Saturday, October 27, 2012

Summit: Oct 31-Nov 2, 2012. Science of Eliminating Health Disparities

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2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit

Plan Ahead: Tips for a Successful Summit!
The 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit Is Going Green! This year we will not provide program books at the Summit. Click here to visit the Program Agenda and view other key materials on the Summit website.   We strongly encourage everyone to review the Program Agenda prior to arriving at the Summit, as there will be over 100 sessions offered to participants over the course of three days.  

Internet Will Not Be Provided in the Conference Area at the 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit.

2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit Check-In:  Check-In will be available in the Potomac Foyer.  Check-In will be open on Wednesday, Oct 31 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm, on Thursday, November 1 from 7:00 am to 6:00pm, and on Friday, November 2 from 7:00 am to 3:45 pm. The Summit will officially commence at 8:00 am on Thursday, November 1 and conclude at 6:00 pm on Friday, November 2.   If special accommodations (ADA) were requested via Concurrent Session Registration, please visit the Information Booth in the Potomac Foyer for more information. 

Food and Beverage: Due to Federal regulations, complimentary food or beverage will not be provided. Concessions will be offered at the hotel throughout the conference in Exhibit Hall E.  Breakfast, lunch, and beverage items will be available for purchase. Additionally, The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is located in National Harbor, MD and is within walking distance to over 30 restaurants.   

Parking: Parking is available on site for $22/day. Cash or credit card payment is accepted. There are public parking lots within walking distance to the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center; the average daily rate is $11/day.  

Getting to the Summit:  There are several transportation options available to Summit participants:
-        Public Transportation:  For bus schedules, route maps and current pricing, please visit the WMATA website for information.
-        Shuttle Information: The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center provides a daily shuttle from downtown DC every 90 minutes.  The shuttle picks up at the Old Post Office (1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) and Union Station (H Street and 2nd Street NE) from 9:00 am – 7:30pm.  The cost is $13 one-way, or $20 roundtrip.  Please click here for more information and to make reservations. 
-        Driving:  The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is accessible by car.
-        Water Taxi: Water taxis depart regularly from the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and go to Old Town Alexandria, Georgetown, and Mount Vernon.  Trips are on average $16/roundtrip.  Click here for more information. 

Hotel/Travel: The 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities is being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention CenterThe physical address is:

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
Telephone: 301-965-2000

The hotel is situated within a 15 minute drive from Reagan National Airport, and within 45 minutes of Baltimore Washington and Dulles International Airports.  Please visit the Directions and Transportation page of the hotel website for detailed location information. 

We Need Your Input! Your input is especially important to us, so please be sure to fill out your evaluation upon receipt. Evaluations will be distributed electronically at the end of the 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit.

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Questions and Correspondence

For the period October 31 – November 2nd
Joan Kim
(240) 395-0549

Webinar: 11/07/2012. Engaging Families in Community Service and Preparedness

Wednesday, November 7th
3:00 p.m. EDT
Plan ahead and be prepared for National Family Volunteer Day on November 17th  by joining the FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division and for a FREE Webinar on Wednesday, November 7.  National Family Volunteer Day is held the Saturday before Thanksgiving and kicks off National Family Week. National Family Volunteer Day was created to mobilize family members within the community and is a great opportunity to get families involved in service, including projects and activities that help communities to prepare for disasters. Our guest speakers will discuss ways that you can capitalize on this event and engage families in your community, and encourage those who haven’t yet made a family service-day commitment to do something that will help prepare their community for disasters. Helping others provides opportunities for family members to be role models and brings them closer together, while also making a difference in their communities.

Speakers from the Hands On Network and Serve Alabama will share their own service initiatives and efforts to engage the public in volunteer opportunities and service projects.
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