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Apr 19

Seventh Annual World Health Continuing Medical Education Conference

Jointly provided by Healthfirst, MediNova New York, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and Howard University College of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Professional Education

Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
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Apr 19, 2024 08:00am ET - Apr 20, 2024 12:30pm ET



Jointly provided by Healthfirst, MediNova, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and Howard University College of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Professional Education


Day 1 | Friday, April 19, 2024 – Number of Continuing Education Credits TBA

Day 2 | Saturday, April 20, 2024 – Number of Continuing Education Credits TBA



This Continuing Medical Education activity is designed to update primary care and specialty practices on the evolving strategies for implementing evidence-based medicine to meet the needs of local, regional, and global communities. The intent is to inform the attendees on innovations in treating special patient populations, with a focus on Caribbean communities. Using evidence-based prevention, chronic-disease management, pharmacotherapy, and cutting-edge treatment options, participants will be able to integrate approaches to improve patient care outcomes for patients.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants will:

  • Summarize new models of healthcare delivery system reform and how they can be deployed
  • Explain Current solutions to address healthcare fragmentation and health outcomes
  • Apply best practices to address health equity in communities they serve 
  • Identify pragmatic tools and innovations to address the needs of patient populations
  • Describe health disparities of Caribbean populations both locally and abroad


Medical directors, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, other allied health professionals and practice leaders that serve high-risk populations.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences University, Healthfirst, and MediNova. The State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medica Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Special Needs: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University seeks to make this conference accessible to all. If you have a disability that might require special accommodations, please email your need to Angela Sullivan at [email protected]


SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Office of CME (OCME) and its affiliates are committed to providing educational activities that are objective, balanced and as free of bias as possible. The OCME has established policies that will identify and mitigate all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. All accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, presenters, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 24 months with an ineligible company whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated. There is no commercial support being received for this event. This educational activity does not include any content that relates to the products and/or services of an Ineligible company with whom there is a financial relationship.

ACPE Pharmacist CE Credit Available: *Pending CE approval – CE information will be available soon*

Howard University College of Pharmacy, (COP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program meets ACPE criteria for (awaiting approval on number of credits) for Pharmacists. CE credit will be awarded through the CPE Monitor within 3–4 weeks of the seminar to those who successfully complete the program by registering for this event, attending the webinar, obtaining a score ≥ 70% on the POST-TEST and completing the evaluation. 


If you need additional information regarding the conference, please email Angela Sullivan, Manager of Provider Education at Healthfirst, [email protected] or call 917-748-8455.


Susan Beane, MD, FACP, Executive Medical Director, Healthfirst

Shelly McDonald-Pinkett, MD, FACP, CPHQ, Department of Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine

Henry Paul, MD, President, MediNova


Healthfirst is New York’s largest not-for-profit health insurer, earning the trust of 1.8 million members by offering access to affordable healthcare. Sponsored by New York City’s leading hospitals, Healthfirst’s unique advantage is rooted in its mission to put members first by working closely with its broad network of providers on shared goals. Healthfirst takes pride in being pioneers of the value-based care model, recognized as a national best practice. For nearly 30 years, Healthfirst has built its reputation in the community for top-quality products and services New Yorkers can depend on. It has grown significantly to serve the needs of members, offering market-leading products to fit every life stage, including Medicaid plans, Medicare Advantage plans, long-term care plans, qualified health plans, and individual and small group plans. Healthfirst serves members in New York City and on Long Island, as well as in Westchester, Sullivan, and Orange counties. For more information on Healthfirst, visit


Founded in 1868, the College of Medicine takes pride in its long and illustrious history of training students to become competent and compassionate physicians who provide health care in medically underserved communities.

 While the College offers excellent research and research training opportunities, the major emphasis is on preparing students to deliver patient care in communities that have a shortage of physicians and public health professionals.

 The College living alumni, more than 4,000, are a testimony that an excellent medical education can be obtained at Howard. Although opportunities for minority students have increased at other medical schools, the College uniquely addresses the special health care needs of medically underserved communities and continues to produce a significant number of the nation's minority physicians. The College is a part of Howard University, a comprehensive research university. While the University community has traditionally been predominantly black, Howard has been an interracial and cosmopolitan institution throughout its history, with students, faculty, and staff of all races and from many foreign nations. All must meet the high standards of excellence of Howard University, which has the largest concentration of black faculty and student scholars in the country.

 In addition to the College of Medicine, the Howard University Health Sciences Center includes the Howard University Hospital; the College of Dentistry; the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences; the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library; and the Student Health Center. Located in the nation's capital, the College can draw upon the immense medical resources of this area, including the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine.


MediNova New York, formerly known as NOAH New York, is a US healthcare nonprofit organization that strives to provide exemplary healthcare solutions for the underserved community for the people in Northeast Haiti. Our organization was founded in 2008 by Dr. Henry Paul, a NY internist and nephrologist. MediNova NY has organized many medical missions and academic conferences in Haiti, and currently is building a healthcare clinic and teaching facility. MediNova has established strategic partnerships with Howard University, Healthfirst in the US, and the Université d’État d’Haïti and the government of Haiti. Currently, funding is coming from our annual fundraising gala dinner, private individuals, and companies.

Our Mission: We have a two-part mission: To provide accessible, high-quality medical treatment to the underserved communities of Northeastern Haiti in a manner that protects the dignity and independence of our patients with the highest standards of integrity, impartiality, and openness. To advance the field of primary medical care in the community by providing educational opportunities for both current and future local medical practitioners. 

Our Vision:  We are seeking to advance the continued growth, advancement, and sustainability of medical care in the region by both directly providing primary care to underserved communities and individuals in a manner reflecting our commitment to respect, excellence and integrity in addition to training future and current local medical practitioners in the latest and most effective means of treatment. We believe that all individuals have the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, which includes access to medical services.  For more information on MediNova NY, visit

SUNY Downstate 

Formally known as The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, but better known to our patients and Brooklyn neighbors as SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, we are older than the Brooklyn Bridge. We trace our roots back to 1860, when a school of medicine was founded at the Long Island College Hospital. The new college’s faculty revolutionized medical education in this country by bringing the teaching of medicine to the hospital bedside, thus rejecting the idea that physicians should be trained exclusively in university lecture halls. 

Today, SUNY Downstate is one of the nation’s leading urban medical centers. SUNY Downstate comprises a College of Medicine, School of Health Professions, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies, School of Public Health, and University Hospital of Brooklyn.

The quality of our education, research, and patient care programs was confirmed with the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Medicine to Dr. Robert Furchgott, a member of our School of Graduate Studies faculty since 1956. Dr. Furchgott’s identification of nitric oxide as a signaling molecule important in vascular health has revolutionized care for heart, stroke, impotence, and other diseases.

As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population – over 2.3 million people – and one that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also an engine of opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in health care. Many of our students are the first in their families to attend college. 

More physicians who practice medicine in New York City received their training at our College of Medicine than any other medical center in the country. Nationally, our medical school ranks seventh in the number of graduates who are now engaged in academic medicine. Here in Brooklyn, our impact is even greater. We have trained nearly half of all doctors practicing in a number of specialty areas. 

Our School of Health Professions and College of Nursing also play a unique role in the borough and the city. We have the oldest midwifery program in the country, and we recently made history again by establishing a joint program between the two colleges that trains midwives who are not nurses. The College of Nursing is particularly proud of its role in educating minority students. Approximately three-fourths of the students are minority-group members, and many are recent immigrants. 

University Hospital of Brooklyn is the borough’s only hospital located at an academic medical center. As such, it offers the most advanced and comprehensive care in Brooklyn. Many of its physicians are regularly rated among the best in New York City. Some are known throughout the world. 

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University enters the new century with a renewed dedication to serving the people of Brooklyn through its three-fold mission of education, research, and patient care.


Healthfirst, MediNova NY, Howard University College of Medicine/Howard University Hospital, and their staffs are not responsible for injury or illness resulting from the use of medications or modalities discussed during this educational activity.