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Central & South Texas ACHE Chapters Fall Collaborative

November 8, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

$20 – $50


Friday, November 8, 2019

12:30pm – 4:30pm

3.0 Face-To-Face ACHE Education Credits

On-site Location: Texas State University, Encino Hall, San Marcos, TX 78666

Remote-site Location: Ascension Seton Providence Health, 6901 Medical Parkway, Waco, TX 76712

12:30PM – 1:00PM



  • Welcome (Cristian Lieneck, PhD, FACMPE, FAHM, CPHIMS, Associate Professor, Schol of Health Administration, College of Health Professions, Texas State University )
  • Introductory Remarks (CT and ST-ACHE Chapter Leadership)

1:15PM-2:45 PM

  • Session 1– Human Trafficking and the Impact on Healthcare

Human trafficking is a major public health problem, both domestically and internationally. Healthcare providers are often the only professionals to interact with trafficking victims who are still in captivity. The expert assessment and interview skills of providers contribute to their readiness to identify victims of trafficking. The purpose of this panel is to provide clinicians with knowledge on trafficking the specific tools that they may use to assist victims in the clinical setting.

  • Moderator: Ulondia Lee, Chief Nursing Officer, St. David’s South Austin Medical Center
  • Panelist: Melissa Graham, BSN, RN-BC. Psychiatric Nurse Certified, Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Panelist: Pamela Greene, MD, OB/GYN, Baylor Scott & White Health – Temple
  • Panelist: Michael Villarreal, Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Attorney General of Texas

2:45 PM-3:00 PM Break

3:00 PM-4:30 PM Session 2 – Medical Tourism: The Globalization of Healthcare

It used to be said that all health care is local, but healthcare dynamics are definitely changing primarily because of cost and access issues. Medical tourism (also called medical travel, health tourism or global healthcare) refers to the rapidly-growing practice of traveling across international borders or state borders to seek health care. Over 50 countries have identified medical tourism as a national industry. Services offered can include joint replacement, cardiac surgery, dental surgery, cosmetic surgery, bariatric surgery, psychiatry, and Global Integrative Spa Medical Services.

Providers and customers usually find each other via the internet. Sometimes providers are not credentialed in the medical procedures they are performing and there is much less legal oversight. Some countries have even set up exclusive vacation packages and resorts which include medical services for medical tourists. Participants will learn the origins and current trends in medical tourism; the impact of medical tourism on the US Healthcare industry (both positive and negative; patient profile of those participating in medical tourism; quality standards abroad compared to US standards; the disparity in legal standards and patient rights; and US hospital and healthcare strategies to maximize international healthcare opportunities, while minimizing erosion of their own beneficiary population.

  • Moderator: Major Chris Armijo, FACHE, LSSBB. Force Health Protection Officer. United States Army Medical Command
  • Panelist: Armando Polanco CEO, Apollo Vanguard
  • Panelist: David G. Vequist IV,Ph.D., Director, Center for Medical Tourism Research at the University of the Incarnate Word

4:30 PM Closing remarks – CT/ST ACHE chapter leadership

5:00 PM Network and Social at Casa Maria’s (separate registration)

Parking is available at the LBJ Parking Garage, located at 202 Student Center Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666. You will be required to take a white ticket to enter the garage, and you will be provided a green ticket to exit the garage (prepaid) after the event. After parking, please proceed to the Encino Hall (Health Professions) building, adjacent to the LBJ Student Center parking garage. TxState students will be on-site to help direct you from the garage to Encino hall.



Friday, November 8, 2019

12:30pm – 4:30pm


Central Texas ACHE


601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666 United States
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