At the Crossroads: Pediatrics, Surgery & Anthropology in Brazil

At the Crossroads: Pediatrics, Surgery & Anthropology in Brazil

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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Royce Hall 314
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Join us for an inspiring morning of presentations by clinicians and social scientists who work in Latin America.


Welcome Remarks

Ambassador Bruno de Risios Bath, Consul General of Brazil in Los Angeles

Thomas J. Coates, Ph.D., Director, Center for World Health, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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


Karin Nielsen, M.D., M.P.H., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine & Mattel Children’s Hospital, Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies at 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 at UCLA

Cassio Raposo do Amaral, M.D.,Ph.D. Vice President  and Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital Sobrapar, Campinas, Brazil

Bonnie Taub, M.P.H,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:

                                Ambassador Bruno de Risios Bath  Consul General  of Brazil

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

                                Thomas J. Coates,Ph.D. Director, Center for World Health, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

9:40am              Reza Jarrahy, M.D. & Bonnie Taub, Ph.D. 

                               “Forging a New Paradigm : Surgical  Anthropology and Anthropological Surgery”                       

10:10 am           Karin Nielsen,M.D.,MPH  

                                “Congenital Infections in Brazilian Children: Clinical and Community Research"

10:55 am           Break                           

11: 15 am          Cassio Raposo do Amaral,M.D.,Ph.D.,

                            “Specialized care to  the diverse, multicultural and mixed Brazilian population:
                             Understanding our differences” 

12:15pm            Discussion  & Closing Remarks

12:45pm            Lunch, Music and Posters by Lehmann Scholars

2:00 pm             Adjourn

Special Instructions

Parking Information: The closest parking lot is Structure #3. Visitors may purchase daily parking permits (Currently $12) by stopping at the Information & Parking kiosks (cash only) or by using a "Pay by Space" pay station. The closest information booth to Structure #3 is located on Hilgard and Westholme Ave. To use a Parking Pay Station: Simply drive to a self-service Pay Station location (there is one located in Structure #3). Please read the posted signs and screen prompts for Pay by Space. Pay Stations allow you to select the time you need to spend on campus and pay accordingly (all-day passes can also be purchased). UCLA maps and driving directions

For more information please contact

Nancy Gomez Tel: 310-825-4571

Download File: AtTheCrossroadsMARCH11-2014AnnouncementFlyerLast-j5-bdm.pdf

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