Annual CSL Conference

14th Annual Community Service Learning Conference: Communicating Hope: Delivering Essential Information in a Public Health Crisis

Friday, February 5, 2021 Noon to 5 PM
Saturday, February 6, 2021 9 AM to 1 PM
Virtual Event
UT Health San Antonio

Registration

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Call for Student Poster Abstracts

Students from UT Health San Antonio AND other health science institutions are invited to submit a poster abstract of their CSL project. Abstracts are due January 12, 2021. 

Keynote Speakers

Friday, February 5, 2021
Opening Keynote: Communicating Hope: Science vs Anti-Science
Ali Khan, MD, MPH, MBA
Retired Assistant Surgeon General, US Public Health Service and Dean, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Saturday, February 6, 2021
Closing Keynote: Rebuilding Trust through Health Communication
Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, MPA
Founder and CEO, Grapevine Health and Clinical Professor, The Group Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Tentative Agenda (subject to change)

All times are CST.Friday, February 5, 2021
Noon-12:15Welcome / Opening Remarks
12:15-1:30Opening Keynote: Communicating Hope: Science vs Anti-Science
Ali Khan, MD, MPH, MBA, Dean, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Former Assistant Surgeon General, US Public Health Service
1:30-2:30Panel: COVID-19 Response: Lessons Learned About Health Communication
Moderator: Ruth Berggren, MD, MACP, Director, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, UT Health San Antonio
2:40-3:40Breakout Sessions: Choose one.

A. Evidence, Insights and Strategy: Developing Effective Health Messages
Michael Mackert, PhD, Director, Center for Health Communication, UT Austin

B. Combining Ethics and Expertise: Health Literacy Best Practices for Public Health Emergencies
Jaime Carlin Watson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities & Ethics, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
3:45-5:00Virtual Community Partner Session
Saturday, February 6, 2021
9:00-10:00Virtual Poster Session
10:00-11:00Presentation of Top CSL Posters with Live Judging
11:00-12:15Closing Keynote: Rebuilding Trust through Health Communication
Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, MPA, Founder and CEO, Grapevine Health and Professor, The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
12:15-1:00Wrap-Up/Call to Action
Ruth Berggren, MD, MACP, Director, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, UT Health San Antonio

 

About the Conference

Community Service Learning (CSL) is a structured learning experience that combines community service with explicit learning objectives, preparation, mentorship and reflection.  UT Health San Antonio students address community-identified needs while learning about the context in which illness develops, connecting their academic coursework to real-life situations, and reflecting on their roles as future healthcare professionals.

The Annual CSL Conference at UT Health San Antonio originated in 2008 as an opportunity to learn from the CSL experiences of students, faculty, staff, and community partners in San Antonio and across Texas.  Each year, the conference focuses on a theme relevant to service-learning and hosts experts and guest lecturers, provides skill-building workshops, and showcases CSL projects through students’ poster presentations.

Presented by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics in conjunction with an interprofessional planning committee, the conference is free and open to the community.  

Objectives

  • To share best practices and scholarship in community service learning with a focus on delivering health information during a public health crisis.
  • 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.
  • To highlight existing UT Health Science System community service learning projects and future opportunities with community partners.
  • To recognize and reward excellence in community service learning within the UT Health Science System.

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:
Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics
Office of the President
School of Medicine


Call for Student Poster Abstracts

Past Conferences

Program Handbook

Resources