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Former US Surgeon General David Satcher to speak at APA Convention

American Psychological Association

WHO: Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General and current Director of the Center of Excellence on Health Disparities at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, where he occupies the Poussaint-Satcher-Cosby Chair in Mental Health.

WHAT: Satcher will address attendees of the American Psychological Association's (APA) 115th Annual Convention on the topic of "Culture, Race, Ethnicity, and Mental Health: A Dialogue."

WHERE: Moscone Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Esplanade Level-South Building, Room 309

WHEN: Saturday, August 18. Session 2224, 1:00 - 1:50 PM

BACKGROUND: Satcher will discuss the importance of his landmark report Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity--A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, released at the 2001 APA Convention in San Francisco. A dialogue with the report's original science editors will follow. Satcher and the discussants will assess the nation's progress and provide hope for finding ways to eliminate future health disparities in research, practice and policy on mental health issues.

Satcher's address and dialogue session will close with remarks from Richard Nakamura, PhD, Acting Scientific Director and Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Mental Health. Rear Admiral Kenneth P. Moritsugu, MD, MPH,

Acting Surgeon General of the United States, will chair the plenary session. Discussants will include Stanley Sue, PhD, University of California-Davis; Steven R. Lopez, PhD, University of California-Los Angeles; Lonnie R. Snowden, PhD, University of California-Berkeley; Jeanne Miranda, PhD, University of California-Los Angeles; and Spero M. Manson, PhD, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center.

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