NIH Hosts Cancer Health Disparities Summit
2007: Catalyzing Trans-disciplinary Regional Partnerships
to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities
The annual Cancer Health Disparities Summit
brings together some of the nation’s top researchers in
the field of cancer health disparities. NIH grantees, health
professionals, and community advocates from across the
country will gather to discuss their research, successful
program strategies, challenges, and accomplishments.
The Summit will provide an opportunity for journalists
and science writers to learn more about current research
in the field and dialogue with researchers and experts
from across the nation. In addition, a dedicated media
room will be available and interviews with spokespersons
can be pre-arranged by contacting 301-402-4917 prior to
The overall theme for the Cancer Health Disparities Summit
2007 is Catalyzing Trans-disciplinary Regional Partnerships
to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities. On Wednesday morning,
the agenda will feature a session for researchers on working
with the media to communicate important health messages.
Members of the media are welcome to participate in the
Q&A session that will follow that discussion.
For more information and a complete agenda, please visit http://cancermeetings.org/CHDSummit07.
|| Keynote Speakers include:
John E. Niederhuber, M.D., Director, National Cancer Institute
Sanya A. Springfield, Ph.D., Director, NCI Center to Reduce
Cancer Health Disparities
Barbara Alving, M.D., Director, National Center for Research
George Strait, Director, NCMHD Office of Communications
Hazel Edney, Black Press USA
Stella Choi, Asian Fortune Newspaper
Sandra Basu, US Medicine
|| Monday, July 16, 2007: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
||Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center
and Hotel 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, Md. (across from
White Flint Metro stop)
Web site: http://www.bethesdanorthmarriott.com.
For directions, maps and other information, please go to: http://marriott.com/property/mapandnearbyairports/default.mi?marshaCode=wasbn&WT_Ref=mi_left.
||To register for the Summit, members of the
media should contact the NCI Office of Media Relations at
(301) 496-6641 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: spokespersons will be made available for broadcast and print
interviews. Call 301-402-4917 to make arrangements.
This year’s program is being co-sponsored by the National Cancer
Institute (NCI), the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR),
and the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
(NCMHD), all part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
For more information on the Summit, please visit http://cancermeetings.org/CHDSummit07/ and http://crchd.cancer.gov/news/summit-2007.html.
For more information about cancer, visit the NCI website at http://www.cancer.gov or
call NCI's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237).
For more information about the National Center for Research Resources,
visit the NCRR website at http://www.ncrr.nih.gov.
For more information about the National Center for Minority Health
and Health Disparities, visit the NCMHD website at http://ncmhd.nih.gov/.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's
Medical Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and
Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting
and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research,
and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both
common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and
its programs, visit www.nih.gov.