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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sixth Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium

Registration and checkin at 8:30a Program at 9:00p - 4:00p
Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center, Glen Allen, VA

The Sixth Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium: Collaborating to Close the Gaps will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Program from 9:00am - 4:00pm at Virginia Crossings Hotels and Conference Center, Glen Allen, VA. All conference information available at rampages.us/ipe-symposium

VCU Calendar Events

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Community-Engaged Webinar Series

Noon
Theater Row

The Center on Health Disparities hosts a group viewing of "Recruitment and Retention of 'Hard-to-Reach' Populations: Successful Strategies to Increase the Participation of Latinos in Research." This webinar is sponsored by The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Wake Forest University. The viewing is free and open to all interested on Tuesday, December 5th, from 12pm to 1pm at 730 E Broad Street in our 4th floor conference room. For more information, contact Alisa Brewer at alisa.brewer@vcuhealth.org

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sixth Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium

9:00am
Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center, Glen Allen, VA

Life expectancy varies by as much 15 years depending on social determinants of health. How can the interprofessional team help close that gap?  At the conclusion of the Symposium, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the factors that shape the health of our communitites
  • Identify approaches to interprofessional practice that overcome health inequities
  • Articulate educational activities that increase interprofessional practice and improve health outcomes

This activity is being planned in conjunction with VCU Health Continuing Medical Education; VCU School of Dentistry Continuing Education; and VCU School of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education. 

Learn more at: http://ipe.vcu.edu/symposium/

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Film Screening: The Way of All Flesh

12:10pm
Hunton Student Center

In 1951, a woman died in Baltimore, America. She was called Henrietta Lacks. These are cells from her body. They were taken from her just before she died. They have been growing and multiplying ever since. There are now billions of these cells in laboratories around the world. If massed together, they would weigh 400 times her original weight. These cells have transformed modern medicine, but they also became caught up in the politics of our age. They shape the policies of countries and of presidents. They even became involved in the cold war because scientists were convinced that in her cells lay the secret to how to conquer death.

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Health Disparities Roundtable

Noon
Larrick Student Center

The Center on Health Disparities invites you to a free Hands-Only CPR training. The annual training is sponsored by the Richmond Ambulance Authority. Lunch will be provided. RSVPs appreciated at alisa.brewer@vcuhealth.org

Friday, February 23, 2018

Health Disparities Roundtable

Noon
Larrick Student Center

The Center on Health Disparities invites you to lunch and learn about conflict of interest (COI) concerns for communities, research integrity, and you. Topics of research fraud and the impact of reproducibility will be discussed with the help of crazy-but-true stories. Lunch will be provided. RSVPs appreciated at alisa.brewer@vcuhealth.org

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Film Screening: In Defense of Food

12:10pm
Hunton Student Center

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." With that seven-word maxim, US-based journalist Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) distils a career’s worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people’s health by today’s industrially driven Western diet. In Defense of Food debunks the daily media barrage of conflicting claims about nutrition. Traveling the globe and exploring the supermarket aisles to illustrate the principles of his best-selling “eater’s manifesto,” Pollan offers a clear answer to one of the most confounding and urgent questions of our time: What should I eat to be healthy?

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Health Disparities Roundtable

Noon
Larrick Student Center

The Center on Health Disparities invites you to lunch and learn about health insurance and safety nets through the process and outcomes of affordable health care services administered by the Virginia Coordinated Care Program. Lunch will be provided. RSVPs appreciated at alisa.brewer@vcuhealth.org

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Film Screening: Waiting to Inhale

12:10pm
Hunton Student Center

Waiting to Inhale examines the heated debate over marijuana and its use as medicine in the United States. At the time, twelve states have passed legislation to protect patients who used medical marijuana. Yet opponents claimed the medical argument was just a smokescreen for a different agenda– to legalize marijuana for recreation and profit. The documentary takes viewers inside the lives of patients who have been forever changed by illness—and parents who lost their children to addiction. The film sheds new light on how this controversy developed, serving as a historical watershed for the debate over the medical use of drugs that are otherwise considered dangerous and lacking medical benefits.

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.