4th Annual Cancer Disparities Symposium: Disparities in Cancer Care for Older Adults

Milwaukee, WI US
September 29, 2023

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Researchers and Allied Health Professionals. 

Learning Objectives

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • List preventive cancer screening guidelines vs options
  • Identify questions for patient-centric discussions regarding treatment-related barriers unique to geriatric patients suffering from cancer, including social determinants of health
  • Incorporate effective care-delivery processes to reduce the disparities among older adults with cancer (with specific focus on cancer)
Additional information


Dan Bullock
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-4617
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 4.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/29/2023 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/29/2023 - 12:20pm CDT


7:00 – 7:55 am                Breakfast/View Exhibits/Check-in

 7:55 - 8:00  am               Conference Overview
                                           Sailaja Kamaraju, MD, MS
8:00 – 8:05 am             Welcome Note
                                                Laura Michaelis, MD

8:05 – 8:10 am             Opening Remarks
                                                Gustavo Leone, PhD

8:10 – 8:40 am             Ageism’s Impact on Cancer Care: Countering the Stereotypes
                                                June McKoy, MD

8:40 – 9:10 am             Side Effect Management in Older Adults from Targeted Therapies
                                                Aminah Jatoi, MD

9:10 – 9:40 am             Geriatric Assessment and Novel Biomarkers Among Older Adults with Cancer
                                        from Under-Represented Communities
                                                Grant Williams, MD

9:40 – 9:55 am              Q & A with Drs. McKoy, Jatoi and Williams
                                                Moderated by Angela Beckert, MD

9:55 – 10:10 am             Break/View Exhibits

10:10 – 10:40 am           Equity in Care for Older Adults with Cancer: The Role of
                                           Patient-Centered Communication                               
     Nikesha Gilmore, MD

10:40 – 11:10 am             Geriatric-Specific Considerations in Breast Surgical Oncology
                                                Christina Minami, MD
11:10 – 11:40 am             Incorporating the Geriatric Assessment into Clinical Practice and Clinical Trials
                                                Kathryn Bylow, MD

11:40 – 11:55 am             Q & A with Drs. Gilmore, Minami and Bylow
                                                Moderated by Chandler Cortina, MD

11:55 am – 12:05 pm     Lunch

12:05 pm – 12:50 pm     Clinical Case Discussion

12:50 pm                             Closing remarks
                                                Chandler Cortina, MD
Italian Community Center
631 E. Chicago Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States
In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Angela Beckert, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Nikita Gilmore, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Rochester Medical Center
Aminah Jatoi, MD
Professor of Oncology
Cancer Control Unit
Department of Oncology 
Mayo Clinic
June McKoy, MD, MPH, JD
Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Christina Minami, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Grant Williams, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hematology & Oncology 
University of Birmingham at Alabama
O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center

The following persons in control of content disclosed the following financial relationships which were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest mitigation process and addressed.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 4.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Available Credit

  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 4.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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