National Cancer Institute
Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
Cancer Health Disparities Summit 2004
Special Populations Networks
Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel: July 18-20, 2004
Summit 2004 celebrates the outstanding performance of the Special Populations Networks. With only eight months remaining in the five-year performance of the SPNs, we will reflect on what we set out to do in April 2000, challenges along the way, and the extent to which we are being successful in reaching our goals. We will examine those activities that worked well and are replicable, and what we learned from those activities that did not work well. Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, for dialogue during facilitated discussion periods, and for informal networking.
Junior Researchers and others will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of grant writing and grants administration during workshop sessions conducted by experts in those areas. Keynote addresses will be provided by two nationally known community health educators/advocates: Dr. Jessie Gruman, President and Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of Health, Washington, DC, and Dr. Hesung Chun Koh, President and Editor, East Rock Institute, New Haven, Connecticut.
The Summit will conclude with a prospectus of our next steps. We will examine approaches for transition from the SPNs to the newly created Community Networks.