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Tulane conference explores health and healing

October 10, 2018 3:30 PM
New Wave staff today@tulane.edu
“Cardiovascular Disease, Health, & Healing” is the theme for the 2018 Black Women’s Health Conference taking place Oct. 12-13. (Photo from Thinkstock)


Registration is open for Tulane University’s third biennial Black Women’s Health Conference taking place Oct. 12 and 13 on the uptown campus.

The 2018 conference theme, “Cardiovascular Disease, Health, & Healing” will guide discussions on issues relating to heart disease, stress management, hypertension, healthy eating and intimate relationships.

Thomas LaVeist, PhD, dean of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will deliver the opening keynote address. Acclaimed actress, director and screenplay writer, Troy Byer will deliver a second keynote address during the event’s luncheon. The conference will also feature a plenary session and workshop facilitated by Cordel Parris, MD, of the Parris Cardiovascular Center.

The conference, sponsored by the Lavin-Bernick Center Faculty Grant Program and the Program for Africana Studies at Tulane, is free and open to the public. A schedule of event locations is available upon registration, which is required.

To register and to view the conference schedule, visit www.bwhconference.com.  For more information, e-mail bwhconference@wave.tulane.edu.