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February 18, 2019

Mayo Clinic Platinum Sponsor for Cancer Summit Minnesota 2019

By Sumedha Penheiter

The Minnesota Cancer Alliance (MCA) will host its 2019 Cancer Summit on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis.  The Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR) and Mayo Clinic’s Cancer Center have jointly contributed to Mayo Clinic’s Platinum Sponsorship of the event.  The Summit gives attendees—who represent a wide range of medical professionals, public health agencies, non-profit organizations, and health advocates—a chance to meet and dialogue with others interested in reducing the burden of cancer for all Minnesotans. Presenters at this year’s Summit will include Keynote Speaker Archelle Georgiou, MD, a health-consumer education advocate who, as an on-air medical expert for over a decade, has covered more than 1,100 different topics, and Health Equity Plenary Speaker Vayong Moua, Director, Health Equity Advocacy, Blue Cross.  The Summit will also provide significant opportunities, in plenary, breakout, and networking sessions, to learn more about the common goals of Cancer Plan Minnesota 2025, the state’s framework for action in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. This year, for the first time, the Summit will be videocast to locations in Bemidji and St. Peter, MN.  “The remote broadcast of the Summit will allow for much greater attendance, especially by rural providers and participants,” notes Sumedha Penheiter, PhD, Program Manager for OHDR, who, along with HSR researcher Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, PhD, serves on the MCA Steering Committee.  Space is still available.  MORE INFORMATION

 

 

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