Join the researchers who will improve care for SGM people along the cancer continuum!


Apply today to be selected for a NIH-sponsored trip to Houston in 2024.

* 3 Nights Hotel *
* Transportation to and from Houston Airports *
* Daily meals *
* Flight subsidies *
* 3 Day In-Person Workshop *

DateTime (ET)Topic
Wednesday, Feb 215:00PM-6:00PMMeet and greet – Virtual Session
   
Thursday, Feb 29MorningKeynote Address
 MorningModule 1: Epidemiology
 AfternoonModule 2: Clinical Research
 AfternoonNetworking poster session
 
Friday, Mar 1MorningModule 3: Behavioral Research
 MorningOne-on-one feedback sessions
 AfternoonModule 4: Community-Based
Participatory Research
 AfternoonCareer planning session
Saturday, Mar 2MorningModule 5: mHealth/eHealth
 MorningResearch planning session

Keynote Address

TBD

Location: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, in Winter, 2024.

Purpose: Our workshop seeks to provide participants with knowledge and skills to conduct quality and culturally appropriate research to improve SGM care across the cancer care continuum, from prevention to survivorship, and it will facilitate participant access to a national research community and health care provider network dedicated to shared goals in SGM cancer research. This workshop is funded by a National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute grant (#1R25CA240113-01).

Target Audience: Early-career researchers along the MD, DO, DrPH, and PhD career pathway, particularly faculty at the Assistant Professor or Instructor levels who have limited SGM cancer research experience but are in process of developing and launching their unique research agendas for their professional careers. Senior researchers, post-doctorates, residents, and fellows will have second priority for attending the workshop, if space permits

SGM Community: In the SGM Cancer CARE workshop, we provide an overview of critical issues in Sexual and Gender Minority cancer care and research. “Sexual and gender minority” is an umbrella phrase that encompasses individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer, and/or intersex. Individuals with same-sex or -gender attractions or behaviors and those with a difference in sex development are also included. These populations also encompass those who do not self-identify with one of these terms but whose sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or reproductive development is characterized by non-binary constructs of sexual orientation, gender, and/or sex. We recognize that members of the SGM community belong to multiple and intersecting populations burdened by health disparities, such as those who are racial/ethnic minorities, rural residing, differently abled, or impoverished. We approach this work with the understanding that SGM individuals are linked by shared experiences of stigma and discrimination, as a minority population, for which scant cancer research has been conducted.

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AGENDA

The five curricular modules encompass overviews of epidemiology and population research, behavioral science and intervention development, clinical cancer research, and community-based participatory cancer research, with the fifth module featuring research logistics, collaborations, grantsmanship strategies, and focus on participants’ own research projects.  Each of the first four modules uses interactive exercises for small, multi-disciplinary teams organized by theme and individual interests to apply concepts to specific research case examples.  The learning communities created aim to foster networking and an experience of team science collaboration.

There is no fee for workshop participation. Limited financial travel assistance available

Contact sgmcancercare@gmail.com if you have any questions about this workshop