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The 2014 Iowa Cancer Summit was held October 21-22, 2014 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa.
Download the brochure. 
  Click here to listen to an interview done live on October 22 at the conference with Dr. Chuck Lynch of the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Sue Danielson of WHO-AM in Des Moines spoke with Dr. Lynch about the state of cancer in Iowa. The interview originally aired October 26, 2014. (Download a copy of Quicktime for Mac or PC at

Facebook Photo Gallery

Click here or on the image below to view a gallery of photos on Facebook from the 2014 Iowa Cancer Summit.

Committee and Implementation Group Meeting Minutes

Iowa Cancer Consortium committees* and implementation groups met at the Summit on October 21. Review meeting minutes by clicking on the links below: 
Communications Commmittee Minutes
Data & Evaluation Committee Minutes
Health Equity & Disparities Committee Minutes
Systems & Environmental Change Committee Minutes
    Prevention Implemenation Group Minutes
Screening Implementation Group Minutes
Treatment Implementation Group Minutes 
Quality-of-Life Implementation Group Minutes
*The Conference Planning and Membership & Nominating Committees did not meet. 

Keynote Slide Decks

  Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis
Patricia Ganz, MD
Deavid Geffen School of Medicine and Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Healthcare Access, SES, & Late-Stage Cancer Diagnosis: Public Policy Implications
Sara McLafferty, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Pre-Summit Workshop Breakout Slide Decks

Cross-Sector Collaborations in Public Health for Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change
Allie Bain, MPH, Iowa Cancer Consortium
Katherine Jones, MPH, Linn County Public Health
Social, Demographic, and Economic Trends in Iowa: Iowa Community Indicators Program
Liesel Eathington, MBA, Iowa State University

Prevention Breakout Slide Decks

Tobacco and Youth, a Relationship that Lasts a Lifetime...Today's Target, Tomorrow's Customer
Garin Buttermore, Iowa Department of Public Health
Beverly Walsmith, Independent Tobacco Prevention Advocate
The Bed is Dead: Addressing Indoor Tanning Among Teens
Sarah Lake, Emspace Group
David Watts, MD, Dermatology Specialists of Omaha/Nebraska Cancer Coalition
Kristin Webb, Emspace Group
You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention
Nathan Boonstra, MD, Blank Children's Pediatric Clinic
Karen Crimmings, RN, CIC, Cerro Gordo County Public Health
Patty Grossnickle, RN, Trinity Cancer Center
How to Make the Health Choice the Easy Choice Using Food Systems
Linda Gobberdiel, MA, RD, LD, Eat Greater Des Moines
Carol Voss, MEd, RD, LE, Iowa Department of Public Health

Screening Breakout Slide Decks

Collaborating for Change: The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Task Force
Sarah Mroz, MPH, Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Evaluation of Home-Based Interventions to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates
Mary Charlton, PhD, University of Iowa College of Public Health 
Virginity, Pain, and Confusion: Overcoming Barriers to Cancer Screening at Federally Qualified Health Centers
Nilani Downs, MPH, American Cancer Society
Chris Espersen, MSPH, Primary Health Care
Cancers Linked to HPV
Charles Lynch, MD, PhD, University of Iowa

Treatment/Quality-of-Life Breakout Slide Decks

Challenges in the Implementation of Survivorship Care Plans
Patricia Ganz, MD, UCLA
Prevention and Screening from the Perspective of the Commission on Cancer
Stephen Dreyer, MD, FACS, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
Sexuality and Cancer
Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel, MA, CHES, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Veronika Kolder, MD, University of Iowa
Erin Sullivan Wagner, Sex Intimacy Cancer
Guiding Patients on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Setting of Cancer Care
Nicole Nisly, MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine


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CHI Health

Past Summits

Conference agendas and select slide decks are available for previous Iowa Cancer Summits: