Looking towards the 2016 Dialogue for Action conference

July 22, 2015

Next year’s “can’t miss” Dialogue for Action on Cancer Screening will take place April 6 – 8, 2016, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore. The conference will build on this year’s successes: bringing together a mix of medical and public health professionals of all types, policy advocates, educators, researchers, payers, survivors and those in technology fields to discuss, dialogue and learn from each other about cancer screening. Participants came from: 37 states and the District of Columbia, 15 American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and organizations, two territories, Puerto Rico, Japan, Guam and Israel.

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Here is what your colleagues said about the conference:

“All of the speakers were wonderful. The breakout sessions and awards lunch provided an excellent opportunity to meet people. The poster session was a great add-on. The panel discussions were all very well done so as to present varying but complementary viewpoints.”

“The speakers were very knowledgeable about their topics. There were opportunities to ask questions. There was a lot of information shared that was pertinent to my job.”

conversation dfa 15Their top three reasons for attending the Dialogue:

  • For 87%, “It provides information on current trends, innovations and updates” on cancer screening.
  • For 65%, it was the networking possibilities.
  • For over half, it was the speakers on the agenda.

Their post-Dialogue plans:

  • 85% intend to be part of the 2016 Dialogue.
  • About one-half intend to implement change at their workplaces or in their communities as a result of attending the conference.
  • 65% plan to network with colleagues they met at the 2015 Dialogue.

Planning for the 2016 Dialogue is already underway. Share your suggestions or ideas for the conference by calling Karen at 703-837-3680 or emailing her at Karen.Peterson@preventcancer.org.

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