Cabo Verdean American Medical Society Annual Conference

Providence, RI US
October 1, 2022

Bringing Morabeza to Medicine
Cultural and Scientific Exchange Among Cabo Verdeans in the U.S. and the Islands

Participants will hear from the current president of the Cabo Verdean American Medical Society in a keynote address. They will attend sessions focusing on different aspects of medical care in the broad fields of surgery, medicine, mental health, women’s health, medical education, and community collaboration. Panel discussions will highlight specific conditions addressed by panel members such as breast and cervical cancer screening, HTN and kidney care, surgical care, and training surgeons in CV, addressing sexual violence and mental health issues. Participants will learn from those currently working between the islands and the diaspora communities – sharing best practices.

Target Audience

Clinicians of Cabo Verdean (CV)descent and those practicing in the CV diaspora seek enhanced biopsychosocial connections with the CV community in the islands and in the US. This meeting will provide clinicians and community members with information to enhance their practice by increasing awareness of current medical issues in the islands affecting the CV community. Clinicians will have the opportunity to learn about issues in surgery, medicine, mental health, and community engagement

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • To identify the major causes of morbidity and mortality in Cabo Verde and the diaspora.
  • To describe the major challenges in the health care delivery system in the Cabo Verde Islands and the diaspora 
  • To examine how Cabo Verdean health care providers and leaders can deepen biopsychosocial engagement, and understand best practices, clinical experiences, and perspectives of those currently engaged in health care collaborations in the Cabo Verde Islands.
Course summary
Course opens: 
08/04/2022
Course expires: 
10/01/2023
Event starts: 
10/01/2022 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/01/2022 - 5:00pm EDT
Cost:
$75.00
Rating: 
0

7:30 - 8:00 am        Registration and Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15              Welcome, Introductions  

8:15 - 8:30              Remarks from Cabo Verdean Minister of Communities 
                                 Jorge Santos  

8:30 - 8:45              Keynote 
                                 Julio Teixeira, MD 

8:50 - 10:15            Surgery 
                               Chair: Julio Teixeira, MD 

Development of emergency and prehospital care services
Gil Freitas, MD

Surgical oncology & reducing transfer to Portugal: where are the opportunities
Danielson Pereira Barreto da Veiga, MD

Experience working with Cabo Verdean patients: oncology perspective
Frederico Sanches, MD

Developing Minimally Invasive Surgery in Cabo Verde
Julio Texeira, MD 

Panel Discussion and Q&A
Carla C. Moreira, MD, RPVI, and Faculty

10:15 - 11:10          Internal Medicine
                               Chair: Elizabeth Gomes, DO, and Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD 

Primary care and cancer prevention: challenges and opportunities
Elizabeth Gomes, DO 

Experience working with Cabo Verdean patients who come to the US for care
Jean Jacques Alves, MD 

Diabetes diagnosis and management in the CV population
Patrice Alves, MD, MPH

Panel Discussion and Q&A
Vanessa Britto, MD, MSc; Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD; Jorge Barreto, MD, MPH, and Faculty

11:15 - 12:00 pm    Mental Health 
                               Chair: Rosilda James, Psy.D. 

Violated by love: sexual trauma in collectivistic communities
Rosilda James, PsyD

Mental health issues among CV Men
Dr. Adriano Cabral, M.Ed., CAGS

Panel Discussion and Q&A
Ana P. Novais, MS and Faculty 

12:00 - 1:00           Lunch & Networking 

1:10 - 2:20             Women's Health 
                              Chair: Susan Weinberg, MD 

Breast cancer: incidence, mortality and screening efforts in the U.S. and Cabo Verde
 Susan Weinberg, MD, FACR

Raising breast surgical standards in CV: challenges and opportunities
Patricia Andrade, MD

Infant and maternal mortality in the U.S. and Cabo Verde
Veronica M. Pimentel, MD, MS, FACOG

Cervical cancer: incidence, mortality, and screening in the U.S
Veronica M. Pimentel, MD, MS, FACOG

Cervical cancer: incidence, mortality and screening and introduction of HPV vaccination program in Cabo Verde
Jorge Barreto, MD, MPH

Panel Discussion and Q&A

2:20 - 3:20            Medical Education Discussion
                              Chair: Carla Moreira, MD and Donna Mendes, MD 

   Current trends and opportunities for collaboration between the U.S. and C.V. 

Panelists:

Chantel Pina Gomes, DO
Maya Spencer, MD
Nancy De Sousa, PhD
Carla C. Moreira, MD, RPVI
Donna Mendes, MD
Danielson Pereira Barreto da Veiga, MD

3:20 - 4:50           Community Collaborations Discussion
                             Moderator: Julio Teixeira, MD

                             Health in Rhode Island: A Focus on the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Community
                              Ana P.  Novais, MS

  Cabo Verdean leaders and health care providers currently engaged in health care collaboration
  in the Cabo Verde islands share experiences and best practices                     

Panelists:
Maria Fatima Barros, RN MSN
Danielson Pereira Barreto da Veiga, MD
Jorge Barreto, MD, MPH
David Earle, MD, FACS
Ana P Novais, MD
Joao Tavares, MD 

5:00 pm               Adjourn

 

 

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street
Providence, RI 02912
United States
+1 (401) 863-3337

Conference Parking
Parking will be available in the parking garage connected to the Medical Building, located on the corner of Richmond and Elm Streets.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than September 10, 2022. A $15.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds (no refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change or cancellation.

Brown CME reserves the right to change the delivery format, delay, or cancel a course due to any unforeseen circumstances. In the event that the program is canceled, your registration fee will be refunded. If the program is canceled or postponed, we will not be responsible for any travel costs or expenses, including cancellation/change penalties assessed.

Program Director: 
Madelaine Tully, MD

Family Physician
Milwaukee, WI

Program Manager:
Samora Miguel C. Lopes
Biochemist, Aspiring Surgeon
BSU, NEU, Boston University
President of CV STEM Society

Associate Program Directors:
Vanessa M. Britto, MD, M.Sc., FACP

Executive Director of Health and Wellness
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI

Carla Moreira, MD, RPVI
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Clinician Educator
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI

Nancy DeSousa, PhD
Assistant Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Learner Diversity Programs for Graduate Medical Education
Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Susan Weinberg, M.D., F.A.C.R.
Diagnostic Radiologist
Founder of the Mary Jo Cropper Family Center for Breast Care, Cincinnati, Ohio

Faculty:

Jean Jacques Alves, MD
Primary Care
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, 
Boston, MA

Patrice Alves, MD, MPH
Primary Care, Adjunct Assistant Professor
UT Long School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX

Patricia Andrade, MD, FACS
General Surgeon
Steward Medical Group, Taunton, MA

Jorge Barreto MD, MPH
Infectious Diseases and Public Health, Ministry of Health
Cabo Verde

Maria Fatima Barros, RN, MSN
Co-Founder of Nursing Placement
Home Health and Hospice in RI and MA

Adriano Cabral, MEd, CAGS
Executive Director
Inclusion Family Counseling Center, Inc., Brockton, MA

Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD
Cardiologist
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Nancy DeSousa, PhD
Assistant Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Learner Diversity Programs for Graduate Medical Education
Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

David Earle, MD, FACS
General Surgery
New England Hernia Center, Lowell, MA

Gil Freitas, MD
General Surgeon
UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA

Chantel Pina Gomes, DO
Primary Care Physician
UCLA-EIMG Bob Hope Health Center, Los Angeles, CA

Elizabeth Gomes DO
Family Medicine with Obstetrics, Pawtucket, RI

Rosilda James, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Walnut Creek, CA

Donna Mendes MD
Vice Chair, Surgery
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

Ana P. Novais, MS
Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Cranston, RI

Danielson Pereira Barreto da Veiga, MD
General Surgeon, University Hospital Agostinho Neto

President of the Order of Physicians of Cabo Verde

Veronica Maria Pimentel, MD, MS, FACOG
Assistant Professor of OB/GYN
University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine
Hartford, CT

Frederico Sanches, MD
Oncologist
Vice-President of the Cabo Verdean Physician Association of Portugal

Maya A. Spencer, MD
Pediatrician
Atrius Health, Braintree, MA

Julio Teixeira, MD
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotics
Westchester Region, Northwell Health System
President of Cabo Verdean American Medical Society

Joao Tavares, MD
Project Health CV

Accreditation: 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Cabo Verdean American Medical Society. The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education.

Credit designation: 

This live activity is designated for 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Rhode Island Specific: Each episode qualifies for 7 hours of cultural awareness credit.


 

Price

Cost:
$75.00
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Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than September 19, 2022. A $15.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds (no refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change or cancellation. Brown CME reserves the right to change the delivery format, delay, or cancel a course due to any unforeseen circumstances. In the event that the program is canceled, your registration fee will be refunded.

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