2021 NLCRT Annual Meeting
Disparities to Equity: Moving the Needle on Lung Cancer
Each year, the NLCRT membership, a nationwide coalition of over 160 professional and national societies, cancer centers, government agencies, research groups, advocacy and policy organizations, and corporate associates convenes to work together on our shared goal to create lung cancer survivors.
The virtual conference will feature the work of those who are shaping a more equitable direction to lung cancer care and control in areas such as risk reduction, early detection, tobacco prevention and treatment, diagnosis and therapy, survivorship, and policy. The overarching goal of the conference is to address the determinants of minority health and cancer-related health disparities to advance health equity across the lung cancer continuum.
The conference will be highlighted by keynote presentations and conversations led by Monica Webb Hooper, PhD, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and Robert A. Winn, MD, Director of the Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, the NLCRT will showcase its strategic priority committees’ work and its initiatives that focus on eliminating lung cancer stigma, promoting lung cancer screening implementation, uptake, and adherence, and optimizing lung cancer biomarkers in practice.
Through the NLCRT, we are working to ensure that no one is disadvantaged in their fight against lung cancer because of their socioeconomic status, their race or ethnicity, their sexual orientation, their gender identity, their disability status, their insurance status, or where they live.
Download the 2021 NLCRT Annual Meeting Agenda.
We thank all of NLCRT organizational members and non-members along with advocates, survivors, and caregivers for attending the 5th Annual Meeting.
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Day 1 Keynote Speaker
Deputy Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health
Monica Webb Hooper, PhD, is a leader in minority health and cancer-related health disparities research. Her work spans multiple disparity populations, including African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, persons of lower socioeconomic privilege, and people living with HIV/AIDS.
Day 2 Keynote Speaker
Director and Lipman Chair in Oncology
VCU Massey Cancer Center
Robert A. Winn, MD, is the director of the VCU Massey Cancer Center, a cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute that provides advanced cancer care, conducts groundbreaking research to discover new therapies for cancer, offers high-quality education and training, and engages with the community to make advancements in cancer treatment and prevention equally available to all.