Centro SOL Latino Mental Health Conference
The Centro SOL Latino Mental Health Conference will present an actionable framework for local health systems, community-based organizations and policymakers to use in addressing depression among Latino communities in and around Baltimore. Learn more about the conference online.
This conference includes a Pre-Conference Symposium on May 16 from 1 to 6 p.m. (in person only). All in-person events at Johns Hopkins must follow university COVID-19 policies. See current guidelines online. The May 19 conference has an online option.
Roberto Lewis-Fernández, professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University, director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence and the Hispanic Treatment Program, and co-director of the Anxiety Disorder Clinic at New York State Psychiatric Institute, will present the keynote address. His research focuses on developing culturally valid interventions and instruments to enhance patient engagement, reduce misdiagnosis and help overcome disparities.
A conference panel will discuss providing for uninsured Latinos in the mental health policymaking process and include panelists Baltimore Councilman Zeke Cohen, Maryland Delegate Stephanie Smith, Johns Hopkins Health System's Nicki Sandusky McCann, and moderator Joshua M. Sharfstein of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
A second panel will cover best practices for providing mental health care, prevention, and treatment to marginalized communities. Panelists will include the National Alliance on Mental Illness' Kate Farinholt and Behavioral Health System Baltimore's Crista Taylor with moderator Carmen Alvarez of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
Who can attend?
- General public
$25 for healthcare professional seeking continuing education credits
Free for all other attendees
To receive CME credits ($25 fee): Please register in advance
To register without CME credit (free): Please register in advance