2017 Annual Meeting

The 2017 Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) Annual Meeting took place on April 26, 2017, at the Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center located in Downtown Indianapolis.

The ICC Annual Meeting is a unique event that brings together the diverse, broad spectrum of organizations and professionals needed to cause action and create meaningful change in cancer prevention and control. Through this year’s theme, Cancer Health Disparities: A Vision for the Future, we are hoping to shed light on health disparities across the continuum of cancer care as it relates to the medically underserved, race/ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status, etc. populations of Indiana. The event’s sessions will focus on how the Indiana cancer community can address the pressing challenges we currently face or anticipate and will provide a vision for the future where collective action can make a difference.

Attending the ICC Annual Meeting is a significant step in reducing Indiana’s cancer burden. The ICC looks forward to a day full of cross-collaboration and networking with our state’s talented, knowledgeable, and passionate cancer advocates. To learn more about the Annual Meeting and the ICC, visit our 2017 Annual Meeting and 2016 Annual Report.
Please send questions to Rishika Chauhan by emailing Rishika@IndianaCancer.org.

Agenda and Presentations:

8:30 to 9:00 a.m. – Registration

9:00 to 9:30 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 to 10:20 a.m. –Cancer Health Disparities in Indiana

  • Susan Rawl, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.H.B., F.A.A.N.
    • Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing; Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, IU Simon Cancer Center

10:20 to 10:40 a.m. – Morning Physical Activity Break

10:40 to 11:25 p.m. – Cancer Outcomes: Does Zip Code Trump Genetic Code?

  • Durado Brooks, M.D., M.P.H.
    • Managing Director, Cancer Control Intervention, American Cancer Society

11:25 to 12:45 p.m. – Lunch and Award Ceremony

12:45 to 1:30 p.m. – Using Community-Based Participatory Research to Address Cancer Health Disparities

  • Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D.
    • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine, Hollings Cancer Center

1:30 to 1:50 p.m. – Afternoon Physical Activity Break

1:50 to 2:35 p.m.- Tackling Health Disparities: Improving Healthcare Delivery Systems

  • Steven Clauser, Ph.D., M.P.A.
    • Program Director, Science Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)


3:20 to 3:45 p.m. –Closing Remarks

3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Frozen Yogurt Social