Race, Ethnicity, and Breast Cancer: Health Equity Panel Equity Training

This activity was included in a series of workshops as part of a quality improvement program “Leading the Way: Improving Breast Cancer Disparities for Minority Patients in Chicago.” Led by Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD, FACP, this initiative is studying the effectiveness of targeted interventions in improving breast cancer care for African American women treated in Cook County.

In this panel discussion and workshop, experts from the University of Chicago Medicine and the University of Illinois Cancer Center discuss structural racism and disparities faced by women receiving breast cancer care. Discussion is centered around strategies to address these disparities. The experts are also joined by patient advocates sharing their personal experience and how providers can provide support.

Educational Partner:  ACHL

Sponsored by: The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, the University of Chicago Center for Continuing Medical Education, University of Illinois Chicago Cancer Center and their Chicago Cancer Screening and Testing Access Coalition (CCSTAC), and the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL).
Commercial Support: Support for this activity has been provided through educational grants from Daiichi Sankyo and Astra Zeneca.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for clinical (oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiologists, oncology nurses, OB-GYNs, internal medicine physicians, NPs, PAs and technologists) and administrative teams (case managers, patient navigators, assistive personnel) who care for breast cancer patients.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Outline factors that contribute to cultural competence in health;
  • List strategies to improve cultural competence and reduce health disparities;
  • Discuss the roles of healthcare providers, families, and communities in supporting racially diverse women with breast cancer.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Nilsa Santos
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
Learn more about this program by visiting their website!

ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact our office via email at mforcier@achlcme.org.

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Monika Peek, MD, MPH
  Professor of Medicine
  Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translational Research
  The University of Chicago
  Brenda Battle, MBA, BSN, RN
  Vice President for Care Delivery Innovation
  Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
  The University of Chicago
  Pamela Ganschow, MD
  Associate Professor
  Internal Medicine
  College of Medicine
  University of Illinois
Candace Henley
Chief Surviving Officer
The Blue Hat Foundation, Inc.
Joanne Glenn
Founder & C.E.O. WOT Foundation, Inc.
Women on Top of their Game, Inc.

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and the Academy for Continue Healthcare Learning (ACHL). The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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