Cancer in LGBT Communities: Education for Health Care Professionals

The National LGBT Cancer Network, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are presenting this one-day conference on Cancer in the LGBT Communities. Intended for allied health professionals and students, the conference will feature some of the U.S. and Canada’s leading researchers, clinicians, survivor/advocates and policy experts, including Joel Palefsky, Susan Love, Uli Boehmer, Steve Goldstone and Mary Bryson. CME and CNE credit are available for participation in this conference.

Presentation topics will include

  • HPV and associated cancer risks
  • Tobacco use in the LGBT community and the connection to cancer
  • HIV and non-AIDS defining cancers
  • Barriers to cancer screening and care for LGBT people
  • The experience of cancer for LGBT patients, from medical decision making through survivorship.

Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) persons are a diverse sexual minority population at increased risk for adverse health outcomes, including cancer. Momentum has been building to address the cancer and other health concerns of the LGBT population. The objectives of this meeting are to provide health care providers and allied health professionals information about LGBT cancer risks, screening behaviors and survivorship challenges, provide health care professionals and allied health professionals approaches to create an inclusive environment for providing care to LGBT individuals, and provide health care professionals with the clinical communication skills needed in the care of LGBT individuals.

Course Design

This course consists of didactic lectures with question and discussion periods.


A course evaluation form via an e-link will provide attendees with the opportunity to review the sessions and the speakers and to identify future educational needs.


This course is directed toward all physicians, nurses, and health care providers who wish to broaden their knowledge on current best practices in cancer care for LGBT populations.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Information

See agenda for full list of events.

Date & Time(s)


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Rockefeller Research Laboratories
430 East 67th Street
Between First and York Avenues
New York, NY 10065


Complimentary admittance is available for patients and survivors of the LGBT community. To register, email
Onsite registration is available. You can pay at the registration desk the day of the of the course.
646-227-2025 (Phone)
212-557-0773 (Fax)


Network for LGBT Health Equity
LiveStrong Foundation
Palette Fund and the Geri and ME Foundation
Memorial Sloan Kettering Survivorship Program


Course Director
Nelson Sanchez, MD

Course Co-Director
Hrafn Oli Sigurdsson, PhD, RN, NP, CNOR, PMHNP-BC

See the agenda for a full list of speakers.



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