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MedStar Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving Street Northwest

True Auditorium

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Minority Cardiovascular Health: Addressing the Influence of Genetics, Culture, and the Social Determinants of Health

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True Auditorium at MedStar Hospital in Washington, DC - Friday, October 18th from 11:30 - 3:30.

The National Minority Cardiovascular (NMC) Alliance is hosting its second annual Town Hall Event. This year’s topic is centered around our recently refined mission: Minority Cardiovascular Health: Addressing the Influence of Genetics, Culture, and the Social Determinants of Health.

Who should attend? Healthcare providers, researchers, professors, students, non-profit professionals, patient advocates, policy advocates, policymakers, patients, members of the media. Anyone who is working on, or interested in learning more about minority cardiovascular health.

Why should you attend? This event will bring together the many constituents who are working to address the disparities in minority cardiovascular health. As the USA continues to grow more diverse, minority cardiovascular health disparities are expected grow as well. Hear from, and network among a wide array of speakers who are working in this space.

Our speakers will be addressing how culture, genetics and social determinants of health have an influence on cardiovascular disease.

Presenting about the influence of culture on cardiovascular health and disease

• Captain Carmen Clelland, PharmD, MPA, MPH (CDC)

• Veronica Vital, BSN, RN (University of Arizona)

• Kevin Thomas, MD (Duke University)

• Annabelle Volgman, MD, FACC, FAHA  (Rush College of Medicine)

Presenting about the influence of genetics on cardiovascular health and disease

• Carlos Rodriguez, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA (NIH SOL Study)

• All of Us Research Program

Presenting about the influence of social determinants of health on cardiovascular health and disease

• Lindsay Videnieks, J.D. (Alliance for Patient Access)

• Melisa Byrd (Medicaid Director of the District of Columbia)

• Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP (National Hispanic Medical Association)

To learn more about the NMC Alliance, visit our website: makewellknown.org/nmc-alliance

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