16th Annual Prostate Health Summit Moves To “Virtual” Format For Month Long Awareness Events

The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire

 

In commemoration of  Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) is hosting its 16th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit,– this time with a twist.  Instead of a Washington D.C. weekend of workshops and symposiums featuring medical experts and advocates, there will be informational sessions every Wednesday from 2-4:30 p.m. (EST) all month long, and all ON LINE.  The summit kicks off September 9th with a Town Hall on “The Impact of COVID-19 on the Prostate Cancer Racial Disparity.” The moderator will be Edith Mitchell, MD. MACP, FACP. Dr. Mitchell, who is President of the National Medical Association, is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia PA.

Other sessions are: September 16th on “Clinical Trials, Important Studies and African- American Patients;” September 23rd, on “Understanding Treatment Pathways for Prostate Cancer  and Empowering Patients;”  September 30th on the “Importance of Community Outreach and Engagement on Eliminating the Prostate Cancer Racial Disparity.”

“We are now in a position to reach countless more people electronically than would be the case with a D.C.-based event,”  said Thomas Farrington, Founder and President of PHEN, who collaborates with


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