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Educational Seminars

As part of our commitment to educating clinicians about the many aspects of addressing social determinants of health, following are some upcoming events that may be of interest.

BMC Health Equity Symposium

The Inaugural Health Equity Symposium at Boston University Medical Campus is April 10th, 2018 in Hiebert Lounge. This symposium seeks to engage students, healthcare professionals and community members from all disciplines to collaborate on issues of health equity.

Part of this day involves a research poster session, and we hope you encourage your trainees and faculty to submit abstracts. These will be judged by our visiting professor, Sir Michael Marmot, renowned researcher, Chair of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health, Director of the International Institute for Society and Health, and author of the Whitehall Studies. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in health equity work to discuss their work with a giant in the field.

Abstract submission and information on the Symposium can be found at

Community Health Worker Symposium

Boston Medical Center's 2nd Annual Patient Navigator, Care Coordinator and Community Health Worker Symposium
The Power of Team: The Role of Community Health Workers and Building Collaborative Partnerships in the New ACO Era
Event Location: Hiebert Lounge, 14th Floor, Boston University Medical School

Join us for the 2nd annual Patient Navigator and Community Health Worker symposium
Monday, April 9, 2018
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 14th Floor
Boston University Medical School
Breakfast and Lunch will be served. There will be a networking reception following the event from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Agenda and RSVP here

For more information or questions, please contact [email protected].

Past Events Include

Barriers to Cancer Care & Clinical Trial Participation Among Black Bostonians

February 24, 2017

Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Linda Sprague-Martinez, PhD
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Social Work

1st Annual Patient Navigator, Care Coordinator & Community Health Worker Symposium

December 12, 2016

Housing as a Health Issue

October 15, 2016

Transforming Healthcare Together: at the Intersection of Health, Law and Bioethics

September 28, 2016

James Corbett, M.Div., J.D.
Senior VP of Community Health and Values Integration, Centura Health