2022 NCEAS Conference Details

Thank you for your interest in the 2022 NCEAS Annual Conference. Below are some of the conference details you will find on this page. Be sure to check back often for conference updates!

The AAFP has reviewed 2022 NCEAS Annual Conference and deemed it acceptable for up to 7.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 02/28/2022 to 03/02/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Join us for the virtual 2022 NCEAS Conference on February 28th-March 2nd!

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Conference Schedule

Monday, February 28th

1:00pm-5:00pm (CT)

Tuesday, March 1st

8:00am-12:00pm (CT)

Wednesday, March 2nd

1:00pm-5:00pm (CT)

2022 Registration Rates

Early Bird Rate (before January 15th)
Regular Registration Rate
Community Member/Staff/Trainee/Student
$50.00 $60.00
Health Care Professional
$150.00 $175.00
Conference Refund and Cancellation Policy

The NCEAS Annual Conference Cancellation and Refund Policy will be as follows to assure consistency.

  • Conference registration canceled on-line on or before February 18, 2022 will receive a 90% refund.
  • Registrants canceling after February 18, 2022 will not receive a refund.
  • In the event NCEAS must cancel the conference due to unforeseen circumstances, NCEAS will refund the cost of registration. However, NCEAS does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges, or expenses.

We are pleased to announce our plenary speakers for the 2022 NCEAS Conference

Julie Morita, MD

Julie Morita, MD, is executive vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), where she oversees programming, policy, research and communications activities. As the nation’s largest private philanthropy dedicated solely to improving the nation’s health, RWJF is focused on advancing health equity where everyone in America has a fair and just opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. Dr. Morita has served on several federal, state and local public health committees including the Biden Transition COVID19 Advisory Board and in 2021 was appointed to the Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Previously, she helped lead the Chicago Department of Public Health for nearly two decades, first as the Immunization Program medical director, then as chief medical officer and then ultimately, as commissioner.

Dr. Morita began her medical career as a pediatrician in Tucson, Ariz., before moving into public health as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC).

Alicia Fernandez, MD

Alicia Fernandez, M.D., is Professor of Medicine at UCSF and a general internist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. She is the founding Director of the UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence, a HRSA and UCSF funded initiative to increase academic diversity. Dr. Fernandez directs the Latinx and Immigrant Health Research Program at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations which generates actionable research to increase health equity and reduce health disparities in at-risk populations in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and nationally.

Alicia Fernandez, M.D., is Professor of Medicine at UCSF and a general internist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. She is the founding Director of the UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence, a HRSA and UCSF funded initiative to increase academic diversity. Dr. Fernandez directs the Latinx and Immigrant Health Research Program at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations which generates actionable research to increase health equity and reduce health disparities in at-risk populations in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and nationally.

Prerna Mona Khanna, M.D

Prerna Mona Khanna, M.D., MPH, FACP, FACPM, FACOEM, QME is an Emmy Award-winning, triple board-certified practicing physician, and humanitarian and disaster response worker who has deployed to provide care in more than 15 mostly developing countries throughout the past 22 years. She also spent months each working on the frontlines of the two pandemics of her lifetime – Covid-19 and Ebola – and was just honored as the Women in White Coats Hero of the Year.

Her patient-centric work, whether it be providing grassroots medical care in congregate settings or educating the public through mass media, focuses on empowering vulnerable populations. She taught in the Health Disparities curriculums at the University of North Texas in Fort Worth for 7 consecutive years, and the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston for 5 consecutive years.

After graduating from Northwestern University, Dr. Khanna attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where she is now adjunct faculty as an Associate in the Center for Global Health. Her post-doctoral training consisted of three residencies – in internal medicine, public health and occupational medicine. She has served as the Medical Director for 2 Southern California counties: San Bernardino and Riverside.

A five-time awardee of the American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award, Dr. Khanna is the only medical doctor inducted into the Northwestern Medill Hall of Achievement. She is also the only medical journalist inducted into the prestigious Institute of Medicine of Chicago and the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society. She is a Chicagoan of the Year, an Ellis Island Medalist for contribution to America by immigrants and a recipient of the Arthur P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award.

Dr. Khanna’s dedication to global public service through medical care and media advocacy has earned praise from Congress, Texas and California governors, Illinois Secretary of State, Cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, the Veterans Administration, Rotary International, American Medical Association, University of Illinois, Johns Hopkins University, University of California at San Francisco, American College of Physicians, American College of Preventive Medicine, and the East-West Center, among numerous other organizations.

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood serves Illinois’ 14th Congressional District and was sworn into the 116th U.S. Congress on January 3, 2019. Congresswoman Underwood is the first woman, the first person of color, and the first millennial to represent her community in Congress. She is also the youngest African American woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives.

Congresswoman Underwood serves on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and the House Committee on Appropriations. Congresswoman Underwood co-founded and co-chairs the Black Maternal Health Caucus, which elevates the Black maternal health crisis within Congress and advances policy solutions to improve maternal health outcomes and end disparities. She also serves on the House Democratic Steering and Policy  Committee. Rep. Underwood is a member of the Future Forum, a group of young Democratic Members of Congress committed to listening to and standing up for the next generation of Americans, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the LGBT Equality Caucus. As a strong supporter of addressing the gun violence epidemic, Congresswoman Underwood is a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.

Prior to her election to Congress, Congresswoman Underwood worked with a Medicaid plan in Chicago to ensure that it provided high-quality, cost-efficient care. She served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human   Services (HHS), helping communities across the country prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters, bioterror threats, and public health emergencies. As a career public servant at HHS, she helped implement the Affordable Care Act —   broadening access for those on Medicare, improving health care quality, and reforming private insurance. Congresswoman Underwood also taught future nurse practitioners through Georgetown University’s online master’s program.   Congresswoman Underwood is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University. She graduated from Neuqua Valley High School and is a lifelong Girl Scout. She resides in Naperville, Illinois.

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