Elevating the Health of the Black Family and Community
The University of Louisville, (Louisville, Kentucky)
Saturday, September 30, 2017

45th Annual Dr. Joseph H. McMillan National Conference on The Black Family in America on February 23-24, 2018             

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Closed as of September 30th, 2017

“Elevating the Health of the Black Family and Community”

The University of Louisville’s National Black Family Conference is a premier conference that focuses on the Black family and its issues and challenges stemming from the richness of history. Named in honor of Dr. Joseph H. McMillian, a key leader of the conference and UofL administrator for over 30 years, the event will be held February 23-24, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The theme of the 2018 conference focuses on health. We seek submissions and proposals for 60-75 minute concurrent sessions on topics such as mental health, physical health; safe and healthy neighborhoods; economic health and financial literacy; education; spirituality; sexual health; issues confronting population groups such as African American males, the elderly and the LGBT community; environmental justice; substance abuse and addiction. Presenters are encouraged to promote discussion of best practices and future prospects for research, teaching, policy and programming that address family and community issues and engage conference attendees. 

Proposal Guidelines: Proposals must include (1) the title of the presentation/paper; (2) abstract of presentation (not exceeding 100 words) to appear in the program; and (3) identification of target audience. 

Please send proposals by September 30, 2017 to


For more information or general questions, please contact 

Tamara Russell, tamara.russell@louisville.edu or 502-852-6657

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