Conference on History of African Americans in the Medical Professions (CHAAMP)
Don't miss the opportunity to attend an exciting conference held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC, this June 15 - 16, 2013. It is free of charge. Reduced hotel rates will be available until April 29, 2013 at One Washington Circle Hotel or George Washington Inn.
The conference is sponsored by the University of Virginia with co-sponsorship by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, National Association of Minority Medical Educators, The Sullivan Alliance, along with The Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities/Institute of Medicine and Cultural Program of the National Academy of Sciences, and other university Centers.
The Conference on History of African Americans in the Medical Professions (CHAAMP) will focus on ways to engage learners at all levels through classroom instruction and activities, and strategies to disseminate information through educational and public programming on the significant contributions of African Americans in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health and science. Speakers are nationally recognized leaders in these areas and will provide examples of their curricula, instructional programs, on-line resources, and traveling exhibits, all available for use free of charge.
Participants will have ample opportunity to work directly with the speakers in workshops designed to provide hands-on experience using some of the on-line resources. Time will be provided also to talk with institutional staff who oversee distribution to make available free of charge engaging traveling exhibits on the history and contributions of African Americans in dentistry, medicine, science and engineering that can be used to promote this history among a broader audience.
Increasing diversity in the health professionals is a national priority and this conference is designed to take that message into the classroom at every level, to inspire youth - whether in middle school or in college to envision themselves as future health professionals.
For more information, contact Preston Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org or Judy Pointer at email@example.com. Please visit the CHAAMP website and register now. The deadline for travel scholarship applications has been extended until May 15, 2013.