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AACHAC Presents "An Evening with HeLa" and a Free Seminar on Clinical Trials
Capuchino H.S. - Samuel Johnson, Jr. Performing Arts Center
San Bruno, CA
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Thursday Feb 01, 2018 7:00 PM - Friday Feb 02, 2018 9:00 AM | Free - $150.00


AACHAC Presents "An Evening with HeLa" and a Free Seminar on Clinical Trials
Join the African American Community Health Advisory Committee (AACHAC), in partnership with San Francisco-Peninsula Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the San Mateo County Health System, for an extraordinary event that features a presentation with members of Henrietta Lacks family.

Published in 2010, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been a worldwide phenomenon, spending 75 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list and winning multiple awards, and was adapted into a full-length movie featured on HBO and starring Oprah Winfrey.


On February 1, we are proud to host a panel discussion with two of Mrs. Lacks family members at the beautiful:

Samuel Johnson, Jr. Performing Arts Center
Capuchino High School
1501 Magnolia Avenue
San Bruno, CA  94066

The venue is named after Samuel Johnson, Jr., Superintendent Emeritus, former Principal of Capuchino High School, and the first African American Superintendent of the San Mateo Union High School District.


On February 2, we will host a FREE educational seminar (CEU credits are available) at the scenic:

Foster City Community Center
1000 E. Hillsdale Boulevard
Foster City, CA 94404

This seminar brings together the community, health professionals, patient advocates and researchers to learn about clinical trials and its importance among populations of color. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Keynote Address:
     Dr. Elise Donaville Cook, MD, MS
     Associate Professor, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Session I:
     Patients will share their experiences and thoughts about clinical trial participation, including the empowerment of being involved in research.

Session II:
     History, Myths and Clinical Trials 101: A basic overview of clinical trials, what to expect when volunteering for a study, and examples of how patient research advances health and medicine.

Session III:
     Embedding Diversity & Inclusion in Clinical Trials:  Clinicians and other health professionals will learn about how they can embed inclusive practices to ensure a diverse patient population in clinical trials.

Resource Expo:
    Program sponsors and organization will showcase their resources and share information related to clinical trials and services.  Table availability is limited for non-sponsoring organizations.

The FREE seminar has limited capacity and is first come-first served. You must be registered to attend! Please Select "Fri Feb 2" under the Date pull-down menu to register.

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Capuchino H.S. - Samuel Johnson, Jr. Performing Arts Center (View)
1501 Magnolia Avenue (See Description for Feb 2nd Seminar Address)
San Bruno, CA 94066
United States

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Kid Friendly: Yes!
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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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