Midwest Health Equity Conference: Evidence-Based Solutions and Systems-Level Changes for the Prevention and Treatment of Hepatitis, Liver Cancer, and Colorectal Cancer

Chicago, IL US
May 12, 2017
The goal of the Midwest Health Equity Conference is to provide an equal exchange of information and dialogue that focus on enhancing equity and increasing access to care for patients with HBV, HCV, liver cancer, and CRC in Chicago and the greater Midwest region. This educational intervention will present the most current, evidence-based information on the prevention and treatment of the target diseases, as well as health equity issues and solutions with the potential to increase access to care and decrease health disparities.


Target Audience

The Midwest Health Equity Conference brings together community and health professionals to enhance patient education, screening, and treatment across the spectrum of care. This activity has been designed for community health workers, patient navigators, and clinical health navigators; primary care physicians, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals; and specialists who treat HBV, HCV, liver cancer, and CRC within public and private hospital systems, federally qualified health centers, refugee clinics, and other settings. Some participants will come to the conference with advanced knowledge of the risk factors, screening criteria, and treatment guidelines for these cancers, but with limited knowledge of how to engage diverse communities. Other participants, such as community health workers, will bring deep knowledge of their communities and direct experience with barriers to healthcare access, but will have limited knowledge of epidemiology, disease surveillance, and treatment options. Through this educational intervention, the course faculty will facilitate learning between these audiences to promote a patient-centered approach from initial education through specialty treatment.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the epidemiology and risk factors of HBV, HCV, liver cancer, and CRC;
  • Describe barriers to access to care, screening, and treatment for HBV, HCV, liver cancer, and CRC for communities of color;
  • Explain advances in the diagnosis and treatment of the target diseases for diverse, at-risk populations along with the relevant limitations and challenges;
  • Identify local and regional peers across community and clinical settings who can enhance patient education, screening, and treatment for HBV, HCV, liver cancer, and CRC across the continuum of care;
  • Develop practical action plans to enhance education, access to care, screening, treatment, and engagement with care for use within their individual healthcare settings or communities.



Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Jennifer Oh
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.00 Participation
Event starts: 
05/12/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/12/2017 - 5:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
University Center
525 S. State St
Chicago, IL 60605
United States

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.

  Karen Kim, MD
  Director of Center for Asian Health Equity (CAHE),
  Dean of Faculty Affairs-Division of the Biological Sciences,
  Professor of Medicine
  Center for Asian Health Equity
  Department of Gastroenterology
                          The University of Chicago Medicine 

  Fornessa Randal, MCRP
  Executive Director
  Center for Asian Health Equity
  The University of Chicago Medicine
  Asian Health Coalition
Accreditation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and 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.


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Healthcare providers/professionals based in a Midwest state other than Illinois can apply for a Conference scholarship here. Application deadline is Sunday, April 23rd.
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