among indigenous children
in Central and South America: Cleft lip and palate.
Roser, Steve, DMD, MD /
Sunday, 9:00AM - Buffin, Dana, MD /
April 18 2:00PM SOM 120 Bailey, Carl, MD 
COMMUNITY CLINICS The story of HEAL, a new free Community Center in
Atlanta, at the City of Refuge. HEAL focuses on Health,
Education, Assessment & Leadership.

Saturday, 11:30PM -
April 17 3:00PM WH 208 Rostad, Mitch
EXPANDING VOLUNTEER Mobilizing faith based teams of medical and surgical
EFFORTS physicians, dentists and medical students to meet health
care needs in third world countries: Insights from the
Honduras experience.
Saturday, 12 Noon
April 17 -3:00PM SOM 130 Rutledge, Kenneth MD

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SURGERY PROGRAMS The empty niche of surgery within global health;


disparities that exist between low and high income
countries.

Saturday, 8:30AM - 12
April 17 NOON SOM 130 Sakran, Joe MD
HEALTH EDUCATION & HealthRock) – -- Music, educational songs and videos: A
WELLNESS fun and effective way to teach health literacy to all ages

Saturday, 8:30AM - Seibel, Mache MD


April 17 1:00PM WH 205 MODERATOR
SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS: Volunteer Emory’s health-related community partnerships
MEDICAL VOLUNTEERISM AS AN
INTEGRAL PART OF MEDICAL &
HEALTH EDUCATION
Saturday, 11:00AM - Shieh, Jocelyn & Yu,
April 17 2:30PM WH 207 Nina
DENTAL HEALTH Wisdom Trooth: Confessions of a sometime molar
crusader -- A dental journey from Washington D.C. to
remote Alaska and rural Vietnam.

Sunday, 9:00AM -
April 18 2:00PM WH 205 Shulman, Stan, DDS
PEDIATRIC PROGRAMS – 15 minute video presentation - FACE TO FACE:
International in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam --facial plastic
and reconstructive surgeons helping children who have
been abandoned due to facial deformities
Sunday, 9:00AM -
April 18 2:00PM SOM 120 Silver, William, MD 
COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA Combining the teaching of Medical Spanish, cultural
EFFORTS sensitivity, and international medicine with the provision
of health care to the needy of Latin America: Mayan
Medical Aid’s Medical Spanish program in Guatemala.

Saturday, 11:30AM -
April 17 2:30PM WH 206 Sinkinson, Craig MD
PEDIATRIC PROGRAMS Pediatric urology in El Salvador: The discovery of needs
and the evolution of a medical mission.

Sunday, 9:00AM -
April 18 2:00PM SOM 120 Smith, Edwin, MD 

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CULTURAL SENSITIVITY & ETHICAL Programs mostly serving Haiti) & Vicki Flier Hudson --
RESPONSIBILITY IN VOLUNTEER How to be culturally sensitive to the local / indigenous
EFFORTS populations you are serving during missions abroad.

Sunday, 11:00AM - Spurlock, Rick, MD &


April 18 2:00PM SOM 130 Flier, Vikki
EMERGENCY / TRAUMA / ER The challenges of setting up intensive care units in third
PROGRAMS world countries.

Saturday, 12:30PM - Staton, Gerald MD


April 17 3:00PM SOM 120 MODERATOR
SURGERY PROGRAMS A unique rural-based surgical training initiative using
mission hospitals as a response to african surgical
manpower needs: Lessons learned in setting up surgical
education in mission hospitals.

Saturday, 8:30AM - 12
April 17 NOON SOM 130 Steffes, Bruce MD
CULTURAL SENSITIVITY & ETHICAL The unexpected benefits of serving outside your box: how
RESPONSIBILITY IN VOLUNTEER serving in different countries and cultures changes you
EFFORTS for the better.
Sunday, 11:00AM -
April 18 2:00PM SOM 130 Stewart, Richard, MD
WHERE TO BEGIN: TIPS ON Getting started planning a health care volunteer team.
GETTING LAUNCHED TO
VOLUNTEER
Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 11:30AM WH 208 Stone, Barbara
CULTURAL SENSITIVITY & ETHICAL The ethical challenges of global health volunteerism.
RESPONSIBILITY IN VOLUNTEER
EFFORTS
Sunday, 11:00AM -
April 18 2:00PM SOM 130 Suchdev, Parminder, MD
PEDIATRIC PROGRAMS The rich experiences of practicing pediatrics in Sierra
Leone with Joshua International Ministries.

Sunday, 9:00AM -
April 18 2:00PM SOM 120 Sutherland, Nadia, MD

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HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER Volunteering at St. Joseph’s Hospital


PROGRAMS

Sunday, 12 Noon -
April 18 2:00PM WH 208 Symons, Jane
FAMILY INVOLVEMENT: GETTING An alternative vacation: The nuts and bolts of choosing
YOUR FAMILY ON BOARD volunteer service trips to underserved areas as family
vacations.

Sunday, 11:00AM - Tarpley, John


April 18 12:30PM WH 206 MODERATOR
CULTURAL SENSITIVITY & ETHICAL Someone once said, “Every medical encounter is a cross-
RESPONSIBILITY IN VOLUNTEER cultural encounter.” Whether in the U.S. or in other
EFFORTS countries, medical volunteer efforts involve cross-cultural
issues including social, economic, ethnic, religious,
education, or language.  Cultural humility and sensitivity Sunday, 11:00AM - Tarpley, Margaret
as well as respect are vital. April 18 2:00PM SOM 130 MODERATOR
HOSPICE VOLUNTEER Volunteering in a local hospice
PROGRAMS

Sunday, 9:00AM -
April 18 10:30AM WH 206 Taylor, David MD
EXPANDING VOLUNTEER The challenges of expanding medical mission
EFFORTS opportunities given the current standards of mission
work.

Saturday, 12 Noon Thiltgen, Steven


April 17 -3:00PM SOM 130 MODERATOR
COMMUNITY CLINICS Organizational structures from band-aid clinics to FQHCs
and in between: Optimizing your volunteer effort with
community needs.

Saturday, 11:30PM -
April 17 3:00PM WH 208 Thurston, Joanne

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TEACHING & DEVELOPING Volunteering to teach Radiology and Interventional


INFRASTRUCTURE FOR PROGRAMS Radiology to physicians, students, nurses, ancillary
IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES personnel, etc. in the Andes of Peru.

Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 12:30PM SOM 120 Tisnado, Jamie MD
AN OVERVIEW: HOW TO From bedside reading with sick kids to delivering
VOLUNTEER IN YOUR OWN overstocked goods for use in clinics and missions… ideas
COMMUNITY – OPPORTUNITIES FOR for independent volunteer work for the lay person.
MEDICAL & LAY PEOPLE
Sunday, 9:00AM - 12
April 18 NOON WH 208 Umstead, Tom
HEALTH EDUCATION & Renovacion Conyugal is the only organization in GA that
WELLNESS provides coordinated prevention service for Latino
families in the area of healthy family relationships for
couples, teens, and parents all in Spanish.) Renovacion
Conyugal: Addressing the need for coordinated health Saturday, 8:30AM -
prevention and educational services for Latino families in April 17 1:00PM WH 205 Urbina, Belisa
TEACHING & DEVELOPING Georgia.
The establishment and support of neurosurgical residency
INFRASTRUCTURE FOR PROGRAMS programs in developing regions: the challenges and
IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES opportunities.

Saturday, 8:30AM - Viswanathan, Ashwin


April 17 12:30PM SOM 120 MD
EXPANDING VOLUNTEER Empowering and mobilizing the faith community to make
EFFORTS an impact in the health of the underserved.

Saturday, 12 Noon
April 17 -3:00PM SOM 130 Wallace, Debbie DrPH
COMMUNITY CLINICS Volunteering at an inner-city non-profit health clinic: The
Good Samaritan Health Center.
Saturday, 11:30PM -
April 17 3:00PM WH 208 Warren, Bill
COMMUNITY CLINICS How a doctor and an education minister developed a full
service community clinic: The impact the Fayette Care
Clinic has had in serving the underserved and teaching Saturday, 11:30PM -
medical students the nuts and bolts of serving the April 17 3:00PM WH 208 Watford, Sheryl
SURGERY PROGRAMS Treating the fistula women of Africa: How medical
underserved.
volunteers can not only cure these women’s urinary
problems, but also give them a new psychological lease Saturday, 8:30AM - 12
on life…from social outcast to cultural inclusion. April 17 NOON SOM 130 Wheeless, Clifford MD

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HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER Volunteer services at Columbus Regional Health Center


PROGRAMS
Sunday, 12 Noon -
April 18 2:00PM WH 208 Williams, Nancy
MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS The development and maintenance of a Therapeutic
Garden Project at AiJalon Inc. Alzheimer’s Day Facility:
helping reduce stress for the Alzheimer’s participants and
caregivers alike.

Sunday, 11:30AM -
April 18 3:00PM WH 207 Williams, Pamela
PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS Implementing an HIV prevention and treatment program
in Cambodia and South Africa.
Sunday, 12 Noon Wilson-Baker, Jennett,
April 18 -2:00PM SOM 110 RN
SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS: The importance of teaching medical residents about
MEDICAL VOLUNTEERISM AS AN community service and humanism.
INTEGRAL PART OF MEDICAL & Saturday, 11:00AM -
HEALTH EDUCATION April 17 2:30PM WH 207 Wimberly, Yolanda MD
HOMELESS PROGRAMS House calls to the Homeless: The development of a street
medicine program.
Saturday, 8:30AM -
April 17 10:30AM WH206 Withers, Jim MD
COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA Photography with the Flying Doctors: Contributing
EFFORTS multimedia skills to mobilize for meeting health needs.
(also his photos will be on exhibit at the conference) Saturday, 11:30AM -
April 17 2:30PM WH 206 Wolkis, Ed
COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING & Science for peace in the Middle East: Promoting
EMPOWERING biomedical research collaboration between Israelis and
Palestinians
Saturday, 8:30AM - 12
April 17 NOON SOM 110 Zughaier, Susu

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