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13th Health Dispariites Conference

March 25–27, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Why Attend?

The 13th Health Disparities Conference participants include clinicians (pharmacists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and allied health professionals), health policy makers, researchers, health educators, public and community health leaders, and students whose work incorporates the use of multidisciplinary partnerships to build collaborations that eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity.

This year's conference will offer:

  • Access to key opinion and thought leaders in the areas of health disparities and health equity research, policy and education;
  • Plenary and breakout topics that allow for interactive, and hands-on workshops;
  • An opportunity to showcase your latest research;
  • Networking and research exchange; and
  • Workshops on grant writing, career development and other essential career building strategies.

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Center for Minorty Health and Health Disparities Research and EducationAbout CMHDRE

The Mission of the Center for Minorty Health and Health Disparities Research and Education (CMHDRE) is to improve health outcomes of diverse communities disproportionately impacted by health and health care disparities, through community engagement and partnerships in research, education, and practice. The CMHDRE began with a primary focus on diabetes and diabetes related illnesses. Its focus has expanded to include emerging concerns related to health disparities, health equity in diverse populations, and presenting an annual educational forum that brings together national and international stakeholders to improve health outcomes in underserved populations, provide accredited professional educational programming, and contribute to the body of knowledge around disparities and equity, and highlight the knowledge and contributions of health professionals and biomedical researchers.

Attendee Testimonials

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Gail Brekke

2017 Podium Presenter
Prairie View A&M University

Participating in the Health Disparities Conference not only provided new and current information in my field, but also enabled me to establish new contacts (and friends!) who are leaders in their fields.

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Douglas Landsittel

2018 Podium Presenter
University of Pittsburgh

The conference had a very local feel, in beautiful New Orleans, but also pulled in attendees from a wide range of institutions nationally.

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Janay Smith

2018 Undergraduate Poster Competition Winner
Lane College graduate

Being in the same facility with men and women from different ethnicities and backgrounds that share a common goal within the healthcare industry was life changing for me.

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These statements were collected in September 2018 from individuals who participated in the 2017 and/or 2018 Xavier University of Louisiana Health Disparities Conference.