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The U.S. and China: Parallel Challenges in Health Care

December 4-5, 2008

Chase N. Peterson Heritage Center
Meeting Room 1B
The University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
[DRAFT: NOVEMBER 18, 2008]

Schedule of Events

Thursday, December 4

8:20-8:30 AM Opening Welcome Remarks

J. Steven Ott, Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Science University of Utah

8:30-10:00 AM Panel One: Inequality
Ming Wen, University of Utah
Susan McDaniel, University of Utah
Inequality Under the Skin in Canada and the U.S.: The Health Insurance Effect on Survival
Danan Gu, Portland State University
Higher Access to Healthcare Improves Healthy Longevity: Evidence from China
Yong Cai, University of Utah
Gender Inequalities in Infant Mortality in China
Joan Kaufman, Harvard University
Gender and Health: Perspectives for China’s New Health Reform Initiative

10:15-11:45 AM Panel Two: Migration
Moderator:Kim Korinek, University of Utah
Xiaoming Li, Prevention Research Center of the Carman
Ann Adams, Wayne State University’s School of Medicine
Discrimination, perceived social inequity, and mental health among rural-to-urban migrants in China.
Wang Guixin, Fudan University
Comparison of health status between China’s urban residents and rural-urban migrants: evidence from Shanghai
Zhong Wei, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Basic Medical Care and Health Insurance for Rural-Urban Migrant Worker: A Research Summary
Cindy Fan, University of California Los Angeles
Migrant Workers and HIV/AIDS in China

11:45-1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00-2:30 PM Panel Three: Aging
Zachary Zimmer, University of Utah
Scott Wright, University of Utah
Linda S. Edelman, University of Utah
Using geographic intelligence to understand environmental hazards and risk in an aging society.
Xiaolan Wu, China Research Center on Aging
Health and health care of the elderly in China: Status and changes, 2000-2006.
Toshiko Kaneda, Population Reference Bureau
Rural/urban discrepancies in health in China: Evidence from CRCA data.
Ming-Cheng Chang, Asia University
Health and aging in Taiwan.

2:45-4:15 PM Panel Four: Insurance
Richard Sperry, University of Utah
Professor Tingfang Liu, Hainan Province Department of Health
Feasibility Study of NGO’s Role in Monitoring Health Care Systems in Hainan
Norman Thurston, Utah Department of Health
Health Care Reform in Utah
Weizhen Dong, University of Waterloo
Who is in, who is out? Health care access in China


8:30-10:00 AM Panel Five: Disease and Health Care Among Chinese Populations
Wu Xu, Utah Department of Health
Lei Jin, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Patterns and trends of utilization of Chinese medicine in China: 1991-2004.
Jie Zhang, SUNY College at Buffalo
Prevalence and Etiology of Depression and Suicide among Chinese Populations
Ernest Volinn, University of Utah
Acupuncture Treatment for Back Pain within the Socio-Cultural Context of China

10:15-11:45 AM Panel Six: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the U.S.
Ernest Volinn, University of Utah
Laura Shane-McWhorter, University of Utah
How Can Complementary and Alternative Medicines Co-Exist with Traditional Medications?
Claire Cassidy, Paradigms Found Consulting, Bethesda MD
How Acupuncture is Practiced in America
James C. Griffiths, US Pharmacopeia
TCM, DS, Nutraceuticals, Functional Foods, and Botanical Drugs –Science-Based Distinctions
Loren Israelsen, United Natural Products Alliance
Regulatory Advancements for Dietary Supplements in the United States

11:45-1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00-2:30 PM Panel Seven: Health Care Policy
Robert Huefner, University of Utah
Bing Xu, University of Utah
Modeling Targeted Control of Geographic Spread of H5N1 Avian Influenza by Linking Bird Migration, Poultry Distribution Network with Human Settlements
Xiaohua Zheng, Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital
Rebuilding Public health and healthcare systems after the Wenchuan earthquake
Norm Waitzman, University of Utah
Cost in Healthcare Policy: Many Challenges, but also Opportunities
Jitong Liu, Peking University
Retrospect and prospect of health care reform in China in the past three decades

2:45-4:45 PM Roundtable Session

Global Health Informatics Roundtable
Wei Li, CDC Global Health Informatics Program
The U.S. CDC Global Health Informatics Program and Its Activities in China