UMSL Presents the 4th Annual African-American Nursing History Conference

Conference offers the community a chance to explore unique contributions African American nurses have made in addressing health care disparities, identify local community resources that have solutions, and if eligible, receive a free mammogram
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Jan. 11, 2011 - PRLog -- ST. LOUIS – The College of Nursing at the University of Missouri–St. Louis is proud to present the 4th Annual African-American Nursing History Conference on February 11, 2011. The conference theme is “Mind Your Health,” and will focus on health disparities involved with diseases such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, lupus, sickle cell, Crohn’s disease, substance abuse, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity and their impact on the African American community. The conference is from 8:00 a.m.–4:15 p.m. and is located at the Sheraton Westport Hotel Lakeside Chalet in St. Louis.

The conference is targeted for the community, especially nurses and other professionals in the health care field who are interested in the unique contributions that African-American nurses have made and continue to make in addressing health care disparities, health equity and health promotion through organizational community involvement. Future nurses as well as high school students are also encouraged to attend.

This year’s keynote speaker is Loretta Sweet Jemmott, RN, PhD, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Dr. Jemmott is the van Ameringen professor in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, director of the Center for Health Disparities Research, and one of the nation’s foremost researchers in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention among African American adolescents.

The conference will explore the contributions that African American nurses have made in identifying and resolving health care disparities, identify local community resources that have established solutions to solve the problem of health disparities in the St. Louis community, propose a plan of action in order to solve these problems, and discuss the disparities from a community context.

In addition, the Siteman Cancer Center Mammography Van will be onsite providing mammograms for eligible women from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Appointments are required, and scheduled by calling (800) 600-3606 or (314) 747-7222.

Interested attendees must register for the conference. The registration fee is $40, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The registration deadline is Wednesday, February 2, 2011. To register or for more information visit the website at or call (314) 516-6590.

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