2017 Dialogue

2017 Dialogue for Action

Thank you for attending!

2017 Dialogue for Action®!
April 19-21, 2017
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
McLean, VA
Conveniently located to both National/Reagan and Dulles airports

About This Year’s Conference

2017 Dialogue for Action® On Cancer Screening & Prevention.

This will be Prevent Cancer Foundation’s nineteenth annual Dialogue for Action®. This year’s planned topics include: social determinants of health; key legislation; prevention initiatives to reduce health disparities; research trends and advancements in cancer prevention and early detection; developments in imaging for cancer screening; the Precision Medicine Initiative; updates on screening guidelines; global prevention and early detection; and more.

The Dialogue for Action® is a program focused on increasing cancer screening as part of a comprehensive and coordinated cancer prevention strategy through:

  • An annual national conference
  • Projects with Native American tribes and urban Indian health organizations
  • Projects with states and regions


picture1Garth Graham, MD, MPH, President, Aetna Foundation will kick things off with his opening keynote address Social Determinants of Health—Your Zip Code Says More About Your Health Than Your Genetic Code.




Castle_photo_2015 MobileOdt_RwandaPhilip Castle, PhD, MPH, Global Coalition against Cervical Cancer and Albert Einstein College of Medicine will provide the closing keynote address Mobilizing for Global Prevention and Early Detection of Cervical Cancer.




2017 BLOGS

Addressing equal access to preventive care in Tunisia, Apr. 4, 2017
As a member of the Tunisian Association for Defending the Right to Health, Dr. Amna Khalfaoui plans to travel from North Africa to attend this year’s Dialogue for Action® conference. Read about the challenges Tunisia faces in improving health care and what she’s most looking to take home with her from this year’s Dialogue in her blog post. Read more


Come to Dialogue with Aetna Foundation’s Garth Graham, Mar. 9, 2017
Garth Graham, MD, MPH, will deliver the opening keynote address at the Dialogue for Action® conference. We talked to Dr. Graham about his work to improve health equity across the country. Read more



 No woman should die of cervical cancer, Jan. 19, 2017

In the United States, cervical cancer is becoming less common thanks to increased vaccinations, improved screening rates and better treatments. But incidence and death rates remain high among women in underserved areas across the country.  Read more



2017 Dialogue for Action® – Important Dates

Poster Abstract Submission Deadline

October 27, 2016

Early Bird Registration Closes ($245)

February 28, 2017

Conference Hotel Block Closes

March 24, 2017

Last Day to Register Online ($295)

April 18, 2017

Questions? Contact Lisa Han at


Sponsored by

Northrop Grumman 

Boehringer Ingelheim


Exact Sciences


Quest Diagnostics


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