Exterior of the Tinkham Veale University Center

Cancer Disparities Symposium

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Office of Cancer Disparities Research will host the fourth annual Cancer Disparities Symposium: “Cultivating Science and Community Engagement to Address Cancer Health Disparities” on Friday, March 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ballrooms A-C of the Tinkham Veale University Center.

The symposium will feature keynote presentations by renowned disparities researchers and community leaders, a poster session highlighting academic research and community programs, networking session and an interactive panel discussion.

Special sessions will focus on cancer disparities in vastly underserved populations including sexual and gender minorities, Amish people and Muslim women.

Robert T. Croyle, director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute, is the event’s plenary speaker. Lucio Miele, professor and department head in the Department of Genetics at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and director for inter-institutional programs at the LSU Stanley Scott Cancer Center and Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, will deliver the Distinguished Scientist Keynote address.

The symposium will also feature an interactive panel discussion, a poster session and networking opportunities. Attendees are eligible to receive six continuing research education credits or six continuing education contact hours units of advanced level training in health education.

The registration fee of $25 includes access to all symposium sessions, materials, continuing education credits, parking, breakfast, lunch, refreshments during breaks and free covered parking. Students who submit an abstract for presentation are eligible to have their registration fee waived.

Get more details and register for the event.