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8th Annual Community Service Learning (CSL) Conference

REGISTRATION

There is no cost to attend the conference, but registration is required.  

Note:  The lunch registration has passed.  Those who registered by the March 25th deadline will recieve a boxed lunch first; any extra lunches will be available to those who did no reigster in time.

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.

 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION- LIVE WEBCAST

The keynote presentation by Dr. Arvind Singhal "The Positive Deviance Way: Solving Complex Problems by Uncovering and Amplifying Wisdom that is Present but Hidden" from 9:15am-10:30am will be webcast live by NOWCastSA.  The video will also be available to replay later at NOWCastSA.com, thanks to the underwriting support of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. 

Click here for the link to the webcast:

 

AGENDA 

8:15 am

Registration Begins / Visit Community Partner Tables

Hurd Auditorium Foyer / Room 1.102

9:00-9:15

Welcome / Opening Remarks

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

Hurd Auditorium 1.104

9:15-10:30

Keynote:  The Positive Deviance Way: Solving Complex Problems by Uncovering and Amplifying Wisdom that is Present but Hidden*

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

*The keynote presentation will be webcast live by NOWCastSA, and the video will also be available to replay later at NOWCastSA.com, thanks to the underwriting support of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. 

Hurd Auditorium 1.104

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

Room 1.222

A Novel Approach to Reducing Health Care Associated Infections

Pranavi Sreeramoju, MD, MPH, UT Southwestern

Room 1.206

The Wicked Question Answered: Positive Deviance and the Delivery of Patient-Centered Care

Jodie Gary, PhD, RN, Texas A&M

Room 1.230

Small Actions that Make a Big Difference: Succeeding Despite the Odds in Health Care Education

Lucia Dura, PhD, UT El Paso

Room 1.228

11:40-12:00

Visit Community Partner Tables / Networking / Pick up Lunch

Hurd Auditorium Foyer / Room 1.102

12:00-1:00

Lunch: Panel Presentation of Outstanding CSL Projects

Featured student panelists with their mentors and community partners   

Moderator:  Janitzio Guzmán Medina, M.D. Candidate, Class of 2016

Hurd Auditorium 1.104

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

Jason Rosenfeld, MPH, UTHSCSA and Donna Sillan, MPH

Room 1.228

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

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

Room 1.230

Paradoxical Challenges in Delivering Healthcare: examples from nursing practice & type 2 diabetes

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

Room 1.222

Steps to design, test, and scale a positive deviance intervention: Lessons from a teen pregnancy prevention

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

Room 1.206

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

Jason Rosenfeld, MPH, UTHSCSA and Donna Sillan, MPH

Room 1.228

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

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

Room 1.230

Paradoxical Challenges in Delivering Healthcare: examples from nursing practice & type 2 diabetes

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

Room 1.222

Steps to design, test, and scale a positive deviance intervention: Lessons from a teen pregnancy prevention

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

Room 1.206

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

Hurd Auditorium 1.104

5:00-6:30

CSL Poster Session / Reception
 

Texas Star Café

 

THANK YOU TO OUR CONFERENCE SPONSORS:

NOWCastSA

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, San Antonio Regional Campus

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:

  • Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics
  • Dental School
  • Office of the President
  • Office of Student Life
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Mediicne Alumni Association