Long School of Medicine

Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos 2024

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February 21 - 23, 2024
The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio
420 W. Market St, San Antonio, Texas 78205

 

Course Description

The Mays Cancer Center and the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio are hosting the fourth international conference on Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos on February 21-23, 2024, in San Antonio, Texas.

This conference comes at an especially important time when Latinos – the largest, youngest, and fastest-growing minority group in the U.S. – are expected to face a 142% rise in cancer cases in coming years. Disparities continue to plague this population in access to care, risk factor behaviors, mortality, and quality of life. Our vision has been to unite researchers, scientists, physicians, healthcare professionals, patient advocates and students from across the nation and beyond, in an open dialogue, under one roof, to discuss research advancements to date, identify gaps, and develop actionable goals to translate basic research into clinical best practices, effective community interventions, and professional training programs to eliminate cancer disparities in Latinos.

The 2024 Biennial Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference will bring together leading experts in the field of cancer health disparities. These respective leaders in the field will discuss research advancements to date, gaps in Latino healthcare, actionable goals to translate basic research into clinical best practices, effective community interventions, and professional training programs to eliminate cancer disparities in Latinos.

We hope you will join us in February 2024 to gain a comprehensive perspective on Latino cancer health disparities, learn how you can apply some of this research and practice into your own work, and help us foster more collaboration, more research, and more success in improving the health and lives of Latinos.

ASCL continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our priority is always on the health and safety of our community. ASCL will base its on-site protocols on the latest guidance from the CDC in addition to local regulations in San Antonio. At this time, the City of San Antonio requires masks indoors in all its public facilities, therefore ASCL will require masks for all in-person attendees. ASCL is not legally able to require vaccinations but recommends everyone that is attending the in-person event be vaccinated.