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Nevada Cancer Control Summit

Nevada Cancer Control Summit

Monday, November 6, 2017
Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno, Nevada


Hosted by Nevada Cancer Coalition, the Nevada Cancer Control Summit is a statewide conference featuring session on targeted topics across the cancer spectrum. The Summit brings together physicians, nurses, advocates, survivors, administrators, and more to share cutting-edge information, update practitioners on the latest topics in cancer care, and strengthen the coalition to further cancer control efforts in Nevada.

The Summit offers continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, cancer registry professionals, and oftentimes credits for social work and certified health education specialists. CME/CE credit information will be updated once the agenda is finalized.


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Special thanks to this year's Summit Exhibitors and Sponsors

This conference is supported, in part, by exhibits in accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support:

Platinum Level

Heath Foundation

Silver Level

Lilly Oncology
Nevada Oncology Society
Nevada Public Health Training Center
Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation
Saint Mary's Center for Cancer

Bronze Level

Carson Tahoe Health
Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada
GI Consultants
Guardant Health
Nevada Health Centers
Registry Partners


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Tentative Agenda

Time General Session Registry Breakout
7 - 8 a.m. Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits  
8 - 9 a.m.

Wecome & Keynote: New Drug Classes

Branimir I. Sikic, MD
Professor of Medicine (Oncology)
Medical Director, Stanford Clinical and Translational Research Unit
Co-director, Stanford University Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research (Spectrum)

9 - 10 a.m.

An Imperative for Action: Patients are Waiting

Mary Woolley
President, Research!America

10 - 10:30 a.m. Break & Exhibits  
10:30 - 11 a.m.

Using Data to Tell the Story of Cancer and Treatment in Nevada

Mary Tabor Griswold, PhD,
Health Services Research Analyst,
University of Nevada School of Medicine Office of Rural Health and Statewide Initiatives

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Preparing for USP800

Seth Eisenberg, RN, OCN, BMTCN
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Registry Workshop

April Fritz, RHIT, CTR
A. Fritz & Associates

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Exhibits, and Awards  
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Sugar and Cancer

Robert Lustig, MD
Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Endocrincology
University of California, San Francisco

2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break & Exhibits  
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Cancers Presenting in Pediatric Patients

Robert Raphael, MD
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Associate Director, Fellowship Program
Associate Director, Survivors of Childhood Cancer Program
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Controversies in Screening

Panel Discussion: 
Christina A Szot, MD, Renown Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
Karin Klove, MD, University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
Jeffrey D. Upton, MD, Capitol Urology Inc.

Registry Workshop

April Fritz, RHIT, CTR,
A. Fritz & Associates


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Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities

Scroll down to register and pay online as a sponsor or exhibitor.

Exhibitors and sponsors of the Nevada Cancer Control Summit help to support NCC's efforts to provide continuing education opportunities to our members and connect them with other individuals and organizations working in the fields of oncology and cancer control. Opportunities range from $500 at the Bronze level to $5,000 at the Platinum level, and additional opportunities can be tailored to meet your goals. Review the levels of support in our 2017 Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

Contact Cari Herington at NCC for tailored exhibitor opportunities, to receive an invoice for support, or to pay by check. 


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Register Now for Early Bird Pricing

If you are a paid member of NCC please log in to the Member Access area to register at the discounted member rate.

Cancellations received by Oct. 20, 2017 will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations received after Oct. 20, 2017 are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend you may transfer your registration to someone else. Please email Kristen at NCC to request a transfer.


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We are excited to have this year's Summit conference venue and hotel accommodations all under one roof. A room block and special rate has been established for Summit attendees. 

Whitney Peak Hotel RoomWhitney Peak Hotel
255 North Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89501

Room rate: $109, expires October 16, please reserve early!
Available: Sunday, November 5, 2017, checking out Monday, November 6, 2017

Reservations can be made by calling 775-398-5400, mention Nevada Cancer Control Summit
or online: Summit Room Block

About Whitney Peak Hotel

Whitney Peak Hotel is a new, landmark property that caters to those looking for that "extra something" in their hospitality experience. Whitney Peak is Reno's first and only non-gaming, non-smoking, independent hotel. We aren't bound by the rules and standards that can make branded properties a little...stale. We are centrally located; just two blocks from the beautiful Truckee River Walk and adjacent to the historic Reno Arch. Hotel amenities include Roundabout Grill - featuring chef-inspired comfort food, Cargo Concert Hall - Reno's best live concert venue and BaseCamp Climbing Gym - our 7,000 sq/ft indoor bouldering park as well as the Guinness Book of World Records "World's Tallest Climbing Wall" (coming in at 164'). The hotel also offers fitness center, steam room and sauna, and airport shuttle.*

*Please note, airport shuttle is $10 per direction per room and must be booked 24 hours in advance. Shuttle details here.

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Branimir Sikic MD Branimir I. (Brandy) Sikic, M. D., is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is Co-director of the Stanford University Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research (Spectrum) and Director of the Stanford Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU). Dr. Sikic is a leader in the pharmacology of anticancer drugs and the development of new cancer therapies. His research spans the spectrum from molecular and genetic approaches in cancer cells to clinical trials in cancer patients. Dr. Sikic's laboratory studies mechanisms of drug resistance in cancer cells and the development of more effective cancer therapies. He has made major contributions to understanding the problem of multidrug resistance in cancer cells. Read more about Dr. Sikic.
Mary Woolley Mary Woolley is the president of Research!America, the nation’s largest not-for-profit, membership supported grassroots public education and advocacy organization committed to making medical and health research a higher national priority. Under her leadership, Research!America has earned the attention and respect of elected and appointed officials, researchers in the public, private and academic sectors, media, and community leaders with its record of innovation in advocacy for research.She has a 30-year editorial and publication history on science advocacy and research related topics. Her op-eds and letters to the editor are published in newspapers and magazines from coast to coast including The New York Times and Washington Post. Read more about Mary Woolley.
mary tabor griswold Mary Tabor Griswold, Ph.D., is the health services research analyst at the University of Nevada School of Medicine Office of Rural Health and Statewide Initiatives. She is the website manager of Nevada Instant Atlas, which provides access to important health data on 17 counties in Nevada compiled from multiple editions of the Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Data Book. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Educational Leadership Department; Master of Science from the UNR Department of Economics; and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, also from UNR. Contact Tabor Griswold.
seth eisenberg

Seth Eisenberg, RN, BMTCN, OCN, works as the Professional Practice Coordinator for Infusion Services at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Ambulatory Clinic in Seattle, Washington. He has been practicing in the field of oncology since 1983. His experience includes 29 years in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. His specific areas of expertise include hazardous drug safety and infusion hypersensitivity reactions. He has published numerous articles and is an active member of Oncology Nursing Society. Read more about Seth Eisenberg.

april fritz

April Fritz, RHIT, CTR, has been a teacher and trainer of cancer registry professionals for more than thirty years. Until the spring of 2006, she was the Manager of Data Quality for the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland. Prior to her federal service, she was employed by several hospitals and a cancer registry software vendor. April developed the Principles of Oncology for Cancer Registry Professionals training program in 1992. She has made presentations to dozens of cancer registry organizations and has been a consultant to many cancer organizations, including the Commission on Cancer, the American Joint Committee on Cancer, and International Agency for Research on Cancer. Read more about April Fritz.

robert lustig Robert H. Lustig, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco, and Director of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program at UCSF. Dr. Lustig has become a leading pubic health authority on the impact sugar has on fueling the diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome epidemics, and on addressing changes in the food environment to reverse these chronic diseases. In his New York Times best selling book "Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processes Food, Obesity, and Disease," Dr. Lustig documents both the science and the politics that have led to the current pandemic of obesity and chronic disease. Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist, with basic and clinical training relative to hypothalamic development, anatomy, and function. Read more about Dr. Lustig.
dr robert raphael Robert Raphael, MD, is an Associate Director of the Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program and chairs the education and curriculum committee at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.He is a mentor for fellows in training, instructing on clinical care, utilization of the medical literature and Quality Improvement. He recently became the Associate Director of the Survivors of Childhood Cancer Program. Dr. Raphael is an integral part of the team in the Reno, Nevada comprehensive program and is on the teaching faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Dr. Raphael is also on the medical staff at local hospitals in the Reno area including Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Renown Regional Medical Center. Read more about Dr. Raphael.
dr christina szot Christina Szot, MD, FAASM, specializes in sleep medicine and pulmonary critical care medicine and is a physician with Renown Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Szot completed fellowships in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease; American Board of Sleep Medicine; and Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. Dr. Szot moved to the United States from Canada to further her education and it was during her residency at the University of Nevada, Reno that she was drawn to caring for patients with critical health problems.
Photo coming soon! Karin Klove, MD, FACS
dr jeffrey upton Jeffrey D. Upton, MD, us a urologist with Carson Tahoe Health and Capitol Urology in Carson City, Nevada. Dr. Upton graduated form University of Nevada School of Medicine in 1980 and completed a residency at United State Naval Medical Center. 


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Travel scholarships from the Nevada Public Health Training Center are available for this year's Summit. Available to public health professionals looking to attend public health conferences, the travel stipends offer up to $500 to cover travel and accommodations at the conference. (Does not cover conference registration fee.) Travel scholarships will go to the strongest applications overall, so please provide comprehensive answers to increase your chances of award. 

Click here to complete the application.

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