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Nevada Cancer Control Summit

Nevada Cancer Control Summit

September 28, 2021 
Carpenters International Training Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

Hosted by Nevada Cancer Coalition, the Nevada Cancer Control Summit is a statewide conference featuring sessions 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 other specialty areas. Click the CME/CE tab for updated credit information.


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2021 Summit Exhibitors and Sponsors

Summit Sponsorship is now open. Click here to learn more or go to the Sponsor/Exhibit tab on this page. 

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

Platnium Level

Gold Level 

Clovis Oncology

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Servier Pharmaceuticals

Summit Tote Sponsor 

Activity Sponsors

Registry Session Sponsor - This could be you!

Exhibitor Bingo Sponsor - Who doesn't like to sponsor games?

Breakfast & Break Sponsor - Make everyone happy first thing in the morning!

Awards Luncheon Sponsor - PhRMA

Silver Level

Nevada Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

Tempus Financial Assistance

Bronze Level

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through a grant by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health Nevada Central Cancer Registry, number 5NU58DP006306-02. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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2021 Agenda

Speakers will be added as they're confirmed.

7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast and Exhibits

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
Rural vs. Urban Disparities in Cancer Control

John Packham, PhD, University of Nevada, Reno

9:15 - 10 a.m.
Holy Grail! Detecting Early Stage Cancer with a Blood Test

Joshua Ofman, MD, Gail, Inc.

10 - 10:30 a.m.
Break and Exhibits

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
 Addressing Breast Reconstruction BEFORE and AFTER Mastectomy

Presenter TBD

11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Genetics in Cancer Risk Assessment and Treatment

Presenter TBD

12 - 1:30 p.m.
Summit Awards Luncheon and Exhibits

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Tobacco Control for Cancer Patients

David Wetter, PhD, University of Utah School of Medicine

2:15 - 3 p.m.
Compassion Fatigue

Christina Alsop, APRN, DNP, Renown Health

3 - 3:15 p.m.
Break and Exhibits

3:15 - 4 p.m.
Innovations in the Treatment of Brain Cancer

Presenter TBD

4 - 5 p.m.
Closing Presentation TBD


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Continuing Education Credit

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for continuing education credit for nurses. Number of credits is pending. 

An application has been submitted to the National Cancer Registrars Association. Determination of credit is pending.

CME Accreditation & Designation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and the Nevada Cancer Coalition. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education in physicians. 

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of TBD hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


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Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities

Activity Sponsorship Options - $2,000

Activity support packages allow exhibitors/sponsors to provide additional support to any of several activities and receive extra recognition. Each sponsorship level includes all Silver benefits, plus benefits noted below:

Registry Session Sponsor: 1 Available
Receive recognition as the exclusive sponsor of the half-day breakout sessions for cancer registry professionals, including logo recognition on-site. Also supports 2 scholarships to be awarded to registry professionals by NCC, in sponsor’s name.

Exhibitor Bingo Sponsor: 1 Available
Receive recognition as sponsor of the Exhibitor Bingo activity with logo placement on bingo cards placed in all attendee totes.

Breakfast & Break Sponsor: 2 Available
Receive recognition as the sponsor of breakfast and afternoon break, including signage with logo at buffet/refreshment table.

Awards Luncheon Sponsor: Unavailable
Receive recognition as the sponsor of the annual Summit Awards and Luncheon, including logo placement on tables and in presentation.

Attendee Tote Sponsorship - $3,000 - Unavailable

The Attendee Tote Sponsor receives their logo printed on all conference totes, distributed to attendees, speakers, and exhibitors. In addition, this level includes all the benefits of Silver Sponsorship.

For speaker or session sponsorship, or to discuss additional options, please contact or call 775-451-1670 ext. 102.

Click here for more details and to fill out the 2021 Sponsorship & Exhibit Commitment.

Nevada Cancer Coalition
5250 Neil Rd., Suite 203
Reno, NV 89502

If you need an invoice, please email



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Nevada Cancer Control Summit Registration

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Tru by Hilton
6862 Gilespie Street
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: 702-213-8300
Website: Click Here

Room rate is TBD for Monday, September 27, 2021
Rates are subject to state and local taxes, which are currently 13% per room per night

Please call the hotel directly to book a room. When booking, please make sure your reservation is under the Cancer Control Summit group.

Room block expires on TBD.

Parking: Self-parking is avaible at no charge. 

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2019 Nevada Cancer Control Summit Awardees 

Healthcare Partner of the Year - Organization
Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

Healthcare Partner of the Year - Physician 
Chivonne Harrigal, MD

Healthcare Partner of the Year - Navigator 
Gladys Dolor, RN, BSN, OCN

Healthcare Partner of the Year - Navigator 
Georganna Reynolds, RN, BSN, OCN

Community Program Award
Elko Cancer Network

Community Champion Award
Marisa Marshall, RN, BSN, BA

Advocacy Award
Michael Hackett

Advocacy Award
Senator Joyce Woodhouse

Sun Smart Nevada Award
Whitney Hovenic, MD, MPH

2018-2019 Sun Smart Nevada Superstar
Anita Savell, UNR Medical Student

NVCRA Registrar Award
Cathy Short, CTR

Nevada Central Cancer Registry Partner of the Year
Northern Nevada Radiation Oncology 

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2019 Handouts & Presentations 

New Directions for the Commission on Cancer (CoC)
James Harris, MD, FACS, Department of Surgery, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Western Surgical Group

Raising the Tail of Cancer Survival Curves with Immunotherapy
Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, MD, PhD, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

PSA Prostate Screening Tool: Past, Present, and Future
Oscar Goodman, MD, PhD, Comprehensive Cancer Centers

Oncology Collaborations: Addressing Breast Cancer Recommendations and Risk Factos as a Region and in Your Practice
Karin Klove, MD, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine

Pediatric Oncology Care in Nevada 
Martin Johnston, MD, Renown Health

Pediatric Oncology Care in Nevada
Alan Ikeda, MD, Children's Specialty Center

The Role of Psycho-Oncology in Treating Cancer Patients and Their Families
Xiomara Rocha-Cadman, MD, Memorial Kettering Cancer/NYPH Weil Cornell

Colorectal Cancer Treatment in 20's
Matthew Crapko, MD, FACS Western Surgical Group​

Break Out Sessions

Lung Cancer Prevention and Screening for Your Patients
Christina Alsop, DNP, AOCNP, Renown Health

Addressing Skin Cancer in the Primary Care Setting and Advances in Treatment
Whitney Hovenic, MD, Skin Cancer Dermatology Institute

Abstracting GYN Cancers
Abstracting Head and Neck Cancers
STORE Radiation Items
Denise Harrison, BS, CTR Santa Barbara City College