2017 Minority Health Conference

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Saturday, October 14 2017 8:00 AM 1:30 PM

Please join us at the 16th annual Minority Health Conference (MHC) hosted by the medical students of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

The MHC aims to address minority health disparities and raise awareness about minority health issues in Southern California and beyond. The goals of the conference are to educate students and physicians on the critical issues behind minority health and to provide an opportunity to discuss the barriers facing physicians and patients in minority communities.

This year we will look at the past, present, and future of healthcare access among minority communities in an effort to understand the roots of our past to better guide our future.

Register today: Early registration tickets are available for $5. Prices will go up to $10 on October 7th. Please note that tickets may sell out in advance and are not guaranteed at the door on the day of the event.


8:00-8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast

8:45-9:00 AM: Welcome

9:00-9:45 AM: Opening Keynote – “Framing the Conversation”

Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD "Doing Good While Doing Well: How Violence   Prevention Became My Career" 

10:00-10:45 AM: Breakout Session #1 - "Understanding our roots"                                          

Nisha Abdul Cader, MD "'If you see something wrong, change it with your hands'... How muslim medical students brought faith into action to start the first Muslim free clinic project in the United States"      

Norma Mtume, MA “South Los Angeles and CDU community historical health services landscapes relative to health disparities”

David Hayes-Bautista, PhD, MA “Racial Narratives, Racially Ambiguous Babies and Biomedical Research”     

11:00-11:45 AM: Breakout Session #2 - "Examining the issues of today"

Heather Hutt “Healthcare is a Right Not a Privilege”

Homero E. Del Pino, PhD, MA, MSc “Addressing Health Disparities of Gay Men of Color: What are the Gaps in the Research”

Cynthia Gonzalez, PhD, MPH -  TBA

12:00-12:45 PM: Closing Keynote - "Moving forward as a community"

Gerardo Moreno, MD MSHS “Moving Forward Beyond Health Disparities from Bedside to Community”

12:45-1:30 PM: Lunch


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