Upcoming Events

Congressman Danny K. Davis Back-to-School Picnic and Parade

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Location: Columbus Park
Address: Jackson and Central, Chicago, IL 60644
Email: nikki.dannykdavis@gmail.com

7th Annual IM4US Conference, Equity and Healing: Integrative Approaches to Bridging Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Care.

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Sponsor/Host: Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Location: Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Feinberg And Prentice Conference Centers
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Join us in vibrant downtown Chicago for the 7th Annual IM4US Conference, Equity and Healing: Integrative Approaches to Bridging Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Care.

Hosting Institution: Northwestern Medicine Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Conference Dates and Locations:

  • August 24: Pre-Conference Workshops at Prentice Women’s Hospital Conference Center
  • August 25 & 26: Main Conference at Feinberg Pavilion at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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The IM4US ANNUAL CONFERENCE is a unique educational experience for healing professionals, administrators, students, advocates, and the community to learn about affordable integrative approaches to common health conditions, share evidence-based best integrative practices, and be part of a like-minded community for activism around IM for the underserved.

Integrative medicine is often seen in our culture to be for the wealthy, involving expensive supplements and treatments that low-income patients cannot afford. Most of the educational opportunities that currently exist on this topic are geared towards healers in private practice with patients who are willing and able to spend money on such treatments. Yet, many integrative treatments are not only more effective but also more cost-efficient, and many community clinics and other practices are already using these strategies with underserved populations.

Conference Tracks:

  • Research
  • Policy/Advocacy
  • Clinical Practice/Skill-Building
  • Administration/Practice Management
Conference Objectives:
  • Foster community among all of those who have a commitment to providing integrative health care for the underserved (healers, educators, administrators, researchers, advocates, policy makers, patients, etc.)
  • Highlight existing sustainable health care models and innovative structures of practice that embrace an integrated approach and increase access to care
  • Build an international movement that advances policy and provides advocacy for those that face injustice in health care due to racial, socioeconomic, or other factors
  • Shift the paradigm in health care towards one of wellness, prevention, patient empowerment, self-care, and lifestyle changes
  • Develop skills, disseminate practical information, and share strategies for providing quality care for the underserved
  • Feature cutting-edge research and welcome investigators who will further the field

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Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Integrative Medicine for the Underserved. The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement:

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify appropriate integrative medicine treatment strategies for use in underserved and ethnically diverse patient populations.
  • Evaluate current research involving integrative care for the underserved
  • Share skills and knowledge in sustainable integrative models in underserved populations. Compare and contrast appropriate integrative medicine treatment strategies for use in common problems seen in underserved patient populations
  • Evaluate the indications, benefits, and risks of integrative medicine approaches for underserved populations and select appropriate resources based on patient needs and preferences
  • Develop innovative best practice models for providing effective integrative healthcare for patients suffering from various health disparities
  • Identify new health care providers and healers across disciplines that have a commitment to integrative medicine for the underserved.
  • Build a network of providers who support mutual learning and interdisciplinary clinical practice.
  • Discuss practical options for helping support patient self-care, self-efficacy and self-management tools.

Save the Date: 28th Annual African Festival of the Art

Location: Washington Park
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Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive engagements, vibrant drumming, museum quality and collectible artifacts, colorful and rich handwoven fabric and textile, and other program spaces and Interactive spaces include: Drum & Afro-folk Village, Children and Family, African Heritage, African Spirituality, Wellness (Health) Village, Books and Authors, Fine Art, Film and Video, Food Court, Seniors and Quilting, and the African Marketplace.


Stay tuned for more info.

Women in Science Conference

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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Northeastern Illinois University
Address: 5500 N. Saint Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Marie Curie’s birth and in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Northeastern Illinois University, this conference will include fascinating seminars, engaging roundtable discussions, inspiring lectures, a book reading for children, and a film screening. The agenda will feature renowned international speakers from various fields of study, including globally renowned Public Health expert, Professor Witold Zatonski, M.D., an Epidemiologist from the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Institute of Oncology in Warsaw, Poland.

With an inspiring story of tenacity and empowerment, Marie Curie was the first woman to win the Nobel prize and the only person to receive two Nobel prizes in two different disciplines (physics and chemistry). She is honored for her discovery of radium and polonium, her remarkable push for clinical adaptation of her laboratory findings to benefit medical patients, and her extraordinary contribution to the fight against cancer.

Monday, September 18-Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: TBD

The conference is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact m-maliszewska@neiu.edu

Community Counts! – 2017 Community Forum

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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Arturo Velazquez Institute
Address: 2800 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
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Please join community & civic leaders, community members, healthcare leaders, students, and academic partners for the Second Annual ChicagoCHEC Community Forum to:

— Bring people together to address cancer issues
— Be a call to action to address cancer inequities in Chicago communities
— Learn more about cancer research, prevention, treatment, and survivorship

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

The registration link is coming soon. To receive more information about the Second Annual ChicagoCHEC Community Forum please fill out the form below.

Únase a los líderes comunitarios y cívicos, miembros de la comunidad, estudiantes y socios académicos en el Segundo Foro Comunitario de ChicagoCHEC para:

— Reunirnos y dialogar sobre temas relacionados con el cáncer
— Tomar acción para mejorar las inequidades alrededor de cáncer en el área metropolitana de Chicago
— Obtener información sobre los estudios médicos, sobre prevención, tratamiento y sobrevivencia del cáncer

El evento es gratis y abierto al público. Espacio es limitado.
El enlace de registro estará disponible pronto. Para recibir más información sobre el Segundo Foro Comunitario de ChicagoCHEC por favor llene el siguiente formulario.

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Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium

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Sponsor/Host: Howard Brown Health
Location: JW Marriott
Address: 151 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603
Email: blaine@veritasmeetingsolutions.com
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The mission of Howard Brown Health is to eliminate disparities in healthcare experienced by LGBTQ people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness. Today our mission is more critical than ever. Despite threats to healthcare access, we continue our aim to empower healthcare professionals in offering high quality care that uplifts and affirms our community.

This year, Howard Brown’s Center for Education, Research and Advocacy will bring together healthcare professionals, educators, researchers, and advocates from across the country to disseminate evidence-based practices and engage in rigorous discussion around our theme “Breaking the Stigma.” Together, we can create a healthcare system that is sensitive to and informed about the needs of LGBTQ people. We are writing because we hope you will help us fulfill our mission by sponsoring this year’s symposium – held at the JW Marriott in Chicago, IL on October 6-7.