An invitation to help create Rhode Island's next 5 year cancer prevention and control plan
If you are a survivor or a caregiver, we are writing to ask you to help us by sharing your ideas and suggestions for improvement in the areas of cancer care and survivorship supports. We would like to know about what has worked well for you, and what has challenged you, or presented roadblocks--what can be improved. Your first-hand knowledge of cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, caregiving, and/or survivorship, and your experiences with the health systems that impact care, are important considerations as we develop this five-year plan to improve prevention efforts and our state’s cancer-related systems of care.
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Thank you in advance for sharing your ideas and thoughts with our program. We look forward to creating a five-year plan that includes the ideas and reflects the priorities of those most impacted by cancer. We also hope to promote evidence-based strategies that will reduce the burdens of cancer in our state.
ONS Spring Conference
UPDATE: The ONS Spring Conference has been rescheduled for September 19, 2020 due to changes circumstances with COVID-19.
The Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society is holding its 34th annual spring conference on March 21, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI. Members, nonmembers, students, and retired nurses are all welcome! Topics will include: chemotherapy best practices; interactions of vitamins, supplements, herbs, and marijuana with chemotherapy; clinical grading criteria; managing oncologic emergencies; and a keynote speech by cancer survivor and healthcare speaker Diana Jordan.
To find out more information and register, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/34th-annual-ons-spring-conference-tickets-89504180413
2020 Health Equity Summit
The Rhode Island Department of Health and its partners are holding the 2020 Health Equity Summit on September 22, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI. The conference will:
Engage individuals and communities in the health equity movement
Advance health equity through local, state, and regional strategies
Showcase innovations designed to achieve health equity
Promote practices that reduce racial and other inequity
Use the impact of the health equity movement to transform policies and systems.
Details to register are coming soon!
Gloria Gemma's Passport to Survivorship
The annual Passport to Survivorship as part of Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation's Flames of Hope celebration will take place on Saturday October 3, 2020. The Partnership will be holding complimentary skin cancer screenings at our exhibit booth. This health and wellness expo is free to cancer survivors and the general public. To learn more, check out their website here.
2020 ACS CAN Rhode Island Research Breakfast
ACS CAN is holding its 7th Annual Rhode Island Research Breakfast on November 13, 2020 at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet from 7:30-9:30am. This year the discussion will highlight the ground breaking strides seen in cancer treatment and care in Rhode Island, featuring a panel of experts that will highlight the impacts of innovation in the health care sector. To learn more about this event visit here.