Registration Now Open

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Care ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) on September 17! The Cancer ECHO will deliver continuing education and actionable learning to health professionals in order to improve delivery of cutting-edge cancer care. Experts from the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, the Indiana State Department of Health, the IU School of Medicine, Riley Hospital, the Indiana Chapter of the American Cancer Society, and the IU Simon Cancer Center will provide up-to-date cancer education and evidence-based strategies to health professionals across the state and support implementation of the Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2018-2020.

Project ECHO is a case-based learning system and guided practice model that increases medical education and workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. Healthcare providers from multiple locations will connect with a specialist or team of specialists through video conferencing at regularly scheduled times. ECHO provides a forum for using case presentations to engage experts and learners in an “All Teach, All Learn” conversation. The key to ECHO’s success is moving knowledge, not patients to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

Cancer ECHO is free to all participants. To participate in this ongoing, interactive, and relevant learning, all you need is access to the Internet. Participating with a webcam is highly encouraged but not required. No cost CME credits will be provided to all participants.

Additional benefits include:

  • Enabling providers to practice at the top of their licenses by confidently treating patients with common complex conditions.
  • Allowing patients to stay in their local communities and receive treatment from their own healthcare providers in their medical homes.
  • Enabling healthcare providers to acquire new skills and competencies.
  • Becoming part of a community of practice, increased professional satisfaction, decreased feelings of isolation when practicing in rural and underserved communities.

ECHO sessions are 90 minutes and include a brief didactic presentation of a topic related to cancer care and case-based discussions of patients submitted by participants. Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Care ECHO clinics will begin on Tuesday, September 17 and are scheduled every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 12:00pm-1:30pm ET for one year. We know that busy providers may not be able to join every ECHO clinic. Each ECHO clinic will be archived so registered participants can see what they missed! Please join us as your schedule permits.

Please click here to complete the online registration. Space is limited. For questions or more information, please contact Anyé Carson by phone (317-278-9725), email (carsona@iu.edu), or visit our FAQs page and the IU ECHO Center website.

Join our team: ICC Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Manager

The Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) at Cancer Support Community of Central Indiana is looking for a Tobacco Prevention and Cessation (TPC) Manager. This is a very exciting opportunity for us! This full-time role is primarily responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the TPC statewide grant program focusing on health systems change for tobacco treatment that will address the high smoking rates among those living with cancer.

A master’s degree in Public Health or related degree area from an accredited university is preferred. Work experience in chronic disease prevention and control or experience in administrative public health may assist in meeting educational requirements.

View full job description and requirements >>>

To apply, please send cover letter with CV/resume to Rishika@IndianaCancer.org by August 5, 2019. Please identify title of position in email subject line.

ICCP Dashboard Released!

The ICC Data Committee has created an online dashboard as an interactive reflection of in the Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2018-2020 (ICCP)! We encourage members to utilize this dashboard in conjunction with the ICCP to monitor progress on objectives and strategies. Our hope is that this dashboard will provide a visual experience for our members to analyze data, trends, and strategies of the Plan and reflect the baseline data, our goal, and where we currently stand. Data will be updated as it becomes available. View the ICCP Dashboard >>> The dashboard is broken into an All Measures/ overview tab, as well as breaks down objectives from the Primary Prevention, Early Detection, Treatment, and Survivorship priority areas. Members are able to utilize the scroll function beneath each bar chart to view the data for the corresponding strategies. Each objective lists corresponding strategies taken directly from the ICCP to encourage stakeholders and organizations to address these objectives. Be sure to bookmark this site so you can visit the dashboard and utilize the data and strategies for projects, grants, trend analysis, and more!

2019 Annual Meeting

2019 Annual Meeting, The Future of Cancer Prevention and Control

The ICC is excited to announce the 2019 Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) Annual Meeting – The Future of Cancer Prevention and Control. The Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center located in Downtown Indianapolis.

Spots are filling up quickly so be sure to register now >>>

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. Attendees at this meeting have an extraordinary opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with a wide variety of experts from the Indiana cancer community.

The objective of this year’s annual meeting is to explore the future of cancer prevention and control throughout the state, specifically as it relates to healthcare disparities, HPV-related cancers, colorectal cancer, and tobacco cessation. Our goal is to stimulate discussion, collaboration, and strategic planning among statewide partners. Stakeholders will convene to address innovative practices as they relate to the full continuum of cancer prevention and care. 

We are honored to welcome Suleika Jaouad, an Emmy Award-winning writer, speaker and cancer survivor. She wrote the acclaimed New York Times column Life, Interrupted and is the subject of the accompanying video series, which chronicled her journey with leukemia throughout her early twenties. She has written reported features for New York Times Magazine, NPR, Vogue and Glamour, among numerous other publications. Her highly anticipated debut memoir, Between Two Kingdoms, is forthcoming from Random House. Listed among Mogul’s “35 Under 35” most influential and inspiring young women worldwide, Suleika travels the globe sharing her story of making the most of a life, interrupted and empowering others to find purpose in pain and transform challenges into creativity. 

We are also thrilled to welcome Edith Mitchell, MD, FACP. Dr. Mitchell, board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, has spent her medical career helping individuals in medically underserved areas to realize that simple changes in lifestyle can have a dramatic impact on cancer care. Through her work, Dr. Mitchell has demonstrated the importance of community service and outreach, especially to those individuals who may not have the means to seek out more conventional medical advice.

Attending the ICC Annual Meeting and participating in ICC coalition activities is a significant step in reducing our cancer burden. Join us as we look forward to a day full of cross-collaboration and networking with our state’s knowledgeable and passionate cancer advocates!

Registration for this event is free and lunch will be provided.

2019 Award Nominations: We are currently seeking nominations for individuals and organizations for the 2019 ICC Awards! Do you know or work with someone who is tireless in their cancer prevention and control efforts? Nominate them here. Winners will be awarded during the Annual Meeting award ceremony.

Full agenda to be released shortly.

Thank you to our 2019 ICC Sponsors!

The Indiana Cancer Consortium is beyond grateful and appreciative of all of our generous sponsors. Without them, we would not have the opportunity to provide our members with the Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2018-2020, the 2019 Annual Meeting, District 9 HPV Summit, and upcoming Indiana Cancer Facts and Figures: Fifth Edition.

Title Sponsor: Indiana University Simon Cancer Center

Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health

Merck

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)

Indiana Immunization Coalition

Cancer Support Community of Central Indiana

Digestive Health Associates

For sponsorship opportunities in the coming year, please reach out to Rishika@IndianaCancer.org.

ICC Survivorship Kick-Off Meeting

This meeting is hosted by the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC), Indiana State Department of Health, and the George Washington Cancer Institute.

As of December 31, 2015, there were an estimated 329,986 cancer survivors in Indiana for all cancers combined. It is increasingly important to ensure everyone diagnosed and treated for cancer achieves the highest level of quality of life possible. Cancer survivorship focuses on the health and life of a person beyond the acute phase of diagnosis and treatment. Indiana can significantly improve the quality of life for cancer survivors and their caregivers by implementing policy, systems, and environmental changes; supporting provider education and training; and improving patient access to care, education, and programming.

Survivorship is a critical coponent of the comprehensive cancer prevention and control spectrum and the ICC is dedicated to starting a statewide Survivorship Committee to champion and support survivorship objectives, goals, and recommendations.

On Monday, August 13, the ICC is partnering with the George Washington Cancer Institute to host the first Survivorship Kick-Off Meeting from 2:00-4:00 p.m. EST at the Indiana State Department of Health’s Rice Auditorium in Indianapolis (2 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis IN). We invite all ICC members, colleagues, and stakeholders to join us as we introduce survivorship strategies and objectives from the Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2018-2020 (ICCP), policy, system, and environmental change approaches in cancer survivorship, and cross-cutting training opportunities.

Registration is free, but required. Please complete the registration form to save your spot as seats are limited.

In addition, we are requesting that all those registering for the event complete a brief survey (10 minutes) no later than August 3, 2018 by following the link below. This questionnaire will help narrow down topics by ranking strategies under each ICCP objective to help guide the Survivorship Committee agenda.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CMTVF3Z

Please direct all questions and concerns to:

  • Natasha Young, Survivorship Director at the Indiana State Department of Health at NYoung@isdh.in.gov, or
  • Rishika Chauhan, ICC Director at Rishika@IndianaCancer.org

Official Release: Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2018-2020!

Official Release of the Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2018-2020

Developed by the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) and diverse partners from across the state, the Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2018-2020 (ICCP 2018-2020) is a comprehensive roadmap for actions that will guide cancer control efforts and promote collaboration between organizations and the citizens of Indiana.

Gathering around the ICC table, experts and key stakeholders in the fields of public health, cancer research, and treatment identify the most important activities that, when implemented, can reduce cancer in Indiana.

The plan consists of four focus areas: primary prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivorship. Each section has an overarching goal, and supporting objectives and strategies, which adhere to evidence-based interventions and scientific studies. This plan is for everyone in our state looking for ways to join the fight against cancer.

Day by day, as more partners engage in strategies from this plan, extraordinary accomplishments are made. This is the power of our unique cancer control alliance. Together, we are stronger than cancer.

View the ICCP 2018-2020 >>>

For more information on data sources and further background on the objective baselines and measures, please view our Data Compendium >>>

Editor’s note as of January 2019:

There has been a revision to the ICCP and Data Compendium as it relates to our Survivorship objectives and baseline measures. The online versions have been updated to reflect these changes. 

ICC’s 2018 Survivorship Summit: This is My Day!

2018 ICC Survivorship Summit: This is My Day

This conference is jointly provided by the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) and the University of Southern Indiana (USI). 

The ICC District 10 Regional Cancer Control Coalition is hosting its second Survivorship Summit on Wednesday, June 6 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. (CST)/ 5:oo to 8:30 p.m. (EST).

This event is geared toward professionals, patients, and advocates involved in cancer detection, treatment, and survivorship, including but not limited to: cancer patients and survivors, caretakers, primary care doctors, medical oncologists, nurses, navigators, community health educators, public health professionals, social workers, and staff of community cancer support agencies. Continuing education will be provided (see below for more information).

Why is survivorship so important? At the beginning of 2016, there were approximately 329,986 cancer survivors living in Indiana. Many of these cancer survivors and caregivers will face short- and long-term physical, emotional, and psychosocial morbidities after treatment.

Cancer touches us all and often it requires personalized attention to ensure each patient, caregiver, and healthcare professional is receiving proper help. Through this year’s Survivorship Summit, the ICC District 10 Regional Cancer Control Coalition has provided an evening conference with three unique tracks tailored for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Each track will have sessions dedicated to delivering up-to-date information and strategies for communication, fatigue, coping with loss, patient-provider relationships, and more.

 

Registration is free, but required. Dinner will be provided.

If you or a loved one requires transportation from the parking lot to the venue, please let us know by emailing Rishika@IndianaCancer.org and we will provide the proper accommodations.

Continuing Education

Nurses, and Indiana social workers, and health facility administrators, will receive up to 3 contact hours. Completion of the evaluation and attestation of attendance is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. University of Southern Indiana is an approved provider of continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and other professionals licensed in the state of Indiana. University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Agenda

Please note: Times listed are in Central Standard Time (CST). Please make adjustments accordingly if you are traveling from Eastern Standard Time (EST).

3:45 to 4:10 p.m. – Registration

4:10 p.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Rishika Chauhan, MPA— ICC Director

4:15 to 4:45 p.m. – Communication Tips

  • Randy Moore, News Anchor WFIE
  • Shelley Kirk, News Anchor WEHT

4:45 to 4:55 p.m. – Break

4:55 to 5:35 p.m. – Breakout sessions

  • Health Care Providers –‘Preventing Burnout’ led by Lynn Kyle, MS, LCSW at Lampion Center
  • Caregivers – ‘Five tips to combat caregiver fatigue’ led by Laurel Hart, LCSW, ACSW at Hart Healthy Consulting, LLC
  • Survivors – ‘Roadmap to Survivorship’ led by Barb Butler & ‘Do this, not that’ led by Brigette Hill, LBSW at Deaconess Health System

5:35 to 5:40 p.m. – Break

5:40 to 6:30 p.m. – Dinner & Presentation

  • Cooking during Cancer led by Chef Ryan Callahan, an award winning author and chef

6:35 to 7:10 p.m. – Breakout sessions

  • Health Care Providers –‘Coping with Loss’ led by Janie Chappell, RN, MSN at Deaconess Cross Pointe & Deaconess EAP
  • Caregivers – ‘I’m at a loss’ led by Jo Gilreath, LCSW at Gilda’s Club Evansville
  • Survivors –‘Which medical doctor do I see?’ led by a panel:
    • Charlotte Stephenson, MSN, FNP-C, OCN at Lange Fuhs Cancer Center
    • Claire Sutherby, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, CMSRN at Deaconess Cancer Services
    • Courtney Shields, BSN, RN, OCN at St. Vincent Evansville

7:10 to 7:15 p.m. – Break

7:15 to 7:35 p.m. – Lasting Impressions

  • Melody Littrell, Manager of Women’s Oncology & Breast Programs at The Women’s Hospital
  • Rich Norris, COO at Oncology Hematology Associates
  • Kris Zinn at The Civic Theatre

7:35 to 7:45 p.m. – Closing

  • This is my day’ led by Sabrina Newton, singer/songwriter

2018 Annual Meeting

Bringing Big Ideas to a Local Level and Exploring the Indiana Cancer Control Plan

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. Attendees at this meeting have an extraordinary opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with a wide variety of experts from the Indiana cancer community.

The objective of this year’s annual meeting is to inspire innovative ways to implement evidence-based cancer control and prevention efforts at a local level and improve healthcare initiatives throughout our communities. Our goal is to stimulate discussion, collaboration, and strategic planning among statewide partners. Stakeholders will convene to address innovative practices as they relate to the full continuum of cancer prevention and care. The day will follow the outline of the soon-to-be-released Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2018-2020 (ICCP)!

We are honored to welcome Martin Kistin, M.D. as our keynote speaker. Dr. Kistin is a practicing gastroenterologist in Albuquerque, NM and is an integral part of the globally-recognized Project ECHO team.

Attending the ICC Annual Meeting and participating in ICC coalition activities is a significant step in reducing our cancer burden. Join us as we look forward to a day full of cross-collaboration and networking with our state’s knowledgeable and passionate cancer advocates!

Date: April 25, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern)

Location: Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center (Indianapolis)

Cost: Free

Spots fill quickly, so save your spot and register now!

 

2018 Award Nominations: We are currently seeking nominations for individuals and organizations for the 2018 ICC Awards! Do you know or work with someone who is tireless in their cancer prevention and control efforts? Nominate them here.

2018 Success Stories: If you or your organization is interested in submitting a success story to be featured at the 2018 Annual Meeting, submit a story using the Call for Hoosier Stories of Success toolkit >>> 

Would you like to sponsor the Annual Meeting or upcoming ICC events? Send all inquiries to Rishika Chauhan at Rishika@IndianaCancer.org

AGENDA

8:30 to 9:00 a.m. – Registration

9:00 to 9:20 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 to 10:20 a.m. – Keynote: Implementing Global Initiatives at a Local Level through ECHO

  • Martin Kistin, MD

10:30 to 10:50 a.m. – Keynote Reaction: Indiana’s Perspective on ECHO

  • Joan Duwve, MD, MPH

10:50 to 11:05 a.m. – Activity Break

  • Sponsorship tables and networking

11:10 to 11:30 a.m. – Exploring Data: Introducing the Indiana Cancer Control Plan

  • Laura Ruppert, Cancer Surveillance Director at ISDH

11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.- Prevention: Objective 4: Increase Completion Rates for Vaccines that have been Shown to Reduce Cancer

  • Sarah Bosslet, MD, FAAP- Sharing innovative practices for increasing HPV vaccines among patient-population
  • Becky Butts- District 6’s event on increasing awareness and education on the HPV vaccine

12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.- Lunch and Award Ceremony

1:00 to 1:40 p.m. – Early Detection: Objective 1: Increase Rates of Evidence-Based Cancer Screenings

  • Ruth Stevens, MD- Sharing innovative practices for increasing cancer screenings in Lake County
  • District 9’s Colorectal Cancer Summit

1:40 to 2:20- Treatment: Objective 2: Increase Participation in Clinical Trials

  • Pending

2:20 to 2:35 p.m.- Activity Break

  • Sponsorship tables and networking 

2:35 to 3:15 p.m.- Survivorship: Objective 3: Improve Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Among Survivors

  • Lisa Carter-Harris, PhD, APRN, ANP-C
  • Melanie Atwood- District 10’s Survivorship Summit

3:15 to 3:40 p.m.- Closing Remarks

3:40 to 4:00 p.m.- Frozen Yogurt Social

2019 ICC Awards

2019 ICC Awards

The Indiana Cancer Consortium will be seeking nominations for the 2019 ICC annual awards. There are four awards given, including: Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Control Individual Award (also known as the Anna Miller Award), the ICC Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Control Organization Award, the David Caldwell Survivorship Award, and Cancer Control Champions.

The deadline for nominations will be released shortly and awardees will be recognized during the 2019 ICC Annual Meeting.

Award nominations can be submitted online.

ICC Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Control Individual Award

  • Must be a member of the ICC
  • Dedicates life to cancer prevention and control
  • Makes major contributions to cancer control in the area(s) of primary prevention, early detection, treatment, quality of life, data, and/or advocacy
  • Demonstrates on-going commitment to the ICC
  • Previous awardees include – Anna Miller (2008), Dr. Steve Williams (2009), Dr. Vicki Champion (2010), Dr. William Dugan (2011), Dr. Robert Goulet (2012), Vicki Rakowski (2013), Dr. Greg Wilson (2014), Keylee Wright (2015), Sara Edgerton (2016), Dr. Patrick Loehrer (2017), Dr. Susan Rawl (2018)

ICC Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Control Organization Award

  • Must be an organizational member of the ICC
  • Dedicates mission and organizational goals to cancer prevention and control
  • Makes major contributions to cancer control in the area(s) of primary prevention, early detection, treatment, quality of life, data, and/or advocacy
  • Demonstrates on-going commitment to the ICC
  • Contributes to the implementation of the Indiana Cancer Control Plan through generous in-kind support, i.e. donating staff time, meeting space, food, etc.
  • Previous Award Winners – Indiana Minority Health Coalition (2011), Little Red Door Cancer Agency (2012), Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Central Indiana (2013), Schneck Medical Center (2014), Outrun the Sun (2015), Deaconess Health System (2016), St. Mary Medical Center (2017), Eskenazi Health, EMBRACE Program (2018)

David Caldwell Survivorship Award

  • Must be a cancer survivor (current patient survivors and post-cancer survivors)
  • Committed to reducing the burden of cancer in Indiana through cancer control and prevention
  • Exemplifies outstanding leadership and empowers cancer survivors and advocates
  • Previous Award Winner – David Caldwell (2011), Gene Bednarek (2012), Lisa Hayes (2013), Karen O’Brien (2014), Renee Twibell (2015), Valerie Frazier (2016), Erica Frazier (2017), Tina Jacobik (2018)

Cancer Control Champions

  • Must be a member of the ICC
  • Exhibits leadership in implementing the Indiana Cancer Control Plan through participation in ICC action teams, committees, and local cancer control coalitions
  • Past awardees include – Sally Acton, Becky Butts, Gail Hamm, Amanda Estridge, Calvin Roberson, Matt Ritchey, Chris Waldron, Tanya Parrish, Wendy Noe, Linda Stemnock, Kirk Forbes, Matilda Barber, Teasa Thompson, Brianna Herndon, Heidi Kauffman, and Amanda Raftery, Dr. Greg Zimet, Dr. Beth Meyerson, Lisa Osterman, Michelle Hallmark, Mindi Burch, Melanie Atwood, Josh Kellems, Deanna Cannon, Tiffany King, Stephen Nygaard, Cynthia Aragon, Cathey Carter, Lora Hays, Michele Hoskins, Caleb Levell, Rep. Sharon Negele, Patricia Sandoe, James Concato, Mary Shields, Christine Willard, Rachelle Anthony, and Albertine Allen.