AACHAC Presents "An Evening with HeLa" and a Free Seminar on Clinical Trials
NOTE: The free seminar on Friday, February 2, will be held at the Foster City Community Center (see details below)
Join the African American Community Health Advisory Committee (AACHAC), in partnership with San Francisco-Peninsula Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the San Mateo County Health System, for an extraordinary event that features a presentation with members of Henrietta Lacks family.
Published in 2010, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been a worldwide phenomenon, spending 75 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list and winning multiple awards, and was adapted into a full-length movie featured on HBO and starring Oprah Winfrey.
On February 1, we are proud to host a panel discussion with two of Mrs.
Lacks family members at the beautiful:
Samuel Johnson, Jr. Performing Arts Center
(at Capuchino High School)
336 Millwood Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066
Capuchino High School
1501 Magnolia Avenue
San Bruno, CA 94066)
The venue is named after Samuel Johnson, Jr., Superintendent Emeritus, former Principal of Capuchino High School, and the first African American Superintendent of the San Mateo Union High School District.
On February 2, we will host a FREE educational seminar (CEU credits are available) at the scenic:
Foster City Community Center
1000 E. Hillsdale Boulevard
Foster City, CA 94404
This seminar brings together the community, health professionals, patient advocates and researchers to learn about clinical trials and its importance among populations of color.
Breakfast and lunch provided.
Keynote Address: Dr. Elise Donaville Cook, MD, MS, Associate Professor, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Session I: Patients will share their experiences and thoughts about clinical trial participation, including the empowerment of being involved in research.
Session II: History, Myths and Clinical Trials 101: A basic overview of clinical trials, what to expect when volunteering for a study, and examples of how patient research advances health and medicine.
Session III: Embedding Diversity & Inclusion in Clinical Trials: Clinicians and other health professionals will learn about how they can embed inclusive practices to ensure a diverse patient population in clinical trials.
Resource Expo: Program sponsors and organization will showcase their resources and share information related to clinical trials and services.
Table availability is limited for non-sponsoring organizations.
The FREE seminar has limited capacity and is first come-first served. You must be registered to attend. Please Select "Fri Feb 2" under the Date pull-down menu to register.
Find more details at aachac.org .