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 Francisco, 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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