More than 200 research projects will be shown at the event, sponsored by Alcon, Healthpoint and Quest Diagnostics. In addition, 20 vendors will be on hand to share information about their products and services.
Smedley will address "Building Stronger Communities for Better Health: Moving from Science to Policy to Practice" during the luncheon in Alcon Auditorium on the Health Science Center campus. Smedley is vice president and director of the Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, DC, which began in 2002 with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Institute focuses on exploring disparities in health and generating policy recommendations on health equity.
At the end of the day, a panel of judges will select the top poster and oral presentations in each of several categories.
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