2021 ASPO Annual MeetingThe ASPO Annual Meeting brings together the cancer prevention and control community to promote the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas; to identify and stimulate research areas; and to foster the implementation of programs in cancer prevention and control. To help inspire and propel cancer prevention research and intervention toward achieving health equity, we are delighted to announce that the theme of the 45thASPO meeting will be Health Equity, Culture, and Cancer.

2021 Symposiums:

  • Structural Racism, Discrimination, and Cancer
    Co-Chairs: Scarlett Lin Gomez, MPH, PhD, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer & Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • The Many Shades of Unequal Access to Cancer Prevention & Care
    Co-Chairs: Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, Northwestern University & Otis Brawley, MD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Novel Remote Technologies that Bridge the Digital Divide
    Chair: Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD, MPH, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Inequities in Cancer Prevention & Control
    Chair: Elena Martinez, PhD, UCSD Moores Cancer Center & Larry Kushi, ScD, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

*Attendees safety and wellbeing are of the utmost importance to ASPO. We are closely monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the University of Arizona Campus Health regarding the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We will follow any recommendations and guidelines from these agencies as well as local health departments. If we are unable to meet live in Arizona, the meeting will be held virtually.

Meeting Pricing

Registration Opens November 2, 2020

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*If we are unable to meet live in Arizona, the meeting will be held virtually and registration prices will be adjusted accordingly.

2021 Program Committee


Elisa Bandera, MD, PhD, Rutgers University


Sandi Pruitt, PhD, UT Southwestern

Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Otis Brawley, MD, Johns Hopkins University
Scarlett Lin Gomez, MPH, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Saira Khan, MPH, PhD, University of Delaware
Lawrence Kushi, ScD, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
Elena Martinez, PhD, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO, Weill Cornell Medicine
Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, Feinberg School of Medicine