Health Equity Policy Event Series

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Health Equity Impacts of COVID-19 and How We're Fighting Back

This series includes in-depth discussions on the pandemic's impact to research and patient access to care. 


Health Equity Impacts of COVID-19 and How We're Fighting Back

August 18, 2020

5:00-6:30pm PT


The keynote speaker for this event, Dr. Josh Ofman, is the Chief Medical Officer for GRAIL, whose mission it is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. Dr. Ofman, an accomplished industry expert in health policy with deep experience integrating innovation into healthcare systems, will highlight GRAIL's Multi-Cancer Early Detection test.

Moderated by Armand Carr, formerly "the Voice" on KBLX and founder of All Tied Up, the keynote presentation will be followed by a panel featuring Dr. Mitesh Popat, CEO of Marin Community Clinic, and Dr. Irene Lo, East Bay general surgeon, to field questions on the intersection between health equity and cancer. We also will be honoring Assemblymember Rob Bonta for his health equity policy work in the Bay Area. 


Previous Events:

May 17, 2020 1:00-2:00pm PT 
Health Equity in a Pandemic- A Discussion with ACS CAN President Lisa Lacasse 

June 24, 2020 5:00-6:00pm PT
Speak Up Lift Up: Supporting Our Most Vulnerable Communities



While this series is free to participate, donations are welcomed and can be made here. Sponsorships are also available at this link.


Thank you to our corporate sponsors.


Presenting Sponsor: GRAIL

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Silver Sponsor: Bristol Myers Squibb



Bronze Sponsors: Merck, Genentech


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For more information about the event, or for sponsorship information, please contact Jen Grand-Lejano at 925-639-9130 or [email protected]


Contributions or membership payments to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc. are not tax deductible.