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Health Disparities

Aired on 4.16.2021
Health Disparities CME

Health Disparities 2021:

Moving Forward to Close the Gap in Minority and Ethnic Populations


April 16, 2021, 2:00pm - 6:00 pm EST

April 17, 2021, 8:00 am - 12:15 pm EST


Stroke, heart attacks and other related health disparities are devastating to communities across our nation due to their broad impact. These disparities ultimately result in death, disability, or limited engagement that leads to negative consequences in terms of financial stability, work-force numbers, care-giving, availability of expertise and guidance, with disproportionately higher rates in the African American and other minority communities. Greater awareness of the major issues surrounding stroke, heart attack and other health disparities in these populations is needed, as awareness is the first step in bringing about positive change. This conference will provide the evidence underlying stroke and other health disparities and will include a discussion of solutions to overcome the obstacles through lectures, case presentations, expert panels, and patient panels led by a nationally renowned faculty.

Director & Faculty


Gwendolyn Lynch, MD

Additional Faculty

Linda Bradley, MD

Todd Breaux, MD

Quinn Capers, IV, MD

Karen Cooper, DO

George Howard, DrPH

Shazam Hussain, MD, FRCP(C), FAHA*

G. Abbas Kharal, MD, MPH

Planning Committee

Geoffrey Lake, MBA, MSW

Charles Martin III, MD

Planning Committee

Andrew Russman, DO, FAHA, FAAN

Altaf Saadi, MD, MSc

Muhammad Samad

Dylan Wint



Learning Objectives

•Critically assess the outcomes of local and national efforts to eliminate stroke and other health disparities in minorities and ethnic groups.

•List challenges clinicians and patients/communities face that contribute to health disparities.

•Describe the recent insights regarding social determinants of health and its impact on patient care.

•Critically assess the impact of optimizing the Doctor-Patient relationship on eliminating stroke and other health disparities.

•List the major areas where there are knowledge gaps in our understanding about stroke and other health disparities and identify interventions to mitigate these disparities.

Disclosures and Accreditation Statement

Please see the conference syllabus provided upon registration. This will also be available during the meeting.