2017 Annual Meeting

The 2017 Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) Annual Meeting will take 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. Please send questions to Rishika Chauhan by emailing Rishika@IndianaCancer.org.

Tentative Agenda:

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. –The Role of Genetic Ancestry in Cancer Disparities and Precision Medicine

  • Rick Kittles, Ph.D.
    • Director, Division of Population Genetics, Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine

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

10:40 to 11:25 p.m. – Social Determinants of Health Disparities

  • 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. – Tackling Cancer Health Disparities: Building Community Partnerships

  • 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