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Registration open for Nevada Cancer Control Summit

07 July, 2022

Registration is open for Nevada Cancer Coalition’s annual Cancer Control Summit, planned this year for Sept. 13 at Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno. Continuing education sessions offered at the statewide conference include Immunotherapy and Next Generation Sequencing, Precision Oncology, and a two-part session on lung cancer screening.

The keynote session for the conference features Dr. Lisa Richardson, director of the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. She’ll provide an overview of cancer control today, including specific issues facing Nevada including disparities, barriers, impacts of COVID-19 and more.

“The Summit has grown into Nevada’s premier cancer control event, not just because the educational sessions are phenomenal, but also because it’s such a great opportunity for oncology and public health professionals from all corners of Nevada to connect and build partnerships,” Cari Herington, NCC’s executive director, said.

The agenda for the 2022 conference is nearly complete. The following speakers and sessions are confirmed, with more to be finalized in the coming weeks:

  • Cancer in Nevada: Where are we?, Dr. Lisa Richardson, MD, MPH, CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Precision Oncology: Delivering Exact and Reliable Cancer Care, Dr. Lee Schwartzberg, Renown Institute for Cancer
  • What’s New in Treatment of Myeloma, Dr. Mehrdad Abedi, UC Davis Health System
  • Practice Improvement: Expanding the Support Team to Increase Capacity, Katherine Salkanovic, MBA-HM, CPXP, Cure 4 The Kids
  • Panel Discussion: Educating and Retaining a Cancer Careforce, panelists include Luther Brewster, Roseman University, and Brian Lauf, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Immunotherapy and Next Generation Sequencing, speaker TBD
  • Nevada Lung Cancer Screening: How We Are Failing and How We Can Fix It, Angela Criswell, MA, GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer and Dr. Chivonne Harrigal

Early bird registration with discounted pricing at $105 per person is open now through Aug. 15, then registration increases to $130 per person. Registration includes all sessions and CE credit, a light breakfast, lunch and awards ceremony, and networking and exhibits. Student pricing is available for $30 per person. A room block at Whitney Peak Hotel for $135 per night is also available.

Registration is online at

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