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             Program of Events, Panels, Papers, Presenters

Thursday, September 16, 2010
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Informal happy hour, Bird Dog Bar, Oread Hotel

Friday, September 17, 2010, The Commons
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Coffee, registration / packet pick-up
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome, Opening Remarks & Preview of highlights

8:45 – 10:25 a.m. Panel 1, Main Gallery: Biomedical research,
technologies, and ethics, Chair: Kristin Peterson

    •   Denielle Elliott, University of British Columbia, "The order of
        medical science in western Kenya"
    •   Bornwell Sikateyo, London School of Hygiene & Tropical
        Medicine, “Clinical Trials: Do participants understand consent? The
        case of Misisi Township in Lusaka, Zambia”
    •   Duana Fullwiley, Harvard University, “The Enculturated Gene:
        Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West
    •   Maya Vaughan-Smith, Brown University, “(Re)conceiving
        Conception: Biomedical Technology and the 'New' Fertility
        Transition in Ghana”
    •   Thomas Cousins, Johns Hopkins University, “Blood relations: HIV
        surveillance and the question of kinship in KwaZulu-Natal, South

10:25 – 10:40 COFFEE BREAK

10:40 – 12:25 a.m. Panel 2, Main Gallery: Policies, professionals, and
healthcare institutions, Chair: Claire Wendland

    •   Christian Reed, Michigan State University, “The Dis/Integration of
        Day Hospitals: Impacts of the Health Systems Strengthening Policy
        in Northern Mozambique"
    •   Rebecca Peters, Brown University, "African Medical Modernities:
        Contested Visions of Childbirth in Bié Province, Angola"
    •   Michael Westerhaus, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, “Uprooting
        the Pumpkin? An Ethnographic Study of Community-Based
        Healthcare Delivery in Northern Uganda”
    •   Katie Kilroy-Marac, Sarah Lawrence College, "Moral Economies
        and Making Ends Meet: The Changing Role of the Accompagnant
        at the Fann Psychiatric Clinic in Dakar, Senegal"
    •   Anat Rosenthal, Harvard Medical School, “The New Out of Africa
        Model? Medical Anthropology, Global Health, and the AIDS

12:25 – 1:25 LUNCH BREAK

1:25 – 3:05 a.m. Panel 3, Main Gallery: Global aid, development, and
governance, Chair: Daniel J. Smith

    •   Susan Erikson, Simon Fraser University, “Global Health Science +
        Managerial Science = Migrant Sovereignties in Sierra Leone”
    •   Ellen Foley, Clark University, “Awkward positions: Islam, the
        state, civil society, and HIV/AIDS in Senegal”
    •   Katelin Wilton, New York University, “Aid/ing Contradictions:
        Representation, Resilience, and Global Inequality”
    •   Lindsey Reynolds, Johns Hopkins University, “Representations of
        children and families through the eyes of the panopticon: An

        Erica Dwyer, University of Pennsylvania, “Extensively drug-
        exploration of ethnographic and demographic understandings of
        kinship in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa”
        resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB): how a global disease came to live
        in rural South Africa”

3:05 – 3:25 BREAK

3:25 – 5:05 p.m. Panel 4, Main Gallery: Human development, disability,
and chronic disorders, Chair: Ama de-Graft Atkins

    •   Vivian Dzokoto, Virginia Commonwealth University, “Conducting
        Mental Health Research in Ghana: Prospects and Barriers”
    •   Heather Aldersey, University of Kansas, “Social Construction of
        Disability and the Challenges of Defining Disability Across
    •   Bruce Whitehouse and Marida Hollos, Lehigh University and
        Brown University, "Coming to terms with fertility problems:
        Subfertile women, childless mothers and social stigma in two
        southern Nigerian communities”
    •   Nancy Palmer, Mbingo Baptist Hospital, Cameroon, “Increasing
        Retention of HIV-Positive Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in
    •   Kate Dovel, “Barriers to HIV Treatment Among Women in Gulu,
        Uganda - Healthcare Utilization from an Anthropological
5:05     BREAK Participants move from The Commons to Auditorium,
Spencer Museum of Art
5:20 – 5:30 p.m. Comments on “African Healing Journeys,” J.M.Janzen
5:30 – 6;15 p.m. Keynote Lecture: Carolyn Sargent , “Voices from the
West African Diaspora in Paris: Bintou's Story and the Prospects for
Global Ethnography in Medical Anthropology," Auditorium, Spencer
Museum of Art
6:15 – 7:30 Reception in the Central Court

Saturday, September 18, 2010
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Coffee, The Commons

Concurrent Sessions
8:00 – 9:45 a.m. Panel 5. Apse: Violence, trauma, memory, and
spirituality, Chair: Sandra Gray

    •   Aaron Denham, Northern Arizona University, “Mystification and
        Misconception: Medical Anthropology and the Clarification of
        Infanticide in Northern Ghana”
    •   Annemiek Richters and Theoneste Rutayisire, University of Leiden,
        “Healing from interpersonal violence in post-genocide Rwanda:
        How the practice and effects of community-based sociotherapy
        compare with those of other approaches to individual and social
    •   Marwa Ghazali, University of Kansas, “When the Heart Grows Sad:
        Trauma and Memory among Somali Bantu Refugees in Kansas
    •   Theodore Bartholomew, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, “I
        Remember that the Most: The Recollections and Effects of
        Traumatic Experiences during Namibian Liberation”

8:00 – 9:45 a.m. Panel 6. Main Gallery: Gender, Sexuality, and
Reproductive Health, Chair: Kathryn Rhine

    •   Susi Keefe, Independent Scholar, “Romantic Desires and
        Polygynous Intentions: Islam, Gender, and Divorce in coastal
    •   Adebayo Akintunde, University of California, Davis, “Reducing
        Heterosexual Transmission of HIV/AIDS in Northern Nigeria; The
        role of Religion”
    •   Tuğçe Kurtiş and Glenn Adams, University of Kansas, “The
        cultural psychology of gender and relationship in West African
        worlds: Implications for interventions by health practitioners”
    •   Margaret Winchester, Case Western Reserve University, “Intimate
        Partner Violence and HIV in Uganda: Women’s Social and
        Economic Coping Strategies”

9:45 – 10:05 a.m. BREAK

10:05 – 12:00 a.m. Panel 7, Apse:Youth, Family, Friendships, and
Health Politics Chair: Glenn Adams
    • Chaunetta Jones, Rutgers University, “Siyaphumelela! The
         Collective Negotiation of Illness among HIV/AIDS Affected Youth
         in Grahamstown, South Africa”
    • Sheryl McCurdy, University of Texas, "Negotiating life in the
         shadow of pain: Tanzanian heroin users’ gendered work to forestall
    • Chinekwu Obidoa, University of Connecticut, "Expressions of
         Global Popular Youth Culture among Nigerian Youth: Evidence of
         the Impact of Globalization and Implications for Youth Sexual and
         Reproductive Health"
    • Jill Brown, Creighton University, “Falling far from the tree:
         Kinship, health, and identity of non-relative Ovambo boys in rural

10:05 – 12:15 a.m. Panel 8. Main Gallery: Local Medical Knowledge
and Global Health Policy Chair: John M. Janzen

    •   Prince Maison, University of Kansas, “Health, Illness, and Healing
        Approaches of the Ethnic Chewa, Yao, and Tumbuka Peoples, and
        The way They Frame Medical Approaches to Public Health Policy
        in Malawi Today”
    •   Lurleen Brinkman, University of Kansas, “Sufi Healing Arts of
        Sudan: Indigenous Ethics, Biofield Therapies and “Credentialing”
        of Healers
    •   Margaret L. Buckner, Missouri State University, “Healing in the
    •   Jon Kirby, University of Redlands, “Shekhinah Clinic: An African
    •   James Leslie Kennell, Southern Methodist University, "Vaccination
        programs, ethnophysiology, and the sensibilisation of an Aja
        community in Benin"

12:15 – 1:30 LUNCH

1:30 – 3:15 p.m. Panel 9. Apse: Global Mobility and Health Trajectories
Chair: Majid Hannoum
    •   David Eaton, California State University, Chico, “Changing
        struggles against AIDS in the Sangha, northern Congo”
    •   Mary Sundal, Washburn University, "Slum Life: The Role of
        Medical Anthropology in Migration Studies"
    •   Tejal Patel, University of Kansas, “The Role of Documentation in
        Producing Sexual Risk Among Labor Migrants in South Africa”
    •   Melissa Filippi, University of Kansas Medical Center,
        “Perpetuating and Enhancing a Household-Based Social Welfare
    •   Amy Gardner, U.C. Berkeley, “Incorporating Difference,
        Orchestrating Ifa's Medical World: Articulations of Medical
        Anthropology, Therapeutic Power and Attending to Suffering in the
        Contemporary Globalized World”

1:30– 3:15 p.m. Panel 10. Main Gallery: Geography, Epidemiology, and
History Chair: Garth Myers

    •   John Rhinquist, U.S. Military Academy, "A Most Unwholesome
    •   Townsend Peterson, University of Kansas, "Disease geography
        across Africa and likely changes with warming climates"
    •   Jade Sasser, U.C. Berkeley, "Fertile Imaginings: Constructing
        African Female Fertility and Reproduction in Environmental
        Development Discourse"
    •   Mary Hallin, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, “Western
        biomedicine and traditional medicine, poles apart?"

3:15 – 3:30 BREAK

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Closing, concluding remarks, summing up