13th Health Disparities Conference

March 25–27, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana

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The 2020 Conference has been cancelled.

The 13th Health Disparities Conference scheduled to take place March 25–27, 2020 in New Orleans has been cancelled. The State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans have issued a state of emergency declaration relative to the COVID-19 outbreak. After reviewing the recommendations from health authorities about COVID-19 and the potential health risks associated with convening a large gathering, we believe that canceling the meeting is the right thing to do. The health, safety, and well-being of our global community is our highest priority.

Planning this meeting over the past year involved many people. We want to thank those who planned the conference, submitted abstracts, and agreed to serve as faculty.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions section which will address travel, registration refunds and other questions for attendees. Our website will provide on-going updates.

Thank you for your interest in our conference, and for many of you, your continued participation and support. We look forward to seeing you, definitely for XULA 2021, in New Orleans.


13th Health Disparities Conference Organizer
Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy's
Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research & Education


Do you have questions regarding the cancelled conference? Please view the answers provided below.

Updates and recommendations about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and state and local governments have been closely monitored. The State of Louisiana and City of New Orleans issued a state of emergency declaration relative to the COVID-19 outbreak. We believe it is in the best interest of everyone to cancel the meeting.

The 2020 conference will not be rescheduled. Please continue to visit our website for updates and information about our 2021 meeting in New Orleans. We are working through any further opportunities to highlight educational information developed for the 2020 conference.

The conference sponsor has adjusted its published policy for this one year only and will refund registration fees in full, due to this unique situation. We are currently working through this process and appreciate your patience during this time. More information on this unique refund processing will be posted to the XULA2020 website and communicated directly to paid registered attendees within the next 45 days.

UPDATE: As previously communicated, your registration has been cancelled and conference registration fees were refunded (where applicable) to the method of payment on file. (For Credit Card Payments: allow 7-10 business days for your bank to show credit to your account.)

Continue to monitor your emails for updates on upcoming programming. Missing email announcements? Opt-in here to stay up-to-date on the Health Disparities Conference and other health equity news.

Attendees must contact the hotel directly to cancel reservations.

Please contact your airline directly regarding ticket cancellations. If you purchased travel insurance, please contact your provider for information and next steps.

There are currently no plans to make conference programming available virtually. If plans change, attendees will be notified. Please continue to visit our website for on-going conference information.

Please email the Conference Organizer, 1Joshua Group, at xula@the1jg.com.