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African-American Nurses’ History–Health Disparities: Initiatives That Are Bridging The GAP

: February 28, 2014 | 8:00-4:00 PM 
Where: UMSL, JC Penney Conference Center

The College of Nursing at the University of Missouri–St. Louis is proud to present the 7th Annual African-American Nurses’ History Conference on February 28, 2014. This year‘s conference is entitled “African-American Nurses’ History–Health Disparities: Initiatives That Are Bridging The GAP,” and will focus on health disparities involved with diseases such as: Cancer (Breast, Colon, and Prostate), HIV/AIDS, Obesity, Mental Health, and increase awareness on the initiatives in the St. Louis Metropolitan area that are being implemented and found to have a positive impact on the African-American community. In addition to having sessions on these disparities, there will also be free health care screenings for these illnesses.

Mammograms are by appointment only; Mercy Breast Center Mammography Van is on site to provide mammograms from 9:00-3:00 PM. Please call (314) 251-5678 and mention the conference.

This conference is for nurses and other professionals in the field of health care, future nurses, and high school students. It is especially for those people in the community who are interested in “Initiatives that are Bridging the Gap” in addressing health care disparities, health care equity, and health care promotion.

The Conference Will:




Fee: $40  

Continental breakfast and lunch are included. Space is limited, so register early. 

You can only register one person through online registration. If you are registering High School Students or a group of people and paying with one check or credit card, please print out the registration form, complete it for each person, and mail or fax it with payment to Mattie Lewis.

Make checks payable to the University of Missouri–St. Louis

Hotel Accommodations

Guest rooms are available at the Renaissance Airport Hotel St. Louis for $79 per night. Call (314) 429-1100 for reservations and mention this conference to receive the discounted rate.