African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network
Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
8th Floor Blockley Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104

AACORN | African American Collaborative Obesity Network

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Registration Open 3:00PM – 6:00PM

Welcome Dinner & Opening Keynote
• Shiriki Kumanyika, Ph.D., M.P.H, AACORN Founder
• Melicia Whitt-Glover, Ph.D., Conference Chair
• Jerome Williams, Ph.D., Conference Co-Chair

5:00PM – 6:00PM

“Soul Food Junkies” Viewing and Discussion
Byron Hurt, Filmmaker"

6:00PM – 7:30PM

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Registration Open 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Setting the Stage 8:30AM – 9:00AM

Opening Keynote - The Receiver and the Channels – Knowing your Audience
• Jerome Williams, Ph.D., Conference Co-Chair, Session Moderator
• Jeanette Betancourt, Ed.D., Senior Vice President of Outreach and Educational Practices, Sesame Workshop
• Sonya Grier, M.B.A, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Kogod School of Business at American University

9:00AM – 11:00AM
Break 11:00AM – 11:30AM
Roundtable Discussions 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Lunch & Storytelling Presentation

  • Cheryl “Sparkle” Mosley, Professional Storyteller
12:30PM – 1:45PM
Break 1:45PM – 2:00PM

Keynote & Panel Discussion: Who’s “Truth” Matters? Aligning Health Message Content with Audience Perspectives
• Dwight Tillery, The Center for Closing the Health Gap in Greater Cincinnati, Founder, President & CEO
Cindy Getty, M.S. & Suzi Gates, M.P.H., National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Town Hall/Talk Back

2:00PM – 3:15PM
Break 3:15PM – 3:30PM

Case Examples
Byron Hurt, Filmmaker & Invited Panelists

3:30PM – 4:30PM
Recap of the Day 4:30PM – 5:00PM
Break 5:00PM – 5:30PM

Networking Reception
• Featuring the Y.A.K. Step Team
• Music by Shrimp and Grits
• Attendee Research Poster Presentations

5:30PM – 7:30PM

Friday, August 15, 2014

Registration Open 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Opening Remarks, Preview of the Day 8:30AM – 8:45AM

Keynote & Panel Discussion: The Sender – Who are the Messengers?
• Monifa Bandele, M.H.S., Senior Campaign Director, MomsRising
• Olajide Williams, M.D., Associate Professor and Chief of Staff of Neurology at Columbia University, Hip Hop Public Health

8:45AM – 10:00AM
Tools and Innovations: New Media 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Break 11:00AM – 11:30AM
Challenge Activity 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Lunch, Networking & Break 12:30PM – 2:00PM
Team Reports 2:00PM – 3:30PM
Closing Plenary 3:30PM – 4:00PM

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