2018 WI Cancer Summit


“Equity in Action: Dismantling Cancer Health Disparities in Wisconsin”

November 15, 2018 | The Edgewater Hotel | Madison, WI

Speaker slides are now available!

Who Should Come?

Are you working to address cancer health disparities in your community? Are you a health care provider, researcher, public health advocate, cancer survivor, or other member of the public who believes in the importance of reducing the cancer burden for everyone in Wisconsin? The WI Cancer Summit is for you.


Opening Address by Brian Gittens, EdD
Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion, and Engagement

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Keynote Address by Sandra Millon Underwood, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor of Nursing

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Agenda at-a-glance

7:30-8:30 Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30-8:45 Welcome & Purpose of the Day | Beth Brunner, WI Cancer Council Steering Committee Chair, American Cancer Society, & Gale Johnson, WI Well Woman Program

8:45-9:15 Setting the Stage: Cancer Inequities in WI | Kirsten Beyer, Medical College of WI

9:15-10:15 Opening Address | Brian Gittens, EdD, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

10:15-10:45 Networking Break & Exhibit Hall

10:45-11:45 Breakout Sessions A-C

A. Learning from Survivors: Incorporating the Cancer Survivor Experience into Your Practice

B. Lessons from the Field: Addressing Rural Cancer Health Disparities

C. Better Health Literacy: Strategies to Remove Barriers and Reduce Disparities in Access and Outcomes

11:45-12:30 Networking Lunch & Awards

12:30-1:30 Keynote Address | Sandra Millon Underwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

1:30-1:45 Networking Break & Exhibit Hall

1:45-2:45 Breakout Sessions D-F

D. Funding System Change in Your Organization to Achieve Equitable Cancer Outcomes

E. Wisconsin’s Collaborative Approach to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening: How to Apply a Quality Improvement Framework to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening

F. Addressing Disparities in Tobacco Use in Special Populations

2:45-3:00 Networking Break & Exhibit Hall

3:00-4:00 Closing Session: Addressing Health Equity in all Corners of Wisconsin—Local Examples

4:00 Adjourn


Questions about your registration? Contact Tina Pap at [email protected]

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