The American Cancer Society will host its African American Men’s Health Conference, Oct. 8, at the Baltimore Convention Center at 1 W. Pratt St. in Baltimore. The free event will feature educational sessions on a variety of key health topics, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and mental health, and will serve as a clarion call to African American men to take a proactive role in improving their health. More than 500 African American men are expected to attend the conference.
The conference will begin with registration at 8 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided, and a variety of health screenings will be offered. Numerous exhibitors will provide information on health topics. Speakers include:
· Dr. Lenox Graham, a motivational speaker and an assistant professor in health sciences at Howard University
· Dr. Thomas LaVeist, a professor of health policy and management and director of the Center for Health Disparities Solutions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
· George Milburn, health educator with the Black Mental Health Alliance
· Dr. Athol Morgan, chief of cardiology at Bon Secours Baltimore Health System and One Heart LLC, The Cardiology Specialists
· Dr. Shawn Robinson, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
· Dr. Shanita Williams, a senior research fellow at the National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
The conference is sponsored by the American Cancer Society in partnership with Associated Black Charities, Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, St. Agnes Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center.
For conference details and to register, visit cancerhealthforums.org or call (410) 933-5124.