The Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center (SMAHEC), in collaboration with The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work, Gulf Coast Health Educators, the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Black Nurses Association will present the conference “Diabetes Prevention and Care: The Power of Innovations, Implementations, and Collaborations,” Feb. 11-12.
The conference will be held in the Advanced Education Center auditorium at the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both regional and nationally-recognized speakers will present, including Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu, former U.S. Surgeon General and current chairman for the Johnson and Johnson Diabetes Institute.
Continuing education units (CEUs) may be available for nurses, dietitians and health educators. Early registration fees for the conference are $40 for attendees. Students are eligible to attend the conference for a reduced rate of $20.
For more information on the conference and early registration, visit www.usm.edu/chs/smahec or contact Stacey Curry at 228.214.3314 or
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The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu/gulfcoast .