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2013 National Caucus on Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Health Disparities

DoubleTree Crystal City
Washington DC
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Date/Time: September 16-17, 2013

Musculoskeletal Disparities threaten the health of the nation. Women, African-Americans and Hispanics face more severe osteoarthritis, functional limitation and disability but have less than optimal access to diagnostic, medical and surgical intervention, irrespective of their insurance coverage. How can we “crack the code” among communities disproportionately affected by obesity and osteoarthritis and catalyze a downward trajectory in the burden and impact of both health conditions? We must find a way to make an impact now, while long-term solutions are being developed. The health of the nation is at stake. Eliminating musculoskeletal health disparities must be a national priority.

Featured Keynote Speaker: David Satcher, M.D, Ph.D. Director The Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine. 16th Surgeon General of the United States.

Registration: There is no registration fee to attend this meeting.