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Igniting Hope Conference

August 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

African-American Health Disparities Task Force’s 2nd Igniting Hope Conference:

Building a Culture of Health and Ending African American Health Disparities
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

Saturday August 17th
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Registration begins at 8:30 AM)
Engaging Speakers, Information to Action Workshops, Round Table Discussions, Solution Based Dialogue
Breakfast and lunch served

The Saturday conference will feature two nationally recognized speakers:
John Ruffin PhD, Founding Director National Institute on Minority Heath and Health Disparities
• “The Best Thinking to Mitigating Health Disparities: Operationalizing Meaningful Collaborations, Structures and Strategies”

Lisa Nicholas MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California Los Angeles Ronald Reagan Medical Center
• “Women’s Health and Gender Equity”

Through guided breakout sessions informed by the social determinants of health, our aim is to explore the underlying root causes of health disparities by examining, discussing, and initiating action related to education, fines and fees, maternal health, access to healthcare, poverty and nutrition.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: http://bit.ly/ignitehope2019

Of note, also the previous day, the Conference will have gone on as well:
Friday August 16th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Registration begins at 5:30 PM)
Introductory Session and Networking Meet and Greet
Keynote Speaker: Moro Salifu MD MPH MBA, Professor and Chair of Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Director of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center. Dr. Moro will be exploring
• “Evidence for the Cause, Effect, and Mitigation of Social Determinants of Health in People of Color”



August 17, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm