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PHEN Summit Program - Friday September 26th

Congressional Black Caucus Issue Forum

AFRICAN AMERICAN PROSTATE CANCER DISPARITY SUMMIT

Sponsor: U.S. Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY)



Friday, September 26th: 9am to 12 noon

Washington Convention Center - Room 156





Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer among men. African American men die at a rate 2.4 times (140%) higher than all others from this disease; an epidemic condition which is devastating many families. Progress in the war on prostate cancer is hampered by inadequate funding for education, awareness and research, confusion over screening guidelines, impediments to approval of new treatments and a myriad of other issues. This session of the 4th annual PHEN ?African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit? will use a Town Hall Meeting format to outline an "action blueprint" to address this crisis. This blueprint will be presented to the incoming presidential administration and to congress. Those most impacted by prostate cancer and related national policies; survivors and their family members, those working at the grassroots level, advocacy organizations, research institutions, treatment providers, and others are invited to participate and make their voices heard in shaping this blueprint



Session Program

A Prostate Cancer Action Blueprint



Welcome: MR. THOMAS FARRINGTON, President and Founder, Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN)

Opening Remarks: U.S. CONGRESSMAN GREGORY MEEKS (D-NY), Issue Forum Sponsor

Remarks: U. S. SENATOR JOHN KERRY (D-MA)



Policy Statements:

Senator Obama Campaign: MS CAYA LEWIS, MPH, Deputy Director for Health for Senator Edward M. Kennedy (MA) on the Senate HELP Committee

Senator McCain Campaign (Invited)



Panel & Open Audience Discussion



Moderator: MR. THOMAS FARRINGTON



Panelists:

*LUCILE ADAMS - CAMPBELL, PhD, Assoc. Director for Minority Health and Health Disparities, Research and Professor of Oncology at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University



*J. JACQUES CARTER, MD - Assoc. Professor, Harvard Medical School & PHEN medical advisor



*MR. SKIP LOCKWOOD, President, Zero, Project to End Prostate Cancer



*MR. TOM KIRK, President, UsToo International



*BRIAN STONE, MD, FACS - President & Chair, R. Frank Jones Urological Society National Medical Association, and Assistant Professor of Urology, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeon



*GINA VILLANI, MD, MPH, Vice President, Health and Quality of Life, National Urban League





**NOTE: This is a preliminary program subject to additions and changes.





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