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The College of Nursing at the University of Missouri–St. Louis is proud to present the 8th Annual African-American Nursing History Conference on February 27, 2015, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. This year‘s conference theme is "Leading the Charge for Making Healthier Communities." The Conference focuses on health disparities involved with diseases such as: Cancer (Breast, Colon, and Prostate), HIV/AIDS, Obesity, Mental Health, as well as promoting behaviors that encompass a holistic approach to community wellness and focusing on identifying evidence-base resources that has affected changes in vulnerable populations in the community. In addition to having sessions on these disparities, there will also be free health care screenings for these illnesses:

Mammograms are by appointment only; Mercy Breast Center Mammography Van will be on site to provide mammograms from 9:00 AM–3:00 PM. Please call (314) 251-6300, press "0" and mention the conference.

This conference is for nurses and other professionals in the field of health care, future nurses, and high school students, especially those in the community who are interested in addressing health care disparities, health care equity and health care promotion while “Leading the Charge for Making Healthier Communities.”




Fee: $50 – Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

Group rates available:

Groups interested in registering should contact Vanessa Loyd at (314) 516-7513.

Space is limited, so register early. 

You can only register one person through online registration. For a group, please print out the registration form (download link below) or call (314) 516-7454.

Make checks payable to the University of Missouri–St. Louis

Hotel Accommodations

Guest rooms are available at the Renaissance Airport Hotel St. Louis for $79 per night. Call (314) 429-1100 for reservations and mention this conference to receive the discounted rate.