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Join us for the inaugural Mississippi Health Disparities Conference 2021, sponsored by the Mississippi INBRE network, to be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.

MHD2021 will offer workshops, research posters, evidence-based educational sessions, and an exhibitor pavilion, as well as opportunities for working group meetings.

Our Goal:

To increase understanding and awareness that
Chronic Diseases affecting Mississippians
are PREVENTABLE and REVERSIBLE
with Healthy Lifestyle Modification!

As we have all witnessed across Mississippi, the unexpected devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical need to accelerate the implementation of healthy lifestyle choices for all.

Many of the chronic diseases that increase risk of severe COVID-19 infection, including coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and obesity are not only preventable but also reversible with intensive lifestyle modification.

Benefits of Attendance:

There will be abundant opportunities for networking with like-minded researchers, professionals, and industry leaders. The conference will bring together health executives, health professionals, researchers, community leaders, students, and government officials, for innovative and strategic discussions, solutions, and partnerships to discuss the key issues listed below:

  • Holistic and multi-level approaches to diabetes, obesity, HIV, and other cardiometabolic disease prevention
  • Social Determinants of Health as a means of reducing and eliminating health disparities
  • Use of technology to address access concerns in rural and underserved communities
  • Future solutions and innovations to address health disparities in Mississippi

This conference is open to all individuals or organizations that are committed to addressing health disparities in Mississippi. Registration is free for all attendees. Proposals for special sessions are welcome. Please submit proposals for special sessions to msinbre@usm.edu by June 30th . 


WHEN: Wednesday August 4,  2021

WHERE: Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531

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For additional information or session proposal submission, please email msinbre@usm.edu.

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Penny Ralston, PhD

Professor, Dean Emeritus

Director, Center on Better Health

and Life for Underserved Populations

Florida State University

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More information coming soon!

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The Mississippi Coast Coliseum Convention Center (2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531) is located approximately 5.5 miles west of downtown Biloxi and the I-110/MS Hwy 90 intersection. Many hotel accommodations are available within a 13-15 minute drive along the Coastal Mississippi Highway 90/Beach Blvd from Downtown Biloxi.

Hotel Group/Conference Rate:
We are currently seeking bids for group conference rate for your stay in Biloxi to attend MDH2021. Please check back, as we will have all details posted here soon.

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The Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center (2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531) is located approximately 5.5 miles west of downtown Biloxi and the I-110/MS Hwy 90 intersection. Many hotel accommodations are available within a 13-15 minute drive along the Coastal Mississippi Highway 90/Beach Blvd from Downtown Biloxi.

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The Mississippi Health Disparities Conference 2021 (MHD2021) will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Please see the Session Schedule tab above for the final Conference program event times when posted.

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There is no registration fee for this conference.

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The registration form can be found at the “Registration” tab above.

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Yes, as long as you can provide all of the requested information.  Refresh the page after each submission to register your next attendee.

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Once your registration is submitted you will see a page indicating that you are officially registered.

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The deadline for abstract submission is July 16th. Abstracts can be submitted under the registration tab.

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The deadline for Session Proposals is June 30th. Session Proposals can be submitted via email to msinbre@usm.edu.

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Questions?

Email msinbre@usm.edu or call 601.266.5611

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Dr. Jennifer Lemacks

Mississippi INBRE

Telenutrition Center Director

601.266.6825

jennifer.lemacks@msinbre.org

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Dr. June Gipson

My Brother's Keeper

Community Engagement & Training Core Director

769.216.2455

jgipson@mbk-inc.org

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Dr. Mohamed Elasri

Mississippi INBRE

Program Director

601-266-6916

mohamed.elasri@msinbre.org

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Caroline Iverson

Research Support Liaison

601.266.6918, 601.270.2776

caroline.iverson@usm.edu

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Jordan Laster

Administrative Specialist

601-266-5611, 601.596.8964

jordan.laster@usm.edu

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Mary Ann McRaney

Network Coordinator

601.266.5201, 601.517.1631

maryann.mcraney@usm.edu

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