6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Conference Registration Opens

7:00 am

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN (all-day)

9:00 am –
5:00 pm

HEALTHY CHURCHES 2020 INSTITUTE

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Please go directly to your pre-selected institute
9:00 am – 12:00 pm        Session I
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm        LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm          Session II
4:00 pm –
9:00 pm

Carolina Exhibition Hall Opens

6:00 pm –
8:00 pm

VIP Conference Opening Reception

Sponsored by

7:00 am

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN (all-day)

7:30 am

Diamond Symphony Exhibit Concourse Opens

8:30 am

Conference Doors Open

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Morning Plenary Sessions

  • Morning Praise & Worship

  • State of Black Mental Health

Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor and Resident Physician
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Center for Neuroengineering, Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

  • hATTR Amyloidosis: Arm Yourself with Knowledge of this Rare Condition
    Passed Down Through Generations

Sponsored by Alnylam

  • Asthma Care Disparity 2019: Current State and Future Direction

Sponsored by GSK

12:00 pm –
5:00 pm

Afternoon Plenary Sessions

  • Lunch Break (provided)

  • The Sweet Spot:  What You Need to Know about Diabetes and How to Effectively Manage It

  • Religion, Food & Black Culture

Dr. Derek S. HicksAssociate Professor of Religion and Culture
Wake Forest University School of Divinity
Winston-Salem, NC

  • The Black Church Food Security Network

Rev. Heber Brown, IIISenior Pastor, Pleasant Hope Baptist Church
Founder, The Black Church Food Security Network
Baltimore, MD

  • Building A Positive Family Health Consciousness

Bishop Horace Smith, MDBishop Horace Smith, M.D.
Senior Pastor, Apostolic Faith Church
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

  • Conference Opening Preacher

Right Rev. James B. WalkerPresiding Prelate, The Seventh Episcopal District
The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

5:00 pm –
10:00 pm

Carolina Exhibition Hall Opens

  • Cardio Party

  • Food Demonstrations

  •  Social Engagements

  • Line Dancing

  • Resources

7:30am

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN (all-day)

8:00am

Diamond Symphony Exhibit Concourse Opens

8:30am

Conference Doors Open

9:00am

12:00pm

Morning Plenary Sessions

  • Morning Praise & Worship

Stigma! The Voice of A Child of God, Wife, Mother and Caretaker

In Conversation with Mrs. Cookie Johnson
Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, Mother
and Wife for NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson

  • The Wounds of our Theology

Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems
Biblical Scholar, Author, Theologian, Ordain Minister

12:00pm

5:00pm

Afternoon Program

  • Carolina Exhibition Hall Opens

  • Lunch Break (provided)

Concurrent Workshop Sessions

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7:00 pm –
10:00 pm

HEALTHY CHURCHES 2020 BEST PRACTICE AWARDS DINNER

Special Guest Gospel Artist: Israel Houghton

8:00 am 

Diamond Symphony Exhibit Concourse Opens

Carolina Exhibition Hall Opens

8:30 am 

Conference Doors Open

9:00 am –
2:30 pm

POWER FRIDAY!

  • Morning Praise & Worship

  • The Health Equity Gap and What We Must Do!

  • The Science of Obesity and Black Folks: What We Should Do and Know

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA
Obesity Medicine Physician and Scientist

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

  • Help Us Save Us! Black Men’s Health

Real Talk with Actor/Activist: Malik Yoba

  • Serving Without Fear!

Rev. Paul Abernathy DirectorRev. Paul Abernathy
FOCUS Pittsburgh

  • How to Strive in the Midst of Trouble and Despair

Rev. Dr. Khaalida T. Forbes, MSW, DMinKhaalida Forbes
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Metamorphosis Enterprises, Atlanta, GA

  • POWER FRIDAY LUNCHEON!

  • Conference Closing Preacher

Rev. Shane B. Scott
Senior Pastor Macedonia Church

Los Angeles, CA