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Adventist HealthCare Fall Conference

Dec
3
Tue
Dec 3, 2013
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Marriott Inn & Conference Center
Hyattsville, MD

This year's conference will focus on cultural competence during end-of-life care, including an informative and thought-provoking day of panels and distinguished speakers.

Registration Details

Registration is closed or no longer available for this event.

Fees & Payment

Regular online registration is $85 through 11/27/2013. Onsite registration will then be available for $100 (credit card payments only) the day of the conference.


Description

Adventist HealthCare's Center on Health Disparities 7th Annual Fall Conference in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services:

"Partnering Toward a Healthier Future: Addressing Disparities in Behavioral Health"

This year’s conference presents an informative and thought-provoking day of panels, distinguished speakers and an interactive session, providing a 360 degree perspective of the treatment of behavioral health as it relates to public health. Conference attendees will gain insight from health-care industry experts, spiritual leaders and consumers of behavioral health services, offering best practices to address this important health topic amidst the changing health-care landscape. Save your seat by registering today!

Additional Conference Highlights

  • Spirituality & Behavioral Health Fireside Chat—Panel Presentation with Diverse Religious Leaders; Audience Q&A
  • Presentation of the Center on Health Disparities 2013 Blue Ribbon Award & 2013 Health Equity Report
  • Best Practices: Resources and Research in Behavioral HealthPanel Presentation
  • Healthcare Reform Provisions to Address Behavioral Health and the Social Determinants of Health

Scheduled Speakers

We are honored to have the following distinguished speakers at our 7th Annual Fall Conference:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. David Satcher

Dr. David Satcher, Former U.S. Surgeon General and Director of The Satcher Health Leadership Institute

David Satcher, MD, PhD is Director of The Satcher Health Leadership Institute which was established in 2006 at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Satcher was sworn in as the 16th Surgeon General of the United States in 1998 and served until 2002. He also served as the 10th Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services making him only the second person in history to have held both positions simultaneously. His tenure of public service also includes serving as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He was the first person to have served as Director of the CDC and then Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Satcher has held top leadership positions at the Charles R. Drew University for Medicine and Science, Meharry Medical College, and the Morehouse School of Medicine.

FEATURED SPEAKERS
Larke Huang, PhD

Larke Huang, PhD
Director, Office of Behavioral Health Equity, SAMHSA

Larke Nahme Huang, PhD, is a licensed clinical-community psychologist and Senior Advisor in the Administrator’s Office of Policy Planning and Innovation at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She provides leadership on national policy for mental health and substance use issues for children, adolescents and families and leads the Administrator’s strategic initiative on Trauma and Justice. She is also the Director of SAMHSA’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity which was legislated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (health reform). In 2009, Dr. Huang completed a six month leadership exchange at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where she was the Senior Advisor on Mental Health. She has developed programs for underserved, culturally and linguistically diverse populations, evaluated community-based programs, and authored an array of books and articles on behavioral health.

Paolo del Vecchio, MSW
Director for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA

Paolo del Vecchio, MSW, is the Director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). Paolo was the first Consumer Affairs Specialist hired in 1995 by SAMHSA. In this capacity, he promoted consumer participation in all aspects of the Center's policies and operations ranging from public education to developing evidence-based practices to address the needs of persons with mental illnesses. Paolo has been involved for over 40 years in behavioral health as a consumer, family member, provider, advocate and policy maker. Paolo has been a leader in many Federal efforts including the Mental Health Statistics Improvement Project Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee, the Federal Advisory Planning Board for the Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health, the HHS Multiple Chronic Conditions and Community Living Initiatives and numerous others.

Click to View Conference Agenda

8:30am

Welcome

  • Marcos Pesquera, RPh, MPH, Executive Director, Center on Health Disparities at Adventist HealthCare
  • Kevin Young, President, Adventist Behavioral Health
8:45am

Opening Keynote Address: An Overview of Disparities in Behavioral Health

  • David Satcher, MD, PhD, Former Surgeon General of the United States
9:30am

Spirituality & Behavioral Health Fireside Chat: Panel Presentation with Diverse Religious Leaders

  • Christianity—Dr. Alfie Breland-Noble, First United Methodist Church, Hyattsville, MD SpeakOut Program
  • Hinduism—Niru Jani, MD, Jani Physicians, LLC
  • Islam—Imam Mohamed Abdullahi, Muslim Community Clinic
  • Judaism—Rabbi Dr. Gary Fink, Montgomery Hospice
  • Moderator: Kevin Young, President, Adventist Behavioral Health
10:10am Audience Question and Answer Session; Five Minute Face Time: Personal Story from a SpeakOut Participant, Cindy Harding
11:05am Networking and Vendor Visitation (BREAK)
11:30am

Plenary Address: Addressing Behavioral Health in HealthCare Reform and the Social Determinants of Health

  • Larke Huang, PhD, Director, Office of Behavioral Health Equity, SAMHSA
12:00pm LUNCH with Video Vignette: “Snapshots of Wellness”: Stories of Recovery and Wellness
12:45pm Blue Ribbon Award Presentation
1:00pm

Best Practices: Resources and Research in Behavioral Health

  • Jimmy Venza, PhD, Director, Therapeutic Nursery Program, Lourie Center for Infants and Young Childre
  • Raymond Crowel, PsyD, Chief, Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at Montgomery County, Behavioral Health Services; Gayle Jordan-Randolph , MD, Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health and Disabilities, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Charlene LeFauve, PhD, Deputy Director for Special Populations, National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Moderator: Mark Covall, President and CEO, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems
  • Five Minute Face Time: Personal Jackie Pettis, Manager, Wellness & Recovery, Value Options
2:20pm BREAK
2:30pm

Closing Address

  • Paolo del Vecchio, MSW, Director for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA
3:00pm

Concluding Remarks

  • Marcos Pesquera, RPh, MPH, Executive Director, Center on Health Disparities at Adventist HealthCare

Click to View Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Teresa Witt via phone 301-315-3313 or e-mail twitt@adventisthealthcare.com for more information about any of the opportunities below:

  • 2013 Platinum Sponsor - Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services: includes sponsorship of conference lunch, banner displayed and dedicated table in the conference meeting hall with eight complimentary tickets for attendees. Additionally, the Platinum Sponsor will assist in presenting the Center’s Blue Ribbon Award during lunch. A display table in meeting hall and sponsor logo displayed on the Center on Health Disparities’ 2012 Conference website, and sponsor logo in printed materials are also included at this sponsorship level.
  • Gold Sponsor - $7,000: includes sponsorship of conference full breakfast and dedicated table in conference meeting hall for eight complimentary tickets for attendees; a display booth at meeting hall, and logo in all printed materials.
  • Silver Sponsor - $5,000: includes sponsorship of conference break with a banner displayed in conference meeting hall and table recognition in conference room with four complimentary tickets for attendees; display booth at meeting hall, and logo in all printed materials.
  • Bronze Sponsor - $2,500: includes conference sponsorship with banner displayed in reception area and display booth in meeting hall. Four complimentary conference tickets.
  • Exhibitor - $500 per table: representative able to attend conference and display materials.

Continuing Education Credits Available

  • The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners certifies that this program meets the criteria for 5.4 credit hours of Category I continuing education for social workers and associates licensed in Maryland.
  • This event is approved for 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for Physicians.
  • Additional continuing education units for nurses and chaplains are under review.

Special Attendee Note

Once registered, please print your confirmation receipt and bring a copy with you to the conference.

Contact

Emeobong Martin, Project Manager at 301-315-3184 or send an email

Schedule & Location

Schedule

Date Time Location
1. Tue, December 03 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Marriott Inn & Conference Center

Location Details

  • Marriott Inn & Conference Center
    3501 University Boulevard E
    Hyattsville, MD 20783
    Main: 301-985-7300
    Fax: 301-985-7517

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Inclement Weather Policy

In the case of bad weather, we follow Montgomery County public schools scheduling. If school starts late, morning classes and programs will be canceled; if school is canceled, all classes and programs will be canceled. Please call 1-800-542-5096 to confirm class cancellations.