BLANCK TO SERVE AS A KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT INTERNATIONAL NURSING CONFERENCE

March 28, 2005

The University of Texas at Arlingtonâ??s Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health and the University of North Texas Health Science Center will host the 4th International â??Crossing Bordersâ? Conference at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Fort Worth Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9.

The conference is designed for nurses, public health workers and other health educators and workers. The conference will provide information about the unexpected health consequences of globalization, such as the challenges of delivering health care in impoverished nations and the spread of disease caused by immigration. It also includes information on national and international health care organizations and research and education programs. One of the goals of the conference is to provide an opportunity for information exchange between health practitioners and educators.

Ronald Blanck, D.O., president of the UNT Health Science Center will serve as a keynote speaker on Friday, April 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dr. Blanck will discuss health care issues related to bioterrorism.

Other speakers at the conference from the health science center include Claudia Coggins, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Public Health; Maria Montiel, a doctoral student in the School of Public Health; and Elizabeth Trevino, public health training coordinator at the health science center.

Cost for the conference is $210 for professionals and $140 for full-time students, which includes lunch, refreshments, handouts and continuing education credits. To register or for more information, visit www.uta.edu/nursing/Crossing_Borders05.pdf or call Penny Jenkins, 817-272-2778.

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Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail kacolley@hsc.unt.edu.

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