Conference Schedule for "Battlefield Earth: Global Health and Violent Conflict"

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Friday, March 28, 2014

 

Event

Location

2:00 pm

Registration

IMU 2nd floor Ballroom

3:00 pm

Welcome & Opening Comments

Dr. Christopher Squier, University of Iowa

Dr. Maureen McCue, University of Iowa

Video: The Global Peace Index

IMU 2nd floor Ballroom

3:30 pm

Keynote Address: “Violent Conflict: Global Health Denied”

Dr. Neil Arya, Family Physician, University of Waterloo, Western Ontario, Canada

IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom

4:00 pm

Audience Interaction and Q&A

IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom

4:15 pm

Plenary Panel 1:  Violent Conflict Destroys Public Health

Moderator: Dr. Christopher Squier, University of Iowa

IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom

First Target: Health Care System

Dr. Salam Ismael, Doctors for Iraq Society

Third Army of War: Infectious Disease

Drew Kitchen, University of Iowa

Public Health Infrastructure

Andrew Natsios, Texas A&M University

5:30 pm

Audience Interaction and Q&A

IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom

6:00 pm

Dinner and Table Talk

IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom

7:00 pm

Film Viewings:

Surviving Armed Conflict and Violence, ICRC  

Responding in a Time of Crisis, FilmAid  

Ana’s Playground  

IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom

9:00 pm

Adjourn

 

 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Time

Event

Location

8:30 am

Coffee & Tea

PBB W10

9:00 am

 

Plenary Panel 2:  Caught in the Crossfire: Invisible Victims

Moderator: Maureen McCue, University of Iowa

PBB W10

Prevent What Can’t Be Cured: Nuclear Exchange

Dr. Ira Helfand, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)

In a Genocide: Kill With Impunity

Sara Morgan, University of Iowa

Before, During & After, Women at Risk

Alice Dahle (invited)

Protecting Child Survivors

Dr. Naeem Zafar,

Pakistan Refugee Care

10:40 am

Audience Interaction and Q&A

PBB W10

11:00 am

Break

 

11:15 pm

Breakout Case Studies: Choosing Health

 

a. Battling HIV in a War Zone

Dr. Martine Etienne-Mesubi, University of Iowa & Christine Brunner-Luse, University of Iowa

PBB W151

b. Women Healing Women

Hieu Pham, Monsoon & Sara Morgan

PBB W307

c. Health Professionals Against the Bomb

Dr. Ira Helfand & Dr. John Rachow, University of Iowa

PBB W207

d. Health as a Tool to Prevent Violence

Dr. Neil Arya & Dr. Maureen McCue

PBB W10

12:00 pm

Reconvene for Breakout Reports

PBB W10

12:30 pm

Lunch

PBB W10

1:30 pm

Plenary Panel 3:  Caught in the Crossfire: On the Frontlines

Moderator: Christine Brunner-Luse, University of Iowa

PBB W10

Ethical and Emotional Responses to Providing Humanitarian Aid in Areas of Violent Conflict

Salam Ismael
Doctors for Iraq Society

Enduring Trauma: Soldiers (TBI and PTSD)

Dr. Gene Bolles, University of Colorado

Military Women, Twice Traumatized

Dr. Ann Sadler, Iowa City VA(invited)

2:45 pm

Audience Interaction and Q&A

PBB W10

3:00 pm

Break

PBB W10

3:15 pm

Plenary Panel 4:  Preventing Violence and Building Peace Through Health

Moderator: Hazel Seaba, University of Iowa

PBB W10

Budgeting our Values: Weapons or Health

Ruth Flowers (invited)

Not Enough Bandages: Needed Health Diplomacy

Nathan Miller,
University of Iowa

4:00 pm

Audience Interaction and Q&A

PBB W10

4:15 pm

Breakout Case Studies: Law and Peace

 

A.  Promoting Rule of Law: Advancing Health

Nathan Miller, University of Iowa

PBB W151

B. Veterans Work for Peace

 

PBB W307

C Aid Workers Maintain Motivation & Effectiveness

Christine Brunner-Luse

PBB W207

D Assessing & Assisting Chronically Injured Vets

Dr. Gene Bolles &

Dr. Ann Sadler(invited)

PBB W10

5:00 pm

Adjourn

 

 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Time

Event

Location

8:30 am

Coffee & Tea

PBB W10

9:00 am

 

Plenary Panel 5:  War’s Long Reach Ripples Across Iowa

Moderator: Sara Morgan, University of Iowa

PBB W10

Drones from Iowa

Eloise Cranke, Methodist Federation for Social Action

Iowans Working for Syrians

Newman Abuissa, Syrian-American Activist

Veterans Recovering and Rebuilding Lives

 

Wars Come to Campus

Oleta McKenna, University of Iowa Police Department

10:00 am

Audience Interaction and Q&A

PBB W10

10:15 am

Break

 

10:30 am

Live Theatre Performance:

“Vang,” A Drama About Recent Refugees and Immigrants in Iowa
Playwright, Mary Swander

Watch a preview of this performance

PBB W10

11:30 am

Q & A with Author and Cast of Vang

PBB W10

12:00 pm

Concluding Remarks: “Prevent War, Promote Health, Address Threat Multipliers”

Dr. Maureen McCue, University of Iowa

PBB W10

12:30 pm

Adjourn

PBB W10