ACS CAN's 7th Annual New Mexico Cancer Summit: Access to Care and Health Equity

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 1:00pm

Pre-registration is now closed but you may register day of the event at 


The NM Cancer Summit is a premiere event that brings together key leaders and decision makers in business, education, medical research, cancer care, government, and health policy

Amid this pandemic, it is more important than ever to talk about access to timely and affordable care. 

Cancer affects everyone, but it doesn't affect everyone equally. In New Mexico, we know there are a number of barriers in accessing quality preventive care and treatment that our diverse communities encounter, which has become even more evident during the current pandemic. 

This virtual event will convene key stakeholders in medicine, research, and policy to examine New Mexico's disparities in access to care and how we can move forward to address them. 

Save this event to your Outlook calendar. 

While this event is free to attend, donations are welcomed. Sponsorships are also available by visiting the following website. 



1:00 --   Welcome, Introductions, Recognition of Sponsors

1:05 --    Survivor Speaker: Lan Sena, Albuquerque City Council Member  

1:10 --   Panel: Ensuring equitable care amid a pandemic

Moderator: Phylicia L. Woods, Director, Federal Relations, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Elba Saavedra Ferrer, PhD.,Director, Co-founder, Comadre a Comadre Program

Angela Meisner, M.P.H, NM Tumor Registry

Dr. Duane Ross, M.D. Internal Medicine, True Health New Mexico 

Miria Kano, PhD Department of Internal Medicine, UNM                                                                                                 

Dr. Anthony Fleg, M.D. Family and Community Medicine, UNM

2:00 --  Representative Deborah Armstrong 

2:05 --  Q&A from the audience

2:15 --  Adjourn


Thank you to our sponsors for making this event and the work of ACS CAN possible!

Champion Sponsors:
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer
Community Sponsors:
Genentech,  Novartis, Merck, Janssen Oncology
For more information on sponsorship, please contact Marisa Trujillo, Grassroots Manager, at [email protected] or 505-231-5138.
Contributions or membership payments to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc. are not tax deductible.