Annual Meeting and 10th Anniversary CelebrationNovember 13-14, 2008George Bush Presidential Library CenterHilton College Station and Conference CenterCollege Station, Texas




Plenary Session I – Strategic Initiatives

Annual Meeting and 10th Anniversary Celebration
November 13-14, 2008
George Bush Presidential Library Center
Hilton College Station and Conference Center
College Station, Texas



LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., MD, FACS Howard University Cancer Center
Chair, C-Change Board of Directors
Presentation of Proclamations from Governor Rick Perry and Texas Senate
by Davor Vugrin, MD, FACP, Chair, Texas Cancer Coalition

C-Change Members in Action

Evolution of C-Change’s Strategic Initiatives
James Marks, MD, MPH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Chair, Mission, Strategy, and Implementation Committee













Communications Initiative

Peggy Conlon, Advertising Council, Inc.
Anthony Signorelli, Advertising Council, Inc.
Carolyn "Bo" Aldige, Prevent Cancer Foundation

  • Video presentation of communications initiative, examples of members utilizing the communication tools, and discussion of opportunities for more organizations to utilize common messages

    Contact Tasha Tilghman-Bryant for more information

Peggy Conlon - Part 2 of 2



Making the Business Case Initiative

Gary Reedy, Johnson & Johnson
Phil Huang, MD, MPH, Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Dept
John Dornan, CEO Roundtable on Cancer

  • Recap of initiative progress and available resources, recognition of organizations who have achieved CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation, and discussion of opportunities to pursue accreditation
    Contact Tasha Tilghman-Bryant or more information
Cancer Workforce Initiatives

Armin Weinberg, Intercultural Cancer Council/Baylor College of Medicine
Maureen Lichtveld, Tulane University School of Public Health
Elizabeth Clark, National Association of Social Workers
Results from cancer competency pilot testing phase and discussion of opportunities to apply implementation tools to strengthen the knowledge and skills of the non-oncology health workforce
Contact Alison Smith for more information.


Armin Weinberg - Part 2 of 2












Increasing the Nation’s Investment in Cancer Chemoprevention Research
Anna Barker, National Cancer Institute
Ronald B. Herberman, MD, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Catherine Bennett, JD, Tyco International
Bruce Pyenson, FSA, MAAA, Milliman, Inc.
Frank Meyskens, MD, UC Davis Chao Cancer Center
Bob Young, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center

  • Reflection on unique contributions to the research field, update on recently completed reports, and discussion of opportunities for involvement in policy actions
    Contact Alison Smith for more information  

Anna Barker - Part 2 of 2










Strengthening Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition Policy and Practice
The Honorable Bob Wise, Alliance for Excellent Education
Leslie Given, MPA, Strategic Health Concepts
Karen Torges, Texas Cancer Coalition

  • Recap of actions taken by the National Partners, report of benefits derived by coalitions, and discussion of opportunities for members to support comprehensive cancer coalition activities
    Contact Tasha Tilghman-Bryant for more information


    Leslie Given - Part 2 of 2

Closing Remarks

Jim Marks, MD, MPH

Highlights from other Strategic Initiatives
Patient Navigation
Tobacco Initiatives
Cancer Health Disparities
Cancer Surveillance and Information Summit II
Behavioral Research and Practice Summit
Call to Action for member involvement













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