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This is a conference and strategic planning summit that gathers visionary leaders from academia, civil society and government who work towards bringing health equity to the Americas. This year’s theme is centered on Promoting Health Equity in Cancer Prevention. At this convening, participants will learn about and discuss ongoing and emerging issues affecting health equity in the Americas.

Objectives of the Summit

  • Convene 40-60 visionary leaders from academia, civil society and government from the Americas who conduct research, policy and programs on cancer prevention and control.
  • Develop a strategic plan for the direction of health equities in the Americas at the civic, government and academic level
  • Strengthen partnerships by providing 3 networking opportunities at a Summit in Panama
  • Publish the strategic planning results of the Summit on the Center for Health Equity in the Americas’ website

This event is by invitation only.  There is no fee for registration, however confirmation is essential in order to make all travel arrangements on your behalf.


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When and where will the conference be held?


Miramar Plaza, Balboa Ave. , P.O. Box 7336 : Panama City ,5, Panama : +5-07-2068888

Friday, October 7, 2016 12:30 pm – October 8, 2016 10:00 p.m.

Summit registration is at 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Welcome and opening begins at 2:00 p.m.

Summit Photos

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Summit in the News

Panama summit stokes vision of health equity in the Americas, HSC News

Cancer prevention in the Americas is ‘social justice’ issue, experts sayHumanosphere

Organizations and Countries Represented at the Summit

Researchers, policymakers and civil society members from 13 countries and 38 organizations participated during this summit in Panama.

Where can I obtain more conference-related information?

For more information, please contact Rosa Barahona at barahona@ucs.edu or call (323)442-8208.