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April 27, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.: ACS CAN health care forrum

Our incoming CEO Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, will make some opening remarks.

On April 27, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. ET, ACS CAN will host its 10th annual National Forum on the Future of Health Care. The free, virtual event is open to staff and to the public. If you didn't register in advance, no problem. Join here and complete the registration form to gain access.

This year’s event, which will take place during National Minority Health Month, will focus on breaking down barriers to care for all people with cancer. Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, chair of the U.S. COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, will be the keynote speaker.

Making opening remarks will be Lisa Lacasse, president, ACS CAN; CEO Gary Reedy, and our incoming CEO, Dr. Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD. 

Read today's agenda and the bios of the speakers.

While the Affordable Care Act has helped more people with cancer access the health care services they need to treat their disease, barriers to care continue to exist for them. Disparities in access to screenings, coverage and treatment are commonplace in the health care system. 

The forum will provide an opportunity for leaders in industry, government, patient advocacy, research and development, and technology to discuss exciting new approaches to breaking down the barriers that prevent people with cancer, especially those who have experienced inequities in care, from fully accessing new and innovative screening, treatment and clinical trials.

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