Iowa Cancer Summit

The Iowa Cancer Consortium is once again hosting Iowa’s statewide conference dedicated to comprehensive cancer control. Connect with professionals and advocates from around the state, learn about promising-practices across the cancer continuum from those in the field, and listen to individuals share information about their cancer experiences to expand your thinking and practice. Due to the on-going pandemic, the Iowa Cancer Summit will be held virtually on Wednesday afternoons throughout the month of October. The conference will highlight an array of speakers from across the nation sharing information about their efforts to improve cancer control and advocate for social change.

Weekly Themes:

  • Week 1: Affirming Cancer Care (Wed., October 7 from 1:00 – 3:00 CST)
  • Week 2: Black Lives Matter (Wed., October 14 from 1:00 – 3:00 CST)
  • Week 3: Making Connections (Wed., October 21 from 1:00 – 3:00 CST)
  • Week 4: Everyday Actions for Cancer Control (Wed., October 28 from 1:00 – 3:00 CST)

Register TODAY!

Please register for the conference to receive regular schedule updates. Zoom login information will be sent upon registering.

Member Registration: $20
Non-Member Registration: $50




2020 Virtual Summit Brochure 9.21.20



Conference Objectives:

Following the Iowa Cancer Summit, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the elements of comprehensive cancer control.
  2. Engage new and existing partners to collaborate on projects supporting the Iowa Cancer Plan.
  3. Identify health disparities within cancer control, and develop action steps for addressing them.
  4. Identify the roles individuals and organizations can play in statewide cancer control efforts.

Who should attend?

Health educators, public health professionals, community health workers, patient advocates, current patients, physicians, nurses, medical leaders, community leaders, elected officials, cancer survivors and others with an interest or stake in cancer control.


Thank you to our sponsors who make this event possible!

The virtual conference is a great opportunity to showcase your organization to cancer control leaders from across the state. The audience primarily includes physicians, nurses, researchers, cancer survivors, caregivers, public health and cancer control advocates.

Sponsorship Levels:

  • Platinum ($5,000)
  • Gold ($3,000)
  • Silver ($1,000)
  • Bronze ($500)
  • Contributor ($250)

Additional sponsor information and sign-up available here.

Continuing Education

Nursing CEUs: An application will be submitted to The University of Iowa College of Nursing for nursing continuing education credits.

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES): An application will be submitted to The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) for continuing education credits.

Non-discrimination Statement

The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associated preferences or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1316, 319-335-0705 (voice), 319-335-0697 (TDD), [email protected].


Each year, the Consortium honors individuals and organizations performing outstanding cancer control work. Awards will be made during the closing session of the 2020 Virtual Iowa Cancer Summit.

Iowa Cancer Champion Award: The Iowa Cancer Champion award is given annually to an individual or organization who demonstrates a commitment to reducing the burden of cancer in Iowa through work on policy, systems and environmental change. The recipient may be, but is not required to be, a member of the Iowa Cancer Consortium.

  • 2020: To be announced.
  • 2019: Christine Carpenter
  • 2018: Iowa Army of Pink
  • 2017: UnityPoint Clinics and Dr. Bill Field
  • 2016: Dr. Charles Lynch
  • 2015: Shirley Roof (awarded posthumously)
  • 2014: Senator Tom Harkin
  • 2013: Gail Orcutt
  • 2012: Peggy Huppert
  • 2011: Dr. Richard Deming
  • 2010: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Iowa Chapter

Spirit of Collaboration Award: The Spirit of Collaboration Award honors an Iowan with an outstanding commitment to collaborative cancer control efforts in Iowa. The recipient must be a member of the Iowa Cancer Consortium.

  • 2020: To be announced.
  • 2019: Paulette Clark
  • 2018: Kelly Angell
  • 2017: Susan Vileta
  • 2016: Sara Comstock
  • 2015: Cynthia Fiester
  • 2014: Lou Ellen Brown
  • 2013: Gabbi DeWitt
  • 2012: Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel and Judy Morrison
  • 2011: Carol Frazell
  • 2010: Holly Smith
  • 2009: Amber Leed-Kelly


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend the Iowa Cancer Summit and other Iowa Cancer Consortium sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Iowa Cancer Consortium in advance at 319-384-1741.