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Duke Sexual and Gender Minority Health Symposium

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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DGHI Director Chris Plowe, Sanford School of Public Policy Dean Judith Kelley
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Duke Sexual and Gender Minority Health Program Launch

Join us for a day of presentations, panels, and discussions on Duke's new Sexual and Gender Minority Health Program. Keynotes speakers include Dr. Chris Plowe (Duke Global Health Institute), Dean Judith Kelley (Sanford School of Public Policy), and Tamara Lewis Johnson and Karen Parker (NIH). Breakfast and Lunch will be included.

Morning Sessions - 8:30am - 12:00pm
8:30am - Registration
9:00am - Opening Remarks by Drs. Chris Plowe and Dean Judith Kelley
9:20am - Presentation by Tamara Lewis Johnson and Dr. Karen Parker, NIH
10:00am - Duke and Research Triangle Area SGM Research Panel
11:00am - Duke SGM Policy Panel

Lunch (Provided) - 12:15pm - 1:15pm
12:15pm - Networking
12:45pm - Presentation by Program Directors Drs. Whetten and LeGrand announcing the Duke Sexual and Gender Minority Health Program: Southern US and Global South

Afternoon Sessions
1:15pm - Clinical Best Practices Panel
3:00pm - Community Member Town Hall with Duke providers, researchers and educators
4:00pm - Reception and Poster Session

Please also join us for Grand Rounds presented by Dr. Karen Parker the following day, Feb 12th, at the Duke South Amphitheater, followed by a Patient Panel. This second event begins at 7:30 am.