Overcoming Health Disparities: The Changing Landscape

35th anniversary celebration

New York, NY [May 1, 2006] A conference titled, Overcoming Health Disparities: The Changing Landscape, will take place Friday, May 12 through Saturday, May 13, at the New York Academy of Medicine (103rd Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan.

Congressman Charles Rangel and New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Friedan will be the opening speakers.

The conference--sponsored by Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Family and Social Medicine/ Residency Program in Social Medicine, in collaboration with New York State's Six Project EXPORT Centers, Office of Minority Health, and New York Academy of Medicine--will explore how overcoming health disparities has changed in the post-9/11 and Katrina era. It will also examine successes in overcoming these disparities in clinical, community, educational, and policy settings, and will showcase the efforts and initiatives of New York State's Project EXPORT Centers and the Arthur Ashe Institute in overcoming them.

Registration and breakfast begins at 8:30 AM on May 12. The conference will culminate in a dinner marking the 35th anniversary of the Residency Program in Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, on Saturday, May 13 at 6 PM.

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