The 2019 Health Disparities Symposium has been organized and sponsored by the Council for International and Area Outreach, a student-run organization at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. This will be a full-day event with speakers selected from the Memphis medical and broader educational communities to cover a wide range of disparities in health care, both generally and with special focus on at-risk populations. This event is AMA PRA Category 1 credit approved for up to 7.25 CME credit hours.
7:45 am – 8:00 am: Coffee and Refreshments
8:00 am – 8:15 am: Welcome and Introduction
8:15 – 9:15 am: Disparities, Biology, and Bias: Introduction to Health Disparities
Dr. Kendra Hotz, PhD
9:15 am – 9:30 am: Break
9:30 am – 10:30 am: Health Disparities at Home – A Focus on Race
Dr. Scott Morris, MD, MDiv; Dr. Peter Hossler, PhD, MA; Dr. Jim Bailey, MD, MPH; Dr. Shelley White-Means, PhD, MA
10:30 am – 11:30 am: Disparities on the Global Stage
Julia Hanebrink, MA; Dr. Nia Zalamea, MD; Dr. Charles Snyder, PhD, MPH
11:30 – 12:30: Lunch
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm: Healthcare in the HIV Population
Dr. Sara Cross, MD
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm: Healthcare in the LGBTQ+ Populations
Dr. NaKeshi “Nikki” Dyer, EdD, NCC
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Break
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm: Issues in Women’s and Reproductive Health
Dr. Owen Phillips, MD, FACOG
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm: Health Disparities and Mental Illness
Dr. Mekel Harris, PhD, NCSP
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm: What Can We Do as Healthcare Professionals and Closing Remarks
Dr. Robin Womeodu, MD, FACP
The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is committed to providing CME that is balanced, objective, and evidence-based. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Essentials and Standards, all parties involved in content development are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. The University of Tennessee College of Medicine has established mechanisms to resolve conflicts of interest should they arise. Any potential conflict of interest or off label use will be disclosed to the audience prior to the activity.
The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.