Health Disparities in MBC Schedule


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2021 Health Disparities Conference Schedule

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MBC Health Disparities Conference

METAvivor will be engaging clinicians, researchers and patients for this two-day, three hour program featuring topics to help understand and overcome implicit bias and how to make healthcare more accessible for the needs of our black and brown thrivers. This program will develop key goals to help eliminate disparities in healthcare for those living with metastatic breast cancer.


Day 1 

MBC Health Disparities Conference - Welcome
Foundation & Background: What do we mean by Disparities in MBC Healthcare (watch now)

Jamil K. Rivers President, METAvivor | Founder, The Chrysalis Initiative

Josefa Briceno Medical Head of Breast Cancer, US Medical Affairs, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Why We Need Diversity in Healthcare (watch now)

Lori Wilson, MD Professor, Department of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine

Cultural Competency in the Healthcare Setting (watch now)

Arnethea Sutton, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, Virginia Commonwealth University

New approaches and thinking in breast cancer disparities

Lauren McCullough, PhD, MSPH Rollins Assistant Professor, Emory Rollins Schools of Public Health and the Winship Cancer Institute

Closing Remarks (watch now)

Shonte' Drakeford Board of Director Member, METAvivor


Day 2  

MBC Health Disparities Conference - Welcome (watch now)

Alana Eiseman Associate Director, Corporate Advocacy, Eisai Inc.

Development of an Action Toolkit (watch now)

Jamil K. Rivers President, METAvivor | Founder, The Chrysalis Initiative

Achieving Health Equity (watch now)

Zanetta Lamar, MD Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS)

Utilizing Patient Advocates in the Healthcare Space (watch now)

Monique A. Gary, DO, FACS

Debunking Common Folklore for the Patient (watch now)

Maryam Lustberg, MD, MPH Director, Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital; Chief, Breast Medical Oncology; Associate Profess, Yale University School of Medicine/Smilow Cancer Hospital 

Sheila McGlown Patient Advocate

MBC Disparities in Research – MBC Project (watch now)

Colleen Nguyen Manager, Community Engagement, Count Me In 

Nikhil Wagle, MD MBC Project 

Closing Remarks

Jamil K. Rivers President | Founder, METAvivor | The Chrysalis Initiative