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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, 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.

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