About the conference

RESCHEDULED

Out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 illness, UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing is postponing the 7th Annual Cultural Inclusion Institute conference is RESCHEDULED to April 21-22, 2021.  Check back later for details. 

Healthcare providers may not realize they are a crucial partner in combating and preventing human trafficking, particularly during and after emergency events. Hear the compelling story of a human trafficking victim.
  • How does human trafficking affect healthcare?
  • What are the solutions to reduce human trafficking?
  • What makes someone vulnerable to human trafficking?
  • How can providers identify, assist human trafficking victims?
New TOPIC: There is an opportunity for healthcare professionals in primary care settings to identify healthcare system strengths and weaknesses regarding human trafficking victims amid the COVID-19 pandemic/crisis; and to share experiences of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic/crisis on human trafficking victims WHAT CONTINUING EDUCATION IS OFFERED? 12.75 CE credits available Continuing Education will be provided for Nurses, Social Workers, TCOLE, Licensed Professional Counselors and Psychologists University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing is approved by the Texas State Board of Socials Workers Examiners to provide Social Worker CE. Centralized Training Infrastructure for Evidence Based Practices is an approved provider by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

Event schedule

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

4:00-4:30

Check-in & Onsite Registration

Location: Pre-Function

 

4:30-6:30 PM

Movie & Popcorn Night: Join us for networking and to watch an impactful movie

Location: Ballroom AB

10:00-2:00

IALNF Board Meeting

Location: Patio Room

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 What is Human Trafficking? Who are at risk? Where does this happen?

7:30-8:00

Breakfast & Check-in

Location: Pre-Function

8:00-8:15

MC: Juanita Terrie Garcia, PhD, RN, College of Nursing, Marquette University & Chair of Cultural Conference Planning Committee Welcome: Norma Martínez Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN; Tenured Professor, UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing; Founder, Cultural Inclusion Institute –

Location: Ballrooms AB

8:15-9:15

Keynote day 1 and personal story: Rachel Fischer, BSN, RN

A survivor leader and a pioneer in the fight against human trafficking. She has a B.S. in Nursing and specializes in human trafficking research and rescue and finding missing children. Rachel is an ER RN and specializes in adult and pediatric forensic nursing. She will discuss how you can be a part of helping to meet the needs of these victims and other victims of violence that are not being cared for properly in order to bring justice to families and hold predators and offenders accountable. 

Location: Ballrooms AB

9:20-10:20

Erica Proffer, Investigative Reporter investigative reporter who has helped law enforcement spot human trafficking, exposed weaknesses on the international boundary line, and has fought to get many people justice when it seems they have nowhere else to turn.

Location: Ballroom AB

10:20-10:30

BREAK

(Pre-Function)

10:30-11:30

Podium Presentation chosen from abstracts

Location: Ballroom AB

11:30-12:15

Lunch on own

12:15-12:45

Podium Presentation chosen from abstracts

Location: Ballroom AB

12:50-1:20

Podium Presentation chosen from abstracts

Location: Ballroom AB

1:25-1:55

Podium Presentation chosen from abstracts

Location: Ballroom AB

2:00-2:30

Podium Presentation chosen from abstracts

Location: Ballroom AB

2:35-3:05

Podium Presentation chosen from abstracts

Location: Ballroom AB

3:10-3:40

Podium Presentation chosen from abstracts

Location: Ballroom AB

4:00-5:00

Poster Presentation, presented by Authors and Reception

Location: Ballroom C

Thursday, April 22, 2021 How to prevent human trafficking? What is your role? What are the resources? How do we heal?

7:30-8:00

Breakfast & Check-in

Location: Pre-Function

8:00-8:05

Morning Announcements

Juanita Terrie Garcia, PhD, RN, College of Nursing, Marquette University & Chair of Cultural Conference Planning Committee 

Location: Ballrooms AB

8:05-9:05

Keynote: Melissa I. M. Torres, PhD, MSW Anti-Human Trafficking Program and Clinic for International Trauma Survivors/Programa Contra la Trata de Personas y Clínica Internacional para Sobrevivientes de Trauma Clinical Assistant Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Ben Taub Hospital/Harris Health System, Baylor College of Medicine

Location: Ballrooms AB

9:10-9:40

Podium Presentation chosen from abstracts

Location: Ballroom AB

 

9:45-10:15

Podium Presentation chosen from abstracts

Location: Ballroom AB

 

10:20-10:50

Break

Location: Pre-Function

10:55-11:25

Podium Presentation chosen from abstracts

Location: Ballroom AB

 

11:30-11:45

Lunch buffet is served, take a seat in Ballroom AB and partake in workshop.

11:45-1:45

TRAUMA INFORMED CARE INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP

Mollie Gordon MA, MD, Associate Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry; Baylor College of Medicine. Medical Director, Anti-Human Trafficking Program; Associate Director, Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, Ben Taub Hospital. Co-Founder, Division of Global Mental Health

Location: Ballroom AB

1:45-2:00

Wrap Up! Poster Awards

Location: Ballroom AB