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Empowering Communities to Accelerate Health


Noon – Lunch and Registration open at SAS

1 pm – 4:30 pm -- Accelerating Health Access Through Data Analytics (a series of panel discussions and Q&A)

Our speakers will seek to demystify data in health equity through collaborations to improve health outcomes for all. This session will seek transparency to identify gaps, overlaps and next steps and how to strategically and swiftly preempt future challenges.

Panels of experts from corporations, government and non-profit agencies, health systems and higher education will each share their vantage point and culminate with a discussion of where partnerships can go from here and ways the CEO Roundtable on Cancer and Project Data Sphere can support the work.

5:30 pm – Dinner, Partnership Celebration and Networking -- Umstead Hotel

  • Dr. Steve Hahn, Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration during the early part of the COVID pandemic; shares Lessons from the Pandemic on Health Disparities in the U.S.


7:30-8:30 am – CEO Breakfast Buffet (Executive Dining Rooms)

7:30 am -- Registration opens at SAS Executive Briefing Center

8-8:40 am – Welcome and report on CEORT Initiatives Accelerating Health

8:40 am – 9:20 am –Keynote: Dr. Peter WT Pisters, President of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, reports from the frontlines on the State of Our Fight to End Cancer.

9:20-9:30 am -- Break

9:30- 10:30 am – Accelerating Health -- Our Leadership Role – It should be in every company’s DNA to address the cancer burden. This session will help to construct the corporate responsibility and community role for advancing improved health outcomes for all, beginning with our oncology focus. Panelists include: Dr. Edith Mitchell, member of the President's Cancer Panel and Head of the National Medical Association.

10:30-10:45 -- Break

10:45-11:30 -- Addressing the Global Cancer Burden -- The fight against cancer is global. How is the fight similar and different at the global level versus the US national level when it comes to screening, prevention, diagnosis, access to care, applying the Gold Standard to ensure a holistic approach to wellness, etc.

11:30 am -Noon – Call to Action - President’s Cancer Panel Chair Dr. John Williams 

Noon-12:45 pm -- How VCs are Accelerating Innovation in Oncology

12:45-12:50 – Closing   

1-2 pm – Networking and Lunch