Note: Due to the observation of Yom Kippur on September 28th, Make Shift Happen will take place September 29th.
Join MassBio's Edie Stringfellow for a bi-weekly conversation on equity, diversity, inclusion and engagement, or as we like to call it, EDIE!
For September 2020, MassBio Make Shift Happen with ED&I is going to focus on Cancer Awareness Month due to the (6) cancer observations during the month in September (Childhood, Gynecological, Leukemia/Lymphoma, Ovarian, Prostate, Thyroid). We are also going to focus on prevention, treatments, awareness, testing, accessibility, health disparities, and diversifying the oncology workforce.
This week, and to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15 - Oct 15), we will be joined by Timothy R. Rebbeck, Vincent L. Gregory, Jr. Professor of Cancer Prevention, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and Division of Population Sciences, Dana Farber Cancer Institute; and Ildemaro Gonzalez, Vice President, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Join Edie, Timothy Rebbeck, PhD, and Ildemaro Gonzalez for a discussion on
- Addressing racial disparities in cancer treatment, community engagement and health literacy
- Increasing clinical trials enrollment for diverse patients
- Using telemedicine and telehealth in cancer care
- How cultural competency engenders trust and comfort in patients
- Addressing barriers and obstacles for Hispanic/Latinx compared to U.S. population being 18% Hispanic but only . . .
- 4% in biopharma management and 2% of biopharma board of directors self-identified as Hispanic
- 5.8% practicing oncologists self-identified as Hispanic
- 5.5% full-time U.S. medical school faculty self-identified as Hispanic
Webinar link will be emailed to participants the day before - you can also access it from the "Live Stream" tab below. This event is for members-only.
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