2010 Dialogue For Action Conference

Post-Conference: Links to Presentations, Poster Abstracts and Other Information

Several conference documents are available for download in PDF format. To download presentations, open the Conference Agenda and click on the blue hyperlinked titles of the presentations. If you have problems downloading the presentations, please e-mail Kristina Hunken at kristina.hunken@preventcancer.org.

If you have questions about the presented materials or would like to use any information included in the presentations, please contact the authors directly for permission.

Conference Overview
The Prevent Cancer Foundation hosted its 12th annual Dialogue for Action™ on March 24 – 26, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel. Entitled Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Prevention Hits the Headlines, this dynamic conference brought together a multidisciplinary group of nearly 200 health care professionals and advocates hailing from 30 states, the District of Columbia, several tribal nations and urban Indian health organizations to discuss colorectal cancer (CRC) screening against the backdrop of dramatic changes in the health care system.

The 2010 conference agenda included timely presentations and engaging small-group discussions on:

  • The emerging role of preventive services, featuring CRC screening, in the changing health care system
  • Elements that contribute to successful programs on a shoestring budget
  • Effective innovations for implementing programs
  • Key findings of the 2010 NIH State-of-the-Science Conference: Enhancing Use and Quality of CRC Screening
  • Potential for community prevention

The Foundation was delighted to have two exceptional keynote speakers this year. Thursday’s featured keynote speaker, Frances B. Phillips, RN, BSN, MHA, Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, discussed public health challenges and opportunities ahead for states in the changing health care system. Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs and former on-air health issues analyst for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, presented Friday’s keynote address on the role of prevention and preventive services in the changing health care system.

CME Credits for Physicians and CE Credits for Nurses
Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

This activity was planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education and Prevent Cancer Foundation. The Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education designated this educational activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity offered 14.5 contact hours to participating nurses. This credit may be applied toward licensure requirements in those states that recognize American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)-accredited providers.

Accreditation applies solely to educational activities and does not imply approval or endorsement of any commercial product by the ANCC-COA.

The Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13313. The Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education approved this activity for 17.4 contact hours.

Regimol T. Chacko, RNC, MSN, CNL, IBCLC, served as the designated nurse planner for this activity.