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.

Full agenda to be released soon.

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.


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, LCSW 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


The ICC is proud to announce the 2018 Colorectal Cancer Summit

In partnership with the American Cancer Society, the Indiana Cancer Consortium’s District 9 Regional Cancer Control Coalition is hosting the 2018 Colorectal Cancer Summit on March 21 at Clark Memorial Hospital from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

This free event will bring together healthcare professionals to educate and collaborate on addressing barriers and successes to colorectal cancer screenings and treatment.

An article written by Dr. Rebecca Siegel and colleagues discusses the three “hotspots” in the United States with the highest colon cancer death rates. Unfortunately, counties in Indiana’s District 9 sits in one of these hotspots. In collaboration with our Kentucky partners, join us as we focus on how the Indiana and Kentucky cancer communities can address the pressing challenges we currently face and will provide a vision where collective action can make a difference. 

For more information, email ICC Director, Rishika Chauhan at Rishika@IndianaCancer.org.

Space is limited, so register now to reserve your spot >>>


8:30 to 9:00 a.m. – Registration

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

  • Rishika Chauhan, MPA— ICC Director

9:30 to 10:00 a.m. – Overview of Colorectal Cancer Trends and Efforts

  • Wayne B. Tuckson, MD, FASCRS, FACS

10:10 to 10:25 a.m. – Morning Break & Networking

10:25 to 11:00 a.m. – Colorectal Cancer Data Presentations

  • Indiana breakout: Caylie Simon, BA- Cancer Epidemiologist at Indiana State Department of Health
  • Kentucky breakout: Jaclyn McDowell, DrPH- Cancer Epidemiologist at Kentucky Cancer Registry

11:05 a.m. to 11:45- Colorectal Cancer Panel Session

  • Tony Gillespie—Vice President of Public Policy and Engagement at Indiana Minority Health Coalition
  • Caleb Levell—Program Manager, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable at American Cancer Society
  • Patricia Fulkerson—Director of Population Health and Quality Improvement at Family Health Centers in Louisville

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.- Lunch and Presentation

  • Mary Ruiz, Cancer Survivor

12:20 to 1:00 p.m. –Advocating Access to Colon Cancer Center

  • Erica R. H. Sutton, MD FACS—University of Louisville School of Medicine, Surgery on Sunday Louisville, Inc.

1:15 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.- Closing Remarks

  • Rishika Chauhan, MPA— ICC Director