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The Iowa Cancer Summit

Save the date for the 2017 Iowa Cancer Summit, October 18 and 19, 2017 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa.

The summit will offer professionals and advocates an opportunity to network, share best practices, and learn across cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and quality of life. Highlights of this year's summit are below.

Keynote  Speakers 

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Dr. Adewale Troutman

October 18 Keynote

Dr. Adewale Troutman identifies himself through his commitment to social justice, human rights, community activism, health equity and national and global health. His life's work has been a testimony to this fact. Dr. Troutman has over 40 years of dedication through action to the principles of universal freedoms and the elimination of racism, injustice and oppression.

Dr. Troutman has an MD from New Jersey Medical School, a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University, Masters in Black Studies from the State University of New York in Albany,and as of October 2009, board certification from the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Dr Troutman has had multiple publications including “What if We Were Equal”, co-authored with former Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary of Health, Dr David Satcher, and is featured in the nationally televised PBS series; Unnatural Causes; Is Inequality Making Us Sick? 

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Citseko Staples Miller

October 19 Keynote

Citseko Staples Miller joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in March 2011 and she is an experienced government, policy, regulatory and external affairs professional with experience in health care, insurance and government finance. She is a member of the State & Local Campaigns team and her portfolio includes Medicaid, Breast, Cervical and Colorectal Cancers, HPV, Comprehensive Cancer Control and Health Equity and Disparities. Prior to joining ACS CAN she managed government affairs for the Illinois-based operations of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (Harmony Health Plans), a government sponsored health insurer. Citseko also served as Director of Local Government Finance in the Illinois State Comptroller's Office and as Special Assistant to Illinois Senate Democratic Leader, Emil Jones, Jr. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Speech Communication and performed her graduate studies in Public Administration at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. 

Release of the 2018-2022 Iowa Cancer Plan

The 2017 Iowa Cancer Summit will also feature the official release of the 2018-2022 Iowa Cancer Plan during Day One of the Summit. Learn more about the current Iowa Cancer Plan and the revision process here


Year after year, Iowa Cancer Summit sponsors help bring in top-notch speakers, great networking and premium learning opportunites to Iowans working to reduce the burden of cancer in our state. 

Consider sponsoring the 2017 Iowa Cancer Summit, October 18-19, and enjoy the great benefits that come with your support of this important event. 

Click here or on the image below to see a menu of opportunities available. Then, contact Kelly Rollins at to place your support. 



Click here to view information about the 2017 Iowa Cancer Summit awards. 

Past Summits

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