Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 08:00 to Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 14:30
DoubleTree HotelBethesda, MD
AMERSA, the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, seeks abstract submissions of recent substance abuse research and substance abuse education innovations for the 2013 AMERSA 37th Annual Conference held in Washington, DC, November 7-9,
The funding underwrites research regarding the relationship between genetics and aggressive prostate cancer in African Americans, the connection between viruses and cervical cancer, and the role of genes in asthma and obesity among children.
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has led a study displaying a relation between demographic health issues and mobility limitation. Researchers found that depressed African American women had almost three times the odds of mobility limitations than those who are not depressed.
“I’ve always been interested in designing interventions that are targeted to improving the health outcomes of high-risk populations--particularly children, adolescents, pregnant teens and mothers,” says Luz Porter, RN-CS (FNP), PhD, a graduate professor at Florida International University School
Given the major health issues disproportionately affecting minorities, there are life-altering reasons to target such communities for clinical trials and research. But doing so requires combating lingering mistrust, reaching out to neighborhood allies, and even educating yourself.
An innovative new program in Columbus, Ohio, is focusing aggressively on eliminating racial and ethnic cancer disparities--with a special emphasis on increasing minority patients’ participation in clinical trials
With its emphasis on providing patients with the best possible care based on current best evidence from clinical research, evidence-based practice can be a powerful tool for closing the gap of racial and ethnic health disparities.