Improving cancer screening rates in your practice and reducing related disparities

Thu, February 20, 2020
Online Webinar (Zoom)

Primary care plays a central role in cancer screening but screening efforts don’t reach everyone.

The St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team worked with patients living with low income to understand barriers to screening and co-design solutions. Join Drs. Aisha Lofters and Tara Kiran as they share practical, evidence-based ways to improve cancer screening rates and reduce income-related disparities.

- Dr. Aisha Lofters is the Provincial Primary Care Lead for Cancer Screening in Prevention & Cancer Control at Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario). Dr. Lofters is a family physician and Chair of Implementation Science at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers at Women’s College Hospital. She is also an Adjunct Scientist at ICES and an Associate Professor and Clinician Scientist at the University of Toronto with the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Lofters holds a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research from the University of Toronto. Her research interests include cancer screening, immigrant health and health equity.

- Dr. Tara Kiran is a family physician with the St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team, an Associate Scientist with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, and an adjunct scientist at ICES. She is currently the Fidani Chair in Improvement and Innovation and Vice-Chair Quality and Innovation in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is also supported as an Embedded Clinician Researcher by Health Quality Ontario and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Her research interests include primary care policy, physician payment, health equity, and quality improvement.

This webinar is in collaboration with AFHTO and Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario).

Webinar Date: February 20, 2020 

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