Extreme Affordability Conference


“Disrupting Barriers to Strengthen Global Health”

Extreme Affordability was a regional conference hosted by the University of Utah in 2017, developed as a clear and undisputed rally point for those redesigning the systems and processes by which we deliver value in health care.

The University of Utah has a history of Global Health work addressing the systems and processes by which we deliver health care, and focusing on how to make changes that will increase access, quality, and equitability. We envision a world where the highest standards of health are accessible and affordable for everyone. We welcome medical practitioners, policymakers, professionals, investors, technologists, students and businesses to join us to infuse the problem-solving environment with innovative spirit and renewed energy.

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1 Cancer Peak Study Echo L. Warner MPH; Zachary Warner MPH; Brandon R. Reid MS; Priscilla Auguste; Danisette Torres; Maria Fam; Ann Gillett-Ellrington MD, PhD, MPH; Matthew Kraybill PhD; Deanna Kepka PhD, MPH In 2013, the Pan American Health Organization issued a call for improving primary cancer prevention among indigenous populations in the Caribbean. Cervical cancer disproportionately affects women in this region. 36,000 cervical cancer deaths in 2012. 3 [...]
2 Challenges and Successes of a Perinatal Community Health Worker Program for Pregnant Somali and Sudanese Refugee Women in Salt Lake County Aster Tecle, PhD; Adhal Awan; Sabrina Mohamed; Jane Dyer, CNM, PhD, FACNM Extreme Affordability is a regional conference hosted by the University of Utah to develop a clear and undisputed rally point for those redesigning the systems and processes by which we deliver value in health care. The University of Utah is pleased to [...]
3 Continuing Didactic and Practical Laparoscopic Training Courses in Mongolia Jade Nunez; Sandag Erdene; Sarnai Erdene; Ulzii-Orshickh; Togtokhbayar Baljinnyam; Nanjid Bikhaniragchaa; Jonathan Nellermoe; Orgoi Sergelen; John Langell; Ashok Khandkar; Raymond Price Between 2005 and 2013, use of laparoscopic cholecystectomy increased from 2% to 58% in Mongolia. Expensive and poorly functioning equipment continue to present challenges. The University of Utah's Centers for Global Surgery and Medical Innovation developed [...]
4 Cost-Effectiveness of an Early Cancer Surveillance Strategy for Patients with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome C.R. Tak; E. Biltaji; W. Kohlmann; L. Maese; C.M.T. Sherwin; D.I. Brixner; J.D. Schiffman Patients with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS) are at a high risk of cancer; Lifetime risk of cancer approaches 90%; Recent data suggest that early cancer surveillance is beneficial for patients with LFS.
5 Open Access - The Holy Grail for Low Resource Practitioners? Mark J. Harris MD MPH; Mellanye Lackey, MSI There is a significant health workforce deficit in low income countries (LICs). In addition, professionals and students in LICs have limited options for their continuing medical education and the propagation of their scholarly work. Access to the current [...]
6 Pediatric Surgery Across Sub-Saharan Africa: A Multi-Centre Prospective Cohort Study N.J. Wright; T.T. Anyomih; S. Tabiri; F.A. Abantanga; P.M. Wondoh; E.O. Abem; O. Imoro; A.S. Seidu; I.M. Adakudugu; N. Ade-Ajayi; E. Ameh; K. Lakhoo; A. Leather; D. Poenaru Objective: To form a collaboration of surgeons and allied health professionals to collectively undertake the largest prospective cohort study of pediatric surgery across sub-Saharan Africa.
7 Wrist Planner & Scheduler, A Novel Appointment Reminder for Homeless Patients Stacy Bamberg; Marianne Becnel, BS; Stephen Goldsmith; Hanna Hendrickson, BS-S The Burden of Missed Appointments at Homeless Clinics: Clinic no-shows at outpatient clinics result in decreased efficiency, loss of revenue, and a community losses from patients who would have benefited from medical care. Through Hendrickson's research [...]
8 Uptake and Performance of Clinical Breast Exam Screening by Trained Laywomen in Malawi Lily Gutnik; Vanessa Msosa; Agnes Moses; Christopher Stanley; Suzgo Mzumara; Bal Dhungel; George Liomba; Clara Lee; Satish Gopal Breast cancer burden is high in low-income countries. Inadequate early detection contributes to late diagnosis and increased mortality. We describe the results of Malawi's first clinical breast exam (CBE) screening program.
9 A Field-deployable Platform for Prognostic Hepatic Cancer Screening in Low-resource Settings Jennifer H. Granger, Nano Institute of Utah; Jill E. Shea, University of Utah Department of Surgery; Courtney L. Scaife, University of Utah Department of Surgery; Marc D. Porter, Nano Institute of Utah, University of Utah Departments of Surgery, Chemistry, [...] Challenge: Develop a point of need (PON) platform to screen at-risk populations for HCC. Solution: Combine membrane based assay technology with handheld spectrometric readout.
10 A Global Assessment of Medical Students' Knowledge of Smoking, Risks, Cessation Techniques and Therapeutic Options: Findings from 13 Countries Ragheed Al-Dulaimi, MD, MPH, MSc The burden of smoking-related illness and death is heaviest in developing countries. Around 80% of the more than 1 billion smokers worldwide reside in low- and middle-income countries. The use of counselling and medication can more than double the chance of [...]
11 Blood Pressure Changes During a 12 Month Wellness Coaching Program Among Utah Women of Color Hannah Wright; Sara E. Simonsen; Grant Sunada; Lisa Gren; Heather Coulter; Patricia Eisenman; Stephen C. Alder; Louisa A. Stark; Brenda Ralls; Leanne Johnston; Kathleen Digre Hypertension is a risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke, occurring at higher rates in women of color than in non-Hispanic Whites. Reducing blood pressure in high risk groups is a challenging public health issue. The Coalition for a Healthier [...]
12 A Multi-Theoretical Approach to Micronutrient Supplementation among Women of Child-Bearing Age in Ghana Rachel Jaggi, MA; Scott Benson, MD, PhD, MPH; Stephen Alder, PhD Micronutrient supplementation is a popular approach to addressing the unmet dietary needs of mothers in low- and middle-income countries, as supplement distribution programs can be implemented relatively quickly at comparatively low cost. However, dietary [...]
13 An Evaluation of the Fulbright Student Program Jason Chen Flagship international educational exchange program of State Department, Senator William Fulbright (1945). Increase mutual understanding between the people of US and other countries. Various awards: open study/research, ETA, graduate degree, public policy, [...]
14 Medical Cost and Healthcare Resource Utilization Influenced by Anti-Platelet Agent Selection in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome Kibum Kim, PhD; Daniel R. Touchette, Pharm D.; Todd A. Lee, Pharm; Amer K. Ardati, MD, MSf; Surrey M. Walton, PhDc; Robert J. DiDomenico, Pharm D, FCCPd Acute coronary syndrome (ACS), after receiving percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), requires appropriate long-term antiplatelet therapy with a P2Y12 combination with aspirin.[1,2] Clopidogrel, a 2nd generation P2Y12 antagonist, has stood as the [...]
15 Improving Newborn Care in Resource Poor Settings: Evaluation of a Combined Training and Quality Improvement Approach Kajsa Vlasic; M. Caitlin Indart; Caitlin Stiglmeier MD; Reena Patel MD; Meghna Patel; Pranav Brahmbhatt; Christopher Maloney MD, PhD; Bernhard Fassl MD Every year 2.8 million newborns die worldwide due to complications in the newborn period. Newborns with low birth weight (<2500 grams) are at greatest risk for death due to complications related to asphyxia, prematurity and infections. Outcomes for newborns [...]
16 Making the Case for Informatics in Global Health Ramkiran Gouripeddi, MBBS, MS; Katherine Sward, PhD, RN Health Informatics: the scientific field that deals with the storage, retrieval, sharing, and optimal use of biomedical information, data, and knowledge for problem solving and decision making. Its application for improving global health and achieving [...]
17 Muslim Women Refugees & Health System Navigation Deb Penney PhD, MPH, MS, CNM To describe perceptions and experiences of Iraqi Muslim women and primary health care providers in the context of the health encounter.
18 Moran CORE - Online Learning in Sight Emily Olsen The Moran CORE website is an open-source, free multi-media ophthalmology education resource for residents, fellows, students, and ophthalmologists worldwide.
19 Low-cost 3D Surgical Microscope For Use in Low-Resource Settings Matt Lamont MD; Isak Goodwin MD; Jay Agarwal MD Hundreds of thousands of microvascular surgeries are performed in the US annually. These include flap surgeries to provide tissue coverage to poorly-perfused anatomy, as in breast reconstruction after mastectomy and radiation, as well as cardiothoracic [...]
20 High Ambient Temperatures as a Cause of Neonatal Fever? Investigating the Association Between Environmental Temperature and Newborn Body Temperature M. Caitlin Indart; Kajsa Vlasic; Caitlin Stiglmeier, MD; Reena Patel, MD; Meghna Patel; Pranav Brahmbhatt; Christopher Maloney, MD, PhD; Bernhard Fassl, MD Fever in an infant, especially in the neonatal period, is a highly concerning finding that could indicate a life-threatening illness. Determining the cause of a fever is crucial to giving appropriate and effective treatment, whether that be antibiotics, [...]
21 Efficacy of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria in Children of Rural Ghana N. Griswold; T. Dickerson; J. Reynolds; E. Roberts; D. Ansong; L.S. Benson; C. Nkyi; J. M. Boaheng; E. Amuzu; S. Gren; M. V. M. Morhe; P. A. Kontor; O. A. Owusu; M. G. Quansah; R. Buxton In 2015, 88% of new cases and 90% of deaths due to malaria were in the WHO Africa region, mostly among children. Historically, making a definitive diagnosis of malaria required microscopic examination of a carefully prepared blood sample by a skilled [...]
22 Determining Demand for Rural Healthcare Facilities in Developing Countries Brent Lloyd; Rebecca Richards-Steed; Philip Dennison; Neng Wan; Ran Wei; Kathryn Grace; Gregory Husak Geotechnologies provide decision support for numerous public health issues such as determining locations of healthcare facilities for a given population. With limited population health data available for developing countries, geotechnologies provide little [...]
23 Creation of an International Surgical Mission Trip Database Using Internet Traces; a Novel Approach Sean Runnels MD; Diane Ellis MD; Mike Schwartz BS; Cathy L. Magnum BS; Emily N. Stuart BS Currently, no comprehensive database of international surgical missions exists. We propose a novel methodology to create a database using traces of surgical missions on the internet in the form of blog posts, websites, or news articles.
24 Establishing a National Standard for Care of Sexual Assault Victims Andrea Alomia; Madeline Berger Explore disparities between US state laws in treatment of victims of sexual assault. By examining policies in the US, we can find appropriate areas for change, we can then look to possible global changes.
25 HIV Awareness in the Former Soviet Union: An Assessment of HIV Knowledge Among Varied University Disciplines in Armenia Hripsime Z. Wright MD, MPH; Erin Gavin, MS2 Globally, 36.7 million people are HIV-positive, the majority of whom are living in low- and middle-income countries, with 2.1 million new cases in 2015 alone.

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