Plenary Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Otis Brawley, MD, MACP, FASCO, FACE
Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, American Cancer Society

Cancer Control in the 21st Century

Otis W. Brawley, MD, MACP, FASCO, FACE, is chief medical and scientific officer for the American Cancer Society.  He also serves as professor of hematology, oncology, medicine and epidemiology at Emory University.  Dr. Brawley is a medical oncologist and epidemiologist, well known for his work in cancer prevention and control, especially cancer screening. Dr. Brawley is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case-Western Reserve University and a fellowship in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute. He is board certified in Internal medicine and medical oncology, a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, a Master of the American College of Physicians, and member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Plenary Speaker

Mandi Pratt-Chapman MA
Associate Center Director, Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health Equity, George Washington University Cancer Institute

Caring for diverse populations: What you should know about your LGBTQI patients

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA is Associate Center Director, Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health Equity for the GW Cancer Center. Her personal mission is to make evidence-based cancer control strategies available to more people as quickly as possible. Her research focuses on patient navigation, cancer survivorship and health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) communities.

Plenary Speaker

Rebecca K.S. Wong MBChB, FRCPC, MSc,
Professor, Vice Chair Education, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto
Director Education, Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University Health Network

Building Clinical Capacity through Education – Towards an unified approach for individualized solutions

Professor Rebecca Wong is a Radiation Oncologist Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University of Toronto. She completed her medical training in the UK (Sheffield University), followed by Radiation Oncology and Clinical Epidemiology training at Queens and McMaster Universities. She is the Director of Education for Princess Margaret - Radiation Medicine Program, and the Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Radiation Oncology University of Toronto. She has been active in the design and implementation of clinical trials, serving as the Chair of the Symptom Control Committee, Canadian Cancer Trials group, and has lead on several international trials in gastrointestinal malignancies and palliative radiotherapy. She has been active in knowledge translation and evidence based guideline development through the Cochrane Collaboration and Cancer Care Ontario Program in Evidence Based Care. Her research in education is focused on global capacity building in radiation oncology through training and education. She is the author of over 130 peer reviewed articles.

Plenary Speaker

Chanita Hughes Halbert PhD
Associate Dean for Assessment, Evaluation, and Quality Improvement, College of Medicine; Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; AT&T Endowed Chair for Cancer Equity, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina

Plenary Speaker

Samuel C. Harvey Lecturer
John M. Daly MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon), FRCSG (Hon)
Dean Emeritus & Donahoo Professor of Surgery, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University School of Medicine

Cancer Education: A View from Both Sides of the Table