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The goals of this conference are to review current knowledge about health disparities in these areas and promote new research opportunities and approaches to eliminating disparities in the incidence and course of these diseases in ethnic groups at increased risk.
Presentations will highlight current knowledge about genetic, environmental, social, and behavioral factors; identify intervention strategies, and define challenges and emerging opportunities for research in these areas.
Sponsored and organized by NIAMS; co-sponsored by the NIH Office of Research on Minority Health, the Office of Research on Women's Health, the Office of Disease Preventation, the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Reasearch, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Arthritis Foundation, the American College of Rheumatology, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Academy of Dermatology.
Assistant Secretary for Health and Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., will make opening remarks.
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