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Sexual & Gender Minority Cancer Care Workshop
Applications due November 30
Workshop Dates: April 29, April 30 and May 3, 2021.
Location: All events will be virtual.
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.