Join us once again in-person at the 2022 Prevent Cancer Dialogue, June 9-10, 2022 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA! This year, the Prevent Cancer Dialogue will focus on our theme: Advancing health equity through innovation. Hear from well-known experts and engaging speakers on important trending topics in cancer prevention and early detection. Be part of valuable conversations with colleagues and leaders in the field. Registration will open in February. Stay tuned for more information on registration, Poster Presentations and the Prevent Cancer Laurels Awards.
This program is pending continuing education approval for nurses, nurse practitioners and certified health education specialists. Stay tuned to for more information on continuing education hours and approvals.
The Latin name for the Bay Laurel plant, laurus noblis, is derived from the word “to praise” or to be renowned or famous. The laurel has long been a symbol of tribute, honor, victory, merit and reward. In Ancient Rome, heroes among the athletes, generals, emperors and poets received a wreath of laurels as homage to their service and accomplishments.
The Prevent Cancer Foundation® created the Cancer Prevention Laurels in 2003 to recognize and celebrate innovators and leaders in the fight against cancer. The awards are presented annually in partnership with the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. View our past Cancer Prevention Laurels recipients below.
For 2022, awards will be made in these categories to recognize work in any area of cancer prevention or early detection, especially in times of COVID:
2021 Cancer Prevention Laurels Awards Presentation
|PREVENT CANCER DIALOGUE CANCER PREVENTION LAUREL AWARD RECIPIENTS|
|2021||Laurel Award for Health Equity||Dr. Tsu-Yin Wu|
|Laurel Award for Dedication to Community Service||Ify Anne Nwabukwu|
|Laurel Award for National Leadership||Dr. David Ahlquist
|2020||Laurel Award for Health Equity||Karen Kim, M.D.|
|Laurel Award for National Leadership||Kathleen Schmeler, M.D.|
|Laurel Award for Dedication to Community Service||Johnnay Benjamin|
|News release, awards presented by Jennifer Griffin|
|2019||Laurel Award for Health Equity||Sanjeev Aurora, M.D.|
|Laurel Award for National Leadership||Cynthia Jorgensen, Dr.P.H.|
|Community Leadership||Chien-Chi Huang|
|Special Award for Lifetime Achievement||Bernard Levin, M.D., FACP|
|2018||National Leadership||Dennis J. Ahnen, M.D., AGAF, FACG|
|Dedication to Community Service||Reshma Khan, Ph.D.|
|Increasing Health Equity||Electra D. Paskett, Ph.D.|
|Lifetime Achievement||Paul F. Engstrom, M.D.|
|2017||National Leadership||Holly J. Wolf, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.|
|Special Award for Community Service||Gina M. Villani, M.D., M.P.H.|
|2016||National Leadership||James Hotz, M.D.|
|Special Award for Community Service||Ira F. Combs, R.N.|
|2015||Innovative Programs||Lynn F. Butterly, M.D.|
|National Leadership||Durado Brooks, M.D., M.P.H.|
|Advocacy||Councilmember LaToya Cantrell|
|Special Award for Leadership in Skin Cancer Prevention||Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H.|
|Special Award for Innovation in Health Information Technology||Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.|
|2014||Innovative Programs||Olga G. Sánchez|
|National Leadership||Laurie Fenton Ambrose|
|Advocacy||Thomas K. Weber, M.D., F.A.C.S.|
|Special Award for Inspiration||The NewsBabes|
|Special Award for Health Policy||Susan Dentzer|
|2013||Innovative Programs||Michael B. Potter, M.D.|
|National Leadership||James L. Mulshine, M.D.|
|Advocacy||Jo-Ellen Corkery De Luca|
|2012||Innovative Programs||Franklin G. Berger, Ph.D.|
|National Leadership||Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, M.D., M.P.H, M.S.|
|Advocacy||Ann E. Fonfa|
|Lifetime Achievement||Sidney J. Winawer, M.D.|
|2011||Innovative Programs||Sanja Percac-Lima, M.D., Ph.D., D.M.D.|
|National Leadership||Mary Doroshenk, M.A.|
|Advocacy||Whitney Jones, M.D.|
|2010||Innovative Programs||Lina Jandorf, M.A.|
|National Leadership||Laura Seeff, M.D.|
|2009||Innovative Programs||Diane Dwyer, M.D.|
|National Leadership||Tim Byers, M.D., M.P.H.|
|2008||International Leadership||Joseph Sung, M.D.|
|National Leadership||Claudia Baquet, M.D., M.P.H.|
|2007||Innovative Programs||Claudia Christensen, R.N., F.N.P., C.G.R.N.|
|National Leadership||David Lieberman, M.D.|
|2006||Outstanding Advocacy||Barry Stein, Esq.|
|Outstanding National Leadership||Harold P. Freeman, M.D.|
|Outstanding Public Service||Linda Burhansstipanov, M.S.P.H., Dr.P.H.|
|Honorary Cancer Prevention Laurel for Educational Outreach||Foghorn Leghorn|
|2005||Dedication to Community Service||Paul Limberg, M.D., M.P.H.|
|National Leadership||Richard Wender, M.D.|
|Advocacy||Dale Mintz, M.P.H., C.H.E.S.|
|Dedication to Public Service||Congresswoman Louise Slaughter|
|2004||Dedication to Public Service||Nathaniel Cobb, M.D.|
|Dedication to Community Programs||Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H.|
|National Leadership||Robert A. Smith, Ph.D.|
|International Leadership||Meinhard Classen, M.D.|
|Paul Rozen, M.D.|
|Sidney J. Winawer, M.D.|
|2003||Outstanding Public Service||Ernestine Hambrick, M.D.|
|Innovation in Communications||Elmer Huerta, M.D.|
|Outstanding National Leadership||Bernard Levin, M.D.|
|Dedication to Community Programs||Robert Warren, M.D.|
The Prevent Cancer Dialogue convenes meetings, whether virtual or in-person, on cancer screening and prevention to:
Participants take the Dialogue back to their communities and workplaces with concrete ways to enhance or expand what they already do to promote prevention practices and appropriate screening.
The Prevent Cancer Dialogue has been implemented on these levels:
The Prevent Cancer Dialogue convenes a diverse group of stakeholders and provides a welcoming environment for the exchange of ideas, information and experiences, networking, brainstorming and thoughtful discussion of strategies for cancer prevention and early detection in all communities. Experts in the field give timely and enlightening presentations on trending topics and the Q&A sessions and peer-to-peer conversations provide productive dialogue among participants. Now in its 22nd year, the Dialogue started as laser-focused on colorectal cancer screening, and, over the years, it expanded to include cancer prevention and then to include also cervical, breast and lung cancer screenings. The Dialogue also covers issues related to early detection content related to other cancers, such as prostate, oral, ovarian and skin. The Dialogue currently reaches participants from 49 states, 3 territories and several other countries.
Since 2007, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has had the honor of working with American Indian/Alaska (AI/AN) groups to increase cancer screening, and most especially colorectal cancer screening. The Foundation first convened a Dialogue of 10 AI/AN teams in Portland, Oregon, to kick off year-long projects that they designed and planned to increase colorectal cancer screening in their respective communities. Each team received a grant of $10,000 from the Foundation. Team members included tribal council members and leaders, health directors, community workers, health care providers, tribal elders, CRC survivors and family members or representatives of state health departments. These projects were:
The Foundation continues to work with colleagues on cancer prevention and early detection in Indian Country. Every year, the annual national Dialogue offers content relevant to Indian Country and convenes a peer-to-peer information-sharing meeting to keep everybody up-to-date on what’s happening in cancer screening and prevention in Indian Country.
From 2003 – 2008, The Prevent Cancer Dialogue was also active on the state level, thanks to funding from a five-year CDC cooperative agreement and also individual funding from some states. These year-long projects strengthened state-wide collaborations and partnerships, working within their state-level comprehensive cancer control plans to increase capacity for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in communities across their states — whether large or small, and rural or urban. Outcomes of the projects included statewide media campaigns, the establishment of a state-specific foundation to support CRC screening in underserved communities, dissemination of tools for office-reminder systems, support for CRC legislation and culturally appropriate educational materials
The states which convened Dialogues were:
Regardless of size or shape, every Dialogue features a mix of state-of-the-art presentations and interactive, dynamic “conversations” among participants. The Dialogue equips participants with concrete tools and effective strategies for use in both clinical and public health settings. At any Dialogue, there likely is a mix of these participants:
Join us for the next-gen Poster sessions at the 2021 Virtual Prevent Cancer Dialogue! Each presenter gives a brief overview of a community-level program in cancer prevention or screening to reduce health disparities in the community and then focuses on one element that contributes greatly to the program’s success. All presenters are then part of a facilitated discussion with the audience. Check it out!
Poster Session Theme: Innovations in Building Sustainability for Community-Level Cancer Screening and Prevention
The Dialogue Archives contains materials to start and continue conversations with Dialogue colleagues and in your community about cancer screening and prevention.
To learn about evidence-based interventions and collaborations in communities working on cancer screening and prevention, view the presentations, posters and other materials that were presented throughout the 2019 Dialogue.
Want to discuss new cancer screening modalities or advocacy campaigns? Download the Networking Resource Guide to network with past Dialogue professionals on a variety of cancer screening issues.
Click below to view materials and information from previous Dialogue events:
Join us as we continue the dialogue on cancer screening with podcasts featuring Dialogue speakers and other noted cancer professionals exploring critical issues in cancer screening.
Serving the Community with Client Navigation Services featuring Olga Lucia Jimenez, Georgia Director of Community Outreach with American Cancer Society and Lina Jandorf, a research professor at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City.
Do you work with an underserved community or are you interested in helping eligible women get screening and follow-up for breast and cervical cancer? This podcast dives into the Client Navigation Program funded by the American Cancer Society in partnership with the Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. We hope that the lessons shared may help you start or sustain a client navigation program for your community.
Following the 2014 Dialogue, we produced four podcasts:
A Successful Health Insurance Exchange: Kentucky’s Kynect featuring David Woodmansee, Associate Director of State & Local Campaigns at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and Audrey Haynes, Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services for Kentucky.
Is your state one of the 17 which have state-based health insurance marketplaces? This podcast takes us down South to Kentucky as she has a unique place among southern states: she has both expanded Medicaid coverage and set up her own state-based health insurance exchange. This podcast focuses on Kynect, Kentucky’s state-based health insurance exchange highlighting their current successes and how they’re preparing for 2015 open enrollment.
How to Implement a Successful Lung Cancer Screening Program featuring Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lung Cancer Alliance, a national nonprofit, and Andrea B. McKee, M.D., Chief of the Radiology Oncology Department at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts.
Part 2 of our podcast on lung cancer screening explores the implementation of Lahey Hospital and Medical Center’s successful lung cancer screening program with lessons that you can take back to your organization.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Lung Cancer Screening featuring Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lung Cancer Alliance, a national nonprofit, and Andrea B. McKee, M.D., Chief of the Radiology Oncology Department at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts.
This podcast was so rich with information that we decided to use it all by breaking it into two parts! Tune in to learn all about lung cancer screening, what low-dose computed tomography is and the debate that’s underway regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services coverage of lung cancer screening.
E-Cigarettes and How to Advocate for a Tobacco-Free Future featuring Cathy Callaway, Associate Director of State & Local Campaigns at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and Erika Sward, Assistant Vice President for National Advocacy at the American Lung Association.
This podcast focuses on electronic cigarettes and tobacco-control advocacy. We’ll hear more about the public health concerns from our tobacco-control advocates as they talk about advocacy at the state and local levels.
If you have trouble listening to any of the podcasts on this page, visit our page on SoundCloud.
The Prevent Cancer Foundation® values its partnerships with its supporters – and appreciates the impact we make together on increasing cancer screening. As a supporter of the Prevent Cancer Dialogue, you have a terrific opportunity to help advance work in cancer screening.
If your organization would like to support the 2021 Prevent Cancer Dialogue, or for more information on how you can become a corporate partner of the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, please contact Becca Ginns at 703-519-2117 or Becca.Ginns@preventcancer.org.
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