Advancing Health Equity in Sexual and Gender Minority Communities
Comprising approximately 3.5% of the US population, members of the sexual and gender minority (SGM) community face health disparities including in cancer. It is important to identify and define these disparities as well as investigate the underlying causes of these disparities to develop ways to mitigate their impact. Radiation oncologists have a responsibility to examine SGM cancer disparities and provide culturally-responsive and compassionate care to members of the SGM community to improve health equity.
The meeting is designed to meet the interests of practicing radiation oncologists, radiation oncology residents, medical and clinical physicists, nurses and all other health professionals involved in the field of radiation oncology.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to do the following:
- Identify cancer disparities affecting the SGM community.
- Discuss etiologies for cancer disparities faced by the SGM community.
- Describe ways to provide culturally-responsive care to the SGM community.
Malika Siker, MD is employed by the Medical College of Wisconsin and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
Ross Zeitlin, MD is employed by Cook Radiation Oncology and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
All relevant relationships have been mitigated.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education to physicians.
ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintenance of Certification.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for physicians. ASTRO designates this for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Certificate of AttendanceThis activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.