SHARE has brought together a group of the biggest voices to address one of the issues that have the greatest impact on our communities: health disparities.
The voices of patients, medical professionals, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, and advocacy organizations will be heard by our community at “Getting Our Fair SHARE: Ending Health Disparances Conference 2022,” presented by SHARE, to be held Friday, June 24 from 10 a.m.
The keynote speaker will be Stacey Abrams, political leader, voting rights activist, and author.
The keynote address will be given by Dr. Aletha Maybank, Director of Health Equity at the American Medical Association, and her topic will be “The Relationship Between Trust and Health Outcomes.”
Noting that one of the biggest barriers to improving cancer prevention, detection, and treatment in historically underserved societies is the mistrust of physicians, organizations, and information sources in these societies, Dr. Maybank will explain the relationship and influence between trust and the medical community by suggesting how to improve access to treatment and information exchange.
A panel composed of Dr. Melissa Davis, scientific director of the International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes at Weill Cornell Medicine. Shonta Chambers of the Patient Advocate Foundation and Reverend Dr. Tawana Angela Davis, co-founder and chief operating officer of Soul 2 Soul Sisters and Carrie’s TOUCH, run by Harvard medical student Shawn Johnson, will talk about how the history of medical research has affected the confidence of black/African American women.
“Providing accessible information and culturally relevant care for Hispanic women” will be the topic of the session composed by Dr. Anna E. Tergas, MD, a gynecological surgeon at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center; Sarah Karbagal Salisbury, Health Program Manager, Alliance Community Services; Dr. Mabel Mardonis, a breast oncologist and hematologist at Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, is run by a survivor and ArmorUp for LIFE Foundation Loriana Hernandez-Aldama.
There will also be lectures on “Recognizing and Overcoming the Gender Prejudice Facing White Women” and “The Role of Storytelling in Greater Engagement with Asian American and Pacific Islander Women.”
To participate in the conference, register at https://tinyurl.com/3xhccwf4.
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