Boston, April 12th, 2019. Free to the public, all are welcome, including researchers, clinicians, psychologists, social workers, caregivers, patients, policy-makers, advocates, and community members. fees required for those working on credits.
* The Bridging the Divide: Mental Health and Cancer Care symposium is designed to raise awareness about disparities in cancer care for patients with serious mental illness (SMI) and bring together diverse stakeholders to generate priorities for patient-centered research, clinical innovation, and policy change.
- Increasing access to palliative care
- Communicating effectively about hopes and fears: Palliative care conversations
- Learning from patient, caregiver, and clinician narratives
- Spotlighting innovative partnerships and best practices at the intersection of mental health and cancer care
- Advocating for meaningful policy change: Mental health parity
- Diversifying stakeholders: Fostering communication across disciplines and institutions
- Extending our reach: Communicating science to the public to influence change
- Speakers include:
Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH – Chief, Division of Palliative Care and Geriatrics, Mass General
Ken Duckworth, MD – Medical Director, National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)
Dhruv Khullar, MD, MPP – Physician, Writer for the NY Times, Advocate, Researcher
Michael Sharpe, MA, MD, FACLP – President-Elect, Academy of Consult Liaison Psychiatry
Tara Schapmire, PhD, MSSW, CSW, OSW-C, FNAP, FAOSW Past-President, Association of Oncology Social Work
Senator Cindy Friedman – Massachusetts State Senator, Chair, Mental Health & Substance Use Committee
Come together to advance equity in cancer care for people with mental illness.
Free but registration is required to https://engageinitiative.org/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org 617-726-2297.