XULA-COP 10th Health Disparities Conference

New Orleans, Louisiana
Thursday, March 16, 2017
XULA-COP 10th Health Disparities Conference
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Friday, March 17, 2017

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
United States

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Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy's Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, Research and Education will host its 10th Health Disparities Conference March 16-18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Conference participants will include clinicians (pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals), health policy makers, researchers, health educators, public and community health leaders, and students whose work incorporates the use of mid-level providers to build collaborations to eliminate health disparities, achieve health equity, and build healthier communities.

The Tenth Anniversary Health Disparities Conference, titled Advances in Evidence-Based Practices to Eliminate Disparities and Achieve Health Equity in Building Healthier Communities: Lessons Learned features lectures by individuals who are making significant contributions to improving healthcare access and to empowering vulnerable populations and marginalized communities.

This conference will allow participants to review and learn strategies focused on achieving health equity through access to care, prevention and treatment of major chronic diseases. Special session presentations will address interprofessional models of clinical, scientific, academic, and public health interventions that improve outcomes and eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity through treatment, advocacy, and policy development.

Previous conference attendee evaluations indicated that the abstract podium presentations enhanced the effectiveness of the conference and helped to stimulate discussions surrounding clinical strategies, basic science, health policy, and research disciplines.  Evaluations, most importantly, indicated that presentations initiated discussions on the inclusion of mid-level providers in interprofessional collaborations. Our planning committee will continue to build on this momentum as we develop content for the 2017 Conference.

We invite you to submit abstracts for poster and podium presentations. We look forward to your continued support of programming from XULA-COP CMHDRE!


Kathleen B. Kennedy, PharmD — Conference Co-Chair
Daniel F. Sarpong, PhD — Conference Co-Chair


The mission of the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education (CMHDRE) is to provide the infrastructure required to conduct research.  In addition, the center is charged with providing basic, clinical, and behavioral experiential training and community outreach education aimed at eliminating health disparities.  The overarching goals of the CMHDRE are to: a) provide an environment to support and strengthen research interest and activities of current and new faculty members related to health disparities with a focus on diabetes and cancer; b) develop student-oriented programs to support and promote student involvement in research activities; and c) integrate health promotion, education, and disease prevention into primary care services.  Accomplishing these goals will increase the ability of the College to produce a pool of well-educated health professionals and biomedical researchers attuned to the issues of disparities research.


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  • When registering online for the Xavier University of Louisiana, College of Pharmacy's 10th Health Disparities Conference, you have the opportunity to pay by Credit Card or Institution Purchase Order/Check.

    NOTE: If payment is not received by the respective discounted deadline, then your balance due will be adjusted according to the timeline and respective rates as noted on the conference website.

    Make Checks for Conference Registration payable and mail to:

    The 1Joshua Group, LLC
    FBO XULA2017 Health Disparities Conference
    1513 East Cleveland Ave.
    Bldg. 100-B, Suite 202
    Atlanta, GA 30344-6947

    ONSITE PAYMENTS: Please note that neither Purchase Orders nor Personal Checks will be accepted on-site.  Attendees must provide a valid Credit Card or a Business / Institution Check at time of Check-In to cover all Registration Fees. When paying onsite, please note that onsite rates will apply.