13th Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health

Oakland, California
Monday, June 18, 2018

13th Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health
The California Endowment Conference Center
2000 Franklin St, Oakland, CA

June 18-21, 2018

Tentative Agenda*: 
*This agenda is being updated on a regular basis. We encourage you to check back frequently for updates as other speakers and sessions are confirmed.

Monday, June 18
08:15-08:45 Registration
08:45-09:15 Welcoming Remarks
Stefano Bertozzi, Dean of UC Berkeley’s  School of Public Health;
Gemi Gonzalez, Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco.
09:15-10:00 Migration and Global Health: Historical & Current Trends
Marc Schenker, University of California Davis 10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:00 Global Policies & Strategies to Address Migrant Health
Santino Severoni, World Health Organization
11:00-11:45 Joint Initiative of the Health of the Migrants and their Families Karen Capio, International Organization for Migration
11:45-12:30 Returning to the Country of Origin: Challenges and Opportunities
Xochitl Castañeda, University of California Berkeley
12:30-13:45 Lunch & Poster presentations

13:45-16:15 Breakout Sessions
1. Moving from Research to Public Policy
Steven P. Wallace, University of California Los Angeles
2. Strategies for Improving Communication with Limited English Proficient Populations During Emergencies
Justine Kozo, County of San Diego, Health and Human Services
Laura Curvey, County of San Diego, Office of Emergency Services
3. Data Sources and Research Methods on Migration and Health Alfonso Rodriguez-Lainz, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Welcoming Reception at Agave Uptown Restaurant, 2135 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612

Tuesday, June 19
08:15-08:30 Coffee
08:30-09:30 The Experience of Turkey in Addressing the Health Needs of the Syrian Refugees Kanuni Keklik and Selami Kılıç, Ministry of Heath of Turkey
09:30-10:00 Refugee Health: Overview of California Screening Program and Key Findings of 2017 Health Data
          Nuny Cabanting, California Department of Public Health
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:00 Migration and Effect on Children & Elderly Left Behind
Melissa Siegel, United Nations University, Netherlands
11:00-11:45 Cure TB: Treating Tuberculosis Across Borders
Kathleen Moser, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
11:45-12:15 Recognition of champions in Migrant Health
Carmela Castellano-Garcia, Alfonso Rodriguez-Lainz and Steven P. Wallace
12:15-13:30 Lunch & Posters Session
13:30-14:45 Delivering Health Services to Migrant Populations: Challenges and Opportunities, 
Panel Discussion (plenary)
Facilitator: Ndola Prata, University of California Berkeley
Panelist: Carmela Castellano-Garcia, California Primary Care Association
David B. Vliet, CEO Tiburcio Vazquez Health Center
Margaret Wheeler, UCSF School of Medicine
14:45-15:00 Break
15:00-16:15 Breakout Sessions
4. Immigrant Occupational Health and Safety
Marc Schenker, University of California Davis
5. Community-Based Approaches to Researching Migrant Health
Shira Goldenberg, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada
6. The Unique Health Needs of Syrian Refugees: Case Studies and Overview of Current Research
Fatima Karaki, University of California San Francisco Laila Soudi, Stanford University

Optional social activity (not included in registration fee): Ferry trip from Oakland Jack London Square to San Francisco Ferry Buidling. Dinner in San Francisco.

Wednesday, June 20

08:15-08:30 Coffee
08:30-09:15 Mexico’s Strategy for Health Services for Migrant Populations
Maria Gabriela Jurado Gutiérrez, Secretariat of Health of Mexico
09:15-10:00 Remittances and its Impact on the Health of Migrants and Their Families
Jose Jorge Mora, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higer Education, Mexico
Arellano Gonzalez, University of California Davis
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:00 Mobile Populations, Violence and Health
Cathy Zimmerman, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
11:00-11:45 Gender, Geographic Mobility and HIV/AIDS in Southern and East Africa
Caitlin Patler, University of California Davis
11:45-12:30 The Ulysses Syndrome: The immigrant Syndrome with Chronic and Multiple Stress
Joseba Achotegui, University of Barcelona, Spain
12:30-13:40 Lunch & Posters Session
13:40-14:50 Breakout Sessions
7. Migrant Children’s Mental Health
Dori Espeso, University of Barcelona
8The Knowledge Hub on Health and Migration: an Opportunity for Strengthening Intercountry Collaboration, Learning From the Experience of Others and, Mainstreaming Best Practices
Palmira Immodino, World Health Organization- Europe
9. Methodological and Ethical Considerations of a Five-Year Study with Migrants in Transit through Mexico 
Cesar Infante, National Institute of Public Health, Mexico
14:50-15:05 Break
15:05-16:15 Breakout Sessions
10. Human Trafficking and the U.S. - Mexico Nexus
Diana Fimbres, Polaris
11. Climate Change, Migration and Health
Federico Castillo, University of California Berkeley
12. Group Discussion: Working with Vulnerable Migrant Populations

Thursday, June 21

09:00-13:00 Site Visit to the “Ventanilla de Salud /Health Window Program” at the General Consulate of Mexico in San Francisco, located at 532 Folsom St., San Francisco, and to the North East Medical Services located   at 1520 Stockton Street in San Francisco.


Contact Information

  • Liliana Osorio
    Health Initiative of the Americas
    Phone: 619-692-5504

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Payment Instructions

  • Last Day to Register: Tuesday, June 12
    Standard Registration Fee 
    - General:   $450
    - Students:  $250

    Registration fee includes: Access to four-days presentations, workshops, field trip, materials, welcoming reception, lunch and coffee breaks.

    Payment type

    - Credit Card
    - By check in the U.S.* (Instructions)

    *Deadline for payment by check is June 1st. 

    Cancellation Deadline: June 8, 2018.
    If you need to cancel your registration a 20% administration fee will be charged. Cancellations made after June 8 are not refundable.

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