Friday, March 28, 2014

Florida Department of Health Cancer-Free Webinar - “Reducing Cancer Disparities: Lessons Learned from Miami’s Multicultural Environment”

The Florida Department of Health Presents
The Cancer Free Florida Webinar Series
Reducing Cancer Disparities:
Lessons Learned from Miami’s Multicultural Environment

In recognition of Minority Health Month, this webinar will highlight efforts to reduce the burden of cancer among Miami-Dade County’s diverse communities.

The South Florida Center for Reducing Cancer Disparities and the Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center are addressing disparities in cervical and colorectal screening through two funded studies that use Community Health Workers in Hispanic and Haitian communities. The studies utilize Community-Based Participatory Research methodologies that engage community members in planning, implementation and dissemination of study findings. Participants will learn about evidence-based initiatives to reduce cancer disparities, utilization of community health workers, screening methods, and the benefits of community-based participatory research methods.
Intended Audience: Health Care Professionals, Interested Stakeholders

This webinar and teleconference is hosted by The Florida Department of Health Cancer 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Eastern Time
Featured speakers:
Dorothy Parker, MHS
Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH
Erin Kobetz, PhD, MPH
Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

One Hour of CEU is available.
To join the online meeting (Now available from mobile devices), go to:

Teleconference information:
Call-in toll-free number: 1-888-670-3525
Attendee access code: 297 003 0833
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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.

Mandala Art Workshop

Two Saturdays: April 5th and 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Front Lobby of the Cancer Center of NFRMC (on the Right)

6420 Newberry Road, Gainesville (call 352-333-5840 for directions)

Art for Wellbeing Classes allow for cancer survivors to support one another and to express themselves by creating art work as a form of healing.

An exciting Mandala Workshop on the first two Saturdays in April, April 5th and 12th. We will be learning a drawing technique that I think you’ll find surprisingly easy for developing something that appears to be intricate. The second session we will transpose the idea into paint. If you are unfamiliar with mandalas, the process is one which has a centering emphasis which many find meditative.

To register: please contact Mary Hill DNP, RN 352-538-6286 (by 4/1/14)

For further details: please contact Betty at


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

“Breast Cancer Prevention: Missed opportunities and why we must act now”

Epidemiology seminar, March 27: Dr. Graham A. Colditz

The UF Department of Epidemiology presents:

“Breast Cancer Prevention: Missed opportunities and why we must act now”

Thursday, March 27, 2014
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Rooms 3161-3162, CTRB

Presented by:
Graham A. Colditz, M.D., Dr.P.H., FAFPHM
Niess-Gain Professor, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Public Health Sciences
Associate Director, Siteman Cancer Center
Deputy Director, Institute for Public Health
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Contact for questions: Tamara Millay (, 352-294-5963)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Resources

The George Washington University Cancer Institute created an infographic for colorectal cancer awareness month. 

 Please see the document here which contains national statistics, facts, and prevention tips. 

American Cancer Society has created a series of videos that address several questions the public may have on screenings and treatment: Click here

Monday, March 24, 2014

Free Breast Cancer Webinar hosted by Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Tomorrrow, March 25th, there will be a free webinar from noon to 1 p.m.

"Breakthroughs in Neoadjuvant Therapies"  will feature Dr. Carey K. Anders of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The webinar is being hosted by the Living Beyond Breast Cancer organization.
Register online at    or by calling 855 8076386

CEUs are available for licensed social workers

Dr. Anders will discuss neoadjuvant therapy, often given to shrink a tumor before surgery or any other primary treatment of early-stage breast cancer.  Learn about open clinical trials.

If you are not able to listen in, many of LBBC's webinars are available for download in transcript or audio format.  Check out within a week after the event for post-program updates.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Yoga of Awareness for Well-being (8 weeks April 15 - June 3, 2014)

Tuesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Offered through UF Health Integrative Medicine

This 8 week fee based program, developed at Duke University Medical Ctr, includes: meditation, gentle yoga, mindfulness practices, skillful living lessons with manual and audio CD's. CE's for nurses, LCSW's, mental health counselors and massage therapists. 

Please contact: Tammy Bernard, MEd, E-RYT, UF Health Yoga Program Coordinator for more information. , 352.733.0880

Cancer Stakeholder March 2014

Cancer Partners,

To view the latest issue please visit:

This issue includes:

Program Spotlight: Colorectal Cancer

State Update: Celebrating 125 Years

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 Medical News Today

Funding Opportunities: For conferences, gardening, Farm-to-School projects, and health impact assessments

Events: Local and national conferences of interest to our stakeholders

Please share with your partners!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Moffitt Cancer Center Community Health Education Webinar

Join Moffitt Cancer Center and Heartland Rural Health Network, Inc.

"Effective strategies to reaching underserved and rural populations"

Featured speakers:

Topic: Reaching Rural Populations

Heartland Rural Health Network, Inc.

Melissa Thibodeau,
Program Coordinator Diabetes Master Clinician Program and Subservices

Tamara Cruz,
Community Health Worker

Karen Nutter,
Community Health Worker

Topic: Reaching Underserved Populations

Moffitt Cancer Center

Linda Paige,
Senior Community Outreach Worker

Venessa Rivera Colon,
Program Manager

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Eastern Time Zone
For more information and registration, click here.

Monday, March 10, 2014

NEW & UPDATED Resources: Guide for Delivering Quality Survivorship Care & Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series

The Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series is a free continuing education program that provides a forum to educate primary care providers (PCPs) (e.g., general medicine physicians, geriatricians, gynecologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses) who may have patients who are cancer survivors about how to better understand and care for survivors in the primary care setting. Continuing education credits (CEs) are available at no cost to participants for each 1-hour module.

This program is available through the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center(The Survivorship Center), a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the George Washington University Cancer Institute funded by a 5-year cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The audience will learn about caring for survivors of adult-onset cancers, including:
The series consists of five (5) enduring online educational modules with new modules added throughout the year. Self-paced modules can be completed in any order and include:

One or more on-demand webinar presentations by clinicians and experts;
Interviews with cancer survivors;
Interactive features such as quizzes and patient/survivor case studies; and
Access to tools and resources to improve providers’ knowledge and competencies related to post-treatment care of cancer survivors.

Monday, March 3, 2014

NCI Cyber-Seminar - Reaching Smokers in the Age of Mobile Technology: Resources, Networks, and Messaging

March 18, 2014 2:00PM - 3:00PM EDT

The US federal government shutdown precluded us from offering this cyber-seminar last October and we are delighted that are presenters were able to re-schedule their presentations and join us in March. We look forward to a valuable (and certainly long-anticipated) cyber-seminar.

As of 2014, every US state and Canadian province has a toll-free tobacco quitline as a resource to treat tobacco dependence. The March National Cancer Institute (NCI) Research to Reality cyber seminar will examine how networks of quitlines interact and share innovations in quitline practices. We will also explore how text messaging may be a most promising method for reaching a new generation of smokers.

Dr. Jessie Saul, contributor to Mapping Tobacco Quitlines in North America: Signaling Pathways to Improve Treatment. will share findings of the network practices and interconnectivity of the North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) and how these findings can help inform local practice. Ms. Anathalie Jean-Charles from the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS, Quebec Division) will then share the results of a text message based smoking cessation pilot launched to target young adult smokers. Dr. Saul, and Ms. Jean-Charles will share then their perspectives on the adoption and implementation practices of telecommunication platforms and networks.

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. 

Register Here

Learning Objectives

At the end of the cyber-seminar, participants will be able to:
  • Consider new strategies to implement in the well-established quitline community of practice.
  • Identify how technological or telecommunication platforms are used as a smoking cessation tool.
  • Identify how quitlines interact with coordination organizations, other quitlines, and how communities of practice can better interface with one another for the benefit of the end user.

Ovarian Cancer 101 for the Newly Diagnosed

Free Webinar brought to you by FORCE

Ilana Cass, MD, gynecologic oncologist at Cedars-Sinai.

Thursday, March 6, 12:00-1:00 PM ET.

Register here: