Friday, February 22, 2013

The Florida Department of Health Presents the Cancer Free Florida Webinar Series

The Role of Community Health Workers and Patient Navigators in Reducing African-American Cancer Health Disparities

Intended Audience: Health Care Professionals, Interested Stakeholders
This webinar and teleconference is hosted by
the Florida Department of Health Cancer Program
Thursday, February 28, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST

Featured speakers:
Venessa Rivera-Colon, M.Ed.
Moffitt Cancer Center   Khaliah Fleming, MPH, CHES
Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network      Maisha Standifer, MPH
Center for Equal Health
Meeting Number: 649 697 024 (This meeting does not require a password.)
To join the meeting online (accessible through mobile devices!)
1. Go to
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: (This meeting does not require a password.)
4. Click "Join".

To join the teleconference only
Provide your phone number when you join the meeting to receive a call back. Alternatively, you can call:
Call-in toll-free number: 1-888-670-3525 (US)
Attendee access code: 360 059 6201

To view a recording of this webinar:

National Cancer Insitute Global Research Day

NCI's Global Cancer Research Day will be held in Washington, DC on March 13th in conjunction with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Annual Meeting on March 14-16, 2013. 

The meeting aims to engage a diverse range of participants including both cancer researchers and global health professionals who may not necessarily have specific cancer expertise, but have an interest in exploring the intersection between global health and cancer. The Global Cancer Research Day meeting will utilize a highly interactive format to engage the cancer research and global health communities in a rich dialogue about cross-cutting issues. Topics explored will include capacity building, cancers related to infectious diseases (including HIV-related malignancies), lessons learned in global health and tapping into the global health community's expertise, training and education, effective collaboration with LMIC professionals, and other topics that span the global health and cancer fields. 

NCI Director Dr. Harold Varmus has been invited as a featured speaker to provide insight into his vision of moving global cancer research efforts forward. 

The meeting is open to all interested parties pending space availability. Register for free at: 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

HPV Vaccination Offers Protection Against Multiple Cancers

The Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council (CCRAB) has released a letter concerning HPV vaccination recommendations to be used in medical newsletters. The letter was released as an effort of CCRAB in combination with its cancer partners throughout the state of Florida.

Please share this document with your partners and through your listservs as appropriate. 

Download here

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Understanding the Affordable Care Act in 2013 for People Living with Cancer

Workshop Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Eastern Time
Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

Online Workshop: Current Perspectives on the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

Workshop Date and Time:

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Eastern Time
Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Free CME/CE Credits through Tobacco Webinar Series

Target Population: Physicians, ARNP’s, Physician Assistants, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Pharmacists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Respiratory Therapists, Medical Assistants, and Tobacco Cessation Specialists.

This FREE tobacco webinar series features experts presenting evidence-based strategies for treating tobacco use and dependence.

View Flyer

To Register, visit Click on “Suwannee River,”
and scroll down to the correct event. Questions? Call (386) 462-1551.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Cyber-Seminar: Cancer Risk Communication Strategies for Underserved Populations

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013, 2:00 p.m.  3:00 p.m. EST

Adhering to some basic principles for presenting risk information to patients and individuals can improve understanding. However, different risk communication methods may be needed for individuals based on culture, literacy/numeracy, and other factors.  Join us February 26th as we explore the use of storytelling and other strategies for risk communication in culturally diverse and underserved populations.    

February’s cyber-seminar will feature Drs. Angela Fagerlin and Melany Cueva.  Dr. Fagerlin, Co-director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine and Associate Professor at the University of Michigan as well as a research scientist got VA Ann Arbor Center for Clinical Management Research, will provide an overview of risk communication strategies and research and how factors such as cultural competency and literacy/numeracy impact these strategies.  Dr. Cueva will share how she and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium have utilized storytelling and narratives as a strategy to educate the tribal community about cancer risk, prevention, and survival.  Both presentations will provide practical examples of how your organization might apply this research and these approaches in your own community.

Register Now!
Please click on the following link for more information and to register for this event:

Following registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the toll free number, web URL, and participant passcode.  This cyber-seminar will be archived on the Research to Reality (R2R) web site at approximately one week following the presentation.

Cyber-Seminar Archive
If you have missed any of the previous cyber-seminars, you can view them all on the R2RArchive.  Watch the presentations, and join in the discussions.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Training Opportunity: Reducing the Burden of HPV-associated Cancer and Disease through Vaccination in the United States

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds

We are pleased to share this timely training opportunity with our immunization partners.
February 19, 2013
    • Title: CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
    • Tuesday, February 19, at 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., EST
    • Web site: (No registration needed)
Presentation/discussion topics will include:
  • Public Health Importance of Human Papillomavirus Infection and Disease
  • Overview of HPV Vaccines and Monitoring Vaccine Impact
  • US HPV Vaccination Program, Progress and Challenges
  • What is Needed to Increase HPV Vaccine Coverage?
  • Looking Forward - Global and Domestic HPV Vaccination Programs
Presentations are archived and posted 48 hours after each session. 

Colorectal Cancer Virtual Education Summit

Live! Complimentary, Online Continuing Medical Education

February 7, 2013; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern

Optimizing Outcomes in Colorectal Cancer

Join us on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 as we bring together the top colorectal cancer specialists -- live & online -- to discuss optimizing outcomes through improved screening and management.

Session Topics
   • Improving Screening Rates
   • Optimizing Therapy Choices
   • Pharmacogenetics and Biomarkers