2018 Toolkit | Dialogue for Action®

2018 Dialogue for ActionThe Dialogue for Action® Toolkit 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 posters and presentations that were presented throughout the 2018 Dialogue.


2018 Dialogue agenda

2018 Summary

2018 conference summary with event highlights

2018 Photo Gallery

View photos from the 2018 Dialogue 

2018 Presentations

Review presenters’ slideshows and audio recordings


This year’s poster session theme was “Community-based Programs or Practices in Cancer Screening or Prevention.” The Dialogue poster session highlights 19 projects and programs from across the country. This year’s top ranked poster was Human Papillomavirus Prevention in North Dakota’s Youth: Early Results of an HPV Educational Project Targeted at Health Care Professional Communicationpresented by Danielle Pinnick, MPH and Paul J. Carson, MD, FACP with North Dakota State University Center for Immunization Research and Education.

View the full list of posters displayed at the 2018 Dialogue.

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

Read Conversation 1 Notes

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

Read Conversation 2 Notes

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

Read Conversation 3 Notes

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

Read Conversation 4 Notes

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

Read Conversation 5 Notes

Supplemental Resources

Project ECHO: An Effective Means of Increasing Palliative Care Capacity, Sanjeev Arora, MD et al., 2017

Outcomes of Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus Infection by Primary Care Providers, Sanjeev Arora, MD et al., 2011

Project ECHO: A Telementoring Program for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Low-Resource Settings, Melissa S. Lopez et al., 2016

Partnering Urban Academic Medical Centers And Rural Primary Care Clinicians To Provide Complex Chronic Disease Care, Sanjeev Arora, MD, et al., 2011

Ensuring Equitable Cancer Care for All Patients, Sanjeev Arora, MD, MACP, FACG, and Ernest Hawk, MD, MPH, 2017

Patient navigation for lung cancer screening among current smokers in community health centers a randomized controlled trial, Sanja Percac-Lima et al., 2018

IBM pitched its Watson supercomputer as a revolution in cancer care. It’s nowhere close. Casey Ross and Ike Swetlitz, 2017

Diagnosic Yield of “Artificial Intelligence”-Assisted Endocytoscopy for Colorectal Polyps: A Prospective Study, Yuichi Mori, MD, et al., 2017

Demonopolizing Medical Knowledge, Sanjeev Arora, MD et al., 2014

Esperanza Health Centers names Carmen Vergara as its new Chief Operating Officer

Universal Genetic Screening Cost-effective for Breast, Ovarian Cancer

Project ECHO: The Evidence Is Catching Up With The Enthusiasm, Sanjeev Arora, 2017

Project ECHO: Enthusiasm Overtakes Evidence, Christopher Langston, 2017

Project ECHO Bibliography, Updated September 2017

Project ECHO Replication — Steps for Implementation

Dialogue Blogs

Susan DentzerCancer prevention: Seize the low-hanging fruit, then work upward, Mar. 29, 2018
This post comes from Susan Dentzer, president and CEO of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation and one of the nation’s most respected health and health policy thought leaders and journalists. The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is excited to welcome Ms. Dentzer to moderate the closing keynote panel “Visions for the Future of Cancer Prevention” at the 2018 Dialogue for Action® on Cancer Screening and Prevention. Read more


Claudia Christensen, ANPReducing colorectal cancer rates in Alaska, March 29, 2018
We spoke to Ms. Christensen about her work to improve colorectal cancer screening rates and the value of this conference for nurse practitioners and other primary care providers. Read more




Erika HardingDialogue with Project ECHO’s Erika Harding, Feb. 22, 2018
Project ECHO’s Erika Harding will present the opening keynote address at the 2018 Dialogue for Action® on Cancer Screening and Prevention. We talked to Ms. Harding about her work at Project ECHO to bring specialized care to rural and underserved communities around the world. Read more


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