Scientific Agenda

Thank you for your interest in the Minority Health and Health Disparities Grantees' Conference.

The 2014 Conference, themed “Transdisciplinary Collaborations: Evolving Dimensions of US and Global Health Equity,” will highlight the importance of basic, clinical, and population science collaboratives to address minority health and health disparities. The Conference will include a number of General Sessions and Concurrent Scientific Sessions consisting of lectures, panel discussions, oral abstract presentations, and poster presentations on the environmental, cultural, socioeconomic, biobehavioral, and genetic bases of health disparities. Among the conference highlights is an important focus on early career investigators such as training and development workshops, mentoring, and meet the expert sessions.

The Pre-Conference Training Workshops will include topics such as grantsmanship, mentoring, career development, and a variety of technical workshops for attendees on a first-come basis. Attendees must pre-register for the training workshops. The meet the experts networking sessions provide opportunities for participants to meet with DHHS and other federal program officers to discuss programs and funding opportunities, how to network and collaborate with federal agencies, and how attendees' specific research interests align with others' organizational mission.

Target Audience

The 2014 Conference is designed to bring together US and global scientists conducting transdisciplinary biomedical, clinical, population, and health policy research; members of the global community including healthcare providers and government officials; and private industry representatives to focus on the collective efforts to improve minority health, promote health equity, and ultimately eliminate health disparities.


The Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The Morehouse School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s).TM Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Morehouse School of Medicine adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of the planning commmittee and faculty's commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations.

Resloution of Conflicts of Interest
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the Morehouse School of Medicine has implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgement of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.