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8th Annual Community Service Learning (CSL) Conference

 

CALL FOR STUDENT POSTERS

Abstracts for Student Community Service Learning (CSL) Posters are being accepted through March 3, 2015.  Click here to submit your abstract online.  

The posters do not need to be related to the theme of the conference:  any type of community service learning activity is acceptable.  All abstracts will be reviewed by an interprofessional committee for selection, and you will be notified within 2 weeks regarding your poster acceptance.  If accepted, your poster is due for printing on March 25, 2015.  The Poster Session takes place at the April 2nd CSL Conference, from 5:00-6:30pm in the Texas Star Cafe.

Click here for information on writing a CSL Abstract.

 

REGISTRATION

There is no cost to attend the conference, but registration is required.  Register by March 25 to receive a lunch. 

Eventbrite - 8th Annual CSL Conference: Positive Deviance

 

LOCATION

The location of the conference is the School of Nursing, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78229.

PARKING

If you are a student or employee of UT Health Science Center San Antonio, please park in your usual space.  If you are joining us from off campus, please click here for parking directions and map.


OBJECTIVES

1. To share best practices and scholarship in community service learning with a focus on using positive deviance to uncover solutions to community challenges.

2. To bring together an interprofessional group of University of Texas (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.

 

AGENDA 

8:15 am

Registration Begins / Visit Community Partner Tables

9:00-9:15

Welcome / Opening Remarks  

Ruth Berggren, MD, Director, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, UT Health Science Center San Antonio

9:15-10:30

Keynote:  Positive Deviance for Creating Community Solutions

Arvind Singhal, PhD, Marston Endowed Professor of Communication, UT El Paso, Positive Deviance Researcher and Author

10:35-11:35

Plenary Sessions:  Positive Deviance Applied

*choose one session to attend*

Looking at problems through the Positive Deviance Approach: from combating childhood malnutrition to overcoming health care issues

Donna Sillan, MPH and Monique Sternin, MEd, Tufts University

A Novel Approach to Reducing Health Care Associated Infections

Pranavi Sreeramoju, MD, MPH, UT Southwestern

Positive Deviance in Nursing Practice and Education

Jodie Gary, PhD, RN, Texas A&M

Succeeding Despite the Odds in Health Care Education

Lucia Dura, PhD, UT El Paso

11:40-12:00

Visit Community Partner Tables / Networking / Pick up Lunch

12:00-1:00

Lunch: Panel Presentation of Outstanding CSL Projects

Featured student panelists with their mentors and community partners 

1:00-1:10 Break

1:10-2:40

Workshop A Breakouts:  Developing Skills to Apply Positive Deviance 

*choose one session to attend*

How can we effectively engage the community to develop solutions: examples from the fields of nutrition and public health

Donna Sillan, MPH and Jason Rosenfeld, MPH, UTHSCSA

How to identify successful strategies already at work in the community: examples from obesity in HIV patients and children

Alex Foster, MD, MPH, UTHSCSA Jordan Abel, MD, UTHSCSA and Barbara Taylor, MD, MS, UTHSCSA

How to disseminate successful strategies: examples from type 2 diabetes

Monique Sternin, MEd, Tufts University, Jodie Gary, RN, PhD, Texas A&M, and Claudia Boyd, UT El Paso

How to test and spread success: examples from teen pregnancy prevention

Alejandra Diaz, MA, Arvind Singhal, PhD, UT El Paso, and Ruth Berggren, MD, UTHSCSA
2:40-2:50

Break

2:50-4:10

Workshop B Breakouts:  Developing Skills to Apply Positive Deviance

  *choose one session to attend*

These sessions are repeated from Workshop A

How can we effectively engage the community to develop solutions: examples from the fields of nutrition and public health

Donna Sillan, MPH and Jason Rosenfeld, MPH, UTHSCSA

How to identify successful strategies already at work in the community: examples from obesity in HIV patients and children

Alex Foster, MD, MPH, UTHSCSA Jordan Abel, MD, UTHSCSA and Barbara Taylor, MD, MS, UTHSCSA

How to disseminate successful strategies: examples from type 2 diabetes

Monique Sternin, MEd, Tufts University, Jodie Gary, RN, PhD, Texas A&M, and Claudia Boyd, UT El Paso

How to test and spread success: examples from teen pregnancy prevention

Alejandra Diaz, MA, Arvind Singhal, PhD, UT El Paso, and Ruth Berggren, MD, UTHSCSA

4:15-4:45

Closing Session:  Using Positive Deviance in CSL

Ruth Berggren, MD, UTHSCSA, Alex Foster, MD, MPH, UTHSCSA, and Arvind Singhal, PhD, UT El Paso

5:00-6:30

CSL Poster Session / Reception