8:30 am - 9:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome and Introductions

David P. Ryan, MD | Chief, Hematology/Oncology and Clinical Director, Mass General Cancer Center
Kelly Irwin, MD, MPH | Director, Collaborative Care & Community Engagement Program, Mass General
Cancer Center

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Getting Comfortable and Gaining Skills to Talk About Palliative Care

Patient and Caregiver Narratives
Speakers: Vicki Jackson, MD | Tara Schapmire, PhD | Robert Diener, MD
Moderator: Jennifer Shin, MD, MPH

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Break and Introductions

“Hello, my name is…”

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Meeting Patients Where They Are: Hospital and Community Collaboration

Speakers: Diane Greer, MD | Mary Lyons-Hunter, PsyD | Lorraine Drapek, DNP | Megan Gomes, RN
Moderator: Inga Lennes, MD, MPH, MBA

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Progress Made: Advancing Equity in Cancer Care for Patients with Serious Mental Illness

Patient Narrative
Speaker: Kelly Irwin, MD, MPH
Partnering for Prevention: Brian Dontchos, MD | Ben Macri, NP
Collaborating with Peers: Karen Fortuna, PhD, MSW | Robert Walker, MS

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Luncheon

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Coming Together Across Disciplines to Make an Impact

Speakers: Tara Schapmire, PhD | Vicki Kennedy, LCSW | Michael Sharpe, MA, MD, FACLP |
Ken Duckworth, MD | Terry Mulvey, MD
Moderator: Joseph Greer, PHD

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Data and Narrative: Communicating Science to the Public

Patient Narrative
Dhruv Kullar, MD, MPP

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Break

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Toward Quality Cancer and Mental Health Care for All #DontDenyMe

Presenters: Terry Mulvey, MD | Brian Jacobsen, MD | Senator Cindy Friedman | Richard Frank, PHD |
Ken Duckworth, MD
Moderator: Michael Sharpe, MA, MD, FACLP

4:30pm

Closing Remarks, Adjourn

Breakout Sessions

Communicating Effectively about Serious Illness and Increasing Access to Palliative Care

Jennifer Shin, MD, MPH
Tara Schapmire, PhD
Kelly Irwin, MD, MPH

  • Identify strategies for individuals from multiple disciplines to hold conversations about serious illness

  • Develop skills and learn sample language to ask about hopes and fears when faced with serious illness

  • Identify barriers to accessing palliative care for individuals with serious mental illness and cancer

Caregivers: Practical Strategies to Care for Yourself With the Time You Have

Shukriyah Brown
Cameron Ware, MEd
Megan Gomes, RN

  • Increase awareness about the psychosocial experience of family members and community- based caregivers for people with mental illness and cancer

  • Identify strategies to develop a plan to promote self-care for caregivers

Increasing Access to Cancer Care and Research: Prevention, Treatment, and Survivorship

Cori Cather, PhD
Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH
Lara Traeger, PhD
Jeff Peppercorn, MD

  • Gain knowledge about barriers to cancer care and research for this population

  • Collaborate with experts to identify key components of person-centered approaches to cancer care and research for a population with complex needs

  • Discuss issues of privacy that can impact academic and community partnerships

Addressing Social Determinants: Innovative Models of Care Delivery

Imran Cronk
RIDE Health
Kira Bona, MD
Karen Burns White, MS

  • Increase awareness of peer models and how they incorporate research and recovery

  • Illustrate models of care that address social determinants of health and can be applied to extend the reach of cancer and mental health care including: patient navigators, telehealth models and peer work