General Information

 National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

10th Anniversary Scientific Symposium: Innovations to Promote Health Equity

 Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET (Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.)

Natcher Conference Center (Building 45), Ruth Kirschstein Auditorium, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD, 20892

The NIMHD 10th Anniversary Scientific Symposium: Innovations to Promote Health Equity will showcase the latest discoveries in minority health and health disparities research. Join us for a day of new insights, dynamic discussions and a look toward the future.

Recent news coverage on topics such as maternal mortality, medication ineffectiveness, vaping, and diet-related cancers reflect both the acknowledgement of disparities in health and health care, and the urgent need to ensure all populations are fully engaged in biomedical research.  Leading researchers investigating these and other salient topics will help crystalize and further explore our current knowledge about the determinants of health and their impact on minority health and health disparities. Audience members will engage with panelists to help identify research opportunities and optimal strategies for reducing health disparities among racial/ethnic minorities, persons of disadvantaged socioeconomic status, sexual and gender minorities, and underserved rural residents.

The symposium will feature four panels focused on:

  • Integrative Biological and Behavioral Sciences
  • Community Health and Population Sciences
  • Clinical and Health Services Research
  • Multidisciplinary Intramural Research at NIMHD

The symposium will close with remarks on future directions for ensuring all populations have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy, and productive lives.

This event is free and open to the public. The symposium will be available on NIH Videocast and archived for those unable to attend in person.

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Individuals who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Edgar Dews (, 301-402-1366) and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). Requests should be made three days in advance of the event.

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