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American Public Health Association Annual Meeting 2013

November 2, 2013 - November 6, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

PSR will be participating in the annual APHA meeting in Boston, including several presentations by PSR leaders. See Peace Caucus schedule below for times and locations. Please also stop by the PSR booth in the exhibition hall!

Sunday

Honoring Victor W. Sidel, MD, and His Contributions To Public Health organized by APHA, Socialist Caucus, Medical Care Section, Peace Caucus Moderators: Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH  and Robert M. Gould, MD
SUNDAY (191.1)
2:30 - 4:30 Boston Convention and Exposition Center Room 210A

This session will honor former APHA President Victor W. Sidel, MD, Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine Emeritus, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein Medical College, and Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College. Time will be set aside for others who would like to make brief remarks. More information »

Join Sir Michael Marmot and fellow progressive health advocates for the 2013 Health Activist Dinner!

Where: Seaport District, Boston, MA When: Sunday, Nov 3rd from 6-9pm.

What: The Health Activist Dinner is a 30+ year tradition that celebrates activism for social justice in the field of health with an event that brings together progressive physician leaders and health activists from across the country. During the dinner, which coincides with the Annual Meeting of the APHA, we will present the winners of the 2013 Barsky, Cornely, Wellstone and Student Health Activist awards. Sir Michael Marmot, the renowned public health champion, lead investigator for the seminal Whitehall Studies, and former Chair of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health, will keynote the dinner in acceptance of the 2013 Barsky Award.

Tickets  (You may purchase 1-10 tickets in your name to share with colleagues).

Monday

WAR, TERRORISM AND PUBLIC HEALTH B. S. Levy, MD, MPH  and V.W. Sidel, MD  Presiders
MONDAY (3266.0)
12:30 - 2:00 PM BCEC, 052A

12:30 PM — Long journey home: Family reunification and the disappeared children of El Salvador. E. Barnert, MD, MS; E. Stover; G. Ryan, PhD; P. J. Chung, MD, MS
12:48 PM — Dilemma of humanitarian military intervention. W. F. Schulz, DMin
1:06 PM —  New developments in addressing the threat of nuclear weapons. I. Helfand, MD
1:24 PM —  Arms trade treaty. M. Valenti
1:42 PM —  Security threats of climate change. C. Thomasson, MD

Endorsed by: Medical Care, Socialist Caucus, Vietnam Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

PROSPECTS fOR PEACE AND HEALTH IN THE MIDDLE EAST: VIEWS fROM THE US, ISRAEL AND THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES Moderator: A. Meyers, MD, MPH
MONDAY (3456.0) 4:30 -6:00 PM BCEC, 052A

4:30 PM — Medicine handcuffed: Palestinian hunger strike in Israel’s prisons R. Marton, MD
4:50 PM — Health promotion under occupation A. Jarrar, MD
5:10 PM — Discussant: Noam Chomsky
5:40 PM — Discussion

Endorsed by: Medical Care, Socialist Caucus
CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

Tuesday

Health impacts of war on military personnel, veterans, families and communities Moderator: A. Hirschman, RN-C,  FNP, MPH
TUESDAY (4243.0)
12:30 PM-2:00 PM BCEC,  052A

12:30 PM — Living with the threat of house demolitions and its adverse psychological impacts: The case of arab-bedouin women in southern Israel. N. Daoud, MPH, PhD; Y. Jabareen, SJD
12:45 PM — Prevalence and correlates of violent behavior by military service members. M. E. Worthen, AB, MPhil, PhD; S. D. Rathod, PhD; G. Cohen; R. Ursano, MD; R. Gifford, PhD; C. Fullerton, PhD; S. Galea, MD,DrPH; J. Ahern, PhD
1:00 PM —  Working toward peace by providing civilian health and mental health services to active duty military personnel - an update. M. Cruz, MD; H. Waitzkin, MD, PhD
1:15 PM —  We believe in community: Using creative arts to help student veterans cope. G. Gorman, RN, PhD; S. Ezell, BA,RN
1:30 PM —  Mortality in Iraq associated with the 2003-2011 war and occupation: Findings from a national cluster sample survey. A. Hagopian, PhD

Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Medical Care, Mental Health, Socialist Caucus, Vietnam Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Black Caucus of Health Workers
CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

Advancing APHA’s 2009 Policy “The Role of Public Health Practitioners, Academics, and Advocates in Relation to Armed Conflict and War” Moderator: P. Sutton, MPH
TUESDAY (4414.0)
4:30 PM-6:00 PM BCEC, 253BC

The goal of this roundtable is to advance the uptake of APHA’s 2009 policy “The Role of Public Health Practitioners, Academics, and Advocates in Relation to Armed Conflict and War” within and beyond APHA.

Table 1.  A Toolkit for Global Health Professionals to Promote Peace. Moderators: Amy Hagopian and Martin Donohue
Table 2.  Veteran’s Health Issues.    Moderator: Ann Hirschman
Table 3.  Caring for Civilian Populations in Situations of Conflict. Moderator: Alan F. Meyers
Table 4.  Engaging Health Professionals. Moderator: Robert Gould

Endorsed by: Medical Care, Socialist Caucus, Black Caucus of Health Workers
Peace Caucus Business Meeting
TUESDAY (301.0)
6:00 - 7:00 PM BCEC, 210C

EVERYONE WELCOME!

Tuesday 8 PM - 12 midnight
Occupational Health Section Dance Party

Fund Raising Social, Party, and Dance
All welcome!!!!

Location: The Bell in Hand Tavern on the second floor. The Bell in Hand Tavern is just a block from Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall. There will be a DJ and cash bar; the kitchen will be open so you can order food.

Wednesday

Resistance to war and building peace Moderator: R. Gould, MD
WEDNESDAY (5189.0) 12:30 PM-2:00 PM BCEC, 052A

12:30 PM — Art and science combined to explore the nuclear age at Hanford. S. Gilbert, PhD, DABT; D. Noonan; N. Dickeman; D. Dickeman
12:45 PM — Women peacemakers: An online educational tool. C. L. Gould, MS, MPH; J. Gould, PhD; S. Gilbert, PhD, DABT
1:00 PM —  Working toward peace by providing civilian services for military personnel - conceptual and practical findings. H. Waitzkin, MD, PhD

Endorsed by: Medical Care, Socialist Caucus, Vietnam Caucus
CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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