December 1, 2023

Call for abstracts: College of Nursing welcomes urban health topics for 2024 conference

The Wayne State University College of Nursing is now accepting abstracts for its 2024 Urban Health Research Conference, “Contemporary Issues in Urban Health: Building Trust in Health Care Among Diverse Populations,” to be held April 17, 2024.

Abstracts on all aspects of health are welcome, but those with a focus on urban health are preferred. Reports of completed research, quality improvement/evidence-based practice projects and literature reviews are acceptable. Abstracts will be selected for poster presentation. All those whose abstracts are accepted should plan to present in person at the conference on Wayne State’s campus in Midtown Detroit.

The conference will focus on overcoming the effect of mistrust and discrimination to build trustworthy relationships in health care.

Featured speakers for the event include the School of Medicine’s Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences Arash Javanbakht, M.D., and Professor of Oncology Hayley Thompson, Ph.D.

Attendees can expect to explore the meaning and importance of medical mistrust in health care, discuss the impact of discrimination and mistrust on diverse vulnerable populations, describe strategies to encourage vulnerable populations to participate in health research, and describe interventions to establish trustworthiness and build trust in health care.

To submit an abstract please complete this online form or copy and paste this link:

Abstracts must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST Dec. 13. Submission of an abstract indicates permission to include it in program materials to be distributed for the conference.

Questions about abstract submission may be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Jenuwine at or 313-577-5724.

A limited number of abstracts will be accepted based on conference space constraints and a competitive, blinded review process. Priority will be given to abstracts that address the conference theme or the College of Nursing’s research foci on urban health, vulnerable populations, health promotion/risk reduction, symptom science or self-management of chronic conditions. Authors will be notified of acceptance by Jan. 31, 2024.

For more information about location and abstract submissions, visit the Urban Health Research Conference website.

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