MHC Planning Committee
The Minority Health Conference is a major undertaking led by students and guided by a group of advisers. Get to know our team and find contact information below – click each section to expand.
Develop a vision for the Minority Health Conference, which includes selection of a conference theme and setting the objectives and timeline for each of the sub-committees and managing their progress throughout the planning process. Responsible for general conference management, monitoring logistics including registration, budget management, and communication with all key stakeholders.
Works with the conference Co-Chairs and other Committee Chairs to ensure that program materials are documented for year-to-year continuity, primarily through the organization and maintenance of the Sakai site. Additionally, the Coordinator works with the Co-Chairs to keep meeting minutes and other organizational tasks related to the conference.
The MSC mission is to collectively support, represent, encourage, and empower minority students, both domestic and international, in the SPH at the institutional, departmental, and community levels.
Develops promotional materials and conducts all marketing for the conference; coordinates communications about the conference, such as notices to listservs, calls for posters, registration reminders, and broadcast announcements.
Identifies groups, organizations, and companies that will exhibit materials on the day of the conference; serves as primary contact for exhibitors in terms of communicating logistical information; responsible for exhibitors area set-up and break-down on day of conference.
Issues a call for abstracts for poster presentations; reviews and selects poster abstracts for presentation at conference; serves as primary contact for poster authors in terms of communicating logistical information; responsible for poster area set-up and break-down on day of conference.
Solicits donations and sponsorships for the conference, both within UNC (e.g. departments, schools and institutes) as well as from local and national foundations and corporations.
Coordinates the web broadcast of the keynote speech and live Q&A session with speaker.