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4th Annual Cancer Health Disparities Symposium

4th Annual Cancer Health Disparities Symposium


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:


Cancer professionals (surgeons, physicians, radiologists, nurses)

Scientists (gastroenterology, oncology)

Trainees (fellows, residents, students [medical, graduate, public health, nursing and allied health sciences])

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 andthe John Conley Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities

                    Keynote Address :  by Alfred Lacks Carter




 See AGENDA for more topics!

 Accreditation/Designation Statements. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center and Stony Brook University. The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement. SUNY Downstate Medical Center Office of CME (OCME) and its affiliates are committed to providing educational activities that are objective, balanced and as free of bias as possible. The OCME has established policies that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. All participating faculty are expected to disclose to the audience, verbally or in writing, any commercial relationships that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations, and unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs and devices. Detailed disclosures will be made verbally and/or in writing during the program.

Special Needs: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, SUNY Downstate Medical Center seeks to make this conference accessible to all. If you have a disability which might require special accommodations, please contact the CME office at 718-270-2422 or e‐mail your needs to b2NtZSB8IGRvd25zdGF0ZSAhIGVkdQ==

Abstract submissions are invited for a poster session. Please send an email to b2NtZSB8IGRvd25zdGF0ZSAhIGVkdQ== with the words "Poster Abstract" in the subject line. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday February 22, 2019.

For the 4thAnnual Symposium, there will be Poster Awards given out for Best Clinical Poster and for Best Translational/Basic Science Poster ($250 each).  

When you submit your abstract, please state the category in which you would like to be judged (Clinical or Translational/Basic Science).

Any questions, e-mail Poster Abstract.



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