Recap: Engaged and Inspired at the WCC Annual Meeting

Thank you to all who joined us last month for the 2017 Wisconsin Cancer Council Annual Meeting at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison. Nearly 140 clinicians, researchers, public health advocates, and others came together to engage around cancer control efforts across Wisconsin.  

“The day was filled with conversation and networking, the sounds of collaboration in action,” said Sarah Kerch, the WI CCC Program’s partnership coordinator, who manages the WI Cancer Council. This was the first all-member meeting since the Council’s efforts over the past year to re-engage members and improve benefits.  

Attendees learned about emerging cancer control trends. Session topics included current science around e-cigarettes, the connection between alcohol and cancer, and HPV vaccine promotion. In her keynote address, Frances Butterfoss, a coalition expert with CoalitionsWork, inspired the crowd with useful ideas for building and sustaining successful coalitions.   To view handouts and other presentation materials from the day’s sessions, visit and click on “Schedule,” then select the session title that interests you.  

Watch for newsletter updates regarding future member events, which most likely will include regional meetings in spring 2018 and an all-member conference in fall 2018.