Networking Webinar Series

An ongoing networking webinar series from the WI Cancer Council. Network with fellow members without leaving your desk!

Join us the second Thursday of every month, from 10-11 am Central Time. Connect with other members, learn about new approaches to cancer control, and share your knowledge and unique point of view.

Think of this as a virtual coffee klatch — you bring the coffee, we’ll spark the conversation.


FEBRUARY 13, 2020

Medical Marijuana in Wisconsin: A Cancer Perspective

Join us for a webinar exploring the policy and public health considerations of medical marijuana, from a cancer control perspective. Amy M. Johnson, JD, policy coordinator for the Wisconsin Cancer Council, will explain existing laws in Wisconsin and neighboring states, introduce our latest Issue Brief on medical marijuana, and review medical marijuana legislation pending in our state government.


DECEMBER 12, 2019

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Disease and HPV Vaccination Rates in Wisconsin

Join us for a webinar focused on HPV disease and vaccination rates in Wisconsin. Learn about HPV infection and vaccination, with special focus on HPV-attributable cancer rates and HPV vaccination rates in Wisconsin.

Presented by Alexandria Cull Weatherer, MPH, Outreach Specialist, WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

NOVEMBER 14, 2019

Tobacco Treatment for Cancer Patients Who Smoke

In honor of the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 21, join us for a webinar focused on tobacco cessation. Learn about evidence-based approaches and resources that can help patients quit smoking, with a special focus on cancer patients who smoke.

Presented by Allison Gorilla, MPH, Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI)

OCTOBER 16-17, 2019

Wisconsin Cancer Summit

In lieu of our monthly networking webinar, we gathered in person for the 2019 Wisconsin Cancer Summit, where we explored the theme of Cancer Survivorship: Lessons from the Front Lines.

  • Oct. 16: 1:30 – 7 pm
  • Oct. 17: 7:30 am – 4 pm
  • Wilderness Resort | Glacier Canyon Conference Center

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

Cancer Policy in Wisconsin

Join us for an overview of health- and cancer-related items in the 2019-2021 Wisconsin state budget, and learn more about cancer-related legislation currently pending before the state legislature.

Presented by:

  • H.J. Waukau, Manager of Advocacy and Regulatory Affairs with the Wisconsin Medical Society; 2019-2020 WI Cancer Council Policy Committee Chair.
  • Amy Johnson, Policy Coordinator with the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and WI Cancer Council.
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  • View the slides

AUGUST 22, 2019

Two overlapping voice bubblesWI Cancer Plan 2020-2030 Feedback Webinar

In August, we hosted a special all-member webinar to share progress and invite your feedback as we develop the new Wisconsin Cancer Plan 2020-2030.

Presented by:
Sarah Kerch, WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Director

AUGUST 8, 2019

E-Cigarettes & Tobacco in Wisconsin

Join us for the August Networking Webinar, and learn more about current trends related to e-cigarettes and tobacco, as well as policy opportunities to address the e-cigarette epidemic and reduce tobacco-related health disparities.

Presented by:
Sandy Bernier, Tobacco Prevention & Control Program Coordinator, Fond du Lac County Health Department; and Darcie K.G. Warren, Partnership for a Tobacco Free WI Coordinator, American Lung Association

JULY 11, 2019

Decreasing Cancer Screening Disparities: Success Stories

Join us for the July Networking Webinar to hear success stories from our 2018-2019 Implementation Grantees! As part of our Action Plan to Decrease Cancer Screening Disparities, we funded six health care systems working to reduce screening disparities in their clinics. Join us to hear what they accomplished, what they learned, and how you can apply their successes to your own work.

With special guests from: Access Community Health Centers, Gundersen Health System, Kenosha Community Health Centers, Lakeshore Community Health Center, NorthLakes Community Health Centers, & Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center

JUNE 20, 2019

Two overlapping voice bubblesFeedback Session: WI Cancer Plan 2020-2030

In lieu of a June Networking Webinar, we hosted an all-day Feedback Session to gather input for the next WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan. Thank you to all who joined us!

MAY 9, 2019

Cancer Survivorship & the WI Cancer Summit

Discuss pressing topics in cancer survivorship and learn about a new article, Equitably Improving Outcomes for Cancer Survivors and Supporting Caregivers: A Blueprint for Care Delivery, Research, Education, and Policy. We’ll talk about the 2019 WI Cancer Summit, which will focus on Survivorship. Come prepared to share what you’ve been doing and what you’d like to learn more about!

APRIL 11, 2019

All About Alcohol & Cancer

How can we increase awareness about the link between alcohol and cancer? Join this webinar to learn about the science behind the alcohol-cancer connection, learn what resources are available, and discuss how you can put these resources to work in your community or system.

MARCH 14, 2019

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Speak with representatives from the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, who will share details about their new initiative, 80% in Every Community. We will have plenty of time for questions and for discussing work happening in Wisconsin.

FEB. 14, 2019

Driven by Data: A Progress Report on the WI Cancer Plan

The WI Cancer Plan advances 13 priorities for cancer control and prevention. How well are we doing as a state? Let’s explore updated data that measures progress in the WI Cancer Plan 2015-2020. In addition, we will discuss innovative ways to use the newly released 2019 County Cancer Profiles.

JAN. 10, 2019

Decreasing Barriers to Specialty Care for People Without Health Insurance

Milwaukee’s Specialty Access for the Uninsured Program (SAUP) replaced a fragmented care delivery system to improve specialty care for uninsured patients. How can SAUP offer a model for your community.

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DEC. 11, 2018

Cancer Screening Disparities

Hear from recipients of the WI Cancer Council’s Implementation Grant Awards, a special program designed to support innovative projects that decrease screening disparities in communities across WI.