The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing presents “Current Health Threats: Addressing the Dangers Facing Our Families & Communities” on consecutive Tuesdays beginning March 23, March 30 and April 6, 2010. Registration begins at 8 a.m. each day and sessions run from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the UTC University Center Auditorium.
Dr. Veronica Gunn, chief medical officer for the Tennessee Department of Health, will discuss “Health Disparities: Problems and Solutions” on March 23. The discussion will explore health needs in Tennessee and ways to motivate populations to address health disparities. Dr. Cherry Guinn, UTC School of Nursing associate professor, will lecture on “Low Birth Weight: A Health Disparity in Hamilton County, Tennessee.” Her focus will be on identifying reasons for low birth weights and how to address the problem.
Tod Keys, certified emergency manager, will talk about “How to Address Current Threats in Today’s Society,” on March 23. Topics include internet safety and drug trends among children.
On April 6, three discussions will address H1N1, Hepatitis C, and women’s health.
Snacks will be provided each day. Parking is available in the UTC parking garage for $4 per day. Free parking is available at Engel Stadium with free shuttle service to campus.
Conference costs are $25 for one day, $50 for two days, $60 for three days. Additional costs will be added for those seeking credit (CEUs).
The conference is sponsored by the UTC School of Nursing. For more information call Dr. Cherry Guinn at 423-425-4659.