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4th Annual Cancer Health Disparities Symposium

March 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This educational activity aims to introduce the theme of cancer health disparities and highlight recent advances in cancer health disparities research. The activity is designed to enhance knowledge and competence of physicians, surgeons, nurses and trainees. Brooklyn Health Disparities Center community board and its members also will be exposed to cutting edge topics on cancer health disparities.

The symposium is designed to address topics important to practicing providers, provider assistants, scientists, trainees and community groups. With this aim in mind, the following groups are invited to participate in the symposium:

  1. Cancer professionals (surgeons, physicians, radiologists, nurses)
  2. Scientists (gastroenterology, oncology)
  3. Trainees (fellows, residents, students [medical, graduate, public health, nursing and allied health sciences])
  4. Community groups (members of community organizations that are partners of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center)

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Interpret the current research infrastructure for engaging cancer health disparities research
  • Distinguish the recent advances made in cancer health disparities research
  • Realize the experience of cancer screening in minority populations
  • List tactics to improve participation of minority populations in cancer research studies

*This Symposium is supported in part by an NIH P20 Planning grant and
the John Conley Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities

Keynote Address : by Alfred Lacks Carter


Event location: *Alumni Auditorium*


SUNY Downstate Medical Center
395 Lenox Road
Brooklyn, New York 11203
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