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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Hmong Workshop Slated For
March 17-18 at UW-Eau Claire
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: Feb. 16, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — A workshop titled "Hmong Health Care Issues and Treatment" will be held March 17-18 in Davies Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The workshop will address the health of the Hmong and is designed for health care providers, medical doctors, psychologists, teachers and counselors, school and health care administrators, clergy, community action and human/social service agency personnel, researchers and others who are interested in the topic.
Participants in the two-day conference will learn about Hmong traditional medical concepts, health issues and illness facing the Hmong, as well as counseling and treatment techniques for Hmong patients.
Two trainers will provide information about Hmong health.
Bruce Thowpaou Bliatout, a Hmong American formerly of Laos, has worked in the health field since 1975. He began his career as director of the Refuge Mental Health Program at the Institute of Behavioral Sciences in Honolulu from 1978-1981. He worked as executive director of the Southeast Asian Refugee Foundation in Portland, Ore., from 1981-1982. From 1982-1985, he worked as refugee coordinator for the city of Portland. Since 1985, he has worked as the director of the Tuberculosis Prevention and Treatment Center for the Multnomah County Health Department. He has written several articles on refugee health and mental health issues.
Hollis "Holly" Tshinliyap Bliatout is a third generation Chinese American acupuncturist who has had a private acupuncture practice for more than nine years and studied Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and other acupuncture techniques as well as herbal therapies. For more than 12 years she was a consultant for the Institute for Traditional Medicine and for five years was on the adjunct faculty of the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Nursing. She has been married to a Hmong American for 24 years and has participated in traditional Hmong ceremonies and studies Hmong healing arts.
The conference will provide continuing education credits to participants.
The $200 registration fee for the two-day conference covers instruction, materials and lunches. The one-day fee is $150. The registration deadline is March 10.
For more information, contact Pang Cher Vue of the UW-Eau Claire College of Arts and Sciences Continuing Education/UW-Extension at (715) 836-2031.
The workshop is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire College of Arts and Sciences Continuing Education/UW-Extension with the Nursing Outreach and Sacred Hearth Hospital.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: Feb. 16, 1999