Thursday, August 03, 2006

Violence Prevention 9/25-9/26 Atlanta

Violence Prevention: Promoting Health Communities
September 25 and 26
Atlanta, Georgia

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and the Hamilton Fish Institute are proud to announce that we will sponsor a conference entitled Violence Prevention: Promoting Health Communities. The Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence is a national resource for the research and development of school violence prevention strategies. We will address issues on Youth Violence, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), and Sexual Violence. Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for healthcare professionals and is offering 16.25 CEU/CME to persons that attend the Conference.
The conference is scheduled for September 25- 26th, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia. It is our aim to provide training and increase awareness among practitioners and community stakeholders about violence prevention and the new strategies that are rapidly growing in programs across the United States. Local and national leaders will be present to talk about successful activities and programs in their communities to deter violence.

Dr. David Satcher will address the conference's theme in the morning by discussing the relationship between violence prevention and mental health issues. Dr. Satcher served as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and as the 16th. US Surgeon General. He is the past President of Morehouse School of Medicine. There will be a plenary session followed by concurrent breakout sessions that will review and discuss violence and its relationship to mental health issues.
To find out more information about the Conference visit our webpage:

You can also contact Dr. Katherine Erwin for additional information at (404) 756-5278 or Dr. Kisha Braithwaite at (404) 756-8923, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00.

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