Pamela Ratliff
Stanford Cancer Institute
Community Partnership Program 


Saturday May 5, 2018 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


Complimentary parking is available at the South San Francisco Conference Center and its neighboring hotels (Holiday Inn SFO and CitiGarden Hotel).  FREE shuttle service will be available to/from the SSF BART Station by advance request only.  (NOTE: All shuttle requests must be received no later than April 25). 

* 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 opportunities
  • Sponsorship/funding opportunities

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

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 persons registered in their party. Thank you!

WELCOME to the official webpage of the 7th Annual Conference: 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, health professionals, researchers, cancer survivors, caregivers, advocates, and other key stakeholders in the African American community. We have a wonderful lineup of expert speakers and sessions covering the spectrum of breast health and cancer including, but not limited to 
breast self-awareness; breast cancer risk; early detection; nutrition; physical activity; treatment and clinical trials research; survivorship; and advocacy. 

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

We are honored to have Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, a radiation oncologist at Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center who also holds joint distinctions as the Director of the Office of Cancer Health Equity and Associate Director for Cancer Health Equity as this year's Keynote Speaker! Dr. Winkfield is a nationally recognized leader in health equity and workforce diversity and is a graduate of Duke University's Medical Scientist Training Program where she is the 2nd black woman to graduate from the MD/PhD dual degree program. 

This event is sponsored by the Stanford Cancer Institute's Community Partnership Program (SCI-CPP). Supporters of this event include the Iota Beta Sigma and Sigma Omicron Chapters of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Partners for this event include the Bay Area Black Nurses Association, Inc., Allen Temple Baptist Church, DHHS - Region IX Office on Women's Health, Karla Antoinette Baptiste, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. - San Francisco Chapter, Ladies in Red, and Everything Ro - Dr. Ro.

There is NO COST TO ATTEND this event, but registration (online or by mail only) is requiredDeadline to register is April 25. Registration will include a light breakfast, lunch, keynote presentation and lectures, health exhibits/resources, entertainment, networking opportunities, and much, much more!  We ask that you please do not bring children or minors under the age of 18 and non-service pets to this event due to limited seating.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for Registered Nurses, and other health professionals including Social Workers and Community Health Education Specialists (CHES). 4 CEU hours will be provided by our partners, the Bay Area Black Nurses' Association, approved by stated BRN #CEP 9053. To receive CEUs, you must be registered for the event and attend the entire program to receive full CE credit.

Photography and/or Video Consent Disclaimer: By attending the 7th Annual Conference: Breast Cancer and African Americans (BCAA), all parties understand and expressly consent to the Stanford Cancer Institute and its Community Partnership Program using their photographic image and/or audiovisual recordings for any chosen promotional purposes and format, including print, digital, and/or online.

We thank everyone for their interest, but have filled all available seats currently and are at capacity. 
If you would like to complete a Walk-In registration the day of the event, please pay close attention to the following details - We welcome walk-in participants, but please note that seating is NOT GUARANTEED unless space becomes available on event day. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 8:45AM ON MAY 5 TO CHECK SEATING AVAILABILITY AT WALK-IN REGISTRATION!  Thank you for your cooperation!!