GLOBAL HEALTH CONFERENCE XII
GLOBAL HEALTH CONFERENCE XII
Fostering Resilience in Self and Others
January 28, 2023
UCF COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Thank you to all who attended!
University of Central Florida College of Medicine & MedPACt’s 12th Annual Student-Run Global Health Conference
Topics include: Memory and cognition, mental health + wellness, pain management, stress + burnout, nutrition, perceptions of healthcare, implicit bias + prejudice, and trauma.
OUR 2023 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Essam Daod
Psychiatrist, Co-Founder of Humanity Crew
Dr. Daod is a trained psychiatrist and psychotherapist who provides emergency mental health interventions to displaced children and their families so they can transform their trauma into a source of growth. He grew up in Israel in a small Arab Palestinian village in Galilee. In 2015, he flew to Greece for what became a humanitarian rescue mission, where he co-founded Humanity Crew and has been working with refugees ever since. Currently, he is an avid refugee mental health practitioner and researcher. He has spoken at countless conferences and media outlets worldwide, advocating for the importance of mental health support for child refugees and people in crises. In 2018, he became a TED Fellow and a WHO mental health expert team member. In 2021, his work was featured in the docuseries “The Me You Can’t See” produced by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry for Apple T.V.
Humanity Crew’s Instagram: @Humaitycrew
Humanity Crew’s Twitter: @Humanitycrew
Website: www.essamdaod.com | www.humanitycrew.org
7:30-8:00 AMSet up / Poster setup
8:00-8:30 AMBreakfast / Milling / Trickle In / Poster Presentations – Atrium
8:30-10:00 AMPanel Discussion – The Tenacity of Resiliency: Addressing the Varying Nature of Trauma – Lewis Auditorium
10:00-10:10 AMShort Break
10:10-11:00 AMWorkshop Block A
11:00-11:05 AMTravel Time
11:05 AM-12:05 PMResearch Oral Presentations – Lewis Auditorium
12:30-1:00 PMPoster Presentations – Second Floor
1:05-1:55 PMWorkshop Block B
1:55-2:00 PMTravel Time
2:00-2:55 PMWorkshop Block C
2:55-3:00 PMTravel Time
3:00-4:00 PMDr. Daod Speech – Lewis Auditorium
4:00-4:10 PMShort Break
4:10-4:35 PMResearch Awards and Closing Remarks
1. Deadline: December 31st, 2022 at 11:59PM.
2. Requirements are the same for both Oral & Poster Presentations: Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results, Discussion (300 word maximum)
If Chosen to Present
Acceptances of both oral and poster presentations will be notified by email on a continuous basis leading up until the conference. Acceptances will be sent out starting on November 30th, 2022.
“The Tenacity of Resiliency: Addressing the Varying Nature of Trauma”
Graham has been employed with the Centene Corporation since 2014, as a Clinical Provider Trainer serving the Sunshine Health Plan. A graduate of James Madison University, he is also a certified child and adolescent trauma professional, certified trauma professional, and a youth mental health first aid instructor. With 25 years of experience in child welfare, I committed most of my career to serving adolescents residing in therapeutic residential treatment programs in the Washington D.C. metro area, and south Florida. The position that really sparked my passion for trauma informed care, occurred while I served for nine years as the Youth Services Director of an accredited residential therapeutic group home for 48 teenage boys in Florida’s dependency/foster care system, ages 12-18 years. During this time, I also served as the trainer for several Florida programs, facilitating crisis intervention training to a variety of human service agencies, to include medical hospitals, psychiatric units, therapeutic group home providers, juvenile justice programs, and alternative schools. I have a deep passion for trauma informed care, as trauma is a public health issue, and I am committed to “bringing the science to the standard of care, as we owe it to our children”. In 2020 Graham received the Broward County Guardian Ad Litem’s “community advocate of the year” award. In 2022, he selected as the winner of Centene’s company-wide innovation challenge, as it relates to mobilizing access to healthcare in rural communities. Personally, I have been married for 25 years and my wife and I have 3 amazing children.
James Whitworth is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida. He has taught graduate clinical social work courses for ten years. Dr. Whitworth has also provided private practice counseling for military members, veterans, and their families with depression, anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Lt Colonel (Ret) Whitworth served as a clinical social worker and mental health officer in the US Air Force for 21 years. He is the former Chief of Air Force Family Research at the Pentagon and also worked three years as the Chief of Air Force Family Advocacy Operations and Research. Dr. Whitworth has presented and published research on trauma response/recovery/resilience, PTSD assessment/treatment, alternative treatments for PTSD, family violence and building community capacity within military populations. Dr. Whitworth taught behavioral medicine and research to Family Medicine Residents at Eglin Air Force base for six years.
Dr. Durgin is the Medical Director at Devereux-Florida and serves on Devereux’s National Medical Advisory Committee.
She graduated from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed her General Psychiatry Residency followed by a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she served as Chief Fellow.
She is Board Certified and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She has served as a Councilor of the Florida Psychiatric Society and served as Chair of the Child and Adolescent Committee for FPS. She has been serving as a member of the Florida Medicaid Workgroup expert panel to develop Guidelines for Psychotropic Medication Use for Children and Adolescents with and without Neurodevelopmental Disorders since 2009.
She was Chair and co-presenter of a workshop at the 2013 and 2014 AACAP annual meetings titled: “A Residential Treatment Model for Dually Diagnosed Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Mental Health Conditions and Developmental Delays.” She has presented at FPS regarding best practices in psychotropic medication prescribing for children, best practices for treatment of youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities, and best practices for treatment of commercially sexually exploited youth. She has provided classes to medical students regarding diagnosing and treating various mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions. She has also provided classes to community foster care providers for the Florida Dept of Children and Families including “Attachment Disorders: The Link Between Infancy and Early Onset Mental Health Issues” and to schools, state advocates, and the local community including “ADHD: What Educators Need to Know,” “When to Consider Psychiatric Medication for Children with Special Needs,” “Adolescence: A Time of Transition” and “Parenting.” She enjoys giving trainings regarding trauma informed care and pediatric psychopathology in developmentally delayed and neurotypical youth. She has provided consultation to local hospitals for evaluation of children for Autism Spectrum.
She enjoys reading, travelling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Nezahualcoyotl “Neza” Xiuhtecutli has been working with the Farmworker Association of Florida since 2016 when he joined the organization’s research team to work on different projects related to farmworkers’ exposure to heat, socioeconomic challenges faced by H-2A guest workers, and developing a curriculum to train farmworkers in pesticide safety. He assumed the role of General Coordinator in December of 2020. He has 20 years working with rural communities in the US Southeast and Mexico and Central America. His training is in anthropology and holds a PhD in that discipline from Tulane University. As part of his training, he became interested in indigenous economic and governance systems and their role in community-driven decisions.
Dr. Asli Cennet Yalim is an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida School of Social Work. Prior to entering academia, she worked as a psychologist with children and families across different educational and health settings in Istanbul, Turkey. She received her master’s degree in Social Work from Florida State University and her PhD in Social Welfare from University at Buffalo. Dr. Yalim’s areas of research are refugee and immigrant mental health, barriers to mental health services, forced migration in the Middle East, refugee women, and acceptance and mindfulness-based interventions with refugees. Her methodological approach includes mixed-methods, grounded theory, and community-based participatory approach. She has collaborated on funded projects including an interprofessional, evidence-based virtual program to prevent burnout, suicide, mental health conditions, and substance-use disorders among healthcare workers. She teaches courses on the topics of human development, research methods, micro-level interventions, social work in health settings, and social work with immigrants and refugees.
Workshop Facilitators: Dr. Tracy Macintosh MD, Dr. Khan-Assad MD, Dr. Stephanie Cohen DO, Dr. Shayne Gue MD
The UCF COM’s Clinical Skills and Simulation Center is excited to host a highly interactive, in-person simulation that will walk you through your role as a first-responder in a post-hurricane disaster event. In this workshop, you will learn how to assess, classify, and treat patients alongside physician facilitators. Students will have the opportunity to select roles in a team environment to coordinate an efficient response to various patient scenarios, including exposure to standardized patients and simulation mannequins. Alongside Emergency Medicine physicians and residents, students will apply what they learned in a group debrief to further build on their knowledge from the encounter. If you are ready to face Florida’s natural disasters, this is the workshop for you!
Workshop Facilitators: Erin Albertini and Sarah Rinehart, Co-Program Directors of the Human Rights Clinic of Miami
Psychological and emotional trauma are a common occurrence and detrimentally affect individuals, families, and communities throughout the world. Join our workshop led by Directors of the Human Rights Clinic of Miami on trauma-informed care, which will teach attendees to recognize how global factors including persecution, migration, and violence may affect patient trauma. There will be scenarios to practice trauma-informed patient interviewing and care by learning how to conduct sensitive patient history and provide resources sensitive to their circumstances. Learn how to recognize and address patient trauma in this workshop with the Human Rights Clinic of Miami in this interactive workshop!
Workshop Facilitators: Kaileigh Anne Tayek, Director of the School of Arts & Health with Central Florida Community Arts, and UCF COM Arts in Medicine
Central Florida Community Arts (CFCArts) and its Arts & Health Collective focus on the Social Determinants of Health to provide equitable access to the arts for all people. CFCArts reaches thousands of unique individuals across the U.S. through partner-based programs and workshops for all populations including those who are aging, under-resourced, and/or medically vulnerable. Their most notable programs are the UpBeat! Theater Troupe (2020 International Hamilton Arts & Innovation Award Winner) a national virtual film and regional in-person theater program for those with varying cognitive abilities and Musical Minds a sing-a-long choir for those with Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease. Discover how we use multi-disciplinary art techniques and one’s own creativity to make accessible and impactful arts programming. We are passionate about the arts and would like to share our strategy to encourage arts accessibility for all!
Workshop Facilitators: Brittany Chandani, Certified Yoga Instructor, and UCF COM Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group
Join us as Brittany Chandani, a certified yoga instructor, leads a session in restorative yoga. She will guide us through a sitting series, standing series, and some meditation techniques. Our hope is that you can take the lessons from this 50-minute session into your workplace, whether you are stretching at your workstation or taking a deep breath during your break. This will be a minimally active session, so don’t worry about breaking a sweat! Mats will be provided, and you may bring a change of clothes but it is not required. If you are up for some mid-conference relaxation, this workshop is for you!