12th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities to be Held in Nashville

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Scientists from Around the World will Present Findings During the National Center for Research Resources’ (NCRR) Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Symposium

WHO: More than 400 researchers, scientists and participants are expected to attend the 12th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities hosted by the RCMI Programs at Meharry Medical College, Morehouse School of Medicine and Tuskegee University.

WHAT: A four-day symposium, titled "Bridging the Gap between Disparity and Equity: New Minds — New Methods" where researchers in health disparities will share research information in the areas of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, cancer, women’s health, mental health, infectious disease, stroke, and behavioral and social health.

WHEN: December 6-9th, 2010

WHERE: Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 611 Commerce St., Nashville, Tenn.

WHY: Conditions such as uterine fibroids, prostate cancer and HIV/AIDS are more prevalent in minorities than other races. Researchers around the world are working to find out why these types of disparities exist and how to eliminate them. The 12th RCMI Symposium on Health Disparities will provide a forum for scientists to interact and exchange ideas, share research and learn from experts in their field.

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