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2020 Annual Meeting

The ICC is excited to announce the 2020 Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) Annual Meeting – Cancer Prevention in the 21st Century. The Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at the Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center located in Downtown Indianapolis.

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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 evolution of cancer care and prevention throughout the state, specifically as it relates to legislative changes, HPV-related cancers, tobacco cessation, and more. 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 ICC is honored to welcome Tamika Felder, Cancer survivor and award-winning women’s health advocate. Tamika is the Chief Visionary at Cervivor – a nonprofit dedicated to cervical cancer advocacy and support. Named a “Cancer Rebel” by Newsweek in a 2017 cover story, Tamika is a highly sought-after speaker on cervical cancer advocacy, cancer prevention, HPV education, and living life with purpose after cancer. She is the author of “Seriously, What Are You Waiting For? 13 Actions To Ignite Your Life & Achieve The Ultimate Comeback.” Tamika currently serves on the steering committee of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. She’s shared her story and experiences on Presidential Cancer Panels convened by the White House. An award-winning television producer, Tamika is currently filming a documentary about cervical cancer, the women living with it, and the vaccine to prevent it. Her story of patient-to-advocate / survivor-to-Cervivor inspires and mentors not only patients and medical communities, but anyone who has struggled with obstacles in their life. Learn more about Tamika’s work at Cervivor.org and TamikaFelder.com.

We are also thrilled to welcome Robert Winn, M.D., director of VCU Massey Cancer Center. In this position, he oversees a cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute that provides outstanding cancer care, conducts groundbreaking research to discover new treatments for cancer and offers high-quality education, training and community outreach programs. In addition to directing the activities of Massey’s 205 research members – researchers and physicians from 38 departments in 3 colleges and 4 schools at VCU – he also manages a research laboratory at VCU. His current basic science research, which has been supported by multiple National Institutes of Health and Veterans Affairs Merit awards, focuses on the cellular pathways that drive the development and progression of lung cancer and the role of cell division arrest in lung cancer. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 published manuscripts in peer-reviewed academic journals. Winn is committed to community-engaged research centered on eliminating health disparities. He is a principal investigator on several community-based projects funded by the NIH and National Cancer Institute, including the All of Us Research Program, a NIH precision medicine initiative. He has received national and international acclaim for his efforts to empower underserved patient populations, improve health care delivery and ensure equal access to cancer care. 

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

2020 Award Nominations: We are currently seeking nominations for individuals and organizations for the 2020 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.

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THE RELEASE OF THE INDIANA CANCER FACTS AND FIGURES:

FIFTH EDITION

In partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), ICC membership, and partnering organizations, the Indiana Cancer Consortium is proud to release our Indiana Cancer Facts and Figures: Fifth Edition!

At the time of publication, this report provides the most recent and accurate data for the state of Indiana, covering a wide variety of current cancer issues and trends, including cancer incidence, mortality, and survival statistics, as well as information on decreasing the risk of cancer, cancer symptoms, risk factors, early detection, and treatment.

We will be hosting a webcast to help members become more familiar with the data and better understand the Facts and Figures. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available!

The ICC would like to thank the ISDH and American Cancer Society for their organizational partnership in the development of this report. We also thank all those who helped make this report a reality, including section authors, report editors, and data contributors. The time, resources, and expertise shared will establish this report as a leading tool for Indiana’s cancer prevention and control efforts. Furthermore, we also recognize the value of all those who will now take this report and act according to its findings.

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.