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


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


MARCH 20, 2018: 7:27 P.M. (EST)

Due to the severe winter weather advisory for Clark county and surrounding areas, the National Weather Service is discouraging any form of transportation. To respect your time and safety, the ICC staff and planning team are postponing the March 21 event.

We will reach out shortly to figure out another date/time and deeply apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


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

9:30 to 10:00 a.m. – Trends in Colorectal Cancer and How we can Address this Rising Burden

  • Wayne Tuckson, MD- Colon and Rectal Surgery at KentuckyOne Health

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

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

  • Indiana breakout: Laura Ruppert- Cancer Surveillance Director at Indiana State Department of Health
  • Kentucky breakout: Frances Ross- Director of Operations at Kentucky Cancer Registry

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

  • Tony Gillespie—Vice-President of Public Policy and Engagement, Indiana Minority Health Coalition
  • Caleb Levell—Program Manager, National Colorectal Cancer Roundable, American Cancer Society
  • Patricia Fulkerson, LCSW—Director of Population Health and Quality Improvement, Family Health Centers- Louisville
  • Erica Sutton, MD—University of Louisville School of Medicine, Surgery on Sunday

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

  • Mary Ruiz, Cancer Survivor

12:20 to 1:00 p.m. – Diving into the Colorectal Cancer Hotspot

  • Laura Makaroff, MD- Senior Director of Cancer Control Interventions, American Cancer Society

1:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.- Closing Remarks