Conference on the History of African Americans in the Medical Professions

When: June 15, 2013 - June 16, 2013 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Where: National Academy of Sciences Building (Auditorium) • 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418

Topic Select Populations and Health Equity
Activity: Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

The CHAAMP conference will focus on ways to engage learners at all levels through classroom instruction and activities, and strategies to disseminate information through educational and public programming on the significant contributions of African Americans in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health and science. Speakers are nationally recognized leaders in these areas and will provide examples of their curriculum, instructional programs, on-line resources, and traveling exhibits, all available for use free of charge.

The conference is sponsored by the University of Virginia with co-sponsorship by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, National Association of Minority Medical Educators, The Sullivan Alliance, along with The Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities/Institute of Medicine and Cultural Program of the National Academy of Sciences.

Participants will have ample opportunity to work directly with the speakers in workshops designed to provide hands-on experience using some of the on-line resources. Time will be provided also to talk with institutions and their staff who make available free of charge engaging traveling exhibits on the history and contributions of African Americans in dentistry, medicine, science and engineering that can be used to promote this history among a broader audience.

Increasing diversity in the health professionals is a national priority and this conference is designed to take that message into the classroom at every level, to inspire youth – whether in middle school or in college to envision themselves as future health professionals.

For more information, contact Preston Reynolds or Judy Pointer. Please visit the website and REGISTER now.

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