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Virtual Event

Monday, September 28, 2020 to Saturday, October 3, 2020


Weill Cornell Medicine Meyer Cancer Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper presents Breast Health Disparities in the Era of COVID-19 (#BHD2020). This FREE weeklong online-accredited series will provide breast health disparities education. This activity has been approved for up to 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Department of Surgery | WCM

Course Directors
Vivian J. Bea, MD

Vivian J. Bea, MD, MBS, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine
Chief of Breast Surgical Oncology
NewYork Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Dr. Vivian J. Bea, a board certified breast surgical oncologist, was recently named section chief of breast surgical oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

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Evelyn Robles-Rodriguez, DNP, APN

Evelyn Robles-Rodriguez, DNP, APN

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

Evelyn Robles-Rodriguez, DNP, APN, AOCN is an Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in Camden, NJ, where she serves as Director of Outreach, Prevention & Survivorship.

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Program Objectives

This CME activity is intended to review disparities data, educate about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, and address topics to include community myths and facts, genetics, and risk reduction strategies. By the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:


Address the breast cancer disparities crisis in black women by utilizing data to identify deficiencies, quality gaps and show how improved access to care and education of community clinicians can make a difference

Discuss the importance of breast cancer screening, early diagnosis and multidisciplinary breast cancer care treatment in black women

Recognize the importance of survivorship and genetic testing in black women

Describe the social determinants of breast cancer detection and health

Who should attend:

Primary Care Physicians, Gynecologists, Family Medicine Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Psychologist, Social Workers, Medical Students, Community Healthcare workers and Allied Health Professionals

Webinar Schedule

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Keynote Address

Intersections Between COVID-19 Pandemic Disparities & Breast Cancer
Disparities: Preventing One Public Health Crisis from Begetting Another

Lisa A. Newman, MD MPH FACS FASCO

Chief, Section of Breast Surgery WCM Cancer Center
Chief, Breast Cancer Disease Management Team
Chief of the Breast Surgical Oncology Programs the NYP-WCM Network