NHSN 19th International Conference

Conference Registration Form 2019 | Annual Awards | Abstract Submission Form | Conference Program  | 2020 NHSN Conference


"Life Adversities and Risk for Chronic Disease"

The 2019 NHSN Conference will focus on exploring life adversities and their impact on the development of chronic diseases, such as addiction, health disparities and cancer, among under-represented minorities.

Dates: October 9-11, 2019

Location: LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans
411 South Prieur Street, New Orleans, LA  70112

Featuring Plenary Speaker:
Hortensia de Los Angeles Amaro, PhD
Distinguished University Professor and Senior Scholar on Community Health
Robert Wertheim College of Medicine and

Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work



Registration is now open! 
Everyone is welcome to register and attend!

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center is the official hotel for the 2019 NHSN Conference.  Conference room rates are $150 per night.  To make your hotel reservations, click here.  Remember to submit your registration form and fees to Melissa Prestwood at mpres3@lsuhsc.edu.  All hotel reservations will be verified.  Hotel reservations must be made by September 15 to receive the conference rate.

Abstract for Oral/Poster Presentations :  Deadline to submit Abstract April 15, 2019.

Neuroscience Datablitz - Call for Abstracts

Neuroscience Datablitz Breakout Session
Arturo R. Zavala, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology, California State University, Long Beach

Sergio D. Iñiguez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Texas, El Paso

This breakout session will offer basic scientists the opportunity to share their exciting discoveries in the field neuroscience that expand our understanding of the brain and behavior.

The goals of this breakout session are:

  • To highlight the latest work of basic scientists with the NHSN community.
  • To provide an opportunity for discussion with other scientists with similar interests.
  • To facilitate the development of collaborations among NHSN members.

We invite basic scientist to submit their most exciting work for a short presentation (up to 3 slides for a 5 min presentation). 

Deadline to submit abstracts:  May 24, 2019

*To be considered to receive a Travel Award you must be part of a scientific or poster session. You must have your conference registration form and fee submitted by July 15 and if you are a member, you must have your 2019 Membership fees up to date.  Travel Awardees will be notified by July 22.


For those of you wishing to pay your NHSN membership fees, please visit the Members page. 


Support for this Conference

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 2R13DA026647-11 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.