November 9 - 12, 2014
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Abstract submission deadline: Monday, August 4
Advance registration deadline: Thursday, September 25
Accreditation StatementThe American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is accredited by
the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to
provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.
Credit Designation StatementThe AACR has designated this live activity for a maximum of 23.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Credit certification for individual sessions may vary, dependent
upon compliance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria. The final number
of credits may vary from the maximum number indicated above.
Claiming (CME) CreditPhysicians and other health care professionals seeking AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
for this live continuing medical education activity must complete the
CME Request for Credit Survey
by Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Certificates will only be issued to those
who complete the survey. Your CME certificate will be sent to you via
email after the completion of the activity.
Statement of Educational Need, Target Audience, and Learning ObjectivesRacial and ethnic disparities in cancer rates are well documented.
Research shows that individuals from racial/ethnic minorities and
medically underserved populations are more likely to be diagnosed with
late-stage diseases that might have been treated more effectively or
cured if diagnosed earlier. For example, the rate of new cancer cases in
the US is highest among black men, followed by white, Hispanic,
Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native men. In
comparison, for women, the rate of new cancer cases is highest among
white women, followed by black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and
American Indian/Alaska Native women. Death rates are highest among black
women and men, followed by white, American Indian/Alaska Native,
Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander women and men.
Data suggest that access to quality care contributes to disparities
in cancer risk, treatment, and survival. Cultural beliefs, as well as
financial and physical barriers are some of the issues that prevent
individuals or groups from obtaining effective health care. However,
other factors also play a major role. Among these factors are the
availability of tailored health communications for medically underserved
populations, possible differences in vaccine uptake, the role of
obesity, and the impact of tobacco. Additionally, differences between
populations regarding risk prediction, risk and development of ovarian
cancer or hepatocellular carcinoma, genomic instability, breast cancer
survivorship, screening guidelines, and access to patient navigation and
multi-level interventions all play various roles in cancer risk,
treatment, and survival of individuals in medically underserved
To reduce the burden of cancer due to health disparities, there is a
need to educate physicians on the role of the various factors involved
in creating health disparities and how they impact the diagnosis,
treatment, response, and survival of cancer patients from racial/ethnic
minorities and medically underserved populations. This conference will
bring together a wide range of physicians, scientists, health
professionals, and health care leaders to discuss the latest findings in
their fields, to foster collaborative interdisciplinary interactions
and partnerships, and to stimulate the development of new research and
clinical practices aimed to reduce cancer health disparities and provide
the most appropriate care for a diverse patient population.
The goals of this conference are to bring together physicians,
scientists, health professionals and health care leaders working in a
variety of disciplines to discuss the latest findings in their fields,
to foster collaborative interdisciplinary interactions and partnerships
and to stimulate the development of new research in cancer health
After participating in this CME activity, physicians should be able to:
Evaluate and implement tools and strategies for tailoring health
communications that are appropriate for different racial, ethnic,
socioeconomic, and at-risk populations;
Assess the link between vaccine uptake and the role of HPV in cancer health disparities in diverse populations;
Identify the impact of tobacco and obesity in cancer risk,
treatment, and survival in underrepresented and medically underserved
Articulate the role of genomic instability and its contribution to health disparities;
Explain the role of patient navigation and its impact on treatment and survivorship;
Distinguish the factors in implementing successful multi-level interventions that reduce cancer health disparities; and
Identify factors which impact the development and treatment of
ovarian cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma in patients from different
Disclosure StatementIt is the policy of the AACR that the information presented at AACR
CME activities will be unbiased and based on scientific evidence. To
help participants make judgments about the presence of bias, the AACR
will provide information that Program Committee members and speakers
have disclosed about financial relationships they have with commercial
entities that produce or market products or services related to the
content of this CME activity. This disclosure information will be made
available in the Program/Proceedings of this conference.
Acknowledgement of Financial or Other SupportThis activity is supported by grants which will be disclosed at the activity.
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