10th Annual ACS CAN National Forum on the Future of Health Care

Breaking Down Barriers to Care for All Cancer Patients

Tuesday, April 27th
9:00am - 2:00pm (Eastern)
Virtual Meeting

Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act eleven years ago, more cancer patients have been able to access the health care services they need to treat their disease - but not everyone enjoys these benefits. Barriers to care continue to exist for persons with serious chronic conditions like cancer and disparities in access, coverage and treatment are commonplace in the health care system.  This forum will provide an opportunity for leaders in industry, government, patient advocacy, research and development, and technology to discuss exciting new approaches to breaking down the barriers that prevent cancer patients - particularly those who have experienced inequities in care - from fully accessing new and innovative screening, treatment and clinical trials. 

Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS
Chair, U.S. COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

9:15am ACS CAN Welcome & Opening Remarks
Lisa A. Lacasse, MBA
, President, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Gary Reedy, CEO, American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, Income CEO, American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

9:45am Keynote Speaker
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, Chair, U.S. COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

10:00am Panel 1: Improving Access to Clinical Trials
Edison T. Liu, MD, 
American Cancer Society Board Member, President & CEO, The Jackson Laboratory
Keith Dawson, DNP, MS, RN, Principal Science Leader, Global Health Equity & Population Science, Genentech Roche
Christopher S. Lathan, MD, MS, MPH, Director for Cancer Care Equity, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Associate Medical Director, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Network; Medical Director, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brighton; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Mark Fleury, PhD, Principal, Policy Development – Emerging Science, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
RADM Richardae Araojo, PharmD, Associate Commissioner for Minority Health and Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Cynthia Verst, PharmD, President, Design and Delivery Innovation for Research & Development Solutions, IQVIA

11:00am Panel 2: Enhancing Access to Prevention and Screening
Panel Introduction: Maria Moore,
ACS CAN Volunteer
Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACP, Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Medicine, Associate Director of Diversity and Outreach, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, American Cancer Society Board Scientific Officer
Joseph E. Ravenell, MD, Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs and Inclusion, NYU Langone Health; Director, Cancer Prevention Navigation Program, Perlmutter Cancer Center
Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Screening Business Unit, Exact Sciences
Eric Fung, MD, PhD, Vice President of Clinical Affairs, GRAIL
Karriem S. Watson, DHS, MS, MPH, Associate Executive Director-UI Health Mile Square Health Center; Associate Director Community Outreach and Engagement UI Cancer Center; Research Assistant Professor UIC School of Public Health Community Health Sciences

12:00pm Panel 3: Accessing Treatments and New Technologies
Panel Introduction: Carol Noe,
ACS CAN Volunteer
Michelle McMurry-Heath, MD, PhD, President & Chief Executive Officer, Biotechnology Innovation Organization
John Park. PharmD, Director of US Oncology Marketing, Amgen
Mei Wa Kwong, JD, Executive Director, Center for Connected Health Policy
Beverly Moy, MD, MPH, Clinical Director, Gillette Center for Women’s Cancers – Center for Breast Cancer, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jerrell Martin, RN, BSN, Clinical Specialist, Clinical Research and Development, Bristol Myers Squibb

1:00 pm Legislative Solutions – State and Federal Perspectives  
Sandra Cassese, MSN, RN, CNS
, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Chair of the Board, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer - Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties
Keysha Brooks-Coley, Vice President, Federal Advocacy and Strategic Alliances, American Cancer Society  Cancer Action Network
Lanette Garcia, Representative for Congressman Jesús G. “Chuy” García, 4th District of Illinois
Chris Cox, Representative for Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, 9th District of New York
Ellen Hamilton, Representative for Congresswoman Judy Chu, 27th District of California
Carter Steger, Vice President, State and Local Campaigns, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Camille Y. Lilly, State Representative, 78th District of Illinois

2:00pm Closing Remarks
Lisa A. Lacasse
, President, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Thank You To Our Sponsors
 AbbVie, BIO, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, GRAIL, Hologic, Merck, Thrive - An Exact Sciences Company and PhRMA
Silver: Daiichi Sankyo, Eisai, Foundation Medicine, Guardant Health, Janssen Oncology, Lilly Oncology and Pfizer
Bronze: Alkermes, Boehringer Ingelheim and CRISPR Therapeutics 

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