GLOBAL HEALTH CONFERENCE XIII
GLOBAL HEALTH CONFERENCE XIII
Addiction: A Global and National Health Crisis
January 13, 2024
UCF COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
University of Central Florida College of Medicine & MedPACt’s 13th Annual Student-Run Global Health Conference
Topics include: Clinical psychiatry, addiction treatment obstacles, alternative reward pathways, substance + alcohol addiction, at risk populations for addiction, tech addiction, policymaking, food addiction, forensics + addiction, clinical + addiction psychology, destigmatization of addiction, gene + environment interaction.
OUR 2024 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Ira Chasnoff
Pediatrician, President of NTI Upstream
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago
Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D., an award-winning author, researcher and lecturer, is president of NTI Upstream and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He is one of the nation’s leading researchers in the field of child development and the effects of environmental factors on the developmental trajectory of children and adolescents. Dr. Chasnoff’s work encompasses community approaches to the integration of behavioral health services into primary health care, the schools, and the other multiple systems that serve children and families. Dr. Chasnoff has served several U.S. presidential administrations on committees and commissions dedicated to organizing and coordinating services for children and families across the nation and developing policies and procedures for addressing the needs of children at risk from prenatal and postnatal trauma. He also has worked with a wide range of States across the nation and internationally in developing universal outreach and early intervention programs for children and families affected by trauma or substance abuse.
Dr. Chasnoff received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, which in 1991 awarded him its first Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is the author of numerous research articles regarding the long-term cognitive, behavioral, and learning outcomes of high-risk children, and his article on racial and social class bias in the health care system has been cited as a landmark study by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Chasnoff has authored 15 books, which have received numerous awards and one of which has been recognized by The Hague International Court. Dr. Chasnoff’s books explore the biological and environmental factors that impact the ultimate development of high-risk children and presents practical strategies for helping children reach their full potential at home and in the classroom. His newest book, Guided Growth, has received international acclaim for its in-depth discussion of educational and behavioral interventions for children and teens with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and early trauma. Dr. Chasnoff has been a regular contributor to Psychology Today, writing about high-risk children and their families. The recipient of several awards for his work with women, children, and families, Dr. Chasnoff for several years has been selected by a poll of physicians across the nation for listing in America’s Best Doctors, cited for his ability to translate complex medical and psychosocial issues into relevant policy that guides the delivery of quality services. Dr. Chasnoff has been active in establishing comprehensive family intervention programs for children in Australia, Denmark, Portugal, Canada, Vietnam, the former Soviet Union, and across the United States and has lectured on this topic around the world.
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 – 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 PMSpeaker – Lewis Auditorium
4:00-4:10 PMShort Break
4:10-4:35 PMResearch Awards and Closing Remarks
1. Deadline: December 1st, 2023 at 11:59PM.
2. Requirements are the same for both Oral & Poster Presentations: Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results, Discussion (300 word maximum)
3. Poster must be submitted as PDF
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.