UNTHSC hosts 2013 Health Disparities Conference May 30-31

Eighth Annual Health Disparities Conference focuses on the intersection of smoking, HIV/AIDS and cancer

Tobacco smoking, HIV/AIDS and cancer challenge various under-represented minority and at-risk populations. Smoking is more common among economically disadvantaged people and HIV is highest in non-Hispanic blacks and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders. The infection rates are also higher in Hispanic/Latinos, African Americans and Native Americans than in non-Hispanic whites. High-risk health behaviors coupled with lack of timely cancer screenings lead to disparities in the affected communities.

On May 30 and 31, experts from across the U.S. will come together at the UNT Health Science Center to discuss these issues during the Eighth Annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities. The keynote presentations by Jack Burkhalter, PhD, and Raymond Niaura, PhD, will focus on the intersection of these three issues as part of the conference to be held in the Medical Education and Training Building from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the UNT Health Science Center campus.

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