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4th Annual CSL Conference - April 7, 2011

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Better Together:  Academic-Community Partnerships to Improve Health Agenda

School of Nursing Hurd Auditorium - 7703 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio

9 AM

Registration Opens - Community Partner Tables


8:45-9:30 AM

Pre-Conference Workshop: Strategies & Tips for Mentors, Ruth Berggren, MD. PowerPoint.


9:35-9:50 AM

Welcome / Opening Remarks - VIDEO  

9:50-10:50 AM

Keynote Presentation: Making the case for community service learning: It's about you, it's about them, Pilar Oates - VIDEO


10:50-11 AM

Break - Community Partner Tables  

11 AM - 12:15 PM

Community Partnership Lunch Panel - Journey to Successful Collaborations: Lessons Learned - VIDEO

12:15-12:30 PM

Break - Community Partner Tables  

12:30-1:15 PM

Utilizing the Logic Model for community-based projects: Developing clear objectives and an evaluation plan Presented by Rebecca Grizzle, PhD and Kelly Dunn, PhD. PowerPoint.


A Whole New Light: Partnering with International Organizations
Presented by Alison J. Beck, PhD, OTR and Bridgett Piernik-Yoder, PhD. PowerPoint.


1:20-2:05 PM

IRB and CSL Presented by Joseph Schmelz, PhD. PowerPoint.


Engaging students in community service learning using an interprofessional education approach
Presented by Delia E. Bullock, MD; Veronica SL Young, PharmD, MPH; Amruta D.
Parekh, MD, MPH
; Jan Patterson, MD, MS. PowerPoint.



2:10-2:25 PM

Break - Community Partner Tables  

2:30-3:15 PM

Using Disorienting Dilemmas for Transformative Learning: The South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) Training Model Presented by Joan Engelhardt, BSN, RN, MSEd, PhD-C


Preventive Oral Healthcare Outreach and Education Presented by Juanita Lozano-Pineda, DDS, MPH. PowerPoint.


3:20-4:20 PM

Presentation of Outstanding CSL Student Projects - VIDEO  
4:45-6:30 PM CSL Poster Presentations - Recognition of CSL Mentors and Poster Awards - Reception  



This conference is free and open to the public. Lunch is provided for those who register online by March 25, 2011. Limited funds available for student travel from the San Antonio extension campuses - contact csl@uthscsa.educsl@uthscsa.eduThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.


Conference Objectives
  1. To share best practices and scholarship in community service learning across the disciplines of the University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center with a focus on effective academic-community partnerships.

  2. To bring together an inter-professional group of UT Health Science Center students, faculty, and staff from across the state with community partners to foster service learning collaborations.

  3. To highlight existing UT Health Science System community service learning projects and future opportunities with community partners.

  4. To recognize and reward excellence in community service learning within the UT Health Science System.




GOALS: The goal of the Annual CSL Conference is to foster academic-community partnerships that maximize students' educational experience while also improving health outcomes. Healthcare professionals will be able to develop sustainable partnerships with community organizations and/or academic institutions that improve the health of patients by engaging health professions students in community service experiences that include mentored preparation and reflection.


STATEMENT OF NEED: Offering continuing education credits to faculty and community members through Center activities furthers the UT Health Science Center San Antonio mission of providing compassionate and culturally competent state of the art clinical care and enhancing community health awareness, education and practices. The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics is uniquely qualified to provide ethics and professionalism education for healthcare professionals.


Center faculty and staff receive several requests from healthcare professionals to provide continuing medical education opportunities that address ethics and/or professionalism. A needs assessment survey of 143 local healthcare professionals was conducted in June, 2010. Of those surveyed, 27 percent identified community service learning as an area that represents a significant gap in their professional training or practice. The Annual CSL Conference: Academic-Community Partnerships to Improve Health is intended to address the community-identified need of further training in community service learning.


PRESENTER DISCLOSURES: The following persons were involved in educational content decisions as presenters and have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose: Scott Ackerson, Allison Beck, Ruth E. Berggren, Delia Bullock, Adelita Cantu, Mary "Kelly" Dunn, Joan Engelhardt, Rebecca Grizzle, Juanita Lozano-Pineda, Jill Oettinger, Amruta Parekh, Jan Patterson, Sr. Phyllis Peters, Bridgett Piernik-Yoder, Joseph Schmelz, Richard Usatine, Adela Valdez, Julie Wisdom-Wild and Veronica Young.  Pilar Oates has disclosed that she is the director of Methodist Healthcare Ministries, which provides grant funding to UT Health Science Center San Antonio.


PLANNING COMMITTEE DISCLOSURES: The following persons were involved in educational content decisions planners and have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose: Martha Baez, Carrie Jo Braden, Keith Cogdill, Amanda Evrard, Marvin Forland, Ruth Grubesic, Deborah Hargis, Craig Klugman, Judith Livingston, Rebecca Lunstroth, Paulina Mazurek, Stephanie McClain, Carol Nguyen, Julie Novak, Roger Perales, Katherine Prentice, Pegeen Seger, Kirk Smith, Melanie Stone, Vanessa Sweet, Robert Talbert, Beatriz Tapia, Rosalie Tierney-Gumaer, Rajia Tobia, Ximena Urrutia-Rojas, Paula Winkler.



Certified Health Education Specialists: Sponsored by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc, this program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 5.5 total Category 1 continuing education contact hours.


Dental Hygienists/Dental Assistants: Approved for 5.25 CEU for Dental Hygienists/Dental Assistants.


Nursing: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Participant must attend 75% of the program and submit a program evaluation to receive credit.


Pharmacists: University Health System Department of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.



Physicians: The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This live activity meets the Texas Medical Board criteria for formal Continuing Medical Education involving the study of medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Physician Assistants: This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 5.25 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.


This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for
Commercial Support of Live Programs.


Social Workers: The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is an approved provider of social work continuing education by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. Participant must attend 75% of the program and submit a program evaluation to receive credit.


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Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by R13 MD5790 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.