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Bridging the Gap: Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities
Lunch and registration are complimentary

Free program for UIC faculty, staff and students. Registration required.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
UIC Forum - Main Hall [Room A - B]
725 W Roosevelt Rd. (MC 126)
Chicago, IL 60608
8:00am to 5:30pm
Lunch and registration are complimentary
For questions, please contact Arlin Ospina at aaldab1@uic.edu
For full program, please visit: http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/lectures/bridgingthegap
For registration, please visit: http://uicbridgingthegap.eventbrite.com

Bridging the Gap: Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities is an annual event organized by the Department of Surgery and the Urban Health Program at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System as well as outside community physicians.  Addressing public health issues in minorities are U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis, Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia, Alderman Willie B. Cochran, 20th Ward, and Dr. Damon Arnold, Director, Illinois Department of Public Health.

Purpose of Activity:
The educational program focuses on emerging healthcare issues in minority communities (primarily Hispanic and African American populations), and educates primary care physicians on diagnostic techniques and treatment options for diseases that are predominant in these populations. Each of the nine sessions focuses on a different disease state and learners are educated on the prevalence in minority communities, diagnostic techniques, and emerging treatment options available to patients.

Intended Audience:
The program specifically targets primary care providers (primarily family care and internal medicine generalists), nurses, outreach programs within in the city of Chicago, and the surrounding communities who encounter large populations of underrepresented minorities.  We also have a session on students to introduce them to the many fields in medicine and share some success stories from minority physicians.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
•       Differentiate between the presentations of diseases as they occur within a particular minority population
•       Describe the prevalence on various diseases as they affect a particular minority population
•       Discuss emerging treatment option to underrepresented minorities for disease prevalent in populations

Accreditation and Credit Statement:
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of FOUR (4) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Parking will be available in Lot 5 located on the Northeast corner of Roosevelt Road and Morgan Street; UIC employee hangtags will be honored; enter the lot via Morgan ($9.00 per non UIC-employee vehicle).  For directions and parking information, visit www.uic.edu/depts/uicforum/directions.shtml.

If you require any accommodations to participate in the Bridging the Gap: Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities please contact Arlin Ospina at aaldab1@uic.edu or (312) 996-1774

Event Information
EVENT DATE:
Wednesday, Oct 26 2011 at 8:00am [ iCal ]
LOCATION:
UIC Forum
725 W Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608



University of Illinois Photographs courtesy of L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois