4176.0 Public Health Without Borders (2008 Meeting Theme)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 12:30 PM
This important session will focus on the meeting theme, public health without borders. Presentations will focus on public health on the United States (US)-Mexico border and health issues in India. Presentations will include discussions of infectious disease surveillance, Helicobacter Pylori and the development of binational and bilingual health questionnaire on the US-Mexico border. Another presentation will discuss the disparities in health outcomes between different indigenous groups in India.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Illustrate how Paniyas are different from other social groups with regard to their vulnerability 2. Discuss ways that binational influenza data can be used to improve overall disease surveillance along the U.S.-Mexico border 3. Describe the most frequent types of binational infectious disease cases in the California-Baja California border region 4. Learn estimates of the prevalence of H. pylori and other gastro-intestinal pathogens including protozoa and helminthes 5. Identify the need for careful development of questionnaires for binational and bilingual health surveys

12:35 PM
Comparative health outcomes of Paniya tribes (Wayanad, Kerala): The need to address their differential vulnerability
Slim Haddad, MD, PhD, Marta Feletto, PhD, K.S. Mohindra, PhD, Gisčle Contreras, MSc and Delampady Narayana, PhD
12:50 PM
Disease respects no borders: Conducting binational surveillance for influenza-like illness in the California-Baja California border region
Paula Kriner, MPH, Karla Lopez, MD, Alba E. Phippard, MPH, Angélica Pon Méndez, MD, Marta Lorena Nava, MD, Peter Kammerer, MD, MPH, Martha Vázquez-Erlbeck, MD, MPH, Sonia Montiel, QFB, Maureen Fonseca-Ford, MPH, Carlos Moya Rabelly, MD and María-Teresa Bonafonte, PhD, MPH, MS
1:05 PM
Implementation of a binational reporting protocol to identify, investigate, and report binational cases in the California border counties, 2005-2007
Martha Vázquez-Erlbeck, MD, MPH, Alba E. Phippard, MPH, Maria-Teresa Bonafonte, PhD, MPH, MS, Azarnoush Maroufi, MPH, Angélica Pon Méndez, MD, Paula Kriner, MPH, Karla Lopez, MD, Alfonso Rodriguez-Lainz, PhD, DVM, MPVM and Michele Ginsberg, MD
1:20 PM
Helicobacter pylori, Protozoa, Helminths and Household Hygiene in a Binational Sample of a US-Mexico Border Population
Victor Cardenas, MD, MPH, PhD, Kristina D. Mena, PhD, Melchor Ortiz, PhD, SriTulasi Karri, PhD, Easwaram Variyam, MD, Casey Barton Behravesh, DVM, DrPH, DACVP, JohnR Bristol, PhD, Lillian F. Mayberry, PhD, Ynes R. Ortega, PhD, Yoshihiro Fukuda, MD PhD, Armando Campos, MD MSc and David Y. Graham, MD
1:35 PM
Developing a binational and bilingual health questionnaire for the US-Mexico border
Patricia Cravioto, MPH, PhD, Francis C. Notzon, PhD and Carmen Sanchez-Vargas, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Socialist Caucus

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