4th Annual Bridging the Divide Symposium

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Boston Marriott Cambridge
50 Broadway, Cambridge MA

Share your unique perspective as we work together to increase access to cancer care for all people affected by mental illness and their caregivers. Together, we can build a coalition with the power to save lives and decrease suffering for people affected by mental illness and cancer.   All are welcome. The symposium is free. Registration is necessary. 

  • Learning from patient, caregiver, and clinician narratives 
  • Communicating effectively about hopes and fears: Palliative care, survivorship, and loneliness 
  • Spotlighting innovative partnerships and best practices at the intersection of mental health and cancer care 
  • Advocating for meaningful policy change: Mental health parity 
  • Diversifying stakeholders: Fostering communication across disciplines and institutions 
  • Extending our reach: Communicating science to the public to influence change 

We are excited to welcome the following speakers: 

  • Ahmed Hankir, MBChB – Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies 
  • Chris Friese, PhD, RN – Director, Center for Improving Patient and Population Health, UMichigan 
  • Ryan Nipp, MD, MPH – Oncologist, Gastrointestinal & Geriatric Oncology, MGH Cancer Center 
  • Kelly Trevino, PhD – Director, Psycho-Oncology of Cancer and Aging Program, MSKCC 
  • Karen Fortuna, MSW, PhD – Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth 
  • Senator Cindy Friedman – Massachusetts State Senator, Chair, Joint Committee on Health Care Financing 

For questions or more information, please contact: MGHengage@partners.org 

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