2021 NLCRT Annual Meeting

2021 Annual Meeting Title

Date: December 6-7, 2021

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.

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

Monica Webb Hooper, PhD

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.

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Day 2 Keynote Speaker

Robert A Winn, MD

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.

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Join the American Cancer Society National Lung Cancer Roundtable (NLCRT) for a monthly series, sponsored by AstraZeneca and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, to narrow the knowledge gaps regarding the new lung cancer screening (LCS) eligibility criteria from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The series begins on June 30, 2021 from 12:00-1:00pm EDT.

Given the recent 2021 update of the United States Preventive Services Task Force Lung Cancer Screening recommendation, the NLCRT, in partnership with the American College of Radiology (ACR), American Academy of Family Physicians, (AAFP), American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), and American Thoracic Society (ATS), has created this 7-part webinar series, as well as a 5-part podcast series, highlighting the recent recommendation and relevant issues in lung cancer screening. The goal is to promote equitable access to lung cancer screening, narrow the knowledge gaps regarding screening eligibility criteria, and diminish disparities. This webinar series will feature perspectives from key stakeholder groups, including patients, primary care physicians, pulmonologists, radiologists, epidemiologists, and behavioral scientists.

The June 30th webinar will feature an Update on Lung Cancer Screening with a Review of the Expanded USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Recommendation – why was the USPSTF recommendation expanded? What do the new criteria mean for disparities, health equity, risk assessment, and reimbursement?

Gerard Silvestri, MD, MS, Medical University of South Carolina, and former President of CHEST, will provide an overview of what we have learned from the first million screens in the ACR Lung Cancer Screening Registry. He will be joined for a follow-up discussion by:

    • NLCRT Chair, Ella Kazerooni, MD, MS, University of Michigan
    • Thomas Houston, MD, American Academy of Family Physicians
    • Melinda Aldrich, PhD, MPH, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    • Patient advocate

Register Here

The rest of the series will run on the following dates, all Eastern time:

Jul 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Aug 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Sep 29, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Oct 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Nov 3, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Nov 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM

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