Rural Cancer Control Meeting
Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health
Planned for May 30-31, 2018
Meeting objectives in rural cancer control:
- Identify gaps in research and practice.
- Build partnerships across the country with various health-related entities to address challenges and disseminate solutions.
- Highlight and identify methods to address competing and common agendas of clinics/providers, researchers, and community/patients.
Each of the sessions will:
- incorporate speakers and perspectives from different regions (Delta, Appalachia, Alaska, Hawaii, Northern New England, Southwest, Colonias, Reservation, Frontier).
- incorporate perspectives of community members, health care providers, and public health partners in each presentation.
|9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.||Opening remarks and meeting charge
Robin Vanderpool (chair)
|9:20 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.||DCCPS mission for the meeting
|9:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||NCI’s role in promoting rural cancer control
|10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Rural definitions overview and rural demographic patterns
John Cromartie and Michael Ratcliffe
Topics to be addressed: Provide an overview of the rural definitions and highlight issues related to persistent-poverty counties; economic diversity/topography; local perspectives; demographic patterns, including aging, growth, income
|10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Networking break|
|11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Session 1 – Overview of rural cancer incidence and mortality
Topics to be addressed: Presentations on the registry data; identifying exposures; and possibilities for data linkages to address rural cancer control challenges
|12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION (abstract details forthcoming)|
|2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Session 2 – Methods
Topics to be addressed: Discussion of the small population meeting (January 2018) and its relevance to rural populations; how to incorporate social network methods to understand rural populations
|3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Advocacy and a national perspective
|4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Fireside chat
Topics to be addressed: Discussion of rural clinics, including partnerships for research, scope of work, and methods
|8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Session 3 – Multilevel interventions (impact and policy)
Topics to be addressed: Discuss challenges and opportunities in community and clinical settings, and in the use of technologies to address gaps in reaching rural populations
|10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Networking break|
|10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||An implementation science agenda for rural communities
|11:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.||Session 4 – Dissemination and implementation - scaling up interventions and building partnerships
Topics to be addressed: Highlight challenges in scaling up interventions; aspects to include; how to adapt for rural populations
|12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Future directions and closing remarks|