The Ninth Health Disparities Conference, titled From Disparity to Equity: Building Healthier Communities, features lectures by individuals who are making significant contributions to improving healthcare access and to empowering vulnerable populations and marginalized communities.
This conference will allow participants to review and learn strategies focused on achieving health equity through access to care, prevention and treatment of major chronic diseases. Special session presentations will address interprofessional models of clinical, scientific, academic, and public health interventions that improve outcomes and eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity through treatment, advocacy, and policy development.
At the end of the conference, participants should be able to:
- Identify resources to build on community resiliency and partnerships by capitalizing on the community's strength and resources to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity;
- Develop and evaluate evidence-based solutions that are driven by social, economic, policy, scientific, clinical and environmental factors;
- Assess the needs of a diverse workforce in building healthier communities; and
- Discuss the role of population health in research and interventions.
Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participation in this conference earns up to 12.5 hours (1.25 CEUs). Participants must complete an evaluation form at the conclusion of each session to receive a Statement of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit. Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit will be reported directly to CPE Monitor within 4 weeks following the program. This knowledge-based activity is of importance to all pharmacists.
If you have not obtained your unique identification number from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to be used when registering for continuing pharmacy education activities from an ACPE-accredited provider, please visit www.nabp.net. You must provide your NABP e-profile ID number to receive Statement of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit.
Program OutlineView Program Agenda (PDF) for the full list of Conference Speakers
|4:00PM – 7:00PM||Conference Registration and Check–In|
|7:00AM – 7:00PM||Conference Registration and Check-In|
|8:00AM – 12:30PM||RCMI Pre-Conference Symposium: Translating Basic Research in the Biomedical Sciences to Address Health Disparities in Minority Communities|
|10:00AM – 12:00PM||Pre-Conference Workshop 1: Model for Community Scholars: Linking the Participatory Research Enterprise|
|1:00PM – 3:00PM||Pre-Conference Workshop 2: Use of Technology in a Collaborative / Interprofessional Environment|
|3:15PM – 5:00PM||General Session I & Opening: From Disparity to Equity: Building Healthier Communities — Building a Practical Enterprise System|
|5:00PM – 7:30PM||Welcome and Networking Reception / Poster Session 1|
|7:00AM – 3:00PM||Conference Registration and Check–In|
|7:00AM – 8:30AM||Networking Breakfast / Poster Session 1|
|8:30AM – 9:30AM||Meet the Expert: Multidisciplinary Approaches of Public Health — Integrating Pharmacy to Improve Outcomes|
|9:40AM – 11:10AM||General Session II: Integrating the Social Determinants of Health to Become a Healthier Community: Beyond Health and Health Care
(A Panel Discussion)
|11:45AM – 1:30PM||Lunch and General Session III: The John Ruffin Lecture Series|
|2:00PM – 3:30PM||Podium Presentation Session A: Disease Management and Disparities through Interprofessional Relationships|
|Podium Presentation Session B: Health Services, Policy and Social Determinants of Health|
|Podium Presentation Session C: Health Maintenance and Prevention in Special Populations|
|3:45PM – 5:00PM||Concurrent Workshop 1: Violence, Mental Health and Environment — Evidence Based Recommendations to Improve Health Equity, Eliminate Disparities and Foster Healthy Communities|
|Concurrent Workshop 2: Community Health Equity Collaborations for Healthier Aging|
|Concurrent Workshop 3: Personalized Medicine — Genomic Discovery and Family History|
|5:00PM – 7:00PM||Networking Reception / Poster Session 2|
|7:00AM – 10:00AM||Conference Registration and Check–In|
|8:00AM – 9:30AM||Networking Breakfast / Poster Session 2|
|9:30AM – 12:00PM||General Session IV: Recommendations and Closing Session
(A Tabletop Discussion)