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Opening doors

Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons

You are invited to join Novant Health as we honor the achievements of African American surgeons and explore health disparities in our community.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Place: Novant Health Conference Center
3333 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC

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5 p.m.: Meet and greet / heavy hors d'oeuvres

6 p.m.: Opening remarks; Jesse Cureton, MBA, chief consumer officer, Novant Health

6:15 p.m.: Keynote address, Guideposts, Pioneers and Reflections; Rosalyn Scott, MD, chief, thoracic surgery, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dayton, OH

6:45 p.m.: Panel discussion, Healthcare Disparities in the 21st Century:

  • Chere Gregory, MD, moderator and senior vice president physician services, Novant Health
  • Ronny Bell, Ph.D., director of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
  • Sylvia Flack, Ed.D., RN, executive director and founder, Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities at Winston-Salem State University
  • Mark Higdon, DO, vice president family medicine residency program, Novant Health
  • Marlon Hunter, BSEH, MAOM, public health director, Forsyth County
  • Rosalyn Scott, MD, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dayton, OH

7:55 p.m.: Closing remarks; Jeff Lindsay, chief operating officer, Novant Health