Monday, November 18, 2013

2014 Oncology Nursing Conference

Fourteenth Annual Nursing Conference Current Perspectives in Oncology Nursing

Thursday-Friday, February 20-21, 2014
Moffitt Cancer Center
Vincent A. Stabile Research Building
12902 Magnolia Dr.
 Tampa, Florida

The Twentieth Annual Rhinehart Reception and Lecture
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“Bridging the Generation Gap”
Presented by Selinza Mitchell, PN, CNE
Faculty, Concorde School of Nursing
Arlington, TX
This goal is to provide information pertinent to the practice of oncology nurses at all stages of their careers. Topics are chosen to educate the novice, update to proficient and challenge the expert oncology nurse. 
Nursing continuing education contact hours have been applied for and are currently pending.

The Program Planning Committee invites you to participate in the conference by submitting an abstract for a poster presentation that describes nursing innovations or nursing research in the following areas:
  •     Clinical Practice
  •     Evidence-based practice initiatives
  •     Quality improvement projects
  •     Education (patient or professional)
  •     Leadership or professional issues
Abstracts are due Monday, December 16, 2013. Click for Abstract instructions and Submission form.
Questions regarding Abstracts? Contact Lorna Baker at
Questions regarding the conference, please contact 

The Florida Department of Health Presents The Cancer Free Florida Webinar Series Identifying and Addressing Disparities in Lung Cancer Using an Enhanced Florida Cancer Data System Database

Disparities in cancer diagnoses, treatment and outcomes remain a significant health care problem in the United States. This webinar will discuss results from our research which explores disparities by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and characteristics of treating facility using a linked Florida Cancer Data System and Agency for Health Care Administration database with data from 1981-2009. Dr. Byrne presented on breast cancer disparities in August, and will present her data on lung cancer in November.

Intended Audience: Health Care Professionals, Interested Stakeholders
This webinar and teleconference is hosted by The Florida Department of Health Cancer Program
 Monday, November 25, 2013, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Eastern Time

Featured speaker:  Margaret M. Byrne, Ph. D.
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami
One Hour of CEU is available
 To join the online meeting (Now available from mobile devices), go to:
Teleconference information:
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
Attendee access code: 297 003 0833

For assistance, go to:
On the left navigation bar, click "Support”
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, do not join the session.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

ENACCT Webinar: 10 Simple Ways to Explain Complicated Concepts in Cancer Clinical Trials

Description: Today's clinical trials often involve complex study designs and research concepts that can be difficult for patients to understand. This webinar will discuss straightforward approaches that can be used in communicating complicated concepts in cancer clinical trials. 

Objectives: Explain the rationale for use of plain language in communicating about cancer clinical trials with patients
  • Demonstrate effective ways to describe what cancer clinical trials are and how they work
  • Explain concepts of randomization, placebo, and informed consent, using patient-centered language
Speaker: Margo Michaels, MPH, Executive Director, ENACCT 
Date: November 20th, 2013 from 2:00pm-3:30 pm ET 
For More Information Visit:   

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Clickhere to Register for this Webinar

Monday, November 4, 2013

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

For smoking cessation resources in your area, visit

For information on secondhand and thirdhand smoke, download Suwannee River Area Health Education Center's November Newsletter

Research to Reality Cyber Seminar: Using New/Social Media for Cancer Control and Prevention

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19th, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST

In early summer, the NCI Research to Reality Program issued a call for abstract inviting community members to share their experiences using new and social media tools in innovative and effective ways.  The response was robust and we are delighted to present the first in a two-part series on Using New/Social Media for Cancer Control & Prevention Interventions.
The use of applications (apps) to deliver evidence-based messages and interventions will be illustrated through the AYA Healthy Survivorship app. Deborah Vollmer Dahlke designed this iOS application for adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors (ages 15-39), to assess their health habits using a theory-based interactive tool that includes a BMI calculator. The assessment gives survivors individual scores for lifestyle, physical activity, nutrition and well-being.

In her presentation, Dr. Versie Johnson-Mallard of the University of South Florida, will demonstrate how the virtual environment Second Life (SL) was used as an educational intervention to increase the knowledge of HPV.  Dr Johnson-Mallard will discuss the efficacy of SL as an educational intervention in improving knowledge of HPV a virus linked to causing cervical cancer.

Vollmer Dahlke and Johnson-Mallard will share their perspectives on the best uses of social and new media and how they addressed key issues of cost, dissemination, and sustainability.  The final part of the webinar will be dedicated to Q&A and discussion and will offer an opportunity to engage with the presenters, and also to share your own experiences and thoughts.


Versie Johnson-Mallard, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, Associate Professor, University of South Florida College of Nursing
Deborah Vollmer-Dahlke, Director, Texas Life Science Foundation, Chair, Cancer Alliance of Texas


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.

The Truth About Tanning Webinar

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013 1:30-3:00 PM EST

Join us for an interactive webinar to learn about the risks of indoor tanning and the Minnesota UVideo challenge for high school students
Skin cancer is increasing in all age groups, including young people. Melanoma is the most serious, and at times deadly, form of skin cancer. For the last 15 years, the number of white women ages 20-49 years old diagnosed with melanoma has increased 5% each year. Tanning outdoors and in tanning beds is popular among high school students. In fact, 31% of white female high school students in the Midwest have used an indoor tanning device at least once in the past twelve months. This is very risky behavior – indoor tanning before age 35 increases our risk of melanoma 59%. In addition, risk of melanoma increases about 2% per session of indoor tanning use.


  • Professor DeAnn Lazovich, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health
  • Michelle Strangis, Cancer Policy Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Learn about tanning bed use, particularly among teens and young adults, as well as current state law on minors' use of tanning beds;
  • Understand the risks associated with use of tanning beds, particularly for teens and young adults;
  • Learn about reforms in other states to protect minors; and
  • Learn about the UVideo Challenge for high school students
    and how your school or organization can participate.


Learn about tanning bed use, particularly among teens and young adults, as well as current state law on minors' use of tanning beds;
  • Understand the risks associated with use of tanning beds, particularly for teens and young adults;
  • Learn about reforms in other states to protect minors; and
  • Learn about the UVideo Challenge for high school students
    and how your school or organization can participate.
This webinar may qualify for continuing education credits for teachers and nurses.
Certificates of Attendance will be available after the webinar.


Moffitt Cancer Center Community Health Education Webinar

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013 12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM EST

Join Moffitt Diversity and Moffitt Program for Outreach Wellness Education and Resources (M-POWER) for a community health education webinar. Based on responses provided by the Community Health Worker Coalition surveys, we have created a webinar series focusing on the top health priorities identified. This is the first of our monthly series


Topic: Breast Cancer Updates
John Kiluk, MD, FACS, Breast Surgical Oncologist, Moffitt Cancer Center

Topic: Mammography Screening Services through Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Kaytlyn Burke, Grants & Mission Outreach Coordinator, Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast

Topic: Services provided by the Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Clifton Skipper, Health Educator, Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, Florida Department of Health


The Latest on Lung Screening ACS Webinar November 5 at 1 pm EST - FREE CMEs/CEUs!

The Florida Division of the American Cancer Society, Inc. is inviting healthcare practitioners to participate in a FREE Continuing Medical Education webinar on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EASTERN. 

Dr. Robert Smith, Senior Director of Cancer Screening for the American Cancer Society, will present on The Latest in Lung Cancer Screening.  This webinar is open to all healthcare practitioners; we encourage you to share this opportunity with your colleagues.  The event flyer is attached.  

The Latest on Lung Cancer Screening (1 CME/CE)
Learn about the new lung cancer screening recommendations, as well as facts and resources you can use to educate your patients and help them make informed decisions about the lung cancer screening process.

Presented by Robert A. Smith, PhD; Senior Director, Cancer Screening, American Cancer Society, Inc.


Go to, or email with any questions.

This CME Program is being sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Inc. Florida Division.

Cancer Stakeholder October - November Issue!

Cancer Partners,
We are very excited about the newly redesigned October – November Cancer Stakeholder issue!


This issue includes:

Program Spotlight: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month and November 21st is the 38th Annual Great American Smokeout

State Update: Year 2 Partnership with the Regional Cancer Control Collaborative Coordinators

Tools and Resources: Upcoming webinars, workshops and opportunities for continuing education credits

Cancer in the News: The latest articles from great resources such as Science Daily, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Funding Opportunities: Ranging from obesity to cancer research grants

Events: Including local and national conferences of interest to our stakeholders

Please share with your partners!