Florida Health Disparities Summit to be held at Moffitt Cancer Center

December 10, 2014

WHO: Florida Health Equity Research Institute, W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute and the Student National Medical Association are hosting the Florida Health Disparities Summit atMoffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida.

WHAT: The Florida Health Disparities Summit seeks to foster interactions among Florida researchers, physicians, students and community leaders with the goal of creating long-term partnerships which aim to reduce and eliminate health disparities. Notable speakers include Rep. Joseph “Joe” Gibbons, Florida District 100, Lawrence "Dusty" Sanders, M.D., MBA, president of the National Medical Association and Anthony Iton, M.D., J.D., MPH, senior vice president for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment

Opportunities exist for podium or poster presentations by scientists, clinicians, advocates and students.  

The event is free and open to the public. During Saturday’s session, there will be a live streaming link (non-active) for anyone who wishes to join the meeting remotely.

WHEN: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday, January 9, and 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, January 10.

WHERE: Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Fla. 

Free valet parking is available at the Gold Valet area.

CONTACT: For more information about the Florida Health Disparities Summit, contact Dr. Desiree Rivers at 813-974-2140.

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in the Southeast and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer since 1999. With more than 4,500 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $1.6 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.