Edith Mitchell, M.D., clinical professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, attended the 8th Annual National Summit on Health Disparities Meeting & Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., on April 11 and 12.
The summit, organized by The National Minority Quality Forum and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, in collaboration with the CBC Health Braintrust, brings together members of congress, senior healthcare executives, clinicians, payers, and allied members of the healthcare industry to discuss solutions to disease disparities.
Four consummate Americans were honored for their deep commitment and contributions in the area of health care, including Senator Harry Reid and Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who both received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. Mitchell moderated the “Cancer Biomarkers, Clinical Trials, & New Treatment Options” session, which included Roy Herbst, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Medical Oncology, Yale Cancer Center and Joseph Sparano, M.D., Associate Chairman, Department of Oncology, Montefiore Medical Center.
Francis Collins, M.D., PhD, Director of the National Institutes of Health, also gave a special address.
The National Minority Quality Forum is a non-profit healthcare research and educational organization dedicated to the elimination of health disparities.