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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

4:00PM – 7:00PM Conference Registration and Check–In

Thursday, March 16, 2017

7:00AM – 7:00PM Conference Registration and Check-In
8:00AM – 9:00AM Continental Breakfast
9:00AM – 12:00PM Pre-Conference Workshop
Professional Development for Improved Research Funding
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
1:00PM – 3:00PM General Session I & Opening
From Disparity to Equity: Building Healthier Communities
3:15PM – 5:00PM General Session II
Integrating Access and the Social Determinants of Health
5:00PM – 7:00PM Welcome and Networking Reception / Poster Session 1

Friday, March 17, 2017

7:00AM – 3:00PM Conference Registration and Check–In
7:00AM – 8:30AM Networking Breakfast / Poster Session 1
9:00AM – 11:00AM General Session III
The Role of Technology: The Pipeline and Training the Next Generation
11:45AM – 1:30PM Lunch and General Session IV
Recognizing the Power of Collaborations to Achieve Better Health Outcomes
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 General Session V
Blue Ribbon Presentations — 10 Year Anniversary: Lessons Learned
5:30PM – 7:30PM Networking Reception / Poster Session 2
7:30PM – 10:00PM 10th Anniversary Recognition & Awards Ceremony and the John Ruffin Lecture Series

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