Call for Presentations: 6th Cross-Cultural Health Care Conference


January 25th, 2019 - January 26th, 2019

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Ala Moana Hotel

SAVE THE DATE!!The 6th Cross-Cultural Health Care Conference: Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Interventions will be held January 25-26, 2019 at the Ala Moana Hotel. Early bird registration has begun. The Abstract deadline is May 31, 2018

The Hawai’i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education (HCCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Hawai’i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

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Invitation to Submit Abstracts

Abstract Call Ends on May 31, 2018, with notification no later than July 1, 2018.

Research topic must have a cultural aspect / theme and address at least one of the objectives of the conference.

After the conference, attendees should be able to:

1) assess how cultural training has been implemented and evaluated in the medical education curriculum;
2) identify past studies on the efficacy of cultural training;
3) participate in interprofessional collaborations.

****If relevant, please include proof of IRB approval****

All those selected are required to pay the conference registration fee.



Addressing Diversity in Medical Education – Dr. David Acosta, M.D., Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Promotion of Cultural Competence in Rehabilitation Services – Dr. Fabricio Balcazar, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago

Patient Decision Aids and Shared Decision Making – Dr. Dana Alden, Ph.D., William R. Johnson, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Marketing, UHM Shidler College of Business and Dr. Christopher Saigal, M.D., MPH, Professor and Vice Chair of Urology at University of California at Los Angeles

The Role of Culture in Non-Technical Skills Training – Dr. Douglas Smink, M.D., MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Native Hawaiian Health Disparities Research – Dr. Joseph Keawe Kaholokula, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, UHM Department of Native Hawaiian Health

Successful Interprofessional Collaborations: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work – Dr. Jerris Hedges, M.D., M.S., MMM; Dr. Mary Boland, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Dean, UHM School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene; Dr. Carolyn Ma, PharmD, BCOP, Dean, UH Hilo College of Pharmacy; Dr. Kathryn Braun, DrPH, Director, UHM Office of Public Health Studies; Dr. Noreen Mokuau, DSW, Dean, UHM Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

Where Are We Now: The State of Cross-Cultural Health Care in 2019 – Dr. Joseph Betancourt, M.D., MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Disparities Solution Center; Director of Multicultural Education, Massachusetts General Hospital