Day 1: April 10 


Session or Activity 

Invited Speakers 

11:30 – 12:30 

11th Floor

Networking and Registration 


12:30 – 1:00 


Conference Welcome 

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Margaret O’Grady, Cancer Control, Prevention and Research Advisory Board

Eric Darr, Harrisburg University 

1:00 – 1:30


Cancer Goals for Pennsylvania 

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Sharon H. Sowers, Department of Health

1:30 – 2:30 


Plenary Session: Health Economics

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Lindsay M. Sabik, PhD 

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

Biobehavioral Oncology Program, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Access to Cancer Screening and Treatment in a Changing Health Policy Landscape 

2:30 – 2:45 



2:45 – 3:45 


Plenary Session: Behavioral Interventions

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Frank T. Leone, MD, MS 

Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Programs

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

3:45 – 4:30  

11th Floor




Day 2: April 11 


Session or Activity 

Invited Speakers 

7:30 – 8:00

11th Floor  

Breakfast and Networking  


8:00 – 8:15 


2nd Day Welcome 

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Kate Mastalski, Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition

Mark J. Wojtowicz, Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition

8:15 – 9:00


Pennsylvania’s Public Approach to Cancer Genetics

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Cancer Control, Prevention and Research Advisory Board

Genomics/Genetics Committee

9:00 – 9:10 


Daily Logistics 


9:10 – 9:30  



9:30 – 11:00 

Panel Presentations 



Joe-Anne Ward-Cottrell, MPH, WellSpan Community Health and Wellness

Addressing Obesity  


William A. Calo, PhD, JD, MPH, Penn State Cancer Institute

Penn State REACH: A Community-Driven Project to Reduce Health Disparities Among Hispanics in Central Pennsylvania   


William P. Brodhead, WPB Enterprises, Inc.

Radon Mitigation for Lung Cancer Prevention  


Lyn B. Robertson, DrPH, MSN, BSN, Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition 

Barriers and Facilitators to HPV Vaccine Uptake in Western PA: A Provider and Parental Perspective 

Rena B. Kass, MD, FACS, Penn State Cancer Institute
Breast Cancer Screening in 2019: Not All Breasts Are Created Equal 


Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACP, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 

Building and Sustaining a Navigation Program for Underserved Patients at an Academic Medical Center 


Troy A. Moritz, DO, FACOS, UPMC Pinnacle 

Lung Cancer Screening – A Thoracic Surgeon’s Passion for Saving Lives


R. Scott Owens, MD, Urology of Central PA

Having the Conversation about Prostate Cancer Screening 

Heather H. Albertson, RN, BSN, CCRP, Geisinger Cancer Institute  

Improving Access to Clinical Trials 


Jessica R. Bauman, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Facing a New Diagnosis of Lung Cancer and Treatment Options 


Savitri P. Skandan, MD, Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute 

Personalized Medicine in Treatment of Cancer 


Kathleen Sevedge, RN, MA, AOCN, Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute

Multidisciplinary Care in the Treatment of Cancer 

Amy Jacobs, Harrisburg Area YMCA 

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Cancer Survivor Program 


Kristina B. Newport, MD FAAHPM, Penn State Health

Palliative Oncology Standards: How to Measure Up 


Eric M. Horwitz, M.D., FABS, FASTRO, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Practicing Palliative Care  


Gary L. ZimmermanCancer Survivor 

A Survivor’s Lessons Learned – Some the Hard Way 

11:00 – 11:15 



11:15 – 12:15  


Keynote Session: Patient Navigation 

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Harold P. Freeman, MD

The Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute


12:15 – 1:15 



1:15 – 2:45 

Panel Presentations 



Nathaniel (Nate) L. Burden, Jr., American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST)
Community-Supported Radon Measurement and Mitigation 

Victor Alós-Rullán, DMD, MPH, MS

Promoting Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination in Primary Care and Dental Practices


Jennifer L. Moss, PhD, Penn State Cancer Institute

Rural/Urban Differences in Cancer Prevention and Screening: Implications for Pennsylvania and Beyond 


Theodore K. Kyle, RPh, MBA, ConscienHealth

Cancer and Obesity: The Challenge of Prevention and Treatment 


Betsy B. Aumiller, Med, DEd, Penn State Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Screening 


Marianne T. Ritchie, MD, Thomas Jefferson University  

Colorectal Cancer Screening  


Ronald E. Myers, DSW, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University

Using a Learning Community Strategy to Engage Health Systems in Lung Cancer Screening  


Serge Ginzburg, MD, FACS, Albert Einstein Medical Center 

Physician-Led Quality Improvement Collaborative: The Power of Insight 

Christopher A. Peters, MDNortheast Radiation Oncology Centers

Practicing Palliative Care 


Randall A. Oyer, MD, Lancaster General Health

Survivorship Care – Individualized Needs Assessment to Inform Surveillance and Recovery Strategies


Kathy J Selvaggi, MS, MD, FAAHPM, Butler Health System 

Integrating Palliative Care with Community Oncology 


Sharon N. Cowden, MD, UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital

Breast Cancer Survivor 

Keep on Moving—The Importance of Exercise in Prevention and Reduction of Recurrence of Breast Cancer 

2:45 – 3:00 



3:00 – 3:30 

How to Get Involved 

Conference Closure –1151

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Margaret O’Grady, Cancer Control, Prevention and Research Advisory Board