MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Thursday, October 1, 2009
UM School of Nursing and Health Studies Hosts 16th International Conference of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International
WHAT: The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies hosts the 16th International Conference of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI). This year’s conference theme, “Trajectories for Change: Creating Culturally Meaningful Interventions to Prevent and Reduce Violence,” underscores the fact that violence against women is a pressing health issue worldwide. Collaboration among health and human service professionals, violence advocates, policy makers and communities is needed if these women and children are to live safer, healthier lives.
WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, October 1 through Saturday, October 3, at the Westin Colonnade Hotel, 180 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Fl.
· Educational opportunities-all day on Thursday and Friday
· Poster Session-3:30-5:00 pm. on Thursday, October 1
· Special Complimentary Seminar “Health Disparities: Women Experiencing Violence” -8:00 am.-3:30 pm., Saturday, October 3, sponsored by the Center of Excellence for Hispanic Health Disparities Research: El Centro.
Saturday October 3, 2009- complimentary registration at: http://www6.miami.edu/sonhs/
WHY: The Nursing Network on Violence Against Women (NNVAW) was formed to encourage the development of nursing practice that focuses on preventing violence and the health issues relating to the effects of violence on women's lives.