The People’s Scientific Conference to Promote Health and Eliminate Health Disparities
Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15, 2013
University of Florida | Gainesville, FL
The People’s Scientific Conference to Promote Health and Eliminate Health Disparities (The People’s Scientific Conference) is sponsored by the University of Florida Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program in partnership with the University of Florida Prostate Disease Center and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health. This first-of-its-kind conference will bring racial/ethnic minority and underserved community members and diverse researchers and health care providers together to learn from and teach each other information that will foster research- and evidence-based interventions to promote health and eliminate health disparities. Novel activities at the conference include:
Panels of providers answering conference participants’ questions about diseases
Panels of patients and family members speaking about influences on their health behaviors and treatment adherence and on ways to improve relationships with their health care providers
Presentations by nationally known medical and research experts on the health problems that are most common in racial/ethnic minority, low-income, and underserved communities
HEALTH DISPARITIES RESEARCH FELLOW MENTORING PROGRAM
The People’s Scientific Conference will launch a Health Disparities Research Fellow Mentoring Program that aims to inspire and train the next generation of researchers (e.g., post-docs, assistant professors) and community health workers to conduct research that has implications for promoting health and eliminating health disparities in racial/ethnic minority and underserved communities. All mentees selected to participate in the Mentoring Program will receive funding for transportation and lodging to attend the conference, and a registration fee waiver. For more information about the Mentoring Program and its application process, please visit http://tinyurl.com/psc-mentoringprogram. The extended application submission deadline is Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
Registration is required. Register online or by phone (1-866-290-5770) no later than Monday, June 10, 2013.
Undergraduate/Graduate/Medical Students: $30
Community Members/CHWs: FREE
Webcast Only: FREE
Continuing education will be provided by the Suwannee River Area Health Education Center (AHEC).
For more information, please visit the conference website or contact:
UF Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program
Carolyn M. Tucker, Ph.D.
University of Florida
Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., MPH
University of Florida