The Transatlantic Slave Trade dispersed large populations of African people throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. Today’s descendants of enslaved Africans share the common history offorced migration and subjugation. However, these same populations evolved through divergent social and cultural experiences, with ample research showing health commonalities and health differences among descendants. At the same time, there is a stark racial health gap between blacks and whites throughout the region. Why?
ICHAD 2012 will be held from July 4 to July 8, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The conference will be hosted by the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The ICHAD Project will also establish a regional network of scholars and advocates from participating countries.
According to organizers of the International Conference on Health in the African Diaspora, today’s health disparities facing people of African descent across the Western Hemisphere are in no small part “a ripple effect of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.” On March 25, ICHAD 2012 commemorates the UN International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
ICHAD 2012 opens the door wider by reducing registration fees!
The online registration system allows individuals to register for the conference in three languages – English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Register early and save! The deadline to register for the early-bird rate is May 18, 2012. A limited number of student scholarships are also available.
New conference fees and a new early bird deadline:
Early Bird Student - $100 (October 1, 2011 - May 18, 2012) Early Bird General - $225 (October 1, 2011 - May 18, 2012)
Student Registrations - $175 (May 19, 2012 - June 28,2012)
General Registrations - $295 (May 19, 2012 - June 28,2012)
Student Onsite Registration - $200 (July 4, 2012 - July 7, 2012)
General Onsite Registration - $325 (July 4, 2012 - July 7, 2012)
ICHAD 2012 Launches Partners for Life Global Network
ICHAD 2012 is currently organizing Partners for Life – an international network of researchers, policy leaders, health and development advocates, journalists, and other individuals. Network members will participate in ongoing informational exchanges and collaborations designed to improve the health of people of African descent in the Western Hemisphere. To sign up or obtain more information please contact John Sankofa, project director, at email@example.com. For inquiries in Spanish or Portuguese, please contact Tonija Navas, director of Outreach for Latin America and the Caribbean at tnavas@ICHAD.com.
ICHAD 2012 releases new Sponsorship Prospectus, seeks global video coverage
In the summer of 2012, researchers, policy makers, health and development advocates, journalists and many other opinion makers from across the Western Hemisphere will gather at the Baltimore Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, to explore the health status of nearly 160 million people of African descent living in the region. Over 500 international attendees are anticipated, and there will be news coverage by major US and international media outlets. Conference organizers are currently seeking sponsorship for live video streaming to ensure global access. Many other opportunities are also available for sponsors and exhibitors. Click here for the ICHAD 2012 Sponsorship Prospectus.
ICHAD 2012 Celebrates Women Leaders in the African Diaspora
"What happens when you empower a girl or a woman, is that you create positive ripples that catalyze change within communities."
Helene D. Gayle - President and CEO, CARE
Helene D. Gayle is president and CEO of CARE USA. An expert on health, global development and humanitarian issues, she spent 20 years with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, working primarily on HIV/AIDS. Dr. Gayle then directed the HIV, TB and Reproductive Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. At CARE, she heads one of the world's premier humanitarian organizations, with programs in nearly 70 countries to end poverty.