September 25 - 28, 2017
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Abstract submission deadline: Monday, June 12
Advance registration deadline: Thursday, August 10
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 19.0 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 Wednesday, November 9, 2017. 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.
REQUEST FOR CREDIT SURVEY
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
Data suggest that
biological and social determinants contribute to disparities across the cancer
continuum. Cultural beliefs, as well as financial and physical barriers are
some of the issues that prevent individuals or groups from obtaining effective
However, other factors also play a major role. Among these factors
are the genetic contribution to the incidence of certain cancers and cancer
disparities, availability of effective interventions tailored to specific
communities, the role of lifestyle and environmental factors in cancer risk in
underserved populations, and tumor subtypes within racial/ethnic groups.
Differences between populations regarding prevention, diagnosis, treatment,
survivorship, screening guidelines, and access to multi-level interventions all
play various roles in the risk, treatment, and survival of individuals in
medically underserved populations.
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.
After participating in
this CME activity, physicians should be able to:
Discuss the environmental, biological, and genetic contributions to racial disparities in cancer risk and incidence.
Assess the efficacy of various interventional approaches in specific populations to decrease cancer health disparities.
Identify the impact of genetic susceptibility, socioeconomic factors, diet, and access to health care in the prevention and treatment of cancer.
Identify factors which impact the development and treatment of cancers in patients from different populations.
Distinguish how screening practices, testing, and biological factors impact the survivorship and quality of life in cancer survivors from underserved populations.
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 and will be disclosed at the activity.
Questions about CME?Please contact the Office of CME at 215-440-9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.