Virtual 2 Day Event

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 and Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Weill Cornell Medicine Meyer Cancer Center in partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital presents Changing the Narrative of Breast Health Disparities (#SGMYH). This FREE weeklong online-accredited series will provide breast health disparities education. This activity has been approved for up to 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Department of Surgery | WCM

Vivian J. Bea, MD

Vivian J. Bea, MD, MBS, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
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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Melissa B. Davis

Melissa B. Davis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in Surgery
Scientific Director, International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes
Director of Health Equity, Englander Institute of Precision Medicine
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Melissa B. Davis is an assistant professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Scientific Director of the International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 6:00pm to 8:30pm


Keynote Address: Patient-Reported Outcomes

Oluwadamilola “Lola” Fayanju, M.D.

Helen O. Dickens Presidential Associate Professor
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Chief of Breast Surgery for the University of Pennsylvania Health System
Surgical Director of the Rena Rowan Breast Center in the Abramson Cancer Center
An innovation Faculty member at the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation (PC3I)

Breast Cancer Survivor Video

Breast Cancer Survivor

Tracey Tomer

Breast Imaging:
Screening and Diagnosis

Kemi Babagemi, M.D.

Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Faculty Scholar in Health Equity
Cornell Center for Health Equity (CCHEq)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
Ultrasound & Women’s Imaging
Course Director, Diversity Visiting Student Acting Internship in Radiology