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        The summit convened prostate cancer survivors with medical, community, industry and 
        policy leaders to address issues towards eliminating the prostate cancer racial disparity

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        Summit Program Agenda 

        Thursday, September 12, 2019
        Washington Court Hotel
        525 New Jersey Ave., NW
        Washington, DC

        * Videos are available below for each summit session *

        8:30 - 9:30 AM Continental Breakfast (Sagamore / Ashlawn Room)

        10:00 - 10:15 AM Summit Opening (video)
        (Atrium Ballroom)

        Welcome: Mr. Robbie Robinson
        PHEN Network
        Boston, MA

        Opening Statement: Mr. Thomas A. Farrington
        President and Founder
        Boston, MA

        10:15  - 11:15 AM The African American Disparity - Biology or Access? (video)
        Presentations on the African American prostate cancer mortality disparity and how it is impacted by unequal access to treatment and biological / genetic differences. 

        Moderator: James C. Roberson II, M.D.
        PHEN Network
        Clinton, MD

        Speakers: Brandon Mahal, M.D.
        Radiation Oncologist
        Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
        Boston, MA

        Daniel George, M.D.
        Professor of Medicine
        Duke Cancer Institute
        Durham, NC

        11:15 - 12:15 PM Increasing African American Participation in Clinical Trials (video)
        Strategies towards increasing diversity in clinical trials enrollment will be discussed and explored. 

        Moderator: Keith Crawford, M.D., Ph.D.
        Director of Clinical Trials and Patient Education
        Boston, MA

        Panelists: Gerren Wilson, Pharm.D.
        Head of Patient Partnerships Alliance and Advocacy Relations 
        San Fransisco, CA

        Jovonni R. Spinner, MPH, CHES
        Senior Public Health Advisor
        Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
        Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE)
        Silver Spring, MD

        Ms. Sandra Amaro
        Diversity in Clinical Trials Operations Director
        Pfizer, Inc. 

        Adrelia Allen, Pharm.D., PMP
        Associate Director, Clinical Research
        Global Clinical Trial Operations - The Americas
        Merck Research Laboratories
        Ft. Lauderdale, FL

        12:15 - 1:15 PM Lunch and Sexual Health Presentation (video)
        A presentation on men's sexual health issues and available solutions. 

        Introduction: Mr. Anthony Lee
        PHEN Network
        Boston, MA

        Speaker: Melissa Mendez, M.D.
        Urologist, Sexual Health Specialist
        Chesapeake Urology
        Baltimore, MD

        1:15 - 2:15 PM New Developments in Prostate Cancer Treatment (video)
        An update of the prostate cancer treatment paradigm with insights into some of the new and exciting treatment advances and future trends. 

        Moderator: Matthew A. Kinnard., Ph.D.
        PHEN Network
        Hyattsville, MD

        Speaker: Richard Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
        Assistant Professor of Medicine
        Massachusetts General Hospital
        Boston, MA

        Panelists: Stacey J. Simmons, M.D.
        Director, Oncology
        US Medical Affairs
        Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 
        Whippany, NJ

        Peter Francis, M.D.
        Medical Director
        Janssen Oncology
        Raritan, NJ

        2:15 - 2:30 PM Break

        2:30 - 3:15 PM The Increasing Role of Genetics and Biomarkers (video)
        How genetic and genomic biomarker testing are playing an increasingly important role in helping patients assess their prostate cancer risks and treatment options. 

        Introduction: Ms. Wendy Roberson
        PHEN Network
        Clinton, MD

        Speakers: Todd Cohen, M.D.
        VP Of Medical Affairs / Medical Director of Urology
        Myriad Genetics
        Salt Lake City, UT

        Mr. Chris Campbell
        Director of Advocacy
        Clovis Oncology
        San Francisco, CA

        3:15 - 4:00 PM Prostate Cancer Early Detection and Screening - An Update (video)
        An Update on current early detection screening guidance with a focus on what actions African American men should take. 

        Introduction: Mr. Odell Lewis
        PHEN Network
        Boston, MA

        Speaker: J. Jacques Carter, M.D., MPH
        PHEN Medical Advisor
        Harvard Medical School
        Boston, MA

        4:00 - 4:15 PM  Legislative Update (video)

        Introduction: Jerry George, MPH
        Program Coordinator
        Boston, MA

        Speaker: Quardricos Bernard Driskell, MPP
        Manager, Government Relations
        American Urological Association
        Washington, DC

        4:15 - 4:30 PM  Summit Closing Remarks (video)

        Mr. Thomas A. Farrington

        4:30 - 6:00 PM Networking Reception 

        Friday, September 13th, 2019
        A session of the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference
        Hosted by Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY)
        Washington Convention Center
        801 Mt. Vernon Pl., NW, Washington, DC
        Room 103A
        9:00 - 9:30 AM Summit Opening (video)

        Welcome and Moderator: Adrian Backus, JD., MDiv
        Director of Partnerships and Outreach
        Greenbelt, MD

        Opening Statement and Remarks: Mr. Thomas A. Farrington and Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (video)

        Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (Invited)
        Massachusetts (D-7)

        9:30 - 9:55 AM PHEN National Outreach Initiatives and plans for 2020 

        Presenters: Adrian Backus, JD, MDiv

        9:55 - 10:15 AM "Daddy's Boys" Stage Play Initiative 

        Presenters: Mr. Garrett Davis
        Producer and Playwright
        Gdavis Productions
        Winston Salem, NC

        Adrian Backus, JD, MDiv

        10:15 - 10:45 AM An Initiative to Address Veterans Needs (video)

        Introduction: Artie L. Shelton, MD
        US Army Colonel, Retired
        The Veterans Health Council (VHC)
        PHEN Network
        Olney, MD

        Speakers: Mr. John Rowan
        Linquist in Air Forces 6990 Security Squadron, Retired
        President, Vietnam Veterans of American (VVA)
        Silver Spring, MD

        Mr. Arnold J. Merriweather (video)
        U.S. Army Veteran
        Men's Health Coordinator for American Legion Post 197
        PHEN Network
        Jacksonville, FL

        10:45 - 11:00 AM Summit Closing Remarks (video)

        Mr. Thomas A. Farrington

        Deacon Raymond Fuller
        PHEN Network
        Boston, MA

        6:00 - 9:00 PM Daddy's Boys Stage Play Performance 

        First Baptist Church of Highland Park
        Dr. Henry P. Davis, III, Pastor
        6801 Sheriff Road
        Landover, MD 29785

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