[Libs-Or] Fwd: 2017 LHEC - TWO National Keynote Speakers

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Thu May 4 12:04:26 PDT 2017


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Date: Thu, May 4, 2017 at 10:12 AM
Subject: 2017 LHEC - TWO National Keynote Speakers
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8th Annual Latino Health
Equity Conference
*Tuesday, June 20, 2017*
*7:30am to 4:00pm*
*Portland State University*

*Smith Memorial Student Union - Third Floor*1825 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97201

*Register Here Today

*Culturally Appropriate *
*Aging Care for Latinos *

The 2017 Latino Health Equity Conference will continue the theme of
examining the unique health issues faced by Latino immigrant communities in
the United States focusing specifically on aging. Latino elders and their
family members draw upon cultural strengths including the importance of
spirituality and family that can serve as resilience factors. However,
elderly Latino immigrants face many obstacles that affect their overall
health. There are cultural and systemic barriers in health care,
disparities in chronic disease management, limited access to culturally
appropriate community resources for eldercare and limited access to
palliative and hospice care.

Opening Keynote Address
*Fernando M. Torres-Gil, M.S.W., Ph.D.*
*Professor, Social Welfare and Public Policy *
*Director, Center for Policy Research on Aging *
*UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs*

Fernando M. Torres-Gil's multifaceted career spans the academic,
professional, and policy arenas. He is a Professor of Social Welfare and
Public Policy at UCLA, Director of the UCLA Center for Policy Research on
Aging and an Adjunct
[image: Torres-Gil]
Professor of Gerontology at USC.

He also has served as Acting Dean and Associate Dean at the UCLA School of
Public Affairs, and most recently Chair of the Social Welfare Department.
He has written six books and over l00 publications, including *The New
Aging: Politics and Change in America* (1992) and *Aging, Health and
Longevity in the Mexican-Origin Population *(2012).

His academic contributions have earned him membership in the prestigious
Academies of Public Administration, Gerontology and Social Insurance.  His
research spans the important topics of health and long-term care,
disability, entitlement reform, and the politics of aging.

Luncheon Keynote Address
*Dulce M. Cruz-Oliver, MD*
*Associate Professor, St. Louis University *
*Division of Geriatric Medicine*

Dulce M. Cruz-Oliver, MD, received her MD from the University of Puerto
Rico Medical Sciences Campus in 2005. At the same University she completed
her internal medicine residency in the University District Hospital of San
Juan, Puerto Rico. She then sub-specialized in
Geriatric Medicine after concluding a two year fellowship at Saint Louis

Currently and for the past 7 years she has been an
Assistant Professor at St. Louis University
Division of Geriatric Medicine and recently promoted to Associate
Professor. During her first 5 years of her career Dr. Cruz has received a
Geriatric Academic Career Award from the Health Resources and Services
Administration to develop herself as a Geriatrics Clinician-educator and

Her teaching and research interests are focused on palliative and long-term
care education; and end-of-life care in Latino elders. In the past two
years she was awarded among 10 of the Sojourns Scholar leaders in the
nation by the Cambia Health Foundation to develop palliative medicine at
the Saint Louis University Hospital. She is the program director of the
hospice and palliative medicine fellowship program, supervises students,
residents, and fellows in the outpatient and inpatient settings.

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