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13th Health Disparities Conference

March 25–27, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana

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2020 Program Agenda

The Evidence of Personal and Societal Determinants to Achieve Health Equity

Qualitative and quantitative evidence from research, local and expert knowledge, and policy information is required to adequately examine the impact of health determinants on health equity. The health of individuals and communities is made of up many complex factors including where we live, our environment, genetics, and income and education levels.

As we have often examined the more common considerations of access and the use of health care services, the 13th Health Disparities Conference will focus on the social and economic environment, the physical environment, individual characteristics and behaviors and policy implications to move closer to health equity — including programs that focus on multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary engagement. We will examine the history, evidence, and evolution of these rich resources to better understand how and why we are where we are and discuss what realistically can be fixed.

The 2020 Health Disparities Conference was designed to:

  • examine the historical context of social determinants and its evolution to better understand health equity;
  • discuss models of personal and societal determinants that have achieved measurable success and disappointments in health equity;
  • identify the complex roles of place and genetics; and
  • examine the connections between race, racism, and health equity.

Tailored to attendees' interests around community-centered basic and clinical research and health policy, this conference program was designed to highlight excellence in research and public health models that are sustainable, replicable, culturally appropriate, and that contribute to health equity.

Program Outline

This program agenda is subject to change.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Session Time Session Name
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshop
Strategies for Developing Effective Grant Proposals
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Opening Session
Welcome and Opening
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Plenary Session I
Mayors' and City Leaders' Perspective
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Plenary Session II
Workforce Diversity: Global and Social Impact on Equity — A Panel Discussion
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Session A
Training, Education, and Practice
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Session B
Advocacy and Equity
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Session C
The Balance Between Personal Responsibilities and Societal Responsibilities
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Concurrent Podium Presentation Session A
Disease Management and Disparities through Inter-Professional Relationships
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Concurrent Podium Presentation Session B
Health Services, Policy and Social Determinants of Health
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Concurrent Podium Presentation Session C
Health Maintenance and Prevention in Special Populations
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Networking Reception and Poster Session 1

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Time Activity
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Plenary Session III
Training and Education to Achieve Equity
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Concurrent Breakout Session D
Training, Education, and Practice
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Concurrent Breakout Session E
Advocacy Equity
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Concurrent Breakout Session F
Policy and Homelessness
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Concurrent Workshop A
Title TBA
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Concurrent Workshop B
Title TBA
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Concurrent Workshop C
Title TBA
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Plenary Session IV
John Ruffin Lecture and Lunch
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Plenary Session V
Keynote Presentation
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Plenary Session VI
Keynote Presentation
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Plenary Session VII
Discrimination and Systemic Racism — The Impact on Equity
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Networking Reception and Poster Session 2

Friday, March 27, 2020

Time Activity
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Plenary Session VIII
Junior Investigator Presentation and Awards Ceremony
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Plenary Session IX
Closing Session