The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is hosting an #NCCNPolicy Summit to thoughtfully discuss the importance of providing high-quality, inclusive, equitable, and accessible cancer care to LGBTQ+ patients. Speakers includes representatives from HHS, CMS, NIH, and more.
The patient advocacy summit will focus on the heightened barriers to accessing high-quality and inclusive cancer care that can be experienced by patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or non-binary (LGTBQ+). Those barriers can include experiences of implicit and explicit bias, caregivers and chosen family not being recognized and supported by the health system, and misconceptions and miscommunication from the care team.
Where: The National Press Club – 13th Floor
529 14th Street NW
*** Virtual Attendance Also Available ***
When: Friday, December 2, 2022 9:00 am – 3:00 pm ET
Welcome: Admiral Rachel L. Levine, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Keynote: Dora Hughes, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)
Introduction, Moderation, and Closing:
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About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is a not-for-profit alliance of leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, equitable, and accessible cancer care so all patients can live better lives. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) provide transparent, evidence-based, expert consensus recommendations for cancer treatment, prevention, and supportive services; they are the recognized standard for clinical direction and policy in cancer management and the most thorough and frequently-updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients® provide expert cancer treatment information to inform and empower patients and caregivers, through support from the NCCN Foundation®. NCCN also advances continuing education, global initiatives, policy, and research collaboration and publication in oncology. Visit NCCN.org for more information and follow NCCN on Facebook @NCCNorg, Instagram @NCCNorg, and Twitter @NCCN.