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Pamela A. Ratliff, MPA 
Stanford Cancer Institute
Community Partnership Program 


Saturday May 2, 2015 from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM PDT

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South San Francisco Conference Center
255 South Airport Boulevard
South San Francisco, CA  94080-6703

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* Complimentary Parking is available at the SSF Conference Center and its neighboring hotels (Holiday Inn and CitiGarden Hotel). Shuttle service from/to SSF BART station available at no cost by advance request only.

Here are some ways you can help out!

  • Raffle prize donations
  • Volunteer at event
  • Sponsorship/funding opportunities

Please contact Pamela Ratliff at or call 1.800.383.0941 for additional information.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you submit multiple registrations online, please provide the complete contact information for each individual registered. Only ONE email confirmation will be sent to the primary (first) registrant whom is responsible for sharing and/or forwarding the confirmation to all those whom were registered. In addition, if a single address is used for multiple registrants, you may be provided with one tote bag per household based on availability. Thank you!

WELCOME to the official webpage of the 4th Annual Conference on Breast Cancer & African Americans (BCAA)!  The Stanford Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program (SCI-CPP)  is pleased to host a special community event focused on eliminating breast cancer disparities in African American populations in the Greater SF Bay Area and surrounding communities through the dissemination of high quality, timely and culturally-tailored health information and resources. Join us for an informative dialogue with clinicians, researchers, health professionals, cancer survivors, caregivers, advocates, and other key stakeholders in the African American community. Topics will include proper breast self-awareness; breast cancer risk; early detection; nutrition; physical activity; treatment options; stress management; survivorship; caregiver/family support; and advocacy. 

We are pleased to announce that our Keynote Speaker for this year's event is Dr. Cheryl Ewing, Professor of Clinical Surgery at UCSF Mount Zion Hospital. Dr. Ewing's focus is in breast cancer surgery and her research interests include quality of care and evaluation of barriers to medical and breast care for minority women. She is  a member of most of the major surgical societies, and is the recipient of several awards, including the Susan G. Komen Local Hero Award and the UCSF Academy of Medical Educator Teaching Award.  We are honored to have a TRUE CHAMPION join us from right here in the Greater SF Bay Area as we try to put an end to breast cancer disparities in our most vulnerable and disenfranchised populations.


Our afternoon Featured Speaker is Ms. Edna Campbell, former Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Star Player, Breast Cancer Survivor, Health Educator, Speaker, and Author.  She is the creator of 'Breathe and Stretch', a program that approaches the breast cancer recovery process from a wholistic perspective, and encourages survivors to 'reclaim their health' and take ownership of their lives.  'Breathe and Stretch' teaches survivors to tap into their body's natural ability to regulate, balance, and heal. 

The target audience for this event includes African American women (age 18+) of any health status, as well as cancer patients, survivors, family members, caregivers, friends, community advocates, researchers, clinicians, and health care professionals.

This event is hosted and sponsored by the Stanford Cancer Institute's Community Partnership Program (SCI-CPP), in conjunction with the Global Alliance for CHANGE. Partners for this event include the Bay Area Black Nurses' Association, Bay Area Disparities Coalition, Auxiliary to the Sinkler Miller Medical Assocation, and a host of other community groups and organizations.

 There is NO COST TO ATTEND this event, but registration is required.  Registration includes breakfast and lunch, keynote presentation and lectures, health exhibits/resources, entertainment, networking opportunities, tote bag, raffle prizes, and more!  Early registration is encouraged since seating is limited. We ask that you please do not bring children or minors under the age of 18 and non-service pets to this event. Registration Deadline is April 27th (all registrations must be received by this date) NOTE: This deadline is pending seating availability at this event.  Registration can close at an earlier date if we reach capacity

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for Registered Nurses and other health professionals, including social workers, community health education specialists, etc. at no additional cost. 4 CE hours will be provided by our partners, Bay Area Black Nurses' Association, approved by State BRN #CEP 9053. Must be registered for event and present for the entire day's program to receive full CEU credit. Bring your license number and sign up at the event check-in for CEU credit.

Complimentary Parking is available at the South San Francisco Conference Center. The conference center also has an agreement to share parking with both its neighboring hotels - the Holiday Inn to the south and the CitiGarden Hotel to the north.  Additional parking is available diagonally across the street in the lot located between the Travelodge and the Best Western Grosvernor Hotel.

Complimentary Shuttle Service is available from/to the SSF BART station and the SSF Conference Center during peak periods (select morning and afternoon hours only) by advance request - contact us via email at or by phone at 1.800.383.0941. Please provide the complete name, address, phone, and email (if available) of each individual requesting shuttle service in your communications (all requests must be made at least 48 hours prior to event). 

Funding for this event is made possible by the Stanford Cancer Institute. 

 A special 'THANK YOU' goes out to Lights 'N Lines Photography for providing custom raffle donations, and to Mr. Marvin McMillian, Jr., Founder of M2Fine Art for donating a one-of-a-kind, customized fine art piece for display at our event.