Together we will reduce the burden of cancer in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Cancer Council News | Issue 110  | September 2018
Membership Renewal: Why it Matters
Making sure our member networking opportunities are top-notch

One of the biggest benefits of belonging to the WI Cancer Council are the networking opportunities we offer with other cancer control professionals across Wisconsin. Exciting work is happening in every corner of the state, and we're honored to be able to connect our members with successful efforts and best practices they can replicate in their own communities. Interested in partnering with another organization? Want to learn from someone else's success? The WI Cancer Council has you covered.
One way we do this is by keeping up-to-date information about what our members are doing and which parts of the WI CCC Plan they are working on. To do this, we occasionally ask our members to renew their Council membership. This ensures our members-only Networking Directory is accurate, and it means we're able to connect you with the right experts when you come to us with questions.
If you joined the WI Cancer Council prior to Jan. 1, 2018, you should have received an email last week, inviting you to renew your membership . The process is simple -- it takes just 5-10 minutes -- and can be done online. If you're planning to attend the 2018 WI Cancer Summit on Nov. 15, you can even take care of renewing your membership when you register .
Questions? Let us know! Our newest team member, Tina Pap, is taking the lead on making this process as seamless as possible. You can reach out to her at or by phone at 608.265.9322.
Thank you for your involvement in the WI Cancer Council!

>> What you can do:
Renew your membership OR register for the Summit (you'll be prompted to renew if you need to, when you register)
WI Cancer Summit: Registration is Open
Learn how you can advance cancer health equity in your community

Click to download the Summit poster
Join us for the day-long
WI Cancer Summit , where WI Cancer Council members and interested members of the public will come together to tackle a wide range of cancer health disparities across our state.
The 2018 WI Cancer Summit features an important and timely theme: "Equity in Action: Dismantling Cancer Health Care Disparities in Wisconsin." Learn more about the data behind cancer health disparities; explore successes and best practices from around the state; and leave with a better understanding of why equity matters in cancer care.
Who Should Come?
Are you working to address cancer health disparities in your community? Are you a health care provider, researcher, public health advocate, cancer survivor, or other member of the public who believes in the importance of reducing the cancer burden for everyone in Wisconsin? The WI Cancer Summit is for you.

This event is FREE for Council members; scholarships are available to help members with travel costs.  The WI Cancer Summit is the biggest WI Cancer Council event of the year - we hope to see you there!

2018 WI Cancer Summit
Nov. 15, 2018
The Edgewater Hotel
Madison, WI
>> Learn more:
See the full agenda
Request a scholarship
Biden Cancer Community Summit
Join us Sept. 21 for a special celebration of cancer innovation in WI

The Biden Cancer Initiative has issued a call to action: Let's double the rate of progress in cancer prevention, treatment, and care. On Sept. 21, leaders from across the country will answer that call by coming together for a series of Biden Cancer Community Summits. Will you join us?
We are partnering with Gilda's Club Madison and the American Cancer Society to host a Biden Cancer Community Summit that celebrates cancer treatment innovation in Wisconsin. We're focusing on what we can do to deliver what patients deserve: a cancer research and care system that puts saving and extending lives above all else.  
Biden Cancer Community Summit
Sept. 21, 2018
12 - 2:30 PM
Mid-West Family Marketing
730 Ray O Vac Drive, Madison, WI
FREE | Lunch Provided

>> Join us!
How can we move forward together in Wisconsin? Register for this free event today!
The HPV Roundtable was a Success!
Promoting innovative strategies to increase vaccination rates in WI

Experts from around the state convened Sept. 5 in Madison to discuss how to increase HPV vaccination rates in the state of Wisconsin. While rates have been slowly increasing, we still have quite a way to go toward our Plan target of 80% vaccination completion by 2020. 

HPV Roundtable participants enjoyed lively discussions to brainstorm innovative strategies, and then prioritized key strategies to help focus efforts. These recommendations will be reviewed and incorporated into the WI Cancer Council's Action Plan to increase HPV vaccination completion rates

This collaborative process would not have been possible without the participation and planning efforts of many partner organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the WI Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Wisconsin Immunization Program, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and the Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers (AHEC). 
Alcohol Policy Seminar: Oct. 10th

Interested in learning more about alcohol policy in Wisconsin? 

Come to the 2018 Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Seminar, October 10, 2018 at the Kalahari Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. This is the only event in Wisconsin dedicated entirely to evidence-based policies and practices that reduce excessive drinking.
This jam-packed, one-day Seminar will include sixteen workshops on topics related to alcohol and public policy, including a session on the cancer risks of excessive drinking by our very own Courtney Harris. The Seminar is designed for all who work in public health, law enforcement, and community coalitions.
Registration is $125 and includes all sessions, meals, and conference materials. 

More information, the full schedule of workshops, and online registration is available by clicking here.  

>> Dig deeper.
Use these resources from the WI Cancer Council to deepen your understanding of the alcohol-cancer connection:

Let's Talk About Cancer Screening Disparities

About 30 WI Cancer Council members came together last month for the Council's first Screening Disparities Networking Webinar, featuring Sarah Francois from Progressive Community Health Centers in Milwaukee.
Sarah shared details about Progressive's efforts to increase colon cancer screening rates from 46% to 61% in just two years. Way to go, Progressive! If you missed the call but would like to learn more, you can view the recording and slides.
The Screening Disparities Networking Webinars are offered in support of the WI Cancer Council's Screening Disparities Action Plan. The Webinars provide an opportunity for members to learn more about the great work happening in Wisconsin, as well as a chance to connect with colleagues across the state.
If you have a topic for a future call, contact Michelle Moreau at
The next Webinar is scheduled for December 11 at 10 am. It will feature a presentation by awardees of our recent Screening Disparities RFP and will allow plenty of time for discussion. Watch your inbox for log-in details as the time nears.
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Upcoming events from WI Cancer Council members
September 20
Sponsored by Gilda's Club Madison

September 21
Sponsored by the WI Cancer Council, Gilda's Club Madison, and the American Cancer Society

September 22
Sponsored by the  Wisconsin Chapter  of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

October 4 
Sponsored by Gilda's Club Madison

See  more events in our  member events calendar online. 
Add your events by emailing the details to Carrie Kilman.
Tools to advance your cancer control work
Connect with other members across the state through our highly searchable, data-rich member directory tool. (Must be logged in.)
>>  Learn more.

Our video tutorial series can help you maximize resources, such as the online Cancer Control Plan and the Your Role in Cancer Control tool.
>>  Learn more.
Designed to easily communicate complex ideas, our infographics are perfect to share with patients, partners, and constituencies.
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Our latest FAQ debunks common myths about  about alcohol & cancer. Use it to start important conversations with patients, clients, and community members.
>>  Learn more .
Action Plan pages
The Council's Action Plans accelerate progress in areas of greatest need. Learn more about each Action Plan and see how you can get involved.
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Did you miss a past issue or want to share it with a colleague? Find every issue going back to January 2015 in our online newsletter archive. 
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2018 Cancer Summit:
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ENGAGE is a monthly publication for members of the Wisconsin Cancer Council. Its purpose is the share news and information about cancer prevention and control with our members across Wisconsin.