Suggested Speakers - Under Consideration
We are extremely excited to showcase the lineup of impressive keynote speakers.
David M. Carlisle, MD, PhD
University President
"Dr. Carlisle is a published author in Health Policy, quality of care, medical education diversity and eliminating health disparities. A board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, his clinical work has always revolved around caring for the underserved. "
Sylvia Drew Ivie
Senior Special Assistant to the President
One of Drew’s daughters, Sylvia Drew Ivie, currently works at the university that bears her father’s name as Senior Special Assistant to the President and CEO for External Affairs. CDU continues to honor his legacy by working to eliminate health disparities through inclusive and innovative health professions education.
Host Institution - Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science:  Charles R. Drew University is located in the Watts-Willowbrook area of south Los Angeles and was founded in 1966 in the wake of the Watts uprising. CDU was founded to address inadequate medical care in the region and to provide equitable medical education opportunities for under-represented students.

CDU offers the only historically black Doctor of Medicine program west of the Mississippi, and is strongly invested in the local and regional community. The university leads multiple partnerships and programs to provide equitable healthcare resources in a variety of south Los Angeles neighborhoods.
Don't miss out.
Register by May 17 . We look forward to seeing you there.
Registration – written request must be received by Ronald E. Range no later than May 17, 2024. No refunds after May 17, 2024. A one-hundred dollar cancellation fee will be assessed on all refunds. Emergency requests received in writing and documented after May 17, 2024, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Sunday, June 23   2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - Until
Executive Committee/Planning Committee
Closed Executive Committee Meeting
Executive & Workshop Planning Committee Meeting
Monday, June 24 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pre-Conference Workshop (Optional) 
Audience: Pre-Conference Registrants
Pre-Conference Workshops (Optional)
Note: An additional registration cost will apply.

Lean Six Sigma White Belt
Management Concept: Uniform Administrative Requirements for Federal Grants: 2 CFR 200
Management Concepts: Relationship Building for Successful Grants Management
Tuesday, June 25  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pre-Conference Workshop (Optional) 
Pre-Conference Workshops Continued
Audience: Pre-Conference Registrants

Lunch (On Your Own)
Afternoon Sessions
-Safe Space - Novice Administrators with 1-3 Years of Experience
-Seasoned Administrators with 4+ Years of Experience
What Are We Doing And Why?
New Title III Administrators Informational Sessions

Wednesday, June 26  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Audience: All Conference Registrants
Wellness Activity
Continental Breakfast
Opening Plenary/Charles Drew Showcase
Title III Historical Perspective
Lunch (On Your Own)
Networking and Collaboration Meetings
Welcome Reception
Thursday, June 27  9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Audience: All Conference Registrants
Wellness Activity
Continental Breakfast
General and/or Various Sessions
Various Sessions
Group Photo
Association Business Meeting
Friday, June 28 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Audience: All Conference Registrants
Wellness Activity
Continental Breakfast
Closing: Open Dialogue & Feedback Forum
2024 Technical Assistance Workshop
Los Angeles, California
At-A-Glance Schedule
2024 Pre-Conference Workshops 
Conference Location
 Boasting an outdoor pool, InterContinental - Los Angeles Downtown is located in the Downtown Los Angeles district of Los Angeles in the Wilshire Grand Center. The property has an on-site restaurant and free WiFi throughout. An American breakfast is available every morning at the property. All guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a TV, a coffee machine, and complimentary toiletries. Some rooms offer separate showers and bathtubs, and many offer views of Los Angeles. Guests can have a cocktail at the Spire 73, the property's rooftop bar. It is the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere and features panoramic views of all of Los Angeles. Guests can also dine at the property's on-site restaurant, Dekkadance, La Boucherie is our elegant steakhouse and seafood restaurant with unparalleled panoramic views of the L.A. skyline. Dekkadance offers an interactive farm-to-fork cuisine where the guests can consult the chefs on their dishes. Microsoft Theater is 2953 feet from the accommodations, while Staples Center is 2953 feet from the property. The nearest airport is Los Angeles International Airport, 11 mi from InterContinental - Los Angeles Downtown.

Wilshire Grand Center is an iconic “skyrise” in the heart of vibrant downtown LA.  As the premier address in Los Angeles, WGC boasts the most innovative design and technology. The building’s modern architecture mirrors the curvature of Yosemite’s half dome while luminating the light of the city’s bright skies. 360-degree views from the 73rd-level Skydeck provide a stylish getaway from the traditional office space and will surely take your breath away.

Wilshire Grand Center rises proudly in the city’s urban center where people meet, work, and stay. The 2.1 million SF center blends retail, chic restaurants, seventeen floors of office space, and the renowned InterContinental Hotel into one of the liveliest spots around. The picturesque courtyard complete with serene water features creates an ambiance like no other. Situated in the heart of the Central Business District, Wilshire Grand is conveniently located near public transportation hubs like the 7th Street metro station, bike share, I-110 freeway, and the future LA Streetcar. WGC is also adjacent to an eclectic collection of retail, theater, and cultural venues as well as an easy walk to the Staples Center and local nightlife.

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available
Sponsorship Opportunities  are available
News & Information
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) is named in honor of the brilliant African-American physician, famous for his pioneering work in blood preservation. The University, in its emphasis on service to the community, draws its inspiration from the life of Drew, whose
short 46 years were full of achievements, learning, and sharing of his knowledge to benefit

Charles R. Drew was born June 3, 1904, in Washington, D.C. He attended Amherst College in Massachusetts, where his athletic prowess in track and football earned him the Mossman trophy as the man who contributed the most to athletics for four years. He went on to teach biology and served as a coach at Morgan State College in Baltimore before entering McGill University School of Medicine in Montreal. As a medical student, Drew became an Alpha Omega Alpha Scholar and won the J. Francis Williams Fellowship, given annually to the top five students in his graduating class. He received his MD degree in 1933 and served his first appointment as a faculty instructor in pathology at Howard University from 1935 to 1936. He then became an instructor in surgery and an assistant surgeon at Freedman’s Hospital, a federally operated facility associated with Howard University.

In 1938, Drew was awarded a two-year Rockefeller fellowship in surgery and began postgraduate work, earning his Doctor of Science in Surgery at Columbia University. His doctoral thesis,
“Banked Blood,” was based on an exhaustive study of blood preservation techniques. It was during his research on this topic at Columbia’s Presbyterian Hospital that his ultimate destiny in serving mankind was shaped, as World War II created a vital need for information and procedures on how to preserve blood.
But his accolades continued. The NAACP awarded him the Spingarn Medal in 1944 in recognition of his work on the British and American projects. Virginia State College presented him an honorary Doctor of Science degree in 1945, as did his alma mater Amherst in 1947. Drew returned to Freedman’s Hospital and Howard University, where he served as a surgeon and professor of medicine from 1942 to 1950.

On April 1, 1950, Drew was driving with three colleagues to the annual meeting of the John A. Andrews Association in Tuskegee, Alabama, when he was killed in a one-car accident. The automobile struck the soft shoulder of the road and overturned. Drew was severely injured and rushed to nearby Alamance County General Hospital in Burlington, North Carolina. In the words of his widow, “everything was done in his fight for life” by the medical staff. However, it was too late to save him.

At his untimely death, Drew left behind a devoted wife, Lenore, four children and a legacy of inspirational, unstinting dedication to service for all people. In 1981, the U.S. Postal Service paid tribute to Drew by issuing in his honor, a stamp in the GREAT AMERICANS Series.
One of Drew’s daughters, Sylvia Drew Ivie, currently works at the university that bears her father’s name as Senior Special Assistant to the President and CEO for External Affairs. CDU continues to honor his legacy by working to eliminate health disparities through inclusive and innovative health professions education.

Join us for a Welcome Reception   6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, June 26
Join us for our annual Welcome Reception, to be held on the roof-top level (7th Floor). There will be food, refreshments, and entertainment provided. Also, take this time to catch up with fellow Title III colleagues.

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