Meharry Medical College's
Cancer Survivorship Summit

Spring Forward: Early Detection & Screening

Saturday, April 13, 2024Nashville, Tennessee

About the Cancer Survivorship Summit

This summit will bring together professional cancer organizations, cancer survivor organizations, health disparities researchers, providers, social and civil organizations, rural and medically underserved communities to share and discuss current information about the importance of cancer screening and early detection to reduce the burden of cancer in the state of Tennessee. Cancer experts will focus on screening and early detection of five (5) cancers, breast, cervical, lung, colo-rectal, and prostate; and how they affect African Americans, LatinXs, and other medically underserved and rural populations.


* Expanded Program Forthcoming *

  • Saturday

    April 13, 2024

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration, Exhibits, and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening & Keynote Panel

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

A Cancer Survivor's Journey &
Access to Services: A Panel Discussion

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Closing & Take-Aways

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Exhibits, Health Resources Opportunities, and Lunch

Meet The Speakers & Guests

Patricia Matthews-Juarez

Summit Chair Meharry Medical College

Thelma Hurd

Summit Co-chair Intercultural Cancer Council

Ben Ho Park

Speaker (Invited) Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Tim Folse

Speaker (Invited) St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

Nikki Hayes

Speaker (Invited) CDC Division of Cancer Prevention & Control


Supporters & Community Partners

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