8:30 - 9:00 a.m.Check in
9:00 - 9:20 a.m. Greetings and Official Welcome From Dean Lemish
9:20 - 10:20 a.m.Keynote 1: Addressing Inequities in Cancer Clinical Trial Participation
Susan Eggly, PhD, Professor of Population Science, Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine
10:20 - 10:30 a.m.Biobreak
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.Panel 1: Theory, Methods, and Metrics in Provider-Patient Communication
Matthew Matsaganis, PhD, Associate Professor of Communication, Rutgers University
Tamara Nelson, Phd MPH, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University
Rafael Pérez-Figueroa, PhD, Associate Professor of Urban-Global Public Health and Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Public Health Practice, Rutgers University SPH
Laura Siminoff, PhD, Professor of Public Health, Temple University

11:45 - 12:45 p.m.Lunch at The Heldrich Hotel
12:45 - 2:00 p.m.Panel 2: Praxis, Interventions, and Future Directions for Dyadic Healthcare Communication
Joy Cox, PhD, Author and Collaborator on Presence 5 for Racial Justice, Rutgers NJMS
Denalee O'Malley, PhD, Assistant Professor in Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers RWJMS
Charles Senteio, PhD, Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, Rutgers University
Mr. Ralph Stowe, Citizen Scientist and founder of Jazz for Prostate Cancer Awareness
2:00 - 2:15 p.m.Biobreak
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.Keynote 2: The role of healthcare providers' bias in racial healthcare disparities: The current literature and future direction
Nao Hagiwara, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.Poster session and social
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.Concluding remarks