4th Annual T.H.I.N.K. Academy: Treating Health Inequities with New Knowledge

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*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, all other professionals working in healthcare.


*** 2-hour delay for Inclement weather. Registration will begin at 9:30 am***

On-site Registration will be accepted beginning at 9:30 am

The goal of THINK Academy IV is to broaden the health care professional’s knowledge base surrounding disparities issues and examine innovative approaches to eliminating health care inequities. In addition, we are seeking to improve ability to identify and therefore pro-actively address those barriers to care that lend themselves to inadequate access to healthcare. Ultimately, through this targeted education, health care professionals will better identify, explore and eliminate barriers leading to better patient outcomes.

Call for Abstracts
Abstract submission will open November 1, 2019 and close December 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST. Details for Abstract Submissions criteria and guidelines.

Topics & Speakers

Dr. Robert Greenwald, Harvard Center for Law & Innovation
Topic: Healthcare Policy Updates

Dr. Kelvin Choi, National Institute of Health
Topic: Tobacco Usage Amongst Minority Populations

Dr. Susan Magasi, University of Illinois at Chicago
Topic: Disparities in Care for Disabled Persons: Screening through Treatment

Dr. James O’Connell, Boston Health Care
Topic: The Boston Homeless Project

This program is offered FREE OF CHARGE to all participants who register through this Charlotte AHEC website with appreciations to the Grant provided by The Leon Levine Foundation.

Credit Information
Atrium Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Atrium Health designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live Activity fulfills the requirement for 0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), representing 4.0 contact hours. *No partial credit will be awarded for CEUs and/or Contact Hours*

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure
Atrium Health/Charlotte AHEC adheres to the ACCME Standards regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships, if any, will be made known at the activity.

ADA Statement
If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to attend this conference, please call Jasmine Mason at 704.512.6005 or by email Jasmine.Mason@atriumhealth.org.


  • Identify barriers to care that negatively affect patient outcomes.
  • Discuss successful strategies for engaging vulnerable populations.
  • Analyze limitations and knowledge gaps that impede practice while learning to employ strategies to cope with changing populations.


Jasmine A Mason, BSPH, 704-512-6005


Feb 21, 2020
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Kelvin Choi, MD, Robert Greenwald, JD, Jeffery J Hanna, MPH, MSc, Susan R Magasi, PhD, Gerry Sandusky, Mellisa Wheeler, BSW,MHA, Susan I Yaguda, MSN, RN, Justin L Zeien, MPH
Feb 21, 2020
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Check-In Time
7:30 AM
4.00 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
0.40 - CEU
4.00 - Contact Hours
Project 658