13th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities

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The 13th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities will include a number of General Sessions and Concurrent Scientific Sessions consisting of lectures, panel discussions, oral, and poster presentations on the environmental, cultural, socioeconomic, biobehavioral, and genetic bases of health disparities in alternative medicine, biomedical informatics, cancer, cardiovascular disease, environmental toxicology, HIV and AIDS, infectious disease (Non-HIV/AIDS), neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders, reproductive health, obesity and metabolic syndrome, and oral disease-systematic disease.

Also Pre-Symposium Training Workshops on topics such as grantsmanship, mentoring, career development, and a variety of technical workshops will be available for attendees on a first-come basis.

The RCMI2012 Symposium will offer continuing education credits. At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • integrate scientific discovery and health policy objectives that contribute to measurable and sustained improvements in health equity among the populations carrying the burden of health disparities;
  • interpret a fundamental understanding of health disparities; communicating and describing how the gap between health equity and disparity can be bridged using new innovative approaches; and
  • assess the impact of social determinants on health disparities as well as recognize the potential limitations of scientific discovery in the elimination of health disparities.

CME Accreditation

Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Hours
The Morehouse School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 hours in AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
Morehouse School of Medicine, in accordance with ACCME guidelines, requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by MSM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and the appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Continuing Education Information for Other Health Professionals

Continuing Education Services will be provided by the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, School of Health Professions, DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS,   Provider # A0001 of the Puerto Rico Office of Regulation and Certification of Health Professionals, Department of Health of Puerto Rico.

CE Certificate applications will be available at the Symposium Registration Desk for Dentists, Health Educators, Nurses, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Medical Technologists, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists.  Health Professionals should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activities.

Designation of Hours
According to the board’s evaluation.  This information will be announced on site.

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