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Promising Solutions to Violence

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EVENT: Public Health Summit
TOPIC: Solutions to Violence
DATE: April 1-2, 2014
LOCATION: Louis W. Sullivan National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

SUMMIT DESCRIPTION
The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine (CHPM) sponsors the Annual Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal Public Health Summit, which is intended to educate physicians, researchers, public health professionals, residents, students, and community members about emerging public health issues. This year the summit will focus on the importance of addressing violence as a public health problem for individuals, families, and communities across the life course.

Planned SESSIONS to include
Metropolitan Atlanta Violence Prevention Partnership: Practice-based Strategies • The King Center’s Response to Community Violence • The Community Action Network: Novel Approaches to Community Violence • Family Violence: Domestic Violence, Child Maltreatment, Suicide • The Surgeons’ Response to Violence •

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National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women – more than car accidents, muggings, and rape combined. And studies suggest that up to ten (10) million children witness some form of domestic abuse annually. Everyone has a right to be safe.

Research data indicates that when different members of the community coordinated their efforts to protect battered women and hold batterers accountable, these efforts were more successful. Coordination helps to ensure that the system works faster and better for victims, that victims are protected and receive the services they need, and that batterers are held accountable and cease their abusive behavior. A critical first step toward coordinating responses is developing a common understanding of domestic violence.

Law enforcement agencies, advocates, health care providers, child protection services, local businesses, the media, employers and clergy can—and ideally should—be involved in a coordinated community response. Health care providers, in particular, can be important participants. Doctors, nurses and emergency room workers may see and treat women who do not or cannot seek other kinds of assistance. Coordinated community response programs often work to create a network of support for victims and their families that is both available and accessible. Coordinated community response programs often use the full extent of the community’s legal system to protect victims, hold batterers accountable, and enforce the community’s intolerance of domestic violence. Coordinated community response programs also often engage the entire community in efforts to change the social norms and attitudes that contribute to domestic violence. (From American Medical Association, Family Violence: Building a Coordinated Community Response 12 (1996).)

The conference aims to advance the health care system’s response to domestic violence. The Conference attracts the nation’s leading medical, public health and family violence experts from across the U.S. with increased international participation. In addition to the institutes, workshops, and plenary session, award winning actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith will perform part of her one-woman show on healthcare, Let Me Down Easy, during the biennial National Conference on Health & Domestic Violence.

Conference Logistics:

Event Date:     March 29-31, 2012

Location:         San Francisco, California

Sponsor:          Futures Without Violence

The 6th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence will feature cutting-edge research and practice on the intersection of healthcare and violence prevention. Workshops, scientific posters, and plenary sessions highlight the latest research and most innovative clinical responses to domestic violence, with a focus on the work being done by physicians, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, nurse midwives, mental and behavioral health providers, social workers, domestic violence experts, researchers and others. The Conference includes an Exhibit Hall to feature local and national resources. The Conference is primarily funded by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

With thirteen (13) in-depth Pre-Conference Institutes, one hundred and seventy (170) workshop presentations, in addition to plenary and keynote sessions, the Conference is one of the largest forums of its kind for advocates, clinicians, and researchers.

Prevention Pre-Conference Topics:

The prevention pre-conference institutes, workshops, and plenary sessions are as follows:

Prevention: Here are some of the prevention related titles of sessions:

Pre-Conference Institute: Promoting healthy relationships & preventing teen dating violence in the middle school years

Pre-Conference Institute: Intersectionality and gender based violence

Pre-Conference Institute: What’s your role in ending violence against women on campus?

Teen dating violence trajectories: Expect respect and gender matters intervention projects

Evaluation of the green dot bystanding intervention program in high school and college campuses

Weathering tough economic times through relationships: Innovations in teen dating violence prevention with youth at the center

Preventing IPV among Hispanics: Family, partner and community violence exposure, innovative training programs and impact on reproductive health of gang-affiliated Latina women

Interactive multimedia and online tools to understand teen perspectives on relationships, teach about IPV, and to transform negative social norms to positive ones

The fourth R: Classroom and small-group strategies to reduce dating violence and abuse

Promoting healthy relationships among adolescents in health care and school settings

Engaging men and boys as allies: Prevention programs and therapeutic tools for young men exposed to violence

Closing plenary session on Transformers:  Risk, Resilience and the Promise of our Teens

Conference Sponsor: Futures Without Violence’s

 Mission

Everyone has the right to live free of violence. Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund, works to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world.”

Service(s)

From domestic and dating violence, to child abuse and sexual assault, Futures Without Violence works to end some of the most pressing global issues of our time.  We advance the health, stability, education, and security of women and girls, men and boys worldwide. In 1994, Futures Without Violence was instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by the US Congress. Striving to reach new audiences and transform social norms, we train professionals such as doctors, nurses, athletic coaches, and judges on improving responses to violence and abuse. As well, we work with advocates, policy makers and others to build sustainable community leadership and educate people everywhere about the importance of respect and healthy relationships – the relationships that all individuals, families, and communities need and deserve.



For further information on the conference or to register, please visit www.nchdv.org.

Source(s): DAIP. Prevent-Connect. Futures Without Violence website. American Medical Association, Family Violence: Building a Coordinated Community Response 12 (1996).)

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2011 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)

Date: November 10-13, 2011

Venue: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

Location: Chicago, IL

Contact: conferences@nmac.org or (202) 483-NMAC (6622)

URL: http://www.nmac.org/index/2011-usca

“The United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), set for November 10-13, 2011, at Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, in Chicago, IL, is an event you cannot afford to miss. For nearly two decades, USCA has sought ‘to increase the strength and diversity of the community-based response to the AIDS epidemic through education, training, new partnerships, collaboration and networking.’

It is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S., bringing together over 3,000 workers from all fronts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—from case managers and physicians, to public health workers and advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/As) to policymakers—to build national support networks, exchange the latest information and learn cutting-edge tools to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS. We hope you will be one of them.” –Paul A. Kawata, The Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council

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2011 United States Conference on AIDS

Date: November 10-13, 2011

Venue: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

Location: Chicago, IL

Contact: conferences@nmac.org or (202) 483-NMAC (6622)

URL: http://www.nmac.org/index/2011-usca

“The United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), set for November 10-13, 2011, at Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, in Chicago, IL, is an event you cannot afford to miss. For nearly two decades, USCA has sought ‘to increase the strength and diversity of the community-based response to the AIDS epidemic through education, training, new partnerships, collaboration and networking.’

It is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S., bringing together over 3,000 workers from all fronts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—from case managers and physicians, to public health workers and advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/As) to policymakers—to build national support networks, exchange the latest information and learn cutting-edge tools to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS. We hope you will be one of them.” –Paul A. Kawata, The Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council

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American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition

Venue: Washington, DC

Date: October 29- November 2, 2011

URL: http://www.apha.org/meetings/

According to the APHA website, “The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. APHA’s meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health. APHA has a world of public health in store for you.”

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Women’s Health For The Primary Care Provider

Date: 7 to 19 March 2011

Place: Orlando, Florida, United States

Website: http://www.mceconferences.com/conference-detail.php?conf_id=DN707

Contact name: Orly Light

This activity presents practical, evidence-based discussions of current topics in women’s health. The outstanding faculty speakers will present evidence-based lectures on a targeted selection of important topics of educational need related to women’s health care for primary care practitioners. The goal of this activity is to improve the knowledge of primary care providers and, thus, improve the quality of care for women

TARGET AUDIENCE – The course is directed to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses who provide primary care to women. Other health care professionals with an interest in women’s health will also gain significant knowledge from this educational activity.

TOPICS AND OBJECTIVES

*Hormone Therapy for Menopause: Current Data – 1)Discuss data on the risks and benefits of HT generated since the initial publication from the Women’s Health Initiative. 2)Discuss current evidence regarding the effect of HT on cardiovascular and breast cancer risk. 3)Apply current evidence regarding HT to clinical practice.

*Managing Menopausal Issues: Options for Therapy – 1)Compare and contrast contemporary pharmacologic options for HT. 2)Compare the pharmacology of oral HT to that of transdermal delivery systems. 3)Identify options for management of menopausal issues with agents other than HT.

*GYN Cancers: Prevention and Early Detection – 1)Discuss current theories on the etiologies of common gynecologic cancers. 2)Discuss recent evidence regarding risk factors for, early detection of, and prevention of gynecologic cancers. 3)Appreciate the pivotal role of primary care practitioners in improving gynecologic cancer outcomes.

*HPV and Managing Abnormal Pap Tests – 1)Describe the natural history of HPV infection and how it relates to recent changes in screening recommendations for cervical neoplasia. 2)Define the role of HPV testing in detecting and managing cervical neoplasia. 3)Compare and contrast the spectrums of action, approved indications, efficacy, and regimens for use of the two FDA-approved HPV vaccines.

*Managing Menstrual Abnormalities – 1)Identify common causes of menstrual abnormalities and discuss their pathophysiology. 2)Describe office, laboratory, and additional evaluation of menstrual abnormalities. 3)Identify management options for acute and chronic abnormal uterine bleeding.

*Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Simplified – 1)Discuss the current understanding of the pathophysiology of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. 2)Identify management options for the gynecologic consequences of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: abnormal uterine bleeding, hirsutism, and infertility. 3)Identify management options for the metabolic effects of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

*The Latest in Contraception: Pearls for Busy Primary Care Providers – 1)Describe why pelvic exams and lab tests are not necessary prior to prescribing hormonal contraception. 2)Integrate the use of the “Quick Start” method of initiating contraception into their practice. 3) Encourage more efficacious and long-acting methods of contraception 4) Update practice protocols to increase contraceptive use and decrease unintended pregnancy in their office.

*Introducing the 2010 US Medical Eligibility Criteria: An Evidenced Based Tool for Determining Safe Use of Contraception with Chronic and Other Medical Conditions – 1) Utilize the CDC Medical Eligibility Criteria to find safe contraceptive options for women with medical problems. 2) Remember to think about contraception when prescribing Category D or X medications (dangerous in pregnancy) 3) Explain the safety of hormonal contraception 4) Recognize the expanded patient profile for intrauterine contraception

*Women and Migraine: The Hormonal Link – 1) Define migraine with and without aura, menstrually related migraine, and true menstrual migraine 2) Utilize pharmacologic and behavioral options for acute and prophylactic management of migraine 3) Understand when hormonal medication is helpful and safe for women with migraine 4) Recognize and decrease incidence of chronic daily headache in your practice

*Update on STD Diagnosis & Management 1) Recognize common symptoms and presentations of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). 2) Describe current and preferred tests for Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and other STDs. 3) Discuss current CDC STD Treatment Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow up of common sexually transmitted infections.

*The Impact of Health Care Reform on Women’s Health Services – 1) Describe 5 highlights of the Affordable Care Act (health care reform) implemented in 2010 2) List 3 components of the health care reform which will directly impact women’s health care preventive services 3) List 3 features of coverage for abortion in state health insurance exchanges

*Depressive Disorders in Women – 1) Describe the range of Mood Disorders women experience 2) Recognize post partum mood disorders 3) Prescribe medications for depression in women and know when to refer

–MCE Conferences

Organized by: MCE Conferences

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Nichelle Mitchem Shares Information about “The Eighth International Symposium on Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies”

Organized by: Physicians’ Education Resource

Venue: The Westin New York at Times Square, New York, NY

Date: April 8-9, 2011

According to the Physicians’ Education Resource, The Eighth International Symposium on Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies provides a unique opportunity for medical oncologists, dermatologists, and other health care professionals to learn from and interact with international leaders in the fields of melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies in order to increase their knowledge of recent advances in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with these malignancies and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

Topics include:

  • Updates in disease prevention
  • Current and emerging diagnostic technologies
  • Genetic testing
  • Adjuvant therapy
  • Emerging therapies for regional disease
  • Systemic therapies, such as immunotherapies
  • Targeted therapies for metastatic melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies

“This educational activity is directed toward medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists and dermatologists interested in the treatment of patients with melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies. Fellows, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, researchers, and other health care professionals interested in the treatment of melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies are also invited to attend.” –Physicians’ Education Resource

Information Source: http://www.cancerlearning.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/conference.showRegistration/id/5/conference_id/651

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