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Program Outline

This conference will focus on replicable multidisciplinary collaborative models and approaches from the clinical, research, and community arenas that integrate all levels of providers to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities.

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss methods of translating research to practice in the development of programs designed to eliminate health disparities;
  • Demonstrate models of successful implementation of projects using multidisciplinary healthcare teams to address disparities in chronic diseases;
  • Identify effective approaches to improve patient/provider communication using evidence-based communication tools and techniques;
  • Examine the impact of a culturally and linguistically competent healthcare workforce in the delivery of services; and
  • Discuss policy changes related to healthcare reimbursement at local and regional levels.


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Sunday, April 19, 2009
3:00 PM Registration Opens
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Welcome and Networking/Poster Session >>Posters<<
Monday, April 20, 2009
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Morning Networking Session
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

General Session I and Opening
Leading Change in Managing Care: The Role of the Change Agent
Keynote: Congresswoman Donna Christian-Christensen

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout A - Connecting Community Resources to Improve Health Outcomes

Gabrielle Johnson, PharmD
Philomene B. Allain, RPh

Breakout B - Utilizing Integrated Disciplines to Improve Health Outcomes in Community Environments

Sharon L. Youmans, PharmD, MPH
Sharon B. Wyatt, RN, CANP, PhD, FAAN

Breakout C - Utilizing Technology to Improve Outcomes in Diverse Populations

Priscilla E. Igho-Pemu, MD, MS
John H. Holmes, PhD

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Luncheon
Expanding the Role of Pharmacists and Nurses to Improve Patient Satisfaction, Decrease Costs, and Improve Patient Outcomes in the Diabetic Patient: Is This Really a Question of Parity?
Keynote: James R. Gavin, III, MD, PhD
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

General Session II
Describing and Researching Health Disparities: The Role of Communities and Partnerships

Claudia R. Baquet, MD, MPH
C. Daniel Mullins, PhD

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout D - Community-Based Models in Diabetes and Cancer

Amparo Castillo, MD, MS
Folakemi T. Odedina, PhD

Breakout E - Strategies for Enhancing Patient-Provider Communication

Mitra Assemi, PharmD
Howard S. Gordon, MD

Breakout F - Talking about Men's Health: Helping Men LIve Longer and Healthier Lives

Fadia T. Shaya, PhD, MPH
Scharalda G. Jeanfreau, DNS, FNP-BC

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Morning Networking Session
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

General Session III
Qualitative and Quantitative Measures that May Affect Health Outcomes

David L. Stewart, MD, MPH
Jeanne Charleston, MS, RN

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout G - Systems Access to Improve Health Outcomes

John M. Palmer, PhD
Luis M. Salmun, MD

Breakout H - Qualitative Methods to Improve Health Disparities Outcomes

Shiraz I. Mishra, MBBS, PhD

Breakout I - The Role of Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Eliminating Health Disparities

Tawara Goode, MA

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM General Session IV and Closing
A New Discussion: What is the State of Health Disparities? An Examination of Next Steps
Keynote: Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD



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