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Share the Care Native Cancer Conference

May 6, 2019 – May 8, 2019 MCW_Icons_Make_An_Appointment_Green iCAL

Join us for the only Native cancer conference in the country, in Milwaukee for the first time! Exhibitors and Community Resources Welcome.

A block of rooms is guaranteed at Potawatomi until April 20.
The cost for these rooms is $91 plus tax.
To reserve a hotel room:
Call 800-PAYSBIG (800-729-7244), or reserve online with group code: PIN95072019

May 6, 12:00 pm (WWWP Pre-Conference Training, Color Guard, Opening Ceremony)
May 7, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
May 8, 8:00 am–1:00 pm (featuring a survivorship panel)

Speaker Line-Up:

Judith S. Kaur, MD (Choctaw, Cherokee)
Dr. Kaur is a Professor of Oncology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and one of only a few American Indian medical oncologists in the country. Dr. Kaur is actively engaged in clinical trials research with an emphasis on women’s cancers and has published multiple articles related to her research. As the Medical Director for the Native American Programs of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, she has led multiple projects to improve cancer control across American Indian and Alaska Native populations, and she has been engaged in disparities research using community-based participatory research principles for more than twenty-five years.

Patricia Nez Henderson, MD (Dine’- Navajo)
Dr. Patricia Nez Henderson serves as the Vice President for the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health, an American Indian nonprofit health organization located in Rapid City, South Dakota. Dr. Nez Henderson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Arizona and earned her Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees from Yale University. Dr. Nez Henderson is considered one of the leading authorities on tobacco control in American Indian communities. For the past nineteen years, she has collaborated with Tribes and tribal communities in implementing comprehensive tobacco control and prevention programs. Dr. Nez Henderson’s work has led to the Navajo Nation passing commercial tobacco-free policies for government workplaces and ceremonial settings, and increasing excise taxes on tobacco products. In addition, Dr. Nez Henderson has developed, implemented and evaluated numerous American Indian culturally relevant tobacco-related research projects.

Adrienne Laverdure, MD (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa)
Dr. Laverdure graduated from the University of North Dakota Medical School and is a Board-certified Family Practice physician. She currently serves as the Medical Director at Peter Christensen Health Center, Lac du Flambeau WI, and is a preceptor for students from the Medical College of Wisconsin, UW School of Nursing and the UW School of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Laverdure is Chief of Staff at Howard Young Medical Center, and has been an active member of their medical staff

Lyle Ignace, MD, MPH (Coeur D'Alene Tribe of Idaho & Menominee)
Executive Director and Physician – Gerald L Ignace Indian Health Center. Named for Dr. Ignace’s father, Gerald, the south side health center provides an array of health and community services for Urban Indians. The GLIIHC’s mission to improve the health, peace, and well-being of Native American Indians in the Greater Milwaukee Area. Clinic staff are responsive to the needs of the community to assure a stronger future for Milwaukee’s Native children, youth, and families. Dr. Ignace received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI. His job entails the duties of a CEO. Previous experience includes a federal position at the Indian Health Service, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency located in Rockville, Maryland.

Event Location

  • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
  • 1721 West Canal St.
  • Milwaukee, WI 53233
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Google map location