Annual CSL Conference

15th Annual Community Service Learning Conference: Unseen and Unheard: Meeting the Needs of Displaced Youth

Saturday, February 5, 2022
8:15 am to 2:30 pm
Virtual Event
UT Health San Antonio

Keynote Speaker

Jennifer Rodriguez, JD
Executive Director of the Youth Law Center and a National Youth Advocate

8:15-8:45 amWelcome & Opening Remarks
Ruth Berggren, MD, MACP, Director, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, UT Health San Antonio

Honorable Peter Sakai, Retired Judge, 225th District Court, Bexar County

Webinar Recording

8:45-9:15 amPlenary: State of Youth Health in Texas
Ryan Van Ramshorst, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Director, Medicaid/CHIP Services, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
9:15-10:15 amKeynote: Seeing and Hearing Youth as They Deserve to Be Seen: Your Power to Change a Life
Jennifer Rodriguez, JD, Executive Director of the Youth Law Center and National Youth Advocate
Webinar Recording
10:15-10:45 amVirtual Community Partner Session
10:45-11:35 amBreakout Workshops: Choose one.

A. Bridges [Puentes]: A Strength-Based Approach for Helping Immigrant Families and Youth Cope with Stress in the Face of Adversity
Luz Garcini, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH), UT Health San Antonio

B. We Got Us: A Grassroots Model for Community Centered Health Equity
LaShyra (“Lash”) Nolen, 3rd Year Medical Student, Harvard Medical School
Workshop A Recording

Workshop B Recording
11:35-11:45 amBreak
11:45 am -12:45 pmLearning from Youth: South Texas Young Leaders Panel
Moderator: Rachel Pearson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Humanities, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, UT Health San Antonio
Webinar Recording
12:45-1:45 pmVirtual CSL Poster Session
1:45-2:30 pmPresentation of Top CSL Posters with Live JudgingWebinar Recording

Agenda subject to change.

Objectives

  • To share best practices and scholarship in community service learning with a focus on how to meet the needs of displaced youth.
  • 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.
  • To recognize and reward excellence in community service learning within the UT Health Science System.

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.

Conference Chair:  Melanie Stone, MPH, MEd, Assistant Director of Community Service Learning, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, UT Health San Antonio

Honorary Co-Chairs:  Rachel Pearson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and of the Medical Humanities, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, UT Health San Antonio and Ryan Van Ramshorst, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Director, Medicaid/CHIP Services, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:

Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics
LINC (Linking Interprofessional Networks for Collaboration)
Long School of Medicine
Office of the President
School of Dentistry
School of Health Professions

UT Austin College of Pharmacy Division of Pharmacotherapy

UT School of Public Health San Antonio Regional Campus