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June 18, 2013 2:00PM - 3:00PM EDT

Understanding and improving the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals is a growing public health concern and is a goal for Healthy People 2020.   The June National Cancer Institute (NCI) Research to Reality cyber-seminar will explore several health disparities this population faces across the cancer continuum. Join us as we feature research, programs, and resources designed to assess and address cancer health disparities facing sexual minorities.

Dr. Jose Bauermeister from the University of Michigan will share an overview of the issue and highlight outcomes from the Michigan Smoking and Sexuality study.  This cross-sectional, observational study examined the psychosocial correlates associated with female youth's smoking behaviors in Michigan. The findings are informing the development of a tailored smoking cessation program for this population.

Liz Margolies, Founder and Executive Director of the National LGBT Cancer Network will focus on the LGBT population’s access to patient-centered care.  The session will also highlight a new cultural competency booklet, “LGBT Patient-Centered Outcomes:  Cancer Survivors Teach Us How To Improve Care For All." Ms. Margolies’ will discuss how cultural competency is a key tool for closing the disparities gap in health care and her experiences implementing this training curriculum.  

The final part of the webinar will be dedicated to Q&A and discussion and will offer an opportunity to engage with the presenters, and also to share your own experiences and thoughts.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the cyber-seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe health disparities among the LGBT population and barriers to cancer prevention and control.
  • Understand the role of cultural competency in addressing health disparities and developing LGBT patient-centered outcomes.
  • Discuss how interventions can be tailored for the LGBT audience


Assistant Professor,

Director of the Center for Sexuality & Health Disparities,

University of Michigan School of Public Health


Founder and Executive Director,

National LGBT Cancer Network

Discuss this Cyber Seminar

Technical Requirements

The Cyber-Seminars use Microsoft Live Meeting. Your computer must be able to view Windows Media Player Files (WMV).

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