Comprehensive Cancer Professional Education Webinar Series: Screening and Early Detection

June 23, 2022
Join the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Asian Health Equity and Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Illinois Comprehensive Cancer Control Program for a 3-part webinar series with educational presentations and panel discussions on cancers of the colon & rectum, breast, cervix, and lung.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Illinois. The incidence of breast, cervical, lung, and colorectal cancers is higher than the national average. Significant disparities exist for all cancers by race/ethnicity, access to services, socioeconomic status, and geographic location. It is imperative to understand the disparities, and their determinants and identify solutions to address cancer disparities across our state.
This session will focus on how to use evidence-based guidelines to screen for common cancers and manage early detection.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for primary care providers, nurses, patient navigators, care coordinators, community health center staff, public health professionals, local health departments, community groups, and cancer survivor groups who are dedicated to reducing cancer deaths.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify different methods of conducting effective community outreach and education activities to promote screening and early detection to achieve equitable health outcomes;
  • Describe methods to identify eligible patients for cancer screenings with a focus on identifying high-risk and vulnerable patients;
  • Discuss how to implement patient navigation for patients facing barriers to access screening, early detection, and treatment to decrease health disparities.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Lauren Singh
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Event starts: 
06/23/2022 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
06/23/2022 - 1:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Chicago, IL
United States
Learn more about the University of Chicago Medicine's Comprehensive Cancer Center via their website.
Contact Lauren Singh via e-mail.

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 Lauren Singh via email at

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.

Gina Curry, MPH, MBA
Director of Community Engagement at the Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Leslie Carnahan, PhD, MPH
Research Scientist, Office of Community Engagement and Health Equity
University of Illinois Cancer Center
Masahito Jimbo, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAFP
Department Head, Visiting Professor of Family and Community Medicine
UI Health
Pamela Ganschow, MD
Clinical Director
University of Illinois Cancer Center
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
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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.
Registration: Registration is free! Click the button below to sign up!

Claiming Credit: After creating an account or logging in, enter the access code to unlock the credit claiming process.
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.
Please login or create an account to proceed.