Cancer Support Community Los Angeles’ annual Health Equity Summit brings together leading national experts in public health, behavioral health, and oncology, to shine light on intersectionality in cancer care. Mental health has moved to the forefront as the healthcare industry strives to enhance coordination in behavioral health services and improve access to treatment. This virtual conference examines racial, ethnic, cultural, gender, sexual, age, and socio-economic disparities in accessing quality cancer care, elevates opportunities to eliminating barriers through cultural competence, and shares best practices to advancing health equity through cross-sector collaboration.


September 22-23, 2022

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Keynote Speakers and Presenters

Carolina Aristizabal, MD, MPH, CHES® | Manager, Office of Community Outreach & Engagement at University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Mental Health within Cancer Care among Latinx populations

Arash Asher, MD |  Director, Wellness, Resilience and Survivorship |  Associate Professor, Medicine and PM&R at Cedars-Sinai Cancer

Creative Strategies for Building Inclusive & Whole-Person Survivorship Care

Bill Kavanagh, LMFT | Therapist | Facilitator, Cancer Support Community Los Angeles

Who Am I After Cancer?

Jennifer F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP | Director of the Atlanta Center for Behavioral Medicine and Past President of the American Psychological Association

Shannon La Cava, Psy.D. | Chief Clinical Officer, Director of Programs and Research at Cancer Support Community Los Angeles

Thinking Outside of the Box: Utilizing Multi-System Partnerships to Design Inclusive Models of Cancer Care

Lisl Schweers, LCSW, OSW-C | Lead Clinical Social Worker at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Survivorship, Transition, and Advocacy in Pediatric and AYA Oncology

Scout, PhD | Executive Director at National LGBT Cancer Network

Advancing Equitable Cancer Care in the LGBTQ+ Communities

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