At the Crossroads: Medicine & Anthropology in Mesoamerica

At the Crossroads: Medicine & Anthropology in Mesoamerica

This symposium will explore the intersection between medicine, surgery and anthropology among indigenous communities in Mesoamerica.

Friday, January 31, 2014
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
C8-183 Neuropsychiatric Auditorium
720 Westwood Plaza
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Join us for an inspiring morning of presentations by clinicians and social scientists who work in Latin America.



Thomas J. Coates,Ph.D., Director, Center for World Health,

David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Kevin Terraciano, Ph.D., Director, Latin American Institute ,UCLA


Reza Jarrahy, M.D., F.A.C.S, F.A.A.P. ,Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery & Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine,UCLA

Andrew W. Moyce,  M.D. Summit ENT Medical Associates(retired), Oakland, CA

Chair, Hospital de la Familia Foundation, San Francisco

Gary D. Salomon, M.D., Plastic Surgery, St. Francis Memorial Hospital, SF, Kaiser Permanente Oakland (Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Hand);Board,Hospital de la Familia,

Diane Salomon, CRNA,Department of Anesthesiology, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland

Nicole S. Berry, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences,

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C.

Bonnie Taub, MPH, M.A.,Ph.D., Co-Chair, Latin American Studies Graduate Program; Fielding School of Public Health & Department of Anthropology at UCLA



8:30 am           Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am           Welcoming Remarks:

                        Thomas J. Coates,Ph.D. Director, Center for World Health, UCLA

                        Kevin Terraciano,Ph.D.,Director, Latin American Institute,UCLA

9:30am             Reza Jarrahy, M.D. & Bonnie Taub, Ph.D.

                        “About Faces:  Medicine,Surgery & Anthropology  Among Indigenous Families in  Latin America”

10:05am            Nicole Berry,Ph.D.

                         “Safer Motherhood: Medical Interventions and Homebirth in Sololá, Guatemala” 

10:50 am          Break                  

11:10 am          Andrew Moyce,M.D.

                       "Medical Missions to Latin America,a Surgeon's Perspective."

11:50 am          Gary Salomon, M.D.  & Dianne Salomon, CRNA

                       “Cultural and Socioeconomic Differences and their Effects on Health and the Delivery of Medical Care at
                         Hospital de la Familia in Guatemala.    

12:30pm           Discussion  & Closing Remarks

1:00pm             Lunch

2:00pm             Adjourn


For more information please contact

Nancy Gomez Tel: 310-825-4571

Download File: AtTheCrossroadsJanuary31-2014Announcement-RSVP-h3-4j1.pdf

Sponsor(s): LAI Working Group on Indigenous Children's Health in Central and South America