(Charleston, SC) — The International African American Museum (IAAM) is teaming up with the BrightFocus Foundation to present an engaging discussion on health, chronic illnesses, and effective strategies for disease prevention. The event will feature Dr. Tonya Matthews, President and CEO of IAAM, alongside a panel of esteemed national experts. Attendees can anticipate a thought-provoking film screening and an insightful conversation focused on leveraging today’s medical advancements through practical approaches and small miracles.
Date: Friday, October 13, 2023
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
In-person: International African American Museum (IAAM), 14 Wharfside Street, Charleston, S.C.
Virtual attendance is available via Zoom.
The International African American Museum is proud to partner with the BrightFocus Foundation, a leading private supporter of research dedicated to combating Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. With a significant investment of nearly $300 million in research grants to over 6,000 scientists worldwide, the foundation has been instrumental in fostering numerous scientific breakthroughs, life-improving treatments, and innovative diagnostic tools.
Focus of the Panel:
Equitable access to healthcare stands as a cornerstone for the vitality of any community. For many in the Lowcountry and millions nationwide, the pursuit of healthier living persists in the face of economic and sociocultural challenges. This panel will delve into the topic of health equity both locally and on a broader scale, offering insights and recommendations for enhancing the physical and emotional well-being of communities.
Attendance at this event requires prior registration. Limited spots are available for in-person attendance, and registration can be completed here. For those opting for virtual participation, registration is accessible here.