The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Michigan are pleased to announce the Michigan Meeting 2010:

The Economy and Cancer Health Disparities

Thursday May 20 - Saturday May 22, 2010

Rackham Building, Fourth Floor
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

On-line registration has been closed.  We still welcome your participation in the event.  Please register on-site when you arrive for the event.

This unique forum will gather experts from diverse perspectives to address the issue of cancer health disparities in the United States. We intend to explore the current state of knowledge in this field, discuss the impact of the current economic crisis on health disparities, and focus particular attention on current and future interventions and policy initiatives that may ameliorate these inequities.

This three-day event aims to attract local and national leaders in the field of cancer care, health services research, health policy, and economics. The event will be open to the public, and invited participants include community leaders and government officials. We believe that the current economic crisis in Michigan, among the most severely affected areas in the country, offers a unique setting in which to discuss the influence of the economy on cancer health disparities, and may provide important lessons and initiatives that can be applied nationally. The event is structured to inform current and future health reform efforts and other key policy initiatives aimed at lessening the dramatic disparities that exist in cancer care in the United States.

This is a free event. However, registration is required.

For a complete listing of sessions and speakers please view a preliminary program agenda.

The deadline for on-line registration is Friday, May 14, 2010.

For more information please contact Jean Steppe at jean@steppesolutions.com or 734-214-6430.