Conference Agenda

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We are pleased to include investigators, postdoctoral fellows, students, laboratory personnel, staff, and community partners in presentations and poster sessions. We welcome the participation of local and regional health departments, universities, colleges, and community organizations who are involved in promoting and sharing research outcomes. We encourage health disparities research investigators and population science experts to attend this conference as we reach to increase community participation in our translational program through networking and information sharing and exchange.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Conference Registration & Check-In
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Continental Breakfast
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM NIMHD Updates
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Professional Development Activities:
Team Building / Collaborations
Session Topics
  • Grant Writing / Proposal Development
  • Creating and Cultivating a Niche in Higher Education
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Plenary Session I &Opening: HIV Translational and Health Disparities Session Presentations:
  • Keynote Presentation
  • How Translational Research Can Help Address Health Disparities in HIV
  • Ending the Epidemic in New York City by Advancing Health Equity
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Poster Networking Session & Dinner Reception

Friday, November 9, 2018

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM Conference Registration & Check-in
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast & Meet the Experts
8:00 AM – 9:25 AM Plenary Session II: Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease Model
Session Presentations:
  • Understanding and Advancing a Population Health Continuum to Achieve Health Equity in Diabetes
  • Novel Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Risk: Relevance to Health Disparities
9:25 AM – 10:45 AM Plenary Session III: Community & Population-Based Studies Model
Session Presentations:
  • A Multi-Level Model to Address Cervical Cancer Disparities in Appalachia
  • Addressing Health Literacy and Health Communication in Diabetes Care
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Plenary Session IV: Cancer Model
Session Presentations:
  • Addressing Disparities in Clinical Cancer Genomics: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Contribution of Modifiable Factors to Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer
  • Opportunities and Challenges to Reduce Disparities in Colorectal Cancer
1:00 PM – 1:20 PM Panel Discussion
1:25 PM – 3:30 PM Lunch, Awards, Summary & Closing