Latino Health Promotion Summit: ‘A Focus on Prevention and Community Collaboration,’ Feb. 10 and 11

Friday, February 10, 2012 - 4:00pm to Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 3:00pm
“Healthy weight attainment has become a life-and-death issue in Arizona,” notes Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP, associate dean for the Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs and director of the Hispanic Center of Excellence at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. This critical health-care issue is the focus of the second annual Latino Health Promotion Summit: “A Focus on Prevention and Community Collaboration,” Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11, on the Arizona Health Sciences Center campus, 1501. N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. The summit (Feb. 11) and opening reception (Feb. 10) are free and open to the public. 
 
The summit is presented by the Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs (www.diversity.medicine.arizona.edu) and the Hispanic Center of Excellence (www.hispanichealth.arizona.edu) in collaboration with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), the Arizona Latin-American Medical Association (ALMA), the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (THCC).
 
The goal of the summit is to bring together community members, physicians, medical and pre-health students, residents and promotoras or community health workers to increase awareness of the effects of excess weight on health and wellness and to work together to develop community-based health promotion strategies that address the root causes of this epidemic in the Latino community. 
 
The opening reception will be held Friday, Feb. 10, 4 to 6 p.m., and will feature speakers Elena Ríos, MD, MSPH, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), who will discuss “Healthy Weight Attainment as a Health Policy: A National Perspective,” and John Molina, MD, JD, chief executive officer of the Phoenix Indian Medical Center, who will discuss “Healthy Weight Attainment as a Health Policy: A View from Arizona.” The reception, with light refreshments, will be held in Kiewit Auditorium at The University of Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson
 
The summit will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in DuVal Auditorium at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. The keynote presentation, “Impact of Obesity on Latino Populations,” will be delivered by Dr. Rios; additional speakers include Dr. Molina and: 
 
 
· Howard J. Eng, MS, DrPH, RPh, UA assistant professor of public health and pharmacy practice; director, Southwest Border Rural Health Research Center at the Center for Rural Health, UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
 
· Stephen P. Thomson, MD, assistant professor and program director, Endocrinology Fellowship, Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
 
· Roberto Ruiz, MD, FACP, medical director, Arizona Diabetes Foundation; clinical assistant professor, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
 
· Stephen Lopez, MD, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
 
· Merrill Eisenberg, PhD, assistant professor, UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
 
· Carmen Ferlan, MPH, MIS, Mariposa Community Health Center, Santa Cruz County, Ariz.
 
· Leticia Martinez, RD, El Rio Community Health Center, Tucson 
 
Registration is requested for the summit, which will include lunch. For more information or to register, please visit the website www.diversity.medicine.arizona.edu/node/154 or contact Matt Stelling, UA Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs, 520-626-7146, email: mbstelli@email.arizona.edu 
 
This program is sponsored for CME by the University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center.
 
The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
 
The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.