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