2021 Conference Schedule

You could earn up to 6 CE Credits for this event. WellSpan Philhaven is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, Pennsylvania Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

8.00 - 8.30 AM Registration and Networking

Check-In

Please join us for check-in and networking.

8.30 - 10.00 AM Morning Keynote
Behaviors that Create barriers to Engaging Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Karen Rice, PhD, LSW, ACS

Behaviors that Create barriers to Engaging Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

This session will explore the various behaviors that impede efforts to foster an environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. These behaviors include conscious and unconscious bias, prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination, and microaggressions. To foster inclusivity and create a sense of belonging, various interrupters can be implemented. These interrupters include involve create an environment that fosters psychological meaningfulness, safety, and availability.

This sessions is eligible for 1.5 CEs.

10.00 - 10.15 AM Break

Stretch Break

Fifteen minute break for coffee, stretching, brain breaks.

10.15 - 11.45 AM Morning Break-Out 1
Language Barriers & Immigration: How Do We Bridge the Gap to Access Effective Communication?

Evelin A. La Paz

Language Barriers & Immigration: How Do We Bridge the Gap to Access Effective Communication?

This presentation aims to explore the language barriers immigrants face in the United States. These barriers may impact how they navigate simple daily life activities such as opening a bank account, to more complicated ones, including accessing healthcare services or navigating the legal system. The target audience will be exposed to a discussion about regulations that protect their rights to effective communication in certain instances as well as the resources available to service providers and the individuals with limited English proficiency or emerging English language skills.

This sessions is eligible for 1.5 CEs.
Choose 1 of 3 morning break-outs.

10.15 - 11.45 AM Morning Break-Out 2
Building Inclusive Spaces and Advancing a Culture of Belonging

Karla Tolan

Building Inclusive Spaces and Advancing a Culture of Belonging

Learn how one healthcare organization is advancing a culture of belonging with Inclusion Champions; team members passionate about DEI, trained to be allies, bias disruptors and promotors of equity for their colleagues and patients at WellSpan Health.

This sessions is eligible for 1.5 CEs.
Choose 1 of 3 morning break-outs.

10.15 - 11.45 AM Morning Break-Out 3
Women’s Health & Vulnerable Populations

Tina Nixon

Women’s Health & Vulnerable Populations

Crucial conversations on women’s health including access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare especially for vulnerable populations.

This session is eligible for 1.5 CEs.
Choose 1 of 3 morning break-outs.

11.45 - 12.45 Lunch

Lunch and Networking

12.45 - 2.15 PM Afternoon Keynote
 Race-Based Discussion in the Workplace

Dr. Ada-Nkem Emuwa, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Race-Based Discussion in the Workplace

2.15 - 2.30 PM Break

Break

Enjoy a fifteen minute brain break.

2.30 - 4.00 PM Afternoon Break-Out
 Traumatic Brain Injury and Health Equity

Julie Myers, MPH

Traumatic Brain Injury and Health Equity

This session is eligible for 1.5 CEs.

Choose 1 of 4 morning break-outs.

2.30 - 4.00 PM Afternoon Break-Out
 Community Activism: The Role of Community Influencers in Affecting Diversity and Change

Andrea Murray, MPH

Community Activism: The Role of Community Influencers in Affecting Diversity and Change

This session is eligible for 1.5 CEs.

Choose 1 of 4 morning break-outs.

2.30 - 4.00 PM Afternoon Break-Out
 Building and Practicing Inclusion: A practical guide to implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the workplace

Dr. Tee Okasi-Nwozo

Building and Practicing Inclusion: A practical guide to implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the workplace

This session is eligible for 1.5 CEs.

Choose 1 of 4 morning break-outs.

2.30 - 4.00 PM Afternoon Break-Out
 Transgender Health and Implications for Building an Inclusive Community

Dr. Scott McCraken, MD

Transgender Health and Implications for Building an Inclusive Community

This session is eligible for 1.5 CEs.

Choose 1 of 4 morning break-outs.

4.00 Conference Ends

8.15 - 8.30 AM Check-in

Check-In

Technology check.

8.30 - 10.00 AM Morning Keynote
 LGBTQ – needs assessment & health disparities: Barriers to Care

Adrian Shanker

LGBTQ – needs assessment & health disparities: Barriers to Care

10.00 - 10.10 AM Break

Stretch Break

Fifteen minute break for coffee, stretching, brain breaks.

10.15 - 11.45 AM Morning Break-Out
 Social determinants of health and the political determinants of health are both vital if we are to advance a more equitable Commonwealth.

Geoffrey M Roche

Social determinants of health and the political determinants of health are both vital if we are to advance a more equitable Commonwealth.

This session is eligible for 1.5 CEs.

Choose 1 of 4 morning break-outs.

10.15 - 11.45 AM Morning Break-Out
 Substance Use Disorders & Treatment: Nature vs. Nurture and How We Reconcile the Two in Treatment

Joseph A. Troncale, MD MFA DFASAM

Substance Use Disorders & Treatment: Nature vs. Nurture and How We Reconcile the Two in Treatment

This session is eligible for 1.5 CEs.

Choose 1 of 4 morning break-outs.

10.15 - 11.45 AM Morning Break-Out
 Current Operational Environment Impact on the National Guard

William A Charpentier

Current Operational Environment Impact on the National Guard

This session is eligible for 1.5 CEs.

Choose 1 of 4 morning break-outs.

11.45 - 12.45 Lunch

Lunch on your Own

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