Racial and Ethnic Disparities and Health Inequities in Oncology Care

CMEO Webcast

Live Webcast: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Certified Case Managers (CCMC)
  2. ABIM (MOC)
  3. Medicine (accme)
  4. Nursing (ANCC)
  5. Pharmacy (acpe)
  6. Psychological (apa)
  7. Dentists (ADA CERP)
  8. PA (aapa)
  9. Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  10. Social work (ASWB)
  11. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date: Sunday, August 24, 2025

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Edith Peterson Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP, FRCP
Edith Peterson Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP, FRCP (Moderator)
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology
Department of Medical Oncology
Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities
Associate Director, Diversity Affairs
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson
Philadelphia, PA
116th President National Medical Association

Ajay K. Nooka, MD, MPH, FACP
Ajay K. Nooka, MD, MPH, FACP 
Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Medical Director, Winship Data and Technology Applications Shared Resource
Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Yaw A. Nyame, MD, MS, MBA
Yaw A. Nyame, MD, MS, MBA 
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
University of Washington
Associate Director, Center for Urologic Research and Education
Program Lead for Black/African American Populations
Office of Community Outreach and Engagement
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Seattle, WA

Ana I. Velázquez Mañana, MD, MSc
Ana I. Velázquez Mañana, MD, MSc 
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, Diversity, and Accessibility Clinical Instructor of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Statement of Need

There are many factors that lead to health care disparities in oncology care and outcomes for racial and ethnic populations, including root causes such as structural racism, social determinants of health (SDoH), and geographic location. As with other areas of health care, individuals with low income, low health literacy, transportation barriers, or lack of health insurance or paid leave are far less likely to be screened for cancer or managed according to guideline-directed treatment. Thus, underserved patient populations are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage cancers, leading to worse outcomes and higher mortality. Furthermore, individuals of racial and ethnic groups seeking or receiving oncology care are disproportionately impacted by unconscious and conscious bias, which exacerbates poorer outcomes.

While oncology treatments continue to advance in the era of modern medicine, the healthcare system remains plagued by longstanding health inequities. It is imperative that all members of the health care team recognize their important roles in providing education, services, and equitable care for all patients. In this live CME Outfitters webcast, expert faculty will discuss the impact of unconscious and systemic biases, SDoH, and regional, racial, and ethnic disparities and provide tools and resources to improve oncology care for all patients.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Analyze racial and regional disparities resulting in health inequities in oncology care.
  • Improve screening for and recognition of multiple myeloma, prostate, lung, and skin cancers.
  • Determine oncological treatment based on SDoH to improve accessibility and success of patient care and outcomes.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant provided by Johnson & Johnson.

Target Audience

Physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses/nurse navigators, pharmacists, psychologists, dietitians, social workers, and other professionals specializing in diagnosing or treating patients with cancer

Credit Information

Jointly Accredited Provider

In support of improving patient care, CME Outfitters, LLC, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CCMC Credit (Certified Case Managers):
This program has been submitted to The Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 1.5 CE credits.

Physicians (ACCME):
CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses (ANCC):
This activity is designated for 1.5 contact hours.

Note to Nurse Practitioners:
Nurse practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from Jointly Accredited Organizations. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.

California Residents:
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. CME Outfitters LLC’s provider number is CEP15510.

Pharmacists (ACPE):
This application-based activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy credit (JA0007185-0000-22-101-L01-P).

APA Credit (American Psychology Association):
APA Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains the responsibility for the content of the programs.

Dental (ADA CERP):
CME Outfitters, LLC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP. CME Outfitters, LLC designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider, or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

AAPA CME Outfitters, LLC, has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Dietetics (CDR):
If the activity is dietetics-related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed with what are commensurate with participation in contact hours (One 60-minute hour = 1 CPEU).
RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Performance indicator selection is at the learner's discretion.

Social work (ACE):
Social As a Jointly Accredited Organization, CME Outfitters, LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CME Outfitters, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 [beginner/intermediate/advanced] continuing education credits.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Learning formats:
Live Activity

Royal College MOC:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

MIPS Improvement Activity:
This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and mitigated any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Mitchell reports the following financial relationships:

Advisory Board: Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Consultant: Amgen Inc.; Astellas Pharma Inc.; Bristol Myers Squibb; Genentech, Inc.; and SEMA4 OpCo, Inc.

Dr. Nooka reports the following financial relationships:

Advisory Board Adaptive Biotechnologies; Amgen Inc.; BeyondSpring Inc.; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; GSK; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Karyopharm; Oncopeptides, Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Sanofi; Secura Bio, Inc.; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc..

Grant/Research Support (to Emory University): Amgen Inc.; Arch Oncology; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Genentech, Inc.; GSK; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Karyopharm; Kite; Merck & Co., Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Grant/Research Support (for investigator-initiated studies): Amgen Inc.; GSK; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Dr. Nyame reports the following financial relationships:

Research Consultant: Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

Dr. Velázquez Mañana reports the following financial relationships:

Stock Shareholder (directly purchased): Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc.

Other Financial or Material Support: LEAD Conference advisory committee member organized by BioAscend; Stipend from MDOutlook and Curio Science; and Travel Support from DAVA Oncology

The following peer reviewer and CME Outfitters staff have no financial relationships:
  • Jeffrey Helfand, DO (peer reviewer)
  • Meghann Taft-Lockard (planning committee)
  • Kashemi Rorie, PhD (planning committee)
  • Sandra Caballero, PharmD (planning committee)
  • Susan H. Yarbrough, CHCP (planning committee)
  • Sharon Tordoff (planning committee)

  • Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

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