Hawaii Society of Clinical Oncology 2021 Virtual Annual Conference - 11/13/21
Patients experiencing health disparities often lack reliable access to health care and face other obstacles to receiving the care they need, leading to higher rates of chronic diseases, including cancer, and higher mortality rates. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated many of these disparities. Oncologists who are knowledgeable about health disparities can play an essential role in reducing them. They can learn to recognize and support each patient’s individual needs and implement strategies to provide consistently equitable care. In particular, they need to ensure patients have clear information about their care options, including appropriate comprehensive biomarker testing, clinical trial participation, and integrative health care approaches, which can help reduce symptoms and side effects in patients with cancer.
Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practioners
Recognize the impact of health disparities on cancer care and cancer outcomes.
Detail strategies that they can use to ensure that their patients receive more equitable care.
Employ new knowledge to communicate more effectively with patients about their options for care, including biomarker testing and clinical trials participation.
Describe the supportive role of integrative medicine approaches in reducing symptoms and treatment side effects for all patients with cancer.
Saturday, November 13
10:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
Michael Carney, MD
10:05 AM Cancer Care and Disparities in HI
Josh Green MD
Lt. Governor of Hawaii
10:25 AM Covid’s effect on Cancer Care on the Neighbor Islands versus Oahu
Director Oncology Service Line
Hawaii Pacific Health
Jennifer F. Carney MD
Benton Turner, M.S.H.A., C.M.D., R.T.(R)(T)
Pacific Cancer Institute
Vice President Patient Care
Queens Medical Center
11:15 AM Overcoming Racial disparities in Cancer Clinical Trial Enrollment of Asians and Pacific Islanders
Jared Acoba MD
Assistant Professor Clinical and Translational Research Program
University of Hawaii Cancer Center
12:00 PM Next Generation Sequencing and Potential for Disparities
Blase Polite MD, MPP, FASCO
Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago
12:45 PM Integrative Medicine Disparities
Niharika Dixit MD
Associate Professor Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
1:30 PM Closing
Michael Carney MD
Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint provider ship of Boston University School of Medicine and the Hawaii Society of Clinical Oncology.
Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses: Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This educational activity has been provided by Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education and jointly provided by the Hawaii Society of Clinical Oncology.
Contact Hours: 3.0