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.

Conference Audience, Goal, and Objectives

The goal of this activity is to update the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of healthcare providers who provide primary care for patients at increased risk for cancer. This activity is also designed for healthcare media, federal and state legislators, cancer survivor service organization workers, case managers, social workers, pharmacists, nurses, and corrections healthcare professionals.
The objectives are:

  • to familiarize participants with the unique epidemiology of cancer among African-American communities in the United States
  • to provide an overview of current clinical modalities for the management of cancers that disproportionately impact the African-American community
  • to review palliative care and end of life decision making
  • to examine social and psychiatric concerns of the African-American patients and their families
  • to analyze government policy initiatives and trends which impact all cancer patients.

See highlights and exclusive speeches from other Conferences in our Archive Pages



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