2023 Annual Meeting: Catching Up to Cancer

April 19, 2023           9:00AM-2:30PM

Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center
2820 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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

CME and CNE offered at no cost.


The ICC is excited to announce the 2023 Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) Annual Meeting – Catching Up to Cancer. The Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 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. 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 look at the impact of the pandemic on cancer screenings and learn about innovative ways that we can address this issue in communities across Indiana. 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.

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!


ICC Annual Meeting Agenda:

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Registration, Visit Sponsor Information Tables

9:00 to 9:30 a.m. – Welcome & 2023-2027 Indiana Cancer Control Plan Release

• Dr. Lindsay Weaver, M.D., FACEP, IDOH Chief Medical Officer

• Demarcus Sneed, ICC Director

9:30 to 10:15 a.m. – Keynote: The State of Cancer Screenings and Steps Healthcare Systems Can Take to Help Improve Rates

• Laura Makaroff, DO, Senior Vice President, Prevention & Early Detection, American Cancer Society

10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Achieving Health Equity in Colon Cancer Screening: A Call to Action

• Blase Polite, MD, MPP, FASCO, Chief Physician NWI, Professor of Medicine Hematology Oncology, Medical Director for Cancer Accountable Care, University of Chicago Medicine

11:00 to 11:15 a.m. – Physical Activity Break

11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion: Quality Improvement in the Clinical Setting to Improve Cancer Screening Rates

• Moderator: Lyndsey White, Indiana Primary Health Care Association

• Panelists:

o Nyla Lee, Health Disparities Coordinator, Indiana Department of Health

o Natalie Stewart, Quality Improvement Director, Purdue North Central Nursing Clinics

o Carrie Miles, CEO, Neighborhood Health Center, Union County

o Erin Fahey, Manager of Quality Transformation, St. Elizabeth Physicians

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch, Awards Ceremony, Ice Cream, Visit Sponsor Information Tables

1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Action Planning Table Exercise: 2023-2027 Indiana Cancer Control Plan

• Facilitators: Purdue Extension – Community Development Educators

2:15 to 2:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks

2023 Award Nominations

2023 Award Nominations: We are seeking nominations for individuals and organizations for the 2022 ICC Awards! Do you know or work with someone who is tireless in their cancer prevention and control efforts? Nominate them here through March 20Winners will be awarded during the Annual Meeting award ceremony.

View the full list of award descriptions and past recipients here.


Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!


IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center

Harper Cancer Research Institute

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Cancer Support Community

To support the ICC and our initiatives, please consider becoming  a 2023 sponsor by reaching out to dsneed@indianacancer.org.