2018 Presentations – Dialogue for Action

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Ballroom A + B

Evidence, opinion and fact in cancer screening

When it comes to cancer screening, the evidence is often uncertain. This workshop will discuss why there are still gaps in the evidence in cancer screening and will demonstrate how to distinguish opinion from fact when filling in the gaps, using case studies from the professional and popular press. The recent fresh look at the prostate data collected in the PLCO project will be discussed.

Speaker: Ruth Etzioni, PhD, Biostatistics Program, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, @retzioni

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10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Ballroom C

Advocacy workshop: Health care disparities and their impact on prevention

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is hosting this annual workshop at no cost to attendees. The event is open to the public and all Dialogue for Action attendees are invited to participate. This workshop will focus on access and prevention issues at the federal, state and local levels. Expert speakers and panelists from across several chronic diseases will share insights and best practices from their experiences in increasing access to preventive services and eliminating socioeconomic, racial and geographic health disparities. Participants are invited to work together to identify common obstacles in prevention and access and develop solutions to these pressing concerns in disease prevention. 

1:00-4:00 p.m. Ballroom A + B

Foundations for prevention and early detection of breast, cervical, colorectal and lung cancers

This overview of the mandated guidelines-driven cancer screenings functions as an in-service for participants new to cancer screening and as a review for others. This session has breaks.

Moderator: Faye L. Wong, MPH, Program Services Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Natural History and Epidemiology of Breast Cancer
Bridget A. Oppong, MD, FACS, Reston Breast Care Specialists and Adjunct Faculty, Georgetown University
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Natural History and Epidemiology of Cervical Cancer and HPV
Anne F. Rositch, PhD, MSPH, Cancer Epidemiology Division, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Natural History and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer
Roy J. Duhé, PhD, Cancer Institute, University of Mississippi Medical Center, @70x2020Guy
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Natural History and Epidemiology of Lung Cancer
Hormuzd Katki, PhD, Division of Epidemiology & Genetics, National Cancer Institute
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Cancer Screening in the Primary Care Setting with Emphasis on Community Health Centers
Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and American Cancer Society
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Overcoming Barriers Health Educators Face in Promoting Cancer Screening
Kathleen Gamblin, RN, BSN, OCN, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
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1:00-2:20 p.m. Statler (lower level)
The Prevent Cancer Foundation and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) are proud to offer this workshop in support of the 80% by 2018 national CRC screening initiative:

Colorectal cancer screening workshop: Leveraging hospital and health systems to increase colorectal cancer screening.

The NCCRT has commissioned a new best practices guide for hospital and health systems in support of CRC screening, featuring case studies from systems that are leading the way. Come hear Albany Area Primary Health Care’s Service Director Dr. James Hotz and the NCCRT’s Director Mary Doroshenk share what hospitals and health systems have to tell us about getting leadership buy-in, identifying strategies that work and partnering with the community from the hospital health systems perspective. Come participate in this interactive workshop and help your organization create a game plan for moving ahead in increasing CRC screening!

Mary Doroshenk, MA, Director, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, and Strategic Director, Colorectal Cancer Intervention, American Cancer Society

James A. Hotz, MD, MACP, Clinical Services Director, Albany Area Primary Health Care

1:00-3:15 p.m. Dallas

Information exchange about state and tribal colorectal cancer screening programs

Because the Dialogue attracts participants from across the country, the 2018 Dialogue will again host this meeting of the National Colorectal Cancer Screening Network for peer-to-peer information sharing, in support of the 80% by 2018 national colorectal cancer screening initiative.

Jennifer Boehm, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Melissa Leypoldt, RN, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, @missyreverie

3:30-5:30 p.m. Dallas

American Indian/Alaska Native meeting to share experiences with cancer screening and prevention programs in Indian country

We will show Reclaiming Sacred Tobacco, a 30-minute documentary on tobacco practices of Anishinaabe and Dakota people in Minnesota, followed by discussion of the video facilitated by Richard Mousseau, MS, Director of Community Health Programs for Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board.

Participants will also have opportunity to share information and updates about their community programs. Everybody’s welcome!

Richard Mousseau, MS, Community Health Programs, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board

4:15-5:45 p.m. Beverly

HPV vaccination information-sharing

Janna L. Pastir, MPH, of the North Dakota Department of Health’s Chronic Disease Division will discuss the successful partnership to increase HPV vaccination rates in North Dakota between the Department of Health and rural middle and high schools with school-based health clinics. Following this talk will be informal peer-to-peer sharing about opportunities and challenges for HPV vaccination programs on the national, state or local level. Come share your insights about what makes a strong program and how to make a program stronger. Open to all.

Facilitator: Sherrie Flynt Wallington, PhD, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center

Speaker: Janna L. Pastir, MPH, Chronic Disease Division, North Dakota Department of Health

4:15-5:45 p.m. Statler + Stevens (lower level)

National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable task group meetings

For Roundtable members: In 2018, the Dialogue will again host sub-committee meetings of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, also in support of the 80% by 2018 national colorectal cancer screening initiative.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

8:00 a.m. Ballroom A + B

Welcome of the Dialogue For Action on Cancer Screening and Prevention

Lisa J. Berry, Managing Director of External Affairs, Prevent Cancer Foundation @LisaJBerry

Carolyn R. “Bo” Aldigé, Founder and President, Prevent Cancer Foundation

8:10 a.m. Ballroom A + B

Opening keynote: How to democratize medical knowledge and bring best-practice care to one billion people by 2025

Erika Harding, MA, Chief Replication Officer, Project ECHO, University of New Mexico HSC

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9:40 a.m. Ballroom A + B

Lung cancer imaging

Moderator: James L. Mulshine, MD, Rush Medical College, Rush University

The Business Case for CT Imaging in Lung Cancer Screening
Bruce Pyenson, FSA, MAAA, Milliman, Inc.
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How Patient Navigators Facilitate Getting the Right Patients Screened for Lung Cancer
Sanja Percac-Lima, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital Division of General Internal Medicine and Chelsea HealthCare Center
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Establishing an International Monitoring Framework to Ensure Quality of Quantitative Images
Ricardo Avila, MS, Accumetra, Inc.
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30 minutes of dialogue with audience

11:05 a.m. Ballroom A + B

HPV vaccination

Moderator: Bethany Kintigh, RN, BSN, Bureau of Immunization and TB, Iowa Department of Public Health

What’s Happening with HPV Vaccination Rates on the State Level Across the US
Melinda Wharton, MD, MPH, Immunization Services Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Getting More Primary Care Physicians in North Dakota on Board with HPV Vaccination Messaging
Paul Carson, MD, FACP, North Dakota State University and Sanford Medical Center Fargo
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Beyond Cervical Cancer: Using Cancer Registry Data to Make the HPV Vaccination Case for Oropharyngeal (and Other) Cancers
Nikki Hayes, MPH, Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, @cdc_cancer
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12:20 p.m. Ballroom C

Laurels Awards Luncheon

Moderator: Tony Award-winning actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is a spokesperson for the Think About the Link campaign, sharing her heartfelt story of beating cervical cancer and becoming an advocate for the HPV vaccine in efforts to raise awareness of the link between certain viruses that can cause cancer.

  • National Leadership Award
  • Dedication to Community Service Award
  • Increasing Health Equity Award
  • Special Award for Lifetime Achievement

1:50 p.m. Ballroom A + B

Cancer screening and prevention on the community level

Moderator: Carla D. Williams, PhD, Departments of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine, Howard University Cancer Center, @huccdc

How a Chicago FQHC is Working toward 80% by 2018 Screened for Colorectal Cancer
Carmen Vergara, RN-BSN, MPH, Esperanza Health Centers
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How We Share the Message of Hepatitis C and Liver Cancer in Indian Country
Jessica Leston, DrPH(c), MPH, Clinical Programs, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
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Millennials, Social Justice and Tobacco Use
Denise Smith, MPH, College Activism, Truth Initiative, @truthinitiative
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3:30 p.m. Statler/Continental B/Continental C/Dallas/Beverly

Concurrent conversations

These are facilitated, cross-disciplinary small groups which have experts as resources for structured conversations linked to key topics in cancer screening and prevention and which lead to recommendations for action to be shared with all participants. A three-month follow-up survey will collect data on related post-Dialogue cancer screening activities of participants.

1. Your opportunity to ask anything you ever wanted to know about Project ECHO: An informal conversation with the ECHO Cancer Crew

Oliver Bogler, PhD, Chief Operating Officer, Project ECHO, @obogler
Lucca Cirolia, Program Planning Manager of Cancer Initiatives, Project ECHO
Erika Harding, MA, Chief Replication Officer, Project ECHO
Kathleen Schmeler, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine and Director, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital colposcopy clinics

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2. How to enhance cooperation between state-level immunization and cancer control programs to strengthen HPV vaccination efforts

Facilitator: Tamika Felder, Cervivor, @tamikafelder
Resource Person: Bethany Kintigh, RN, BSN, Bureau of Immunization and TB, Iowa Department of Public Health

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3. Strategies for reaching millennials with primary prevention

Messaging Facilitator: Andrea Wolf, JD, Brem Foundation to Defeat Cancer, @bremfoundation
Resource Person: Denise Smith, MPH, College Activism, Truth Initiative, @truthinitiative

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4. Removing barriers and seizing opportunities to improve cancer screening and prevention in rural areas

Facilitator: Elizabeth A. Westbrook, MPH, MCHES, University of Louisville Kentucky Cancer Program

Resource Person: Jessica Leston, DrPH(c), MPH, Clinical Programs, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

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5. Round 2: Moving forward with cancer screening and prevention in the uncertain world of coverage for health care

Facilitators: Caleb Levell, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, @NCCRTnews Resource Person: Roy J. Duhé, PhD, Cancer Institute, University of Mississippi Medical Center, @70x2020Guy

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4:55 p.m. Ballroom A + B

Reasonable expectations of big data in health and medicine

Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP, American Society of Clinical Oncology, @cliffordhudis

Friday, April 13, 2018

8:00 a.m. Ballroom A + B

Welcome of the day

Erica Childs Warner, MPH, Senior Director of Evaluation and Outreach, Prevent Cancer Foundation 
Carolyn R. “Bo” Aldigé, Founder and President, Prevent Cancer Foundation 

8:05 a.m. Ballroom A + B 

Closing Keynote: Visions for the future of cancer prevention

This keynote is a moderated discussion of the panelists’ visions for the future of prevention and cancer prevention in particular.

Moderator: Susan Dentzer, President and CEO, The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, @SusanDentzer

Rear Admiral Retired (RADM Ret.) Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, Professor and Dean, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, and former Deputy Surgeon General and former Interim Surgeon General of the United States, @BDLushniak 

Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP, FCPP, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology, Department of Medical Oncology; Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities; and Associate Director, Diversity Affairs at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson and the 116th President, National Medical Association, @EdithMitchellMD 

Elaine Schattner, MD, MA, Women’s Health Advocate and Journalist; Fellow, American College of Physicians; and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, @ESchattner
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9:45 a.m. Ballroom A + B 

Progress in research on the front lines of cancer prevention 

Moderator: Elizabeth A. Westbrook, MPH, MCHES, Kentucky Cancer Program, University of Louisville

Obesity and Cancer Risk
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD, Department of Nutrition Sciences and the Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham
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The ‘Aging’ Mouse Problem and What We Don’t Know About Cancer Prevention
Derek Huffman, PhD, Molecular Pharmacology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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Physical Activity in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship
Kathryn H. Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM, FTOS, Penn State Cancer Institute and College of Medicine, and the American College of Sports Medicine

11:00 a.m. Ballroom A + B

Accomplishments of and lessons learned in the 80% by 2018 initiative on colorectal cancer screening

Moderator: Karen J. Peterson, PhD, Vice President of Programs, Prevent Cancer Foundation, @KarenPrevents

Richard C. Wender, MD, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and American Cancer Society
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11:35 a.m. Ballroom A + B

On the frontiers of cancer screening modalities

Moderator: Bruce J. Trock, PhD, MPH, Division of Epidemiology, Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, @brucetrock

Potential Blood-Based Biomarkers for Early Detection of Lung Cancer
Pierre Massion, MD, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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A Clear and Balanced Look at Liquid Biopsy
Dana W. Y. Tsui, PhD, Department of Pathology and Center for Molecular Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Thinking Through Population-Based Genetic Screening for Cancer
Hormuzd Katki, PhD, Division of Epidemiology & Genetics, National Cancer Institute
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