Sixth Annual Taking the Road to Eliminate Health Disparities Conference

Presentation Title

A Multicultural Approach to Providing Cancer Care

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.


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


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.

Additional Information

See brochure for full program details.

Date & Time(s)


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


Conference is free of charge. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Registration deadline: October 28, 2011
To register online, please visit:
For questions and assistance for individuals with disabilities, please contact Gladys Lopez at: 631-853-5078.


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


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