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UCAN Conference 2016

Dates/Location: Red Lion Hotel, May 4, 2016 from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Theme: Working Together to Prevent and Control Cancer

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Registration/Poster Set Up/Breakfast 7:30
Opening Remarks, Welcome from UCAN Chair – Dr. John Sweetenham

State Cancer Plan Presentation

Location – Wasatch Ballroom

Speaker – Jean Shipman, MSLS – Director, Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah

Topic – Health Literacy and Finding Reliable Health Information

Introduction by Donna Branson

Location – Wasatch Ballroom

Transition Break 9:45
Breakout 1A

Panel DiscussionPromatoras

Moderator: Vicky Fuentes

Interpreter: Guadalupe Tovar

Location – Cascade 1

Breakout 1B – Skin Cancer

Speaker: Yelena Wu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Barriers to Melanoma Preventative Behaviors in High Risk Children: Laying the Foundation for Family-based Interventions

Speaker: Bridget Grahmann, Research Assistant, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Non-modifiable Skin Cancer Risk Factors in a Screening Sample from a High-risk Catchment Area

Moderator: Kendra Babitz

Location – Cascade 2

Breakout – Surviviorship

Speaker: Samantha Pannier, Research Assistant, Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Huntsman-Intermountain Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Study: Understanding Patient Needs for Navigation

Speaker: Brynn Fowler, MPH, Research Analyst/Project Manager, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Utah Cancer Survivors: A Comprehensive Comparison Health-related Outcomes Between Survivors and Individuals Without a History

Moderator: Donna Branson

Location – Cascade 3

Transition Break 10:45
Speaker – Rich McKeown, CEO, Leavitt Partners, Former Chief of Staff for Sec. Michael Leavitt, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Topic – Grass Roots Advocacy

Introduction by Brook Carlisle

Location – Wasatch Ballroom

Lunch 12:00
Networking Tables/Poster Session 1:00
Speaker – Glenn Richardson, PhD, Professor, Health Promotion and Education, University of Utah

Topic – Resilience and Resiliency

Introduction by Brandy Lee Slagowski Hawkins

Location – Wasatch Ballroom

Transition Break 2:45
Breakout 2 A – Healthy Lifestyles

Speaker: Allison Stuart, PhD

Topic: Health at Every Size

Introduction by Jeff Yancey

Location – Cascade 1


Breakout – Disparities

Speaker: Ana C. Sanchez-Birkhead, PhD, WHNP-BC, APRN, Associate Professor, University of Utah – College of Nursing

Eliminating Breast Cancer Disparities: The Alliance Breast Cancer Community Based Program for Hispanic Women

Speaker: Anna Reineke, GMaP Regional Coordinating Director, Huntsman Cancer Institute

GMaP: Enhancing and Expanding Cancer Health Disparities Research and Promoting Workforce Diversity

Moderator: Garrett Harding

Location – Cascade 2

Breakout – Healthy Lifestyles/Data

Speaker: Grace Henley, International Rescue Committee

Gardening and Improved Health Outcomes

Carol Sweeney, PhD, Director, Utah Cancer Registry

Cancer in Utah: Trends through 2013

Moderator: Lindsay Snow

Location – Cascade 3

Transition Break 3:45
Panel Discussion – Disparities in Utah

Moderator: Christine Espinel, Office of Health Disparities

Panelists: Cecilia Hackerson, International Rescue Committee; Fahina Tavaske-Pasi, National Tongan American Society; Sara Carbajal-Salisbury, Alliance Community Services; Shawn Jimerson, Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake

Introduction by Brad Belnap, MPP

Location – Wasatch Ballroom

Closing Remarks from UCAN Chair Elect – Dr. Ana Sanchez-Birkhead

Location – Wasatch Ballroom


Additional Info

Continuing Education: CHES credits will be available