Cancer Disparities Symposium Agenda

 

Thursday, March 4, 2021
All times are in EST

12:00pm

Welcome and Introduction

Stanton L. Gerson, MD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University

Jennifer Cullen, PhD, MPH, Conference Co-Director
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University

Erika Trapl, PhD, Conference Co-Director
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University

12:15-1:45

SESSION I: COVID-19 & Cancer Disparities

"When COVID-19 Meets Cancer: Disparities and Death"
Nathan Berger, MD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University

"COVID-19 Vaccination Ethnic Disparities & Impact on Health Outcomes"
Greg Hall, MD
VitaCode, LLC/NEOMED/Case Western Reserve University

Panel Discussion
Nate Berger, MD; Greg Hall, MD; Fredrick R. Schumacher, PhD, MPH

1:45-2:00

Break

2:00-3:00

Community Keynote Address

"A Partnership Between Community and Academic Oncology: Opportunities & Challenges"
Worta McCaskill-Stevens, MD, MS
National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health

3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:35

SESSION II: Improving the Participation of Minority and Underserved Populations in Cancer Clinical Trials

"A Painful Past, a Hopeful Future"
Kim Sanders
Cleveland Clinic

"Building Trust for Equitable Enrollment to Cancer Treatment Trials: The Provider's Role"
Smitha Krishnamurthi, MD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University/ Cleveland Clinic

Panel Discussion
Smitha Krishnamurthi, MD; Kim Sanders; Valerie Vinson

4:35-5:45

Poster Session

 

Friday, March 5, 2021
All times are in EST

8:15-8:30am

Welcome and Second Day Kick-off

J. Alan Diehl, PhD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University

8:30-10:00

SESSION III: Interplay of Biology and Social Determinants of Cancer Disparities

"Interplay of Biology and Social Determinants of Cancer Disparities"
Heidi Gullett, MD, MPH
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University

"Risk Factor Constellations in Cancer Disparities Research"
Johnie Rose, MD, PhD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University

"Racial Disparities in Endometrial Cancer"
Stefanie Avril, MD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Panel Discussion
Johnie Rose, MD, PhD; Stefanie Avril, MD

10:00-10:15

Break

10:15-11:30

SESSION IV: A Common Reading

In-depth discussion of "Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care" by Dayna Bowen Matthew

11:30am-12:00pm Lunch Break
12:00-1:00

Scientific Keynote Address

"Cancer Control and Health Disparities in the 21st Century"
Otis W. Brawley, MD
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University 

1:00-1:15

Break

1:15-2:45

SESSION V: The Physical, Emotional and Financial Pains of Cancer

"Disparities in Cancer"
Kevin Conwell
Cleveland City Council

"Understanding Disparities in Cancer Pain Management"
Tiffany Onger, MD
Cleveland Clinic

"Financial Hardship Among Cancer Survivors in the United States"
Robin Yabroff, PhD
American Cancer Society

Panel Discussion
Kevin Conwell; Tiffany Onger, MD; Robin Yabroff, PhD

2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30

SESSION VI: Wrap-Up: Lessons Learned and Moving Forward

Panel Discussion
Otis W. Brawley, MD; Heidi Gullett, MD, MPH; Frances Mills; Kim Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH