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Register Today: Delta Consortium Health Disparities Conference


Please join the health disparities researchers of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), and Tulane University (TU) at the Delta Clinical and Translational Health Disparities Conference. This free conference will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2018 in Jackson, MS on the UMMC campus from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm and is open to all faculty, staff, students, and postdocs. The conference is designed to bring together health disparities researchers from UTHSC with those from UMMC and TU, allowing them to share their research interests, and catalyze new collaborative partnerships that will result in the submission of a UTHSC/TU/UMMC CORNET Award proposal in Health Disparities Research. There will be keynote speakers from each institution, a poster session, and networking.

Poster slots are available for those wishing to present their research. However, there is no requirement to present a poster in order to attend this event.

To register for the conference, please see the registration instructions below. The registration deadline is Friday, July 13, 2018. If others in your group would like to attend the conference, please have them register through the registration website.

UTHSC-Memphis Researchers: For those planning to attend the conference who are coming from the UTHSC-Memphis campus, transportation via motor coach will be provided, free of charge, by the Office of Research.

So that we can move forward in making transportation arrangements, please let us know (contact emails listed below) if you will be riding the bus to UMMC in Jackson, MS.  Thank you!

As part of your registration, you will be asked to respond to several questions regarding your research interests. The data you provide will allow us to create a secure, searchable database using Google Sheets, where health disparities investigators from each campus can search for and view research profiles of conference attendees. Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an email confirmation that includes a link to the researcher database, along with directions on how to use it.

Can’t attend but interested in a collaboration? 

If you cannot attend the conference but are interested in a collaboration, please complete the online registration, sharing your research interests so you can find collaborators and others can find you.

How to Register for the Delta Clinical and Translational Health Disparities Conference:

  1. Navigate to the Delta Clinical and Translational Health Disparities Conference webpage and click the “Register Now” button on the top right-hand side of the webpage.
  2. Carefully read all the registration details and complete your online registration by filling in all the required fields. You will not be able to complete your registration without filling in all the required fields. If a required field does not apply to you, please enter “na” into the field. Upon completion of registration, you will receive an email confirmation that includes a link to the Google Sheets researcher database, along with directions on how to use it.

If you have a question about the UTHSC/TU/UMMC CORNET Award in Health Disparities Research, the Health Disparities Conference in Jackson, MS, or any other concerns, please e-mail the administrators, Lisa Youngentob, lyoungen@uthsc.edu, or Sarah Bloch, dpb338@uthsc.edu.