Northeast Regional Symposium

May 12, 2018
Doral Arrowwood Resort, Rye Brook, New York

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The Northeast Regional Symposium will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Doral Arrowwood Resort in Rye Brook, New York. With the theme of global health, this event will showcase student and clinical faculty work on topics related to international medicine.

Dr. Majid Sadigh, Trefz Family Endowed Chair in Global Health at the Western Connecticut Health Network and director of Global Health at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, will deliver this year's keynote address. Dr. Sadigh is an expert in global health and has traveled the world in support of humanitarian aid efforts. He has extensive training in infectious disease with particular focus on addressing and fighting the HIV epidemic. In 2016, he was honored with the Connecticut Hospital Association’s Healthcare Hero award.

The symposium will include a physician-led panel on challenges facing global health and six student presentations addressing issues related to international medicine. AUC clinical students in the tristate area and beyond are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration. Submission guidelines and criteria are noted below.

The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. with presentations and panel discussion ending by 5:00 p.m. Attendees are invited to a pre-session breakfast from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and a hosted reception from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

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*Registration will close on Friday, April 13, 2018

Symposium Program

Morning Session

  • 8:00 – 9:00 am: Breakfast and Reception
  • 9:00 – 9:10 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks: Robert Hecht, MD, Associate Clinical Dean for the US
  • 9:10 – 9:30 am: Student Presentation: An Unfortunate Truth: Climate Change, Health Impacts, and Increased Outbreak of Vibrio Cholera, Andrew Ward and Joseph Hong
  • 9:30 – 9:50 am: Student Presentation: Cervical Cancer: A Global Burden on Women’s Health, Austin McEvoy, Kevin Spence, and Elizabeth Swezey
  • 9:50 – 10:10 am: Break; global health elective student reflections and photographs on display outside of the lecture hall
  • 10:10 – 11:40 am: Faculty Panel Discussion: Ethical Dilemmas in Short Term Electives in Global Health
    • Faculty Panel Discussion: Ethical Dilemmas in Short Term Electives in Global Health
    • Moderator: Majid Sadigh, MD
    • Panelists: Bulat Ziganshin, MD, Danbury Hospital; Tanya Rogo, MD, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center; Eric Pena, MD, Staten Island University Hospital; Paul Nanda, MD, Fast Track Urgent Care Center
  • 11:40 – 12:40 pm: Keynote Address: My Heart Burns: Three Words Form a Memoir
    • Majid Sadigh, MD, Trefz Family Endowed Chair in Global Health at the Western Connecticut Health Network and Director of Global Health at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
  • 12:40 – 1:40 pm: Lunch (Specialty interest tables hosted by AUC Clinical Chairs)

Afternoon Session

  • 1:40 – 2:00 pm Student Presentation: Diabetic Complications: A Growing Global Health Crisis; Chasing the Zebra: A Rare Case of Meningitis, Emily Bergstrom, Melissa Bunke, Yehia El-Hajjar, Rudy Forte, Jasper Nutt
  • 2:00 – 2:40 pm: WCHN Global Health Elective Program, Bulat Ziganshin, MD, Research Director, Aortic Institute at Yale New Haven
  • 2:40 – 3:10 pm: Student Presentation: Global Health: Implementing Sustainable Frameworks of Care, Gloria Cheung and Janice Hanawi
  • 3:10 – 3:30 pm: Break; Global Health Elective student reflections and photographs on display outside of the lecture hall
  • 3:30 – 3:50 pm: Student Presentation: Refugee Mental Health: A Global Health Crisis?, Samuel Malian and Laylan Shali
  • 3:50 – 4:10 pm: Student Presentation: Influenza, Clinton Gunn, Constance Steinmann and Timothy Martin
  • 4:10 – 4:30 pm: Student Presentation: An Arbovirus Abroad: Service-Learning at AUC, Constantine Kanakis
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Closing Remarks, Robert Hecht, MD, Kimberly Kirkland, PsyD, Stephen Ash, MD, and Ian Scobie, MD, Clinical Deans, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
  • 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Evening Reception and Cocktail Hour, Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations

Call for Student Presentations

The call for student presentations has closed. 

Call for Global Health Elective Posters

Students who have completed a Global Health Elective through the Western Connecticut Health Network's Global Health Program are invited to participate in a poster and photograph exhibition. Posters can include photographs and personal reflections related to an experience while rotating abroad. 

Submissions must be sent to Dr. Robert Hecht, Associate Clinical Dean for the US, at rhecht@aucmed.edu by 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Transportation

AUC will be organizing transportation for clinical students based out of Danbury Hospital, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, and Nassau University Medical Center.

CME Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through joint providership of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
 
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
College Cognate Credit(s)

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.