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Grand Rounds

2016 SPRING SEMESTER PRESENTATIONS
All presentations are free and are held on Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Central Time, in Austin (K-100 Lecture Hall at 1100 W. 49th Street, see map) or via webinar.
Follow the links below to detailed information about the presentations, including how to register, and to view the types of CE credit available.

Presentation Date

Presentation Title

March 30, 2016

Postpartum Depression Screening and Management

April 6, 2016

Chagas Disease in Texas

April 13, 2016

Case Studies Examining the Impact of Community Health Workers/Promotores

April 20, 2016

Emerging Vaccine Issues

April 27, 2016

Zero Suicide: Not Another Life to Lose in Texas — sign in at K-100 or register for the Zero Suicide webinar online

April 29, 2016

Zika Virus Disease – SPECIAL SESSION – Friday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm — sign in at K-100 or register for the Zika webinar online

Watch the recorded "Zika Virus Disease" Webinar

Please note that we are unable to provide CE credit for the recorded presentation.

May 4, 2016

E-Cigarette Epidemic among Youth and Young Adults: Surveillance, Risk Factors, and Consequences— sign in at K-100 or register for the E-Cigarete webinar online

What is Grand Rounds?

Each stop on the DSHS Grand Rounds learning journey is an opportunity to expand your knowledge of the science and practice of behavioral and population-based health. The series of scholarly presentations support workforce development at the Texas Department of State Health Services by encouraging a culture of learning and the integration of evidence into practice.
If you have questions or comments, please e-mail grandrounds@dshs.state.tx.us.
Continuing Education contact: ce.service@dshs.state.tx.us
TRAIN Texas contact: txtrain@dshs.state.tx.us

March 30, 2016  Postpartum Depression Screening and Management

Presenters: Christina Annette Treece, MD, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology - Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine; Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Obstetrics, Texas Children’s Health Plan; Lesley French, Director, Women’s Health Coordination, Texas Health & Human Services Commission; Lisa Ramirez, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division, Texas Department of State Health Services

Description: Following childbirth, about 10 to 15 percent of all women experience postpartum depression, or PPD, which is depression associated with the aftermath of pregnancy. About 30 to 70 percent experience symptoms for one year or even longer. Most women with postpartum depression are diagnosed with minor depression, but 4 to 5 percent meet the criteria for major depression. Please join Dr. Treece, Dr. Hollier, Leslie French and Lisa Ramirez to examine case studies and learn more about PPD risk factors, symptoms, screening tools, diagnosis, treatment, services available, and data tracking.

1.5 continuing education credit/contact hours available for the following:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Continuing Nursing Education
  • Social Workers
  • Certified Health Education Specialists and Master-Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors
  • Registered Sanitarians
  • Licensed Psychologists

A certificate of attendance is available for those not seeking the credits/contact hours listed above.

April 6, 2016 Chagas Disease in Texas

Presenters: Sarah A. Hamer, MS PhD DVM, Assistant Professor and Associate Wildlife Biologist®, Texas A&M University; Tom J. Sidwa, DVM, MPH, State Public Health Veterinarian & Manager, Zoonosis Control, DSHS; Edward J Wozniak, DVM, PhD, State Veterinarian, Health Service Region 8, South Central Texas, DSHS

Description: For years, scientists have known that the sweetly named “kissing bug” found throughout South and Central Texas carries the parasite that causes Chagas disease which is a major killer in parts of Latin America. Chagas disease can lead to life-threatening heart and digestive disorders and may be more widespread in Texas than previously thought. Please join Sarah A. Hamer, MS, PhD, DVM, Assistant Professor & Associate Wildlife Biologist®, Texas A&M University; Edward J Wozniak, DVM, PhD, State Veterinarian, Health Service Region 8 - South Central Texas, DSHS and Tom J. Sidwa, DVM, MPH, State Public Health Veterinarian, DSHS to learn about the epidemiology, symptoms and treatment of Chagas.

1.5 continuing education credit/contact hours available for the following:

  •  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Continuing Nursing Education
  • Social Workers
  • Certified Health Education Specialists and Master-Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Registered Sanitarians

A certificate of attendance is available for those not seeking the credits/contact hours listed above.

April 13, 2016    Case Studies Examining the Impact of Community Health Workers/Promotores

Presenters: Oscar J. Muñoz, Director, Colonias Program, Texas A&M University; Monica Garcia, CHW, CHWI, Supervisor, Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness Center, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; Rosamaria Murillo, PhD, Director of the Office of Border Affairs, Texas Health and Human Services Commission; Evelyn Delgado, Assistant Commissioner at Texas Department of State Health Services

Description:
Community health workers (CHWs) are typically front line workers who are trusted members of and/or have a unique and intimate understanding of the communities they serve.  Community health workers assist people to gain access to needed services and build individual, community, and system capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, patient navigation and follow-up, community health education and information, informal counseling, social support, advocacy, and participation in clinical research. Other names for this type of health care provider include promotor(a), village health worker, community health aide, community health promoter, and lay health advisor. Programs involving CHWs in China, Brazil, Iran and Bangladesh have demonstrated that utilizing such workers has improved health outcomes for large populations in under-served regions. Evidence-based research supports the effectiveness of CHWs in the United States as well. Please join Oscar J. Muñoz, Director, Colonias Program, Texas A&M University; Monica Garcia, CHW, CHWI, Supervisor, Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness Center, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; Rosamaria Murillo, PhD, Director of the Office of Border Affairs, Texas Health and Human Services Commission; and Evelyn Delgado, Assistant Commissioner at Texas Department of State Health Services, for a discussion of intriguing CHW case studies here in Texas.

1.5 continuing education credit/contact hours available for the following:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Continuing Nursing Education
  • Social Workers
  • Certified Health Education Specialists and Master-Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Registered Sanitarians

A certificate of attendance is available for those not seeking the credits/contact hours listed above.

April 20, 2016    Emerging Vaccine Issues

Vaccines are responsible for many global public health successes, such as the global eradication of smallpox and the control of polio. With this success, a number of challenging issues have emerged including novel manufacturing strategies, the monitoring for adverse effects, and the need to accelerate product availability. 
Please join Professor Scott Lillibridge, MD, Texas A&M University System Director for Health Initiatives, and Chief Scientist for the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing for a thought provoking discussion on emerging vaccine issues and the role of the State of Texas in accelerating the research and development of vaccines and medical therapeutics.

April 27, 2016    Zero Suicide: Not Another Life to Lose in Texas

Presenters: Mike Hogan, PhD, President, Hogan Health Solutions; Past Commissioner/Director of Mental Health in New York, Ohio, and Connecticut; Molly Lopez, PhD, Director, Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health, School of Social Work, University of Texas, Austin; Jenna Heise, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, State Suicide Prevention Coordinator; Zero Suicide in Texas, Project Director, DSHS

Description:
In 2014, over 3,000 Texans died by suicide.  The foundational belief of Zero Suicide is that suicide deaths for individuals within health and behavioral health systems are preventable. How can we all work towards that goal? Please join national and state experts, Mike Hogan, PhD, President, Hogan Health Solutions; Molly Lopez, PhD, Director, Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health, University of Texas; and Jenna Heise, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, State Suicide Prevention Coordinator, DSHS  for a discussion of clinical suicide prevention in behavioral health and healthcare systems, transforming depression care, and progress in Texas.

1.5 continuing education credit/contact hours available for the following:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Continuing Nursing Education
  • Social Workers
  • Certified Health Education Specialists and Master-Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors
  • Registered Sanitarians
  • Licensed Psychologists

A certificate of attendance is available for those not seeking the credits/contact hours listed above.

Zika Virus Disease - SPECIAL SESSION - Friday, April 29, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Watch the recorded "Zika Virus Disease" Webinar  (Please note that we are unable to provide CE credit for the recorded presentation.)

Presenter: John Hellerstedt, MD, Commissioner, Texas Department of State Health Services

Description: Zika virus disease is a mosquito-borne illness. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are a mild fever, skin rashes, muscle and joint pain, and conjunctivitis. The virus can be spread from mother to child. Spread of the virus through blood transfusion and sexual contact has also been reported. Approximately 80% of people infected with the virus do not become ill. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon and fatalities are rare. Please join Dr. John Hellerstedt, DSHS Commissioner for a thought-provoking presentation on Zika incidence, distribution of the disease, modes of transmission, strategies to prevent transmission, and symptoms.

1.5 continuing education credit/contact hours available for the following:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Continuing Nursing Education
  • Social Workers
  • Certified Health Education Specialists and Master-Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Registered Sanitarians

A certificate of attendance is available for those not seeking the credits/contact hours listed above.

May 4, 2016    E-Cigarette Epidemic among Youth and Young Adults: Surveillance, Risk Factors, and Consequences

Presenter: Steve Kelder MPH, PhD, University of Texas – Austin

Description: Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are battery-powered devices that provide doses of nicotine and other additives to the user in an aerosol. E-cigarettes that are not marketed for therapeutic purposes are currently unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration, and in most states there are no restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. Please join Steve Kelder MPH, PhD, University of Texas – Austin, for a discussion of the growing e-cigarette epidemic among youth and young adults.

1.5 continuing education credit/contact hours available for the following:

 

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Licensed Psychologists
  • Continuing Nursing Education
  • Social Workers
  • Certified Health Education Specialists and Master-Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors

 

A certificate of attendance is available for those not seeking the credits/contact hours listed above.

 

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