Registration open for Minnesota Cancer Summit on Feb. 28

January 09, 2019 9:05 AM | Anonymous

2019 Minnesota Cancer Alliance Summit 

Thursday February 28th, 2019
McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Registration NOW OPEN! 

This one day event will give participants a chance to meet and network with other people interested in reducing the burden of cancer for all Minnesotans. Interactive breakout sessions center around the conference themes of connecting, collaborating and communicating. 

2019 Minnesota Cancer Alliance Summit Goals

• To connect people from across the spectrum of cancer care and across Minnesota
• To foster a spirit of collaboration among conference attendees around the common goals o fCancer Plan Minnesota 2025 through breakout sessions and networking opportunities
• To give participants tools to communicate effectively to encourage action toward reducing the burden of cancer in Minnesota

Connect. Collaborate. Communicate.

More than just a conference theme

The 2019 Cancer Summit is organized around the themes of connecting with peers, collaborating with colleagues and communicating stories about the good work being done throughout Minnesota. These words represent more than just a catchy conference theme, they are essential to the success of Cancer Plan 2025 and reducing the burden of cancer in Minnesota. When you attend the 2019 Cancer Summit you will have the chance to explore all three themes through breakout sessions:

Breakout 1: Connect

Hear about innovative efforts in the priority areas of Cancer Plan 2025 - prevention, detection, survivorship and treatment - and walk away with new connections to peers in your area of interest


Breakout 2: Collaborate

Find out about the ups and downs of collaboration through case studies and stories from current projects and walk away with new ideas for how to better collaborate with your colleagues.


Breakout 3: Communicate

Learn practical tips and tricks for how to better communicate about the good work you are doing to reduce the burden of cancer in Minnesota to the audiences that matter most to you.

Join us for Cancer Summit 2019! Reserve your seat for only $85

Learn more here:

Target Audience

Medical Professionals
Public Health Agencies
Non-profit organizations
Individual advocates

Speaker Biographies Speaker: Archelle Georgiou, MD

Dr. Archelle Georgiou is an experienced director, advisor, speaker, and author – who also happens to be a physician. But colleagues think of her as a lightning rod for change. One of Archelle’s greatest passions is using the media to educate consumers. Since 2007, she has been an on-air medical expert and covered more than 1100 different topics: from research, technology and clinical care to health insurance and healthcare policy. The underlying message to viewers in every segment is “doctors and patients are on an equal playing field…so use your voice and advocate for yourself.”

Drawing on 20+ years of experience in patient care, managed care, media, and business, Archelle developed the CARES Model, a five-step approach that consumers can use to make healthcare decisions that balance the best medical care with their personal, professional, social, and economic preferences. In February 2017, she published her first book, “Health Care Choices: 5 Steps to Getting the Medical Care You Want and Need” (Rowman & Littlefield). Day Plenary Speaker: Emil Lou, MD, PhD, FACP

After completing undergraduate studies in biochemistry at SUNY College at Geneseo, Dr. Lou received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees (Microbiology and Immunology) from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2004. He performed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and then subsequently completed his Medical Oncology and Hematology fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 2010. He also completed an additional fellowship in Neuro-Oncology at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke.

Dr. Lou, a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, is board certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine. In addition he is also board certified in Neuro-Oncology through the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. He joined the faculty in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation in 2011 and is a member of the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. Equity Plenary: Vayong Moua

Vayong Moua is responsible for developing strategy and action for Blue Cross’ prevention and health equity advocacy initiatives to reduce tobacco use, obesity, and health inequities among all Minnesotans. Moua focuses on integrating health equity into policy advocacy approaches and structural solutions. Moua currently chairs the Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council (CECLC) that catalyzed the Department of Human Service’s agency wide equity policy. Moua also co-founded the Minnesota Complete Streets Coalition that led passage of Minnesota’s state Complete Streets law.

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