Conference Venue

Meharry Medical College
The Cal Turner Family Center
for Student Education

1011 21st Ave. N
Nashville, TN 37208

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Host Lodging

Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel
623 Union Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Call 800.447.9825
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Additional Hotel Lodging

Hampton Inn Vanderbilt Ellison Place
2330 Elliston PL
Nashville, TN 37203
Call 615.320.6060
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REGISTER NOW!Registration Fees must be paid by the respective deadline in order for discounts to apply. Attendees are responsible for their own expenses related to travel, parking, lodging, and any other incidental charges. Click here to view Exhibitor registration rates, benefits, and deadlines.

Early Registration
Before 06/20/2017
Standard Registration
Beginning 06/20/2017
$400 $450

Payment Instructions

When registering online for the HBCU Initiative, you have the opportunity to pay by Credit Card or Institution Purchase Order/Check.

NOTE: If payment is not received by the respective discounted deadline, then your balance due will be adjusted according to the timeline and respective rates as noted above.

Make Checks for Conference Registration payable and mail to:

1Joshua Group, LLC
FBO 2016 HBCU Initiative Secretariat
1513 East Cleveland Ave.
Bldg. 100-B, Suite 202
Atlanta, GA 30344-6947

ON-SITE PAYMENTS: Please note that neither Purchase Orders nor Personal Checks will be accepted on-site. Attendees must provide a valid Credit Card or a Business/Institution Check at time of Check-in to cover all Registration Fees. When paying on-site, please note that on-site rates will apply.


Notification of registration cancellations must be submitted in writing to the HBCU Initiative Secretariat. Registration cancellations occurring prior to May 26, 2017 will be assessed a 50% cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations on or after May 26, 2017. Refunds will be distributed no later than 30 days after the close of the Conference.

The request for a registration refund must include the tax identification number of the company or institution if registration was paid by a company or institution check.

Conference co-conveners reserve the right to cancel activities prior to the scheduled date should uncontrollable circumstances make it necessary. Each registrant will be notified by the email address(es) provided during the registration process. In the case of activity cancellation, the liability of the co-conveners is limited to the registration fee.

Conference Management reserves the right to limit the number of participants in a program and is not responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.

Special Assistance

All attendees are required to indicate all special dietary or ADA accommodation needs when registering for the conference.

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science | Howard University | Meharry Medical College | Morehouse School of Medicine

The aim of the Empower Conference is to bring more minority scientists and clinicians into the mainstream and provide collaborative interactions among HBCU institutions, all to improve health outcomes.

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