2016 Breast Health Quality Symposium Presentation Archive

Below are the sessions that were on the agenda for the 2016 Breast Health Quality Symposium. To view the available PowerPoint presentations, please click “view the presentation slides”. 


Opening Plenary: Living at the Edge of Breast Cancer Disparities and Inequities

Natalie Burke, President and CEO of CommonHealth ACTION, giving a rousing opening plenary on the meaning of health equity.

Presented by Natalie Burke, President and CEO, CommonHealth Action
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Concurrent Morning Sessions

Session 1: Addressing Barriers to Screening in Under-Resourced Communities Panel Discussion
Panel featuring Kim Cook, (Vietnamese Resettlement Association), Dr. Regina Hampton (Doctors Community Hospital and Breast Care for Washington), Marie Teresa Ofong (African Women Awareness Cancer Awareness Association), and Wendy Hernandez ( Nueva Vida).

Panelists included Kim Cook, Vietnamese Resettlement Association; Dr. Regina Hampton, Doctors Community Hospital; Teresa Ofong, African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association; and Wendy Hernandez, Nueva Vida. Facilitated by Nneka Madu, Program Manager, Primary Care Coalition.

This panel discussion highlighted barriers to screening faced by members of under-resourced communities in the National Capital Region. Community leaders outlined their best practices for overcoming the barriers to screening faced by clients .

Session 2: Introduction to Quality Improvement (QI): Improving Screening Rates Among Uninsured and Under-insured Patients225_bhqc2

Presented by Mary Jane Joseph, Project Manager, Primary Care Coalition and Barbara Eldridge, Quality Improvement and Outcomes Manager, Primary Care Coalition

This session provided an introduction to QI, debuted Primary Care Coalition’s new QI guide and demonstrated how quality improvement tools have been used by clinics to increase breast cancer screening rates.
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Pre-Lunch Plenary: The Continued Need for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)

Bonita Pennino, Government Relations Director for DC and Maryland with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, provides an overview of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).

Presented by Bonita Pennino, Maryland and DC Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.
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Maryland’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) wished to provide this presentation to symposium attendees. It provides more up-to-date information regarding BCCP.
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Luncheon Keynote Address: Navigating the Health Care Continuum

Dr. Harold P. Freeman, founder and president of the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute, delivers the keynote address.

Presented by Dr. Harold P. Freeman, Founder and President of the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute
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Concurrent Early-Afternoon Sessions

Session 1: Breast Cancer Screening
Dr. Susan Harvey, Director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Imaging Section and Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science, providing and overview of the various breast cancer guidelines and updates to screening technology.

Presented by Dr. Susan Harvey, Director, Johns Hopkins Breast Imaging

This session compared and contrasted the various breast cancer guidelines, discussed the implications of their differences, and provided an overview of advances in screening technology.

Session 2: Culturally Competent Patient Navigation and Hand-Offs Through the Spectrum of Care640_bhqc2

Presented by Elizabeth Franklin Hoffler, Policy and Engagement Director, George Washington University Cancer Center and Sarah Raskin, Patient Reported Outcomes Research Scientists, George Washington University Cancer Center

This session provided audience members with state-of-the-art innovative strategies and tools that can be used to promote the value of patient navigation and to support patient navigation in the field.
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Concurrent Late-Afternoon Sessions

Session 1: Culturally Sensitive Care Delivery
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Presented by Elizabeth Franklin Hoffler, Policy and Engagement Director, George Washington University Cancer Center and Sarah Raskin, Patient Reported Outcomes Research Scientists, George Washington University Cancer Center

This session introduced the concept of culturally sensitive cancer care and provided tools for guiding the delivery of culturally sensitive cancer care.
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Session 2: The Power of Palliative Care
Dr. Lily Otolorin, Medical Director at INOVA and President at Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care, giving an overview on the power of palliative care.

Presented by Dr. Lily Otolorin, Medical Director, INOVA and Optum Hospice and Palliative Care

This session provided an overview of  the definition of palliative care and its role in improving patient outcomes, highlighted the disparities in access to palliative care, and discussed how to increase access for under-resourced populations in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia regions.
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