Cure Conference

Cure Conference

October 19, 2019

Equipping North Carolina to Act Against Human Trafficking

Join the fight against human trafficking

Cure 2019 will equip healthcare professionals, healthcare students, and other professionals/students with the skills to be able to identify persons and effectively assist in their rescue. North Carolina ranks #2 on the East Coast and #11 in the Nation for prevalence of Human Trafficking. Approximately 65% of trafficked persons visit medical professionals at some point during their journey. Our goal, is to empower health care and other professionals to be a crucial part in the identification and rescue of those being trafficked by providing proper training.

Child getting a health checkup

Conference Schedule

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019

  • Exhibitor Set-Up & Speakers’ Welcome Dinner

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019

  • 8-9 a.m.: Registration
  • 9-11 a.m.: Intro and basics to Human Trafficking (Ms. McDonald)
  • 11 a.m.-Noon: Lunch
  • Noon-4 p.m.: Medical Training (Ms. McDonald) & Breakout sessions
  • 4-5 p.m.: Q&A panel
  • 5-6 p.m.: Mixer and networking with Exhibition Booths

Cost to attend

  • Students: $30
  • Non-Students: $50
  • CE Credit Registrants & Professionals: $100

Registration includes light breakfast, snacks and lunch.


McLaurin Parking Deck
201 W Morgan St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

$5 -$7 fee for weekends until 5 p.m.

Who should attend?

  • Physicians/Nurses/Mid-level Providers: Health care providers who spend the most time with patients and are crucial in identifying those in potential need. The relationship between these professionals and the patient provides a unique opportunity to reach and assist trafficked persons.
  • EMS Personnel/Police Officers: First responders are the “boots-on-the-ground” who see where these patients are coming from (literal location), so it is essential to educate them on how to notice potentially suspicious behaviors and locations as well as provide information about rights and resources of trafficked persons.
  • Current Medical and Health Professions Students: It is incredibly important for students to attend and receive this training!  Campbell medical and health professions students cover much of North Carolina and see an incredible number of patients. If properly trained, students have the ability to make an impact!
  • Others: Breakout sessions will offer a variety of perspectives and resources for law students, attorneys, undergrad students, professionals who may intersect with the human trafficking industry. All are needed and welcome to receive the training. The training will be focused on showing attendees how to take action to prevent trafficking and assist victims.

"I found the entire conference to be spectacular. It brought together a wide range of people and organizations both nationwide and globally with different backgrounds, experiences and expertise."