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"Aware With Care"

2019 Activities

Coming in February!

FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2020      

A Panel Discussion:

“Community Engagement with the Community

In Mind: A Conversation about Facts, Figures and Cultural Diversity in Oncology”

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Project H.O.O.D. [Helping Others Attain Destiny], 6330 S. King Drive, Chicago

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

SUMMARY:  In partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the panel will consist of African-American oncologists. This event will also feature vendors who provide a variety of health information, screenings, resources and appropriate referrals.

Audience: Medical providers, nurses, medical students, civic leaders, and faith-based community.

DESCRIPTION:

Why should minorities participate in genetic testing?

What is the benefit of such participation?

JOIN US for an event where residents can listen to African American professionals in cancer care and ask frank questions in a relaxed, safe environment.

The discussions will address "The Facts, Figures and Cultural Diversity of Oncology" and was coordinated in partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, The University of Illinois/Chicago’s Cancer Center and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

 

The panel of distinguished speakers will include:

* Rea Blakey, OCE Engagement

* FDA Oncologists--Jamie Brewer, MD; Lola A. Fashoyin-Aje, MD; and Wenora Johnson, a PCORI Advocate on Clinical Trials and a cancer survivor.

* University of Chicago Oncologists--Abiola Ibrahim, MD, and Nita Lee, MD.

* Rush University Medical Center Cardiologist Tochukwa (Tochi) Okwuosa.

 

Other event participants include Dr. Karriem Watson and The University of Illinois Patient Brigade Team.