CME: Sixth Annual Taking the Road to Eliminate Health Disparities Conference

CME

To educate health professionals regarding the disparities in cancer treatment of patients in various ethnic communities and to provide the tools to eliminate these barriers.

Event Information

Date & Time(s)
Friday, November 4, 2011, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Presentation Title
A Multicultural Approach to Providing Cancer Care
Description

Educational and Performance Improvement Objectives

Upon completion of the conference attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the disproportionate mortality rate from cancer in minority communities and discuss factors contributing to this disparity
  • Define the role that ethnic, cultural, and language differences contribute in cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment
  • List ways to address barriers to cancer screening and treatment in minority communities
  • Identify support resources for cancer patients in Suffolk County
Sponsor(s)

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Regional Care Network
Suffolk County Department of Health Services Office of Minority Health

Speaker(s)

Francesca M. Gany, MD, MS
Chief, Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Audience

This program is open to healthcare and public health professionals, social workers, educators, community leaders/advocates, policymakers, and medical, law, and public health students.

Credit

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center designates this conference for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit he/she actually spent in the conference.

Location Information

Touro College
Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722

Contact Information

Contact

Conference is free of charge. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Registration deadline: October 28, 2011

To register online, please visit: www.suffolkcountyny.gov

For questions and assistance for individuals with disabilities, please contact Gladys Lopez at: 631-853-5078.