Advances in Evidence-Based Practices to Eliminate Disparities and Achieve Health Equity in Building Healthier Communities: Lessons Learned

Scientific Agenda

The 10th Anniversary Health Disparities Conference, titled Advances in Evidence-Based Practices to Eliminate Disparities and Achieve Health Equity in Building Healthier Communities: Lessons Learned, 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.

Program Outline

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4:00PM – 7:00PM Conference Registration and Check–In
8:00AM – 5:00PM Conference Registration and Check-In
8:00AM – 9:00AM Continental Breakfast
9:00AM – 12:00PM Pre-Conference Workshop
Professional Development for Improved Research Funding
Maureen Y. Lichtveld, MD, MPH
Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MS, MPH, FACP
Marjorie Piechowski, PhD
9:00AM – 12:00PM The University of Puerto Rico Pre-Conference Symposium
Community-Based Participatory Research and Health Disparities: Lessons Learned from an Inter-Professional Capacity-Building Training
Lourdes E. Soto, EdD, MPHE
Edna Acosta Perez, PhD, MSc
1:00PM – 3:00PM General Session I & Opening
From Disparity to Equity: Building Healthier Communities
Brian Smedley, PhD
3:15PM – 5:00PM General Session II
Integrating Access and the Social Determinants of Health
Evelyn Crayton, EdD, RDN, LDN, FAND
Lucinda L. Maine, PhD, RPh
Daniel F.K. Sarpong, PhD
Kevin L. Antoine, JD
5:00PM – 7:00PM Welcome and Networking Reception / Poster Session 1

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7:00AM – 3:00PM Conference Registration and Check–In
8:00AM – 9:00AM Continental Breakfast
9:00AM – 11:00AM 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
11:45AM – 1:30PM Lunch & General Session III
Recognizing the Power of Collaborations to Achieve Better Health Outcomes
Kendra K. Hern, BS
Gail Christopher, DN
2:00PM – 3:30PPM General Session IV
Utilizing Big Data to Better Understand Environment-Related Research: Analytics and Genomic Health Disparities
Rick Kittles, PhD
Michael Langston, PhD
3:45PM – 5:00PM General Session V
Blue Ribbon Presentations — 10-Year Anniversary: Lessons Learned
Paul D. Juarez, PhD
Jackie Sanders Hawkins
Cassandra Dobson, PhD
Elvin T. Price, PharmD, PhD
5:00PM – 7:00PM Networking Reception / Poster Session 2
7:30PM – 10:00PM General Session VI
The John Ruffin Lecture Series and 10th Anniversary Recognition & Awards Ceremony
Dr. Norman C. Francis

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