Educational Events

Educational Events

Educational Seminars and Webinars

Congressional Families regularly hosts seminars and webinars, bringing together members, health professionals and medical experts; creating dialogue and equipping members with tools to bring the message of cancer prevention and detection back to their communities.

Upcoming Educational Events

Congressional Families seminars/webinars will resume in the fall. Stay tuned for new events or let us know if there’s a topic you’d like us to cover!

Past Events

Think About the Link® on Capitol Hill, June 29, 2017
Every year, thousands of men and women lose their lives to cervical cancer, liver cancer and other cancers caused by viruses. Read More.


Breast Health Education for Young Women Seminar, June 13, 2017
Congressional spouses gathered on May 24 to learn how to engage with young women in their home districts on breast health education with the help of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Breast Health Education for Young Women: Facilitator’s Guide. Read More.

Harnessing the power of social media, March 29, 2017
On March 29, Tammy Gordon, founder of Verified Strategy, a digital strategy and marketing firm, led a seminar on Harnessing the Power of Social Media for congressional spouses.
Read More.

Cancer Prevention Leaders Honored at the 24th Annual Congressional Families Awards Luncheon
, September 29, 2016
The Program’s signature event recognizes leaders in cancer prevention, bringing together a bipartisan group of supporters
Read More.

Mindfulness Briefing PhotoMindfulness, Meditation and Disease Prevention, June 15, 2016
A discussion at the U.S. Capitol about the role meditation and mindfulness play in disease prevention, stress reduction and healthy living
Read More.


Hazards and Allure of Indoor Tanning Beds Briefing, May 20, 2015

A panel discussion about the dangers of indoor tanning beds and their accessibility to college students. Read More.


Lifestyle Matters Seminar, March 25, 2015
Dr. Nelson role delves into how lifestyle factors, such as a healthy diet, exercise, social support, and the environment play in reducing one’s risk for cancer. Read More.


2014 Annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon, September 18, 2014
At the 22nd annual awards luncheon cancer advocates were honored for their leadership in prevention. Read More.


Group-Shot-150x1502013 Annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon, November 19, 2013
The 21st annual signature event for the Congressional Families Program honored advocates for highlighting cancer prevention. Read more.


 Panel-150x150Women’s Cancers: New Science, New Activism, September 19, 2013
Actress, actor, and activist Fran Drescher joins with scientists to explore impacts of environmental risks on women’s cancers. Read more and watch event video.


Super-Colon-1-Jim-and-Lisa-150x150Prevent Cancer Super Colon Visits Worcester, Mass., August 17, 2013
Over 400 visited the Prevent Cancer Super Colon at the 23rd Annual Latin American Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts. Read more.


Queen-Bee-Event-150x150Hive on the Hill: Queen Bee Trunk Show, August 1, 2013
The Queen Bee trunk show offered a one day sale on all Queen Bee creations, generously donating a portion of the proceeds to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Read more.


Healthy Strategies for Children and Families
June 18, 2013 – Webcast – View from your home, desk or mobile device
(Thank you to the National Association of Broadcasters for making this webcast possible).

Your Family Medical History: Why and What You Should Know
May 1, 2013 – Webcast – View from your home, desk or mobile device.
(Thank you to the National Association of Broadcasters for making this webcast possible).


IMG_1808-150x150Healthy Base Initiative Briefing, March 12, 2013
Representatives from the Department of Defense came to Capitol Hill to brief congressional spouses on the Healthy Base Initiative, a program the military is piloting to implement healthy habits among personnel. Read More.