Health Disparities Symposium on Cancer: Addressing the Issues
Conference for Public Health Practitioners and Professionals, and Faith-based LeadersM. D. Anderson News Release 09/24/08
The National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer (NBLIC) is hosting a conference, “Health Disparities Symposium on Cancer: Addressing the Issues,” in conjunction with the NBLIC III, Community Networks Program at Morehouse School of Medicine. The event takes place on November 6 and 7 at the Marriott Houston West Loop by the Galleria, 1750 West Loop South.
Faith-based leaders, public health practitioners, nurses and other health professionals are invited to attend this event co-sponsored by The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Topics to be addressed at this year’s conference include racial and ethnic health disparities, clinical trials and African-American participation, barriers to health care, and cancer disparities. Attendees will be encouraged to exchange information and foster alliances that may reduce cancer disparities in minority populations.
Keynote speaker, Lovell A. Jones, Ph.D., director of the Center for Research on Minority Health at M. D. Anderson will speak on racial and ethnic health disparities. Dwight E. Randle, Ph.D., senior scientific advisor for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and Elise D. Cook, M.D., associate professor of Clinical Cancer Prevention at M. D. Anderson, also will speak at the event.
The Susan G. Komen “On the Go” tour bus will be on exhibit at the event as part of its fifth cross-country tour to more than 50 communities across the United States. Komen “On the Go” is a mobile experience that educates and encourages people to take charge of their breast health. All are invited to visit this free exhibit.
Other partners of this year’s event include the Centers for Disease Control, City of Houston, Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Houston Affiliate, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Peer Plus Youth Ministries, and the NBLIC Houston and Tyler Coalitions.