Why you should attend the 2017 Dialogue for Action®

February 24, 2017

By Lisa Han

(from left to right) Faye Wong, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC); Steven Hotz, Mercer University School of Medicine; James Hotz, Albany Area Primary Health Care.

We are two months away from the 19th annual Dialogue for Action® on Cancer Screening & Prevention. This cutting-edge conference is being held in an exciting new location, the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, right outside Washington, D.C.  Dialogue is brought to you by the Prevent Cancer Foundation® and offers the opportunity to build valuable relationships with a diverse audience of professionals making great strides in cancer prevention and early detection across the country.

Dialogue for Action® promises to have a variety of state-of-the-art presentations that will equip you with concrete tools and effective strategies for use in both clinical and public health settings. This year’s topics include disparities in cancer prevention and screening, trends in cancer prevention and early detection research, and the latest on HPV vaccination and the link between viruses and cancer. View the agenda for speakers and other hot topics that will be covered at the conference.

Lisa C. Neel, MPH, Indian Health Service, talks about telehealth medicine for hepatitis care in rural New Mexico at the 2016 Dialogue for Action®.

Primary care physicians, patient navigators, social workers, researchers and other medical professionals continually return to the conference for the latest information on cancer screening and prevention, innovative ideas to improve screening rates and opportunities to network with peers from across the country.

Here’s what a few of the 2016 participants had to say about their experiences at Dialogue:

“I appreciated the opportunity to learn more about new and potential screenings. The speakers were excellent.” -Elizabeth Westbrook, MCHES, Bowling Green, KY

“I liked the diversity of speakers and how they addressed things that are relevant to what I do.” -Morgan Powell, BS, Cheyenne, WY

“Dialogue for Action exceeded my expectations. The conference was very informative. I will be back next year.” –Anonymous

Conversation on patient navigation

“All the speakers are great and provided pertinent and new information. I like the group discussion sessions and networking.”-Rose Grino, BSN, Mangilao, Guam

(Caption) (Left) Conversation on patient navigation; (Right) Durado Brooks MD, MPH,American Cancer Society

Durado Brooks MD, MPH, American Cancer Society

Dialogue provides an ideal setting for interactive, dynamic conversations among participants. Last year’s conference drew participants from 41 states, nine American Indian/Alaska Native agencies and organizations, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and Israel. We aim to engage our diverse and committed audience through meaningful dialogue that stimulates action in your communities and workplaces. Join this motivated and energetic group of public health and clinical professionals by registering now for the 2017 Dialogue for Action® On Cancer Screening and Prevention. Register by February 28, 2017, and save $50 with the early bird rate.

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