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The 7th Annual Health Disparities Conference

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SUBMIT YOUR 500 WORD ABSTRACT BY JANUARY 20, 2015, proposing a 30 minute or 45 minute paper, 90 minute panel, or poster to:

Barbara Wallace, Ph.D. at:

Dr. Wallace is the Founding Conference Director,Professor of Health Education, Coordinator of the Programs in Health Education and Community Health Education, Director of the Research Group on Disparities in Health, Director of Health Equity, Center for Health Equity and Urban Science Education (CHEUSE), Department of Health and Behavior Studies Teachers College (TC), Columbia University. TEL: 212-678-3966, message only; 267-269-7411, cell direct/preferred


ABSTRACT GUIDELINES/ CHECKLIST:__A 500 word abstract on page # 1 of your e-mail attachment, describing your proposal to present a 30 minute or 45 minute paper, or 90 minute panel, or poster — without names, in order to facilitate a blind review;  __Your abstract should show how your proposed paper/panel/poster addresses health disparities, health equity and social justice, and/or the conference theme;__On page # 2 of your e-mail attachment indicate your name, title, affiliation, address, telephone, and e-mail address, as well as the name, title, and affiliation of each of your co-presenters; and, __Finally, indicate whether you will present in person (i.e. required for posters) or have obstacles to being present in person that necessitate your using Skype to participate. Graduate students and early career professionals are especially encouraged to participate in the conference. This conference is designed to meet your needs!



You will be notified by January 26, 2015 of the results of the review of abstracts. If your proposal is accepted, then you must register for the conference by February 6, 2015 [student $100; professional $125; community member/CBO/NGO $20; Continuing Education Credit for CHES or MCHES $25). Note: Special 50% Discounts Available for Groups of 7 or more (e.g. professor and students, CBO or NGO groups, members of student organizations, etc…)].You must submit any PowerPoints for your presentation by March 1, 2015.


ACCEPTABLE CONFERENCE TOPICS FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS:  Evidence-Based Approaches * Cultural Competence * Hip-Hop and Education * Hip-Hop and Health * Hip-Hop, Science, Health, and Health Disparities * Urban to International Health * Urban Science Education and Health Topics * Race/ Ethnicity, Gender, Class, Sexual Orientation Disparities * LGBTQ Health * HIV/AIDS * Cardiovascular Disease/Hypertension * Smoking * Nutrition * Obesity * Diabetes * Cancer/Cancer Screening * Injury * Violence * Addiction * Incarceration * Immigration Issues * Infant Mortality/Maternal Health * Childhood Asthma and Other Childhood Illnesses * Disparities in Education * Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy, STDs and Other Issues * Mental Illness * Suicide * Dual Diagnoses/Co-morbidity * Organ Transplant Issues * Disparities Impacting the Elderly * Obtaining Health Disparity Research Grants * People with Disabilities * Housing and Environmental Issues * Collaborations Between Academic and Community-/Faith Based Organizations * The Importance of the Pipeline - Mentoring High School/College/Graduate Students for Health Disparities Careers



  • Special Hip-Hop Training Event - Ian Levy, Ed.M., NYC High School Guidance Counselor, Bronx, New York, Doctoral Student in Health Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, presenting on: Hip-Hop Therapy: Using Hip-Hop Lyricism and Performance as a Therapeutic Medium with Urban Youth
  • Special #HIPHOPED Meet-Up! Conference Track Devoted to Hip-Hop! And a Live Cypher! Enjoy An Opportunity to Meet Dr. Christopher Emdin in Person and Spit With Dr. Emdin and Ian Levy—at the Conference Closing Dinner!


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For any questions or help with registration, please contact the Continuing Professional Studies at 212-678-3211.

Call for Abstracts

SUBMIT YOUR 500 WORD ABSTRACT BY JANUARY 20, 2015, proposing a 30 minute or 45 minute paper, 90 minute panel, or poster.

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A Conference Featuring Expert Continuing Education Webcasted Live with Online and In-Person Participation

The Conference Will Provide 10 Category I Continuing Education Contact Hours for CHES and MCHES

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