8:30: Registration, Shamrock Lobby
8:45: Welcome, Shamrock Ballroom
  • Steven W. Wallace, President, University of Houston Faculty Senate, and Professor, School of Theatre and Dance, University of Houston
9:00:  Session I: Morning Keynote Address, Shamrock Ballroom
  • Paula M. Short, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Houston System, and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Houston
  • Edward Emmett, Judge, Harris County
9:30: Session II: Plenary, Shamrock Ballroom
  • Faith Foreman, Assistant Director, Department of Health and Human Services, City of Houston
    • The State of Public Health in Houston
  • David S. Lopez, President and CEO, Harris County Hospital District
    • The Challenges of Serving Harris County's Uninsured Population
10:15: Break

10:30: Session III: Plenary, Shamrock Ballroom
  • Marjorie Petty, Regional Director, Region VI, Department of Health and Human Services
    • How the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Will Work in Texas
  • Jessica Mantel, Co-Director, Health Law and Policy Institute, and Assistant Professor, Law, University of Houston
    • Looking Beyond the Individual Mandate and Exchanges: How ACA is Changing the Organization and Delivery of Health Care

11:30: Session IV: Luncheon, Conrad Hilton Ballroom

  • Renu Khator, Chancellor, University of Houston System, and President, University of Houston
  • Annise Parker, Mayor, City of Houston

1:30: Session V: Plenary, Shamrock Ballroom

  • Kenneth Shine, Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Texas System
    • Healthcare--Looking Ahead--A Team Sport
2:00: Special Topics Symposia I
  • Symposium I-A: The Affordable Care Act in Texas, Shamrock
    • Moderator: Carrie Feibel, Announcer and On-Air Talent, KUHF-FM Radio
    • Benjamin Hernandez, Deputy Assistant Director, Department of Health and Human Services, City of Houston
    • Elena M. Marks, Health Policy Scholar, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
    • Michael Cline, Associate Director, Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, Rice University
  • Symposium I-B: Healthcare in a Multicultural Community, Plaza
    • Lovell A. Jones, Professor Emeritus, UT Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center; Co-Founder, Intercultural Cancer Council; Chair, Board of Directors, Children and Neighbors Defeat Obesity (CAN DO), Houston
      • Who We Are Shapes How We Look at Problems
    • Daphne C. Hernandez, Assistant Professor, Texas Obesity Research Center and Department of Health & Human Performance, University of Houston
      • Houston, We Have a Problem: Food Insecurity-Obesity Paradox
    • Nathan Grant Smith, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Houston
      • HIV Prevention among Gay and Bisexual Young Men: Initial Results of a Pilot Primary Prevention Intervention
    • Sara Kauffman, Houston Area Director, Refugee Services of Texas
      • Healthcare Access Challenges for Refugees
  • Symposium I-C: Mental Health Issues and Initiatives, Flamingo
    • Asim A. Shah, Chief of Psychiatry, Harris Health System and Ben Taub Hospital; Executive Director, Psychotherapy Services and Intensive Outpatient Program; Director, Mood Disorder Program at BTH/Harris Health System; Directory, Community Behavioral Health Program; Associate Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Family and Community Medicine; and Assistant Director, Psychiatric Residency Education, Baylor College of Medicine
    • Adrian Garcia, Sheriff, Harris County
    • Marilyn Brown, President and CEO, Coalition for the Homeless of Houston and Harris County
    • Jeanette Valdivieso, Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Legacy Community Health Services
    • Stephen H. Linder, Associate Director, Institute for Health Policy, University of Texas
      • Factors in Serious Psychological Distress: A Population Health Perspective

3:45: Break

4:00: Special Topics Symposia II

  • Symposium II-A: Preventive Health: Improving Access to Nutrition and Exercise, Flamingo
    • Moderator: Ernie Manouse, Announcer and On-Air Talent, KUHT-TV
    • Linda Williams-Willis, Harris County Extension Director, Texas AgriLife Extension Service
    • Norma Olvera, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Houston
    • Dale Davidson, Co-Chair, School Health Advisory Committee
  • Symposium II-B: Grassroots Healthcare Organizations, Shamrock
    • Chris Souders, Associate Medical Director, Houston Fire Department
    • Daniel Montez, Chief Executive Officer, Vecino Health Centers
      • Grassroots Organizations: Faith and Perseverance"
    • Andrea Caracostis, Executive Director, Asian American Health Coalition and HOPE Clinic
    • Marcie Mir, Chief Development Officer, El Centro de Corazon
      • The Vision of One: the Commitment of Many
    • Jo Z. Carcedo, Chief Administrative Officer, Legacy Community Health Services
      • Providing Comprehensive Healthcare in an Urban Health Setting--Challenges and Opportunities
  • Symposium II-C: The Future of Healthcare, Plaza
    • Moderator: Craig Cohen, Announcer and On-Air Talent, KUHF-FM Radio
    • John H. Miller, Jr., Chair, Community and Government Relations Committee; Professor, Physics, University of Houston
    • Rathindra N. Bose, Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer, University of Houston System, and Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, University of Houston
      • Human Genes and Personalized Medicine
    • Clifford C. Dacso, Professor, Molecular & Cell Biology and Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
    • Dale Hamilton, Director, Diabetes Heart Program, The Methodist Hospital; Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
    • Vincent H. Tam, Professor, Clinical Sciences and Administration, University of Houston