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2007 National Conference on African Americans and Cancer
A National Forum on Cancer for Health Professionals
Who Provide Care for African-Americans


Original Conference was held October 22nd-23rd, 2007
at the DoubleTree Hotel, Wilmington Delaware

Welcome | Gen. Information | Program | Faculty | Supporters |
Monday, October 22nd, 2007
8:45 – 9:40 Invocation
Pastor Luke J. Robinson
9:00 – 9:40 Special Remarks
Harold P. Freeman MD
9:40 – 11:00 The Unique Epidemic of Cancer Among African-Americans
A Special Panel Presentation
Mollie Howerton PhD
Constance Sumner RN
Patrick A. Morrison MSW
11:00 – 12:00 Cancer Screening– who, what, where and how
Constance Sumner RN
Mollie Howerton PhD
12:00 – 12:45 Clinical Management of Breast Cancer
Connie Ziegfeld MS,RN
12:45 – 1:10 Special Remarks
Winston Wilkins, Director, USDHHS Office for Civil Rights
1:10 – 1:45 Special Remarks
Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Former U.S. Surgeon General
1:45 – 2:45 African-Americans and End-of-Life Choices
Bernadette Dugan RN, CHPN
(clinical aspects)
2:45 – 3:30 Cancer and Pain Management
Fannie Gaston- Johansson PhD, RN, FAAN
3:30 – 4:30 How Can We Successfully Recruit African-American
Cancer Patients Into Cancer Medicine Clinical Trials?
Patrick A. Morrison MSW
Evelyn Gonzalez, MA
4:30 – 5:30 Cancer Prevention and Risk Reduction
Panel Discussion
JoAnn Coleman RN, NP
Mollie Howerton PhD
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007
8:45- 9:00 Mayor’s Special Remarks
Mayor James M. Baker, Mayor of Wilmington Delaware
9:00 – 11:30

Special Learning Module:
An Overview of New Therapeutic Modalities and Clinical Management Strategies
Multiple Presenters

   William J. Hicks MD
Urological Cancers In Men:
   David YT Chen MD
   –Testicular and Prostrate Cancers

11:30 – 12:15 Cancer and the African-American Woman
Lovell A. Jones PhD
12:15 – 1:00 Working Lunch
The African-American Women’s Nutrition for Life Project
Lovell A. Jones PhD
1:00 – 4:00 Special Learning Module Continued
Multiple Presenters
Cervical/Uterine and Ovarian
    Carol L. Brown MD, FACOG, FACS
    Natalie E. Joseph MD, FACS
Prostate Cancer: Early Detection in High-Risk Men
    Veda Giri MD
4:00 Closing Remarks
  *Schedule subject to change
All speakers are now confirmed except as where noted.

To learn more about Ta-coumba Aiken, the artist that created the 2007 Conference painting "Pearls of Wisdom", visit http://www.decemberdesigns.com

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