Internationally Known Speakers Highlight Health Disparities Conference

September 25, 2009

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Sanjay Gupta, one of America’s most renowned medical experts, and Dr. Cornel West a provocative public intellectual, are just two of the internationally known speakers participating in Faces of a Healthy Future: National Conference to End Health Disparities II, November 3-6, 2009, at the Twin City Quarter, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Dr. Gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon and senior medical correspondent for health and medicine at CNN, and is known for reporting from places where the health of thousands is at stake. Gupta also performs surgery weekly at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Host of many health-focused broadcasts, as well as medical columnist for TIME magazine, Gupta will bring the unique perspective of his global experience to this conference.

Dr. West, in his role as an American philosopher, author, critic, pastor, actor, and civil rights activist, has been characterized as a “lifelong champion for racial justice.” This Princeton University Class of 1943 Professor burst onto the national scene in 1993 with his bestselling book, Race Matters, a searing analysis of racism in American democracy.

Dr. Gupta will moderate a town hall meeting on November 4, and Dr. West will be the keynote speaker for the conference’s awards gala on November 5. Other keynote speakers include Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards, Dr. David Williams, and Dr. Alvin Poussaint. In addition to the town hall meeting and general sessions, the conference will also feature panel discussions, student colloquia, and working groups meetings. The NIH-funded national conference will assess the progress toward the NIH National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) and Healthy People 2010′s goals.

“This is the most comprehensive national conference related to health disparities to be held outside of Washington, D.C. this year,” said Dr. Sylvia A. Flack, executive director for the CEEHD.

“This conference is designed to keep the conversation regarding health of specific populations including African, Asian, Hispanic and Native Americans, veterans, disabled Americans and those with mental illness in the forefront of health reform”, said Dr. Sylvia A. Flack, Executive Director for the Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities at Winston-Salem State University.

Detailed information regarding the conference is available at www.facesofahealthyfuture.com. For more on Winston-Salem State University’s Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities visit www.ceehd.com.

SOURCE Winston-Salem State University’s Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities

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