MUSC Global Health Symposium November 3-4, 2015

Tuesday, November 3
Location: MUSC Drug Discovery Building Auditorium DD110

8:00 am       Registration and Coffee

8:30 am      Welcome
Mark Sothmann PhD, Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs, MUSC
John Vena, PhD, Chair, Public Health Sciences, MUSC
Michael Sweat, PhD, Director, Center for Global Health, MUSC

8:45 am         Keynote Speaker (link to audio)
Michael Merson, MD, Director, Duke Global Health Institute,
Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health

9:45 am          Break

10:00 am     
Session 1 - Panel: Facilitating Global Health Research Collaborations in Neuroscience (link to audio)

Moderators:  John Vena, PhD, Chair, Public Health Sciences, MUSC
                    Zdenko Sonicki, MD, PhD, School of Public Health, University of Zagreb
University of Zagreb and Medical University of South Carolina Hand-in-Hand:  How Can We Work Together?
Davor Jezek, MD, PhD, Vice Dean of International Relations, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
Lesion-Induced Plasticity in the Central Nervous System
Mario Vuksic, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience & Anatomy, Head of the Croatian Institute for Brain Research, University of Zagreb
Fresh ideas on architecture of cognitive processing and Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis: possibilities for translation into clinical practice
Goran Simic, MD, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience & Anatomy, Croatian Institute for Brain Research, University of Zagreb
Neuroscience Research at the Medical University of South Carolina
Jacqueline McGinty, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, Director, Neuroscience Institute,  MUSC

11:00 am    
Session 2 - Oral Presentations:  Interventions In Low-Resource Settings That Span Disciplines, Institutions, and Health Problems (link to audio)
The South Carolina/Tanzania Consortium for Appropriate Health Technology (MUSC, Clemson, Arusha Technical College, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences)
Moderator:   Michael Sweat, PhD, Director, Center for Global Health, MUSC
Community-Based HIV screening in Rural Tanzania: The value of integrating  non-communicable disease screening
Michael Sweat, PhD, Director, Center for Global Health, MUSC
Challenges of treating Diabetes, Hypertension and CKD in low resource settings
David Ploth, MD, Distinguished Professor of Nephrology, MUSC
Novel technological approaches to data capture, participant tracking, and intervention monitoring in rural resource-constrained settings
Basant Singh, PhD, Sopantech, New Delhi, India
Developing novel and feasible biotechnology to screen for and manage Diabetes
Delphine Dean, PhD, Gregg-Graniteville Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Clemson University
Urbanis Melkior, Head of Electrical Engineering, Arusha Technical College, Tanzania

12:00 pm    
Lunch in Drug Discovery Building lobby
(For participants registered by 10/16, sponsored by the MUSC Center for Global Health)

1:00 pm         
Session 3 - Panel: The Challenge Of Sustaining Health System Strengthening In Low-and Middle-Income Countries (link to audio)
Moderator: Peter Zwerner, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology, Chief Medical Officer, MUSC Physicians
Advancing Cardiac Care in Tanzania
Eric Powers, MD, Peter C. Gazes Professor of Cardiology, Co-Director of the Heart and Vascular Center, MUSC
Anesthesia Training in Tanzania
Scott Reeves, MD, Professor and Chair of Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, MUSC
Training Ethiopian Therapists to Deliver Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)
Patty Coker Bolt, PhD, OTR/L, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, MUSC
Advancing Trauma Systems Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Joseph Sakran, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Global Disaster Preparedness, MUSC
Sustaining Orthopedic Care in Haiti Post Earthquake
Shane Woolf, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Chief of Sports Medicine, MUSC

2:00 pm     
Session 4 - Oral Presentations: Emerging Issues in Global HIV Prevention and Care (link to audio)
Moderator:  Mulugeta Gebregziabher, PhD, Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences, MUSC
Tuberculosis Among HIV Seropositive Persons:  Prevention and Treatment
Chris Whalen, MD, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Georgia
Self-testing for HIV in Kenya
Jeff Korte, PhD, Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences, MUSC
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): Effectiveness and challenges for implementation
Ginny Fonner, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MUSC
The Promise of E-Platform Technology in HIV Care and Medical Education
Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH & TM, Associate Professor, East Carolina University
 

3:00 pm        Break

3:30 pm     
Session 5 – Panel:  The Intersection Of Global And Domestic Health, How Global Health Engagement Benefits The US: The Case Of Ebola (link to audio)
Moderator:  Michael Sweat, PhD, Director, MUSC Center for Global Health
Battling Ebola in West Africa:  A Local Perspective
Mame Awa Toure, MD, Country Director, Jhpiego, Côte d’Ivoire office
Mental Health in Liberia Post-Ebola
Gail Stuart, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Distinguished University Professor, College of Nursing, MUSC
Inside an Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia
Jeffery Deal, MD, Adjunct Professor, Public Health Sciences, MUSC
Ebola:  Impact on the U.S. Health Care System
Danielle Schuerer, MD, Chief Quality Officer, MUSC Medical Center  
Impact of Ebola on the Local Health Care System in Bo, Sierra Leone
Gary Gilkeson, MD, Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, MUSC

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Location:  MUSC Drug and Discovery Building D110

9:00 am     
Session 6 - Oral Presentations:  Creative Health Interventions With Global Reach (link to audio)

Moderator:  Anbesaw Selassie, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences, MUSC
Global Tobacco Control
K. Michael Cummings, PhD, MPH, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Co-Director of the Tobacco Policy and Control Program, MUSC
Community Engaged Research in Nigeria and Ghana:  Hypertension and Stroke
Carolyn Jenkins, DrPH, Professor and Endowed Chair of Nursing, MUSC
Telemedicine in Honduras
Andrea Summer, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, MUSC
Palliative Care in India
Suparna Qanungo, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Nursing, MUSC

10:00 am    Session 7 - Debate (link to audio)
 “The US standard of care should be utilized in low-resource country health assistance and research.”
Moderator:  Lisa Saladin, PT, PhD, Dean of College of Health Professions, MUSC
Michael Sweat, PhD, Director, Center for Global Health, MUSC
Kevin O'Reilly, PhD, The World Health Organization (Retired) / Adjunct Professor, MUSC

10:40 am    Break

11:00 am    
Session 8 - Panel: Capacity Building, Global Health Education and Service Learning (link to audio)
Moderator:  Delphine Dean, PhD, Gregg-Graniteville 
Associate Professor, Clemson
Increasing Research and Publication Capacity in a Service Delivery NGO
Anthony Gichangi, PhD, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Director; Jhpiego, Kenya
Moving Beyond Relief in Volunteer Engagement Through the Use of a Sustainable Healthcare Delivery Model
Michael O’Neal, MA, PMP, International Director, Palmetto Medical Initiative
Project OKURASE:  A Model for Education and Grassroots Capacity-Building in Rural Ghana
Cynthia Cupit Swenson, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MUSC; Co-founder of Project Okurase
Designing Medical Devices for the Developing World:  A Global Health Partnership in Biotechnology
John DesJardins, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Bioengineering Abroad Programs, Clemson University
Sarah Stafford, Bioengineering, B.S., Clemson '16

12:00 pm     Lunch - available at various venues on and around campus

Wednesday Afternoon Concurrent Sessions - Please note the venue change!
Afternoon sessions will be held in the College of Health Professions, Building A Rooms 105 and 106.
1:30 - 2:30 pm  
Track 1 - Oral Presentations:  Interventions and Research

Moderator:   John Vena, PhD, Chair of Public Health Sciences, MUSC
Organ Donation and Transplantation - Croatian Experience
Mirela Busic, MD, Coordinator of Transplant Program, Ministry of Health, Republic of Croatia
Treating male infertility:  why do we need testicular biopsy biobanks?
Davor Jezek, MD, PhD, Vice Dean for International Relations, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
Innovations in Transplant
Kenneth Chavin, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery, Microbiology and Immunology, Vice Chair of Research Department of Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Health Sector Transformation Plan of Ethiopia:  Potential Research and Policy Collaboration Areas
Eyoel Birhan, MPH, Provost of St Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College

Track 2 - Panel Discussion:  Opportunities and Examples of Student Engagement in Global Health
Moderator: Matthew Husband, College of Health Professions
Emory Global Health Case Competition
Rahoul Ahuja, College of Medicine
Global Tropical Medicine Interest Group/Center for Global Health Travel Grants
Victoria Way, College of Medicine
Benefits of Service Learning Project in Low-Income Countries
Sara Atkinson, College of Health Professions
Randomized Trial in Low-Income Country
Caroline Vrana, College of Graduate Studies
Service Learners International in Haiti
Melissa Hite, College of Medicine

2:30-3:30 pm       
Track 1 - Oral Presentations:  Interventions and Research
Moderator, Patty Coker-Bolt, PhD, Professor of Occupational Therapy, MUSC
PTSD Treatment in Japan Post-Tsunami
Peter Tuerk, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MUSC
Water and Sanitation Project in Haiti
Jennifer Harper Ogle, PhD, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Clemson University
Technology-based Intervention for Diabetes Prevention and Control:  Kenya, Congo and Rwanda
Leonard Egede, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Director of Center for Health Disparities Research, MUSC
Kidney Disease in Croatia
Ante Cvitkovic, MD, PhD, Director, Institute of Public Health of Brod Posavina County, Croatia

Track 2 - Panel:  Global Surgery in Low-and Middle-Income Countries
Moderator:  Joseph Sakran, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Global Disaster Preparedness, MUSC
Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine

Blake Willis, MD, Global Health Fellow, Emergency Medicine, MUSC 

Anesthesia in Low-Resource Settings

Ebony Hilton, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, MUSC 

Specialty Surgical Care in Low-Resource Settings

Shane Woolf, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Chief of Sports Medicine, MUSC

3:30-4:30 pm    
Open Forum:  Identifying Collaborations and Internship Opportunities
Moderator:  John Vena, PhD, Chair of Public Health Sciences, MUSC
                   Michael Sweat, PhD, Director, Center for Global Health, MUSC
This session will start with a brief overview of goals, and the session will be designed to stimulate discussion about possible collaborations and internship opportunities.  

5 pm         Adjourn

Thursday Workshop Session
Location:    Hilton Hotel Conference Room
                 9 am - 12 pm
The Design and Implementation of Global Studies
Organized and Facilitated by Caitlyn Ellerbe, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences, MUSC
The aim of this workshop is to highlight the critical components for the design and implementation of global studies.  Sessions will focus on determining a meaningful effect size, options for randomization and blinding, working with IRBs, best practices for central monitoring, special considerations for working with the host site(s), and finally novel study designs (adaptive designs, stepped wedge designs, and bridging studies).