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9th Annual Disparities of Health Symposium 2024

March 1 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm EST

9th Annual Cancer Health Disparities Symposium 2024

Bridging the Gap: Exploring Cancer Disparities of Health at the 9th Annual Symposium in NYC

Introduction: The fight against cancer requires a united front, yet disparities in access to care and treatment outcomes persist. The 9th Annual Cancer Health Disparities Symposium, held in New York City, aims to bridge this gap by bringing together experts, communities, and organizations committed to health equity. This executive summary highlights key themes, valuable insights, and opportunities for collaboration at this impactful event.

Addressing Disparities in Cancer Care: The symposium delves into the complex social and systemic factors contributing to disparities of health, specifically focusing on cancer. Experts from renowned institutions like SUNY Downstate and Health 360 will share crucial research and present innovative solutions to:

  • Improve access to early detection and prevention: Learn about new strategies to reach underserved communities and encourage proactive health initiatives like Health 4 Life.
  • Ensure equitable access to advanced treatments: Explore advancements in cancer immunotherapy and advocate for broader insurance coverage and clinical trial participation.
  • Empower communities through support and education: Connect with diverse cancer support communities and discover resources like Adv Clinical and WageWorks that advocate for patient well-being.

Collaboration for Change: The symposium fosters collaboration through engaging panel discussions, networking events, and interactive workshops. Connect with researchers, healthcare professionals, community leaders, and advocacy groups like Health Equity to:

  • Share best practices and develop collaborative initiatives to eliminate healthcare disparities.
  • Advocate for policy changes that promote equal access to quality cancer care.
  • Build partnerships to empower communities and support individuals throughout their cancer journey.

Beyond the Symposium: The impact of this event extends beyond the conference walls. Participants will gain actionable strategies to:

  • Integrate culturally competent practices into their work.
  • Advocate for diversity and inclusion within clinical trials and research.
  • Empower patients and communities to navigate the healthcare system effectively.

Joining the Movement:

  • Cancer remission for all is achievable. The 9th Annual Cancer Health Disparities Symposium presents an opportunity to join a passionate community committed to closing the gap in cancer care.
  • Register today and be part of the solution!

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March 1
8:30 am - 4:00 pm EST
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SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Alumni Auditorium
395 Lenox Rd
New York, NY 11203 United States