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Regional Conferences

Upcoming conferences:

Conference Overview:
As part of Native American Cancer Research Corporation's (NACR) ongoing CDC grant, we are coordinating 2 Regional meetings each grant year. NACR will be implementing and evaluating 10 Regional Planning Conferences / working meetings in collaboration with local public health professionals and organizations that actively work with American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN) organizations and communities.

  • The conferences will be 2.5 days with an optional additional half-day cultural awareness training.


  • The purpose of the conferences is to strengthen American Indians and Alaska Native (AIAN) inclusion in cancer screening and culturally appropriate planning efforts throughout the nation. The Map on this page highlights the locations of the Regional Conferences and the years for implementation (year 01=2011; year 02=2012, etc.);


  • These gatherings will be working meetings with the goal of identifying and later implementing strategies that strengthen relationships among states and tribal / urban Indian programs to improve access to culturally appropriate cancer programs throughout the cancer continuum (prevention through end-of-life).


  • The intended population/participants are public health professionals who work for tribal, urban Indian, Indian Health Service, state or local public health departments, regional epidemiology programs, comprehensive cancer control programs, breast and cervix cancer early detection programs, colorectal cancer programs, foundation affiliates, Native American community members, including cancer survivors, and other state and federal agency professionals who are interested in working with AIANs.

2013 Regional conferences:

Northeast -Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
  Date: August 13, 14, 15, 2013
   Site: Hyatt Regency Embassy Hotel, Buffalo, NY

    Conference Dates & Times:
    • August 13     8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • August 14     8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • August 15     9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

    Important Dates:
    • Deadline for travel & per diem requests     July 16, 2013
    • Deadline for hotel room block reservations     July 16, 2013
    • Deadline for online registration     August 2, 2013

    Online registration will be available unti August 2, 2012, after which only onsite registration will be available. For onsite registration information call us at (303) 975-2449 or (800) 537-8295.

    Venue:
      Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Convention Center
      Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY, 14202, US
      Tel: +1 716 856 1234
      Fax: +1 716 852 6157

    Room rates are at federal GSA rates and are good for our block until 7/16/2013. Rates will increase for reservations made after 7/16/2013.

Southern Plains -Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas.
  Date: August 27, 28, 29, 2013
   Site: Embassy Suites, Tulsa, OK

    Conference Dates & Times:
    • August 27     8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • August 28     8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • August 29     9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

    Important Dates:
    • Deadline for travel & per diem requests     August 9, 2013
    • Deadline for hotel room block reservations     August 12, 2013
    • Deadline for online registration     August 16, 2013

    Online registration will be available unti August 9, 2012, after which only onsite registration will be available. For onsite registration information call us at (303) 975-2449 or (800) 537-8295.

    Venue:
      Embassy Suites Tulsa
      3332 South 79th East Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74145, USA
      TEL: 1-918-622-4000
      FAX: 1-918-665-2347

    Rooms:

    Room rates are good for our block until 8/12/2013 and include breakfast. Rates will increase for reservations made after 8/12/2013.
2014 Regional conferences: (Conferences CANCELLED due to CDC CUTS)

Great Lakes -Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
  Date and Site: TBD

Four Corners -Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah
  Date and Site: TBD

2015 Regional conferences: (Conferences CANCELLED due to CDC CUTS)

West -California and Nevada
  Date and Site: TBD

Central -Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia
  Date and Site: TBD

 


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