CANCER PREVENTION 5

DESCRIPTION

Next Generation Choices Foundation (NGCF or Less Cancer), lesscancer.org, in conjunction with the University of Virginia and American University, promotes a prevention paradigm for addressing the alarming trend of increasing cancer incidences and raises awareness of cancer prevention to make risk reduction and prevention a vital part of the cancer paradigm for all people. This is a departure from previous treatment-focused approaches that talked about beating, conquering, or curing cancer. Many cancers are preventable by reducing risk factors, such as PFAS and lead corrosion in water supply and infrastructure, use of tobacco products, ultraviolet light exposure, asbestos exposure, specific contaminants and pollution sources, disparities and inequities, and promoting healthy lifestyle choices, such as diet, exercise, and nutrition.

DESIRED OUTCOMES

At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the significance of preventing, rather than treating, cancers.
  • Understand the link between business and corporate practices and public health.
  • Be able to promote risk-reduction strategies and healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Be able to use the information learned to impact change at a macro and micro level to influence public health reducing incidences of cancer diagnoses

AGENDA

Welcome
Debbie Dingell, MS, US Representative (Michigan, 12th District) and Sponsor for the National Cancer Prevention Caucus
William U. “Bill” Couzens, Founder and President of Less Cancer

Program and Continuing Education Information — Andrea Zimmerman, EdD, Learning Engineer, Continuing Medical Education, University of Virginia

Role of continuing education in healthcare — Jann Balmer, PhD, RN, FACEHP, Director of Continuing Medical Education, University of Virginia; Chairperson of Less Cancer Board of Directors

Importance in interprofessional healthcare — Kathryn Reid, PhD, RN, FNP-C, CNL, Associate Professor of Nursing and Lead Nurse Planner of School of Nursing Continuing Education, University of Virginia

Importance of primary care as first line of intervention — Kathleen Haden, MSN, RN, ANP, Nursing Content Expert; Nurse Practitioner of Surgical Oncology, University of Virginia

Aileen O’Brien Graef Speaker Award Polly Hoppin, ScD, Research Professor of Public Health and Program Director for Environmental Health at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

Ronald B. Herberman, MD Speaker Award Philip R. S. Johnson, PhD, Senior Program Director, Environment & Health, Heinz Foundation

Elsie Hillman Speaker Award Christine Todd Whitman, Former Governor of New Jersey and President of The Whitman Strategy Group (WSG), a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues
Introduced by Thomas M Sherman, MD, State Senator of New Hampshire, Gastroenterologist, and a founding director of Next Generation Choices Foundation and Special Advisor and Chairman Emeritus

A conversation with Don Beyer, US Representative (Virginia, 8th District), and Donna Eacho, MBA, Treasurer and Former Chairperson of Less Cancer

Michael C Burgess, MD, US Representative (Texas, 26th District)

Eliminate Tobacco Use Virginia Initiative — Bernard F. Fuemmeler, PhD, MPH, Professor, Gordon D Ginder, MD Chair in Cancer Research, Associate Director, Cancer Prevention and Control, Department of Health Behavior and Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University
Interviewed by Lindsay Hauser, Director, Office of Outreach and Engagement, Cancer Center Without Walls, University of Virginia

Vaping, e-Cigarettes, and Smoking Panel: University of Kentucky Initiatives
Expert Researchers/Leaders: Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, FNAP, FAANP, Dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing, Less Cancer Board Member; Melinda Ickes, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion; Sierrah Miley, Program Coordinator of #iCANendthetrend and University of Kentucky alumna (Kinesiology)
#iCANendthetrend student ambassadors: Julia Estes, Political Science undergraduate student; Dillon Lay, Health Promotion graduate student; Camille Wright, Communication and Information Science undergraduate student
College of Nursing senior undergraduate students: Emma Bilberry, Jarrod Franchino, Hannah Jirak

Smoking and tobacco use in the United States Air Force — Robert C. Klesges, PhD, Professor of Public Health Sciences, and Co-Director of the Center for Addiction and Prevention Research (CAPR), University of Virginia

Being your best advocate — Jill Kargman, Patient, Writer, Actress

Culinary medicine and functional health — Tricia Petzold, MD, Family Physician, Pinnacle Health; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Family And Preventive Medicine, University of Utah; Less Cancer Board Member

The need for integrated care — Katherine Couvillon, Patient, Writer

Mindi Messmer, PG, CG, Former New Hampshire House of Representatives, District 24 served on Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs Committee, and Patient Family/Caregiver

Pancreatic screening and cysts
Kathleen Haden, MSN, RN, ANP, Nurse Practitioner of Surgical Oncology, University of Virginia
Vanessa Shami, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, MBA, US Representative (Washington, 5th District)

Reimagining Equitable and Just Health Care Camille Burnett, PhD, MPA, APHN-BC, RN, BScN, DSW, FAAN, Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky

John Dingell Disparities & Inequities in Cancer Panel
Moderated by Jolynn Gardner, PhD, CHES, Director of the Public Health Program, American University
Michele Coté, PhD, Professor, Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Associate Center Director for Education, Karmanos Cancer Institute
Pam DeGuzman, PhD, MBA, RN, CNL, Associate Professor of Family, Community & Mental Health Systems, University of Virginia
Charity Furness, Board Member, Fauquier FISH (For Immediate Sympathetic Help)
Tricia Phelps, CEO, Taste the Local Difference
Cynthia Yoshida, MD, Professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Virginia
Jamie Zoellner, PhD, RD, Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences; Associate Director, Cancer Center without Walls at the UVA Cancer Center

Fred Upton, US Representative (Michigan, 6th District)

Pivoting Care and Rural Medicine — Kathy LaRaia, MS, Executive Director, Oncology Services, Munson Healthcare
Introduced by Katie Horvath, JD, Volunteer for Less Cancer, Breast Cancer Survivor

Maggie Hassan, US Senator (New Hampshire)

Environmental health and health policy for the vulnerable: an update on Flint Michigan — Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, Pediatrician; Founder and Director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative; author of What the Eyes Don’t See

Dan Kildee, US Representative (Michigan, 5th District)

 Sleep as opportunity to lower health risks Arianna Huffington, MA, Founder and CEO at Thrive Gloval; Co-founder of the Huffington Post; Author of The Sleep Revolution and Thrive

Healthy Town Initiatives Panel – Fauquier, Virginia
Moderated by Kirsten Dueck, Senior Program Officer, Path Foundation
Megan Catalfamo, Director, Experiential and Service Learning, Highland School Warrenton, VA
Chris Forsten, Performance Coach and Program Director, Parisi Speed School Old Town Athletic Club
Rob Marino, MSW, Executive Director, Fauquier Free Clinic
Kristen McAuliffe, Supervisor, Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health (FRESH)
Darryl Neher, Executive Director, Fauquier Habitat for Humanity
Brandie Schaeffer, Warrenton Town Manager

Cody Sovis, Less Cancer volunteer, Rider for Less Cancer Bike Ride

Veronique Pittman Speakers
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine public health project
Introduced by Jan Carney, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Public Health at the University of Vermont College of Medicine; Less Cancer Board Member
Evaluating levels of Financial Stress across Vermont in the COVID-19 Era — Lucy Merriam, Larner College of Medicine Class of 2023
Basic Needs: Transportation and Childcare — Julie Evans, Larner College of Medicine Class of 2023

Jamie Herrera Beutler, US Representative (Washington, 3rd District)

Infection associated risks (HPV, HepB, H Pylori, HIV, COVID)
Vik Sahasrabuddhe, MBBS, MPH, DrPH, Program Director, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute
Tom Uldrick, MD, MS, Deputy Head of the Global Oncology Program; Associate Professor, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division; Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Ro Khanna, JD, US Representative (California, 17th District)

Chris Pappas, US Representative (New Hampshire, 1st District) 

PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkylated substances) and regulatory compliance
Robert Bilott, JD, Partner at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Author of Exposure, Inspiration for feature film Dark Waters and documentary The Devil We Know; Less Cancer Board Member
Mindi Messmer, PG, CG, Former New Hampshire House of Representatives, District 24 served on Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs Committee

Madeleine Dean, JD, US Representative (Pennsylvania, 4th District)

Environmental Panel
Moderated by Miles O’Brien, Independent broadcast news journalist, producer, director, Miles O’Brien Productions; science correspondent for PBS NewsHour; Less Cancer Board Member; Advocate and Rider for Less Cancer Bike Ride
Tracie Baker, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Department of Pharmacology; Adjunct Professor, Environmental and Civil Engineering; Adjunct Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Wayne State University
Liz Hitchcock, Director, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Linda Reinstein, Co-founder, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH, Exec Director of Children’s Environmental Health Network

Closing — Bill Couzens, Founder and President of Less Cancer and Andrea Zimmerman, EdD, Learning Engineer, Continuing Medical Education, University of Virginia

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Roger Anderson, PhD, Associate Director, Population Sciences, University of Virginia
Jann Balmer, PhD, RN, FACEHP, Course Director; Director of Continuing Medical Education, University of Virginia
Jan Carney, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Public Health at the University of Vermont College of Medicine
Bill Couzens, Less Cancer Founder
Jolynn Gardner, PhD, CHES, Director of the Public Health Program, American University
Kathleen Haden, MSN, RN, ANP, Nursing Content Expert; Nurse Practitioner of Surgical Oncology, University of Virginia
Lindsay Hauser, MS, Director, Office of Outreach and Engagement, Cancer Center, University of Virginia
Kathryn Reid, PhD, RN, FNP-C, CNL, Nurse Planner; Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Virginia
Maureen Clark Szemborski, MPH, Program Analyst, Office of Government and Congressional Relations at National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Andrea Zimmerman, EdD, Learning Engineer, Continuing Medical Education, University of Virginia

APPROVAL DATES

Dates of original release: April 9, 2021
Termination or expiration date: April 8, 2024

DISCLOSURES

Vanessa Shami, MD has disclosed relevant financial relationship as consultant for Interpace Diagnostics; Olympus America.
Tom Uldrick, MD, MS has disclosed relevant financial relationship as industry funded research support from Roche, Celgene and Merck through CRADAs or CTAs to the NCI or Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; patent with Celgene with no anticipated royalties.
Christine Todd Whitman has disclosed relevant financial relationship as Board of Directors of Texas Instruments Inc. and United Technologies Corporation, and formerly served on the Board of S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc; member of the Nuclear Matters Advisory Council and Terrestrial Energy’s International Advisory Board.
All other planning committee, speakers, and moderators have disclosed no financial relationship or interest with any proprietary entity producing healthcare goods or services.

ACCREDITATION AND DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Next Generation Choices Foundation and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDIT The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.(TM) Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ANCC CONTACT HOURS The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing awards 9.75 contact hours for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.
AAPA Category 1 CME LogoAAPA CME CREDIT Enduring Materials- This activity is designated for 9.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until February 3, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

IPCE Credit Logo

IPCE CREDIT This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 9.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

CECH/CHES Sponsored by Next Generation Choices Foundation, a designated a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 9.75 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 9.75.
HOURS OF PARTICIPATION The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing awards 9.75 hours of participation to a participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.

DISCLOSURE OF FACULTY FINANCIAL AFFILIATIONS

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing as a Joint Accreditation Provider adhere to the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, released in December 2020, as well as Commonwealth of Virginia statutes, University of Virginia policies and procedures, and associated federal and private regulations and guidelines. As the accredited provider for this CE/IPCE activity, we are responsible for ensuring that healthcare professionals have access to professional development activities that are based on best practices and scientific integrity that ultimately supports the care of patients and the public.
All individuals involved in the development and delivery of content for an accredited CE/IPCE activity are expected to disclose relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies  occurring within the past 24 months (such as grants or research support, employee, consultant, stock holder, member of speakers bureau, etc.).  The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing employ appropriate mechanisms to resolve potential conflicts of interest and ensure the educational design reflects content validity, scientific rigor and balance for participants.  Questions about specific strategies can be directed to the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
The faculty, staff and planning committee engaged in the development of this CE/IPCE activity in the Joint Accreditation CE Office of the School of Medicine and School of Nursing have no financial affiliations to disclose.
DISCLOSURE OF DISCUSSION OF NON-FDA APPROVED USES FOR PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS AND/OR MEDICAL DEVICES
As a Joint Accreditation provider, the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing, requires that all faculty presenters identify and disclose any off-label or experimental uses for pharmaceutical and medical device products. It is recommended that each clinician fully review all the available data on new products or procedures prior to clinical use.

REGISTRATION AND HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE

This web-based video course focuses on the importance of prevention and risk reduction in decreasing cancer occurrences. All learners will need to watch the video modules, read associated articles, and achieve a passing score of 80% on quizzes in order to complete the course. Learners will need to register and pay the $49 course fee. After completing the course, learners will receive a link to claim continuing education credit.

There are two ways to register and take this course:

  • Create an account on Coursera and register for the course. Coursera will guide you through the videos, questions, and the evaluation process. Access the course HERE.
  • Participants may wish to watch the videos on Facebook, YouTube, or VuMedi. Once learners have watched the videos and are ready to complete the post-test evaluation, CLICK HERE to create an account, register, pay, and complete the evaluation and claim credit process.