C-SALUD BI-Annual Conference, 2011


CRUSADA and Florida International University (FIU) proudly presented the C-SALUD BI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE “Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS in Latinos: Linking Research with the Community” funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). The conference was held at Kovens Conference Center located in FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus April 26-27, 2011.

Conference attendees were elligible to earn up to 12 Continuing Education Units. 
The Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are applicable to:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)
  • Licensed Marital and Family Therapists (LMFT)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC)

Participants were able to take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear outstanding speakers and exchange ideas and information on key issues in Epidemiology, Research and Community, Research Funding, Substance Abuse, HIV/AIDS, Treatment, and Prevention.

Conference produced via the partnership of:

Become a Community-Based Researcher
Learn more about becoming a community-based researcher through the Ph.D. Program in Social Welfare at the FIU School of Social Work


PowerPoint Presentation Downloads

Concurrent Sessions on Prevention:

Networking Luncheon

Workshops on Funding

Guest Speakers

    • Dr. John Ruffin, Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
    • Dr. Flavio Marsiglia, Director, Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC), Distinguished Foundation Professor of Cultural Diversity and Health, School of Social Work, Arizona State University
    • Dr. Lula Beatty, Director of the Special Populations Office, Office of the Director, at the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
    • Dr. Ronald Braithwaite, Professor, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine
    • Dr. Henrie M. Treadwell, Director, Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved; Senior Social Scientist & Associate Director of Development, National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine; Research Professor, Department of Community Health & Preventative Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine

These speakers joined speakers from Florida International University and health centers based in South Florida who addressed a range of challenges and opportunities in linking research with the community.