Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Upcoming Events

Dear AAHI Community,
There are a few upcoming events and one training during the first two weeks of March. These events are open to all, if the events are of interest to you, please consider attending. Kicking off the month, there are two events this Thursday.

March 3rd:
1). Holy Cross Hospital will be holding a training on health education and messaging among low literacy populations.
Address: Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD
Time: 6pm-8pm
2). Community networking event for Asian Pacific American students at University of Maryland to connect with local volunteer and internship opportunities.
Address: UMCP, Orem Alumni Hall, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
Time: 6pm-8pm

March 10th:
3).There will be a symposium at George Washington University titled "Eliminating Breast Cancer Health Disparities: Communicating to At-Risk Populations".
Address: The George Washington University Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st St., NW - Washington, DC 20052
Time: 10am

More information about the event:
RSVP by March 4th to: HChaney@focr.org, or 703.302.1540
Keynote: Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Steven Knapp, PhD, President, The George Washington University
Rachel F. Brem, MD, Director, Breast Imaging and Interventional Center, The George Washington University Medical Center Tesha Coleman, MS, Program Director, Clinical Services, Capital Breast Care Center Marc Hurlbert, PhD, Director, Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade Christopher Masi, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, The University of Chicago Stephen Taplin, MD, MPH, Senior Scientist, Office of the Associate Director of the Applied Research Program, NCI

"The symposium will explore how cancer centers, community health centers, advocacy organizations and government agencies are disseminating information to a variety of populations, especially those in underserved sectors. The discussion will examine the impact of the fall 2009 United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for routine mammograms and seek to develop recommendations on how to better to communicate to at risk populations".

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