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6th Annual Cultural Inclusion Institute Conference

12.5 credits

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April 24-25, 2019

6th Annual Cultural Inclusion Institute Conference:

Promoting Health & Wellbeing Through Social Justice & Cultural Inclusivity

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Keynote Speakers

Hayden Kristal (They/them/theirs) is a deaf, bisexual, Jewish, transgender activist and stand-up comedian. Living their life at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities led them to a career as a professional speaker exploring the intersections of disability, gender, sexuality, particularly within the spheres of activism and social justice. 

Angelique Harris, PhD, is the founding Director of Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies, the Director of the Gender & Sexualities Studies Program, Marquette University. Intersecting Identities, Health, and Social Justice: Supporting the Well-Being of Marginalized Communities

Guest Speaker: Jackie Baras, MSN, MBA, RN, LGBT Health Navigator, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s "Proudly Me!" Transgender Edu-Port (Education & Support) Program.


Call for Abstracts is now open! 

Submit by January 25th for Podium &  by March 1st for Poster
Top poster wins an iPad!


Plan to attend the Community Market

All attendees are invited to attend this event. The Community Market brings together community organizations, patients and healthcare professionals to increase collaboration, accelerate dissemination of research, connect patients/community partners and healthcare providers, stimulate knowledge sharing, find solutions to healthcare challenges. Learning outcome: Build capacity for collaborative, interprofessional teams to lead community-based healthcare.

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Continuing Education

Conference Learning Outcomes:

1. Employ leadership strategies that promote cultural inclusivity.

2. Recognize the social justice advocacy role of healthcare professionals.

3. Apply strategies to discern personal implicit biases.

4. Assess the impact of implicit bias in healthcare.

Conference: Attendees may earn a maximum of 12.50 contact/credit hours

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing is an approved provider by the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiner



Historic Menger Hotel, is the Host Hotel & Conference Location

Book your hotel room as soon as possible, the conference is during Fiesta and the rooms will not last long. 

Room cost is $149/night for single/double (does not include taxes); Call 1-800-345-9285 to book now: Reference Cultural Nursing Conference

Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza, one of the “must see” places in San Antonio. This historic landmark hotel is located next door to the Alamo. The Menger’s special aura may be traced to this hotel’s role as host to some of the most important and colorful people of the past. “O’Henry” favored the hotel and included it in several of his works. General Robert E. Lee rode his horse, Traveler, into the lobby. General Ulysses S. Grant tipped a few at the Menger Bar. President Eisenhower enjoyed strolling the gardens. It was the San Antonio home of Sarah Bernhardt, Judge Roy Bean’s Lilly Langtry, and movie star Mae West. In the 19th century wing, there are unique Victorian-style lodging rooms that have been preserved and are available by special request. The fabulous Menger Bar is where Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders for the Spanish-American War.    



FIESTA San Antonio April 18-28, 2019

Experience San Antonio's diverse culture of authentic foods, music and art represented by Old Mexico, the Wild West Native America, Germany, Africa and the Deep South. The host hotel is just a stone throw away from the Alamo. The Riverwalk provides the visitor a cool shady haven to take a leisurely stroll along the river's edge where you will find vendors, boutiques, and nightclubs or just relax in a peaceful and quiet corner in a park like setting. The narrated trolley's or horse-drawn carriages provide a relaxing yet informative atmosphere to take in San Antonio's culture, history, and charm. Take time to visit the Alamo cruise down the beautiful Riverwalk on a barge or take a leisurely stroll through Hemisfair Park to the Institute of Texan Cultures (lots of walking) or explore the Guadalupe Cultural Center (10 minute Taxi) and Mexican Cultural Institute. Spend time at Market Square for a taste of old Mexico, offering a variety of food and more than 50 specialty shops. Browse La Villita, San Antonio's oldest surviving settlement, dating from the 1750's, to view the artists and craftsmen, shops, and restaurants. Rich in culture, San Antonio is home to a remarkably diverse community. Cuisine, as well as the art and cultural events in San Antonio are beautiful reflections of this diversity. Come for the conference, but stay for the fun.


This project is partially supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number and title for grant amount. (Grant title- Nurse, Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Registered Nurses in Primary Care, Grant NO.- UK1HP3174).