Call for submissions: National Conference on Health Disparities and African American Men

Abstract and poster submissions now open for the annual National Conference on the Health of African American Men sponsored by the Center for Healthy African American Men. This forum brings together clinicians, researchers, practitioners, and others to discuss the current state of the health of African American men and health disparities.

Academic researchers, community organizations, health care providers, students and trainees are invited to submit an abstract/poster that addresses the health of African American men.  Research should focus on one of the following health issues: un-intentional and violence related injuries, cardiovascular disease, prostate and other cancers, diabetes or stroke.   This research should also recognize the multiple, complex interplay of socio-environmental, behavioral and bio-physiological influences responsible for differential health outcomes.

Please email your abstract along with the name and contact information of the presenting author to  Abstracts for oral poster presentations must be submitted by February 8, 2019. View abstract instructions.

Forum to be held February 28,1:00 pm at the Graduate Hotel on the University of Minnesota campus.  Poster session will follow a keynote talk by Otis Brawley, MD, former Chief Medical and Scientific Officer at the American Cancer Center and a panel discussion led by Selwyn Vickers, Dean of the Medical School, University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Learn More


This year’s conference is sponsored in part by the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center.  Founded in 1991, the cancer center became a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in 1998, one of only 49 institutions in the United States and two in Minnesota to hold that designation.