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Global Access to Health Care: Taking a Closer Look at Cervical Cancer

Friday, October 21
7:30am–8:45am
Venetian Ballroom HIJK

While the fundamental right to health for every human is widely recognized, access to quality health care continues to be elusive, especially in resource-limited countries. A distinguished panel of clinicians and patient advocates will provide their perspectives on the challenges and successes involved in establishing equal access to quality health care – with a focus on cervical cancer screening and treatment – in a range of global environments.

PANELISTS

Tamika L. Felder, cervical cancer survivor and founder and CEO of Tamika and Friends, Inc., a national non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about cervical cancer and its link to human papilloma virus. She will share the story of her diagnosis, challenges to access in the United States, and their impact on this devastating disease.
Doreen Ramogola-Masire, MD, BMed Sci, BMBS, FCOG, an obstetrician and gynecologist specializing in perinatal medicine and cervical cancer prevention. The Country Director for the Botswana-UPenn Partnership will discuss the challenges of diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer in resource-limited settings.
Debra Graves, MD, MBBS, MHA, FRACMA, Chief Executive Officer of The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. She will address access issues faced by universal health care systems.
The session will be moderated by Philip Castle, PhD, MPH, Executive Director of the ASCP Institute.