"Many Faces of Community Health" Conference Oct 30 - 31 Register NOW
The 2008 Many Faces of Community Health is a two-day conference focused on improving health and reducing health disparities in underserved populations and those living in poverty. The 2008 event focuses on Prevention & Treatment of Diabetes at the Community Level.
Who Should Attend: This conference is designed for clinicians, nurses and other health professionals; community, public health and social services staff; clinic administrators & finance managers; and others working to improve the health status of at-risk and underserved populations.
Keynote Speaker: Joia Mukherjee, MD, MPH, a 1992 graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, is an expert in the scale up of treatment for complex disease in poor countries. As Medical Director of Partners In Health http://www.pih.org/, she has overseen the expansion of successful HIV/AIDS treatment programs in Haiti and Rwanda, as well as the scale up of treatment programs for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in Peru and 14 states in the Russian Federation.
Incorporating what she has learned from her experiences with under-resourced agencies in impoverished communities, Dr. Mukherjee will speak on "Engaging a Community in Disease Management."
Dr. Mukherjee is a respected voice in global health policy, a sought after teacher and speaker at a wide range of venues around the world, having lectured at universities and major medical conferences in 14 countries. She is also an extensively published and well-respected researcher, who is currently principal investigator on three studies examining various aspects of her work in Haiti.