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Violence Prevention Focus of April 28 Conference

Creighton University will hold a Saturday, April 28, conference on “Addressing Health Disparities: Focus on Violence Prevention”.

Speakers and panelists will address such timely and complicated issues as violence in Omaha, youth violence, domestic violence and campus/date rape as well public policy and ethical issues.

Among the conference speakers will be Douglas County Juvenile Court Judge Vernon C.R. Daniels on “Violence: Youth Abuse, Neglect and the Law”, 2:15-3 p.m., and John R. Stone, M.D., professor at the Creighton University Center for Health Policy and Ethics, on “Ethics, Violence and Health”,12:15-12:45 p.m.

The conference, which is free to the public, will be held 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Creighton’s Hixson-Lied Science Building auditorium (Room G4), located south of 26th and Burt streets.

Meals and conference materials will be guaranteed for those registering by Wednesday, April 25, at http://violenceprevention.eventbrite.com, 402.280.5659, or 1.800.548.2633. Walk-ins are also welcome the day of the event.

Conference course directors are Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, M.D.; Richard L. O’Brien, M.D.; and Sally C. O’Neill, Ph.D. Creighton University’s Center for Promoting Health and Health Equality, Health Sciences – Multicultural and Community Affairs, Center for Health Policy and Ethics, and Health Sciences Continuing Education are event sponsors.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/J0TyDi.