Treatment Inequality: A Panel on Health Equity

This session will discuss the inequalities that exist around access to treatments and resources and how they differ based on a patient’s geographic location or social economic status. Additionally, the panel will discuss other detriments of health, such as someone’s race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. Taking an intersectional look, panelists will use their unique perspective to weigh in on how patients may face inequalities when seeking treatment for their hemophilia in the healthcare system. Our goal through this panel discussion is to not only open important discussion points and potentially actionable solutions on health disparities, but to advance health equity in bleeding disorders.


Apr 22 2022


Central Time
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Room 4


  • Cynthia Chavez
    Cynthia Chavez

    Cynthia Chavez is the Senior Outreach Manager at the Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California and the mother of two affected boys with Hemophilia A. Cynthia has a degree in Social Work from California State University of Los Angeles (CSULA). She enjoys working with the bleeding disorder community, and she remembers when her first son was diagnosed and how she helpless she felt. Cynthia wants newly diagnosed families to know that they have plenty of support and that they aren’t alone.

  • Erika Bocanegra
  • MD
  • MSc
  • MSW
  • Robert Sidonio
  • Tyshawn Constantine
    Tyshawn Constantine

    Tyshawn is a 30 year old from Brooklyn NY with Severe Hemophilia A. Professionally, Tyshawn has held various positions in client management, pharmaceutical advertising, and healthcare advocacy for those with rare bleeding disorders. Currently the associate director with the Hemophilia Association of New York & a current board member with the Hemophilia Federation of America. I am currently in Graduate School at Syracuse University pursuing an MBA Degree.

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