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 Issue 81                                                                                      April 2016
In This Issue
WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar
Survivorship Forum Registration Open
WI HPV Vaccine Summmits
Emily Reynolds Leaving WI CCC Program
National Healthcare Decisions Day
April is National Cancer Control Month
HPV Video Challenge
News & Updates from WI Cancer Council Members
New WI CCC Plan Resource
In Case You Missed It
Partner Events
Quick Links
Greetings from the CCC Program! 

Dear WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Partner,

Happy Spring! It may not feel like winter is behind us but the WI CCC Program team members are certainly springing forward with several projects this April. With the help of resources described in this newsletter, be sure to take some time to honor National Cancer Control Month this April, as well as National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, 2016. 

Below you will find important updates including registration details for the following events:

  • WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar on April 12, 2016 from 3-4 PM, featuring Priority 11, Advance Care Planning 
  • WI Survivorship Forum on June 8, 2016 in Eau Claire
  • WI HPV Vaccine Summits on May 11, 2016 (Wausau) and May 12, 2016 (Milwaukee)

You will also find an important update on the WI CCC Program team below. Please be sure to check it out. 

Your WI CCC Program Team

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WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar on Priority 11 "Increase Advance Care Planning": April 12, 2016 from 3 - 4 PM 
The next webinar in the  2016 WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar series  will be held on April 12, 2016 from 3 - 4 PM. The webinar will feature Priority 11 - Increase Advance Care Planning, in anticipation of the upcoming National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, 2016. The webinar will feature Erin Aagesen, MS, MPH, from Honoring Choices Wisconsin, and their work in implementing Priority 11 of the WI CCC Plan. Registration is not required. To join, follow the instructions below.

Webinar Instructions
Registration is not required to attend the webinar. To join the webinar use the dial-in and login instructions below.

Join the Audio Conference
Dial-In: 1 (888) 582-3528 US Toll Free
Passcode: 6974 669#

Join the Web Conference
To join the web conference,  CLICK HERE

For more information about the WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar Series, including upcoming webinars and previous webinar videos,  click here
Registration Open for 2016 WI Survivorship Forum
2016 Wisconsin Survivorship Forum 
Survivorship Forum Flyer FINAL_4.4.16
"Life in Balance" 
June 8, 2016 at the Florian Gardens Conference Center in Eau Claire, WI  

The Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and members of the WI Cancer Council invite you to join us for a FREE day of learning, sharing and networking where cancer survivors and providers have an equal voice to listen and dialogue with each other. This year's Survivorship Forum will feature Keynote Speaker Scott Burton, a stand-up comedian, world-class juggler, author and cancer survivor. Sessions will explore the following topics:
  • Sexual Health
  • Cancer and Employment
  • Caring for the Caregiver
  • Cancer and fitness
Registration for this free, biennial event is now open. The deadline for registering is May 31, 2016. ANC and CEUs will be offered.  More details can be found on the  Survivorship Forum Agenda & Flyer  and the  Survivorship Forum webpage . For questions, please contact Jeanne Strickland at  or 608-263-2214. 
WI HPV Vaccine Summits - Registration Now Open
The Wisconsin HPV Vaccine Summits aim to improve HPV immunization rates throughout the state by  providing updates, discussion opportunities and best practices. Two HPV Vaccine Summits will be  held :
  • May 11, 2016 in Wausau 
  • May 12, 2016 in Milwaukee
These free conferences are offered to vaccine advocates from organizations engaged in activities to improve health of adolescents and prevent cancer. Representatives from all organizations and providers who can implement HPV immunization program improvements and promote timely HPV immunizations are encouraged to attend. 
These free conferences are sponsored by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP), Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WI DHS) Immunization Program, Scenic Rivers Area Health Education Center (SR AHEC) and the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (WI CCC Program). 
After nearly six years with the WI CCC Program, Emily Reynolds has accepted a new position at the University of Wisconsin Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Emily has served many important roles at the WI CCC Program. She began working with the WI CCC Program as a Graduate Assistant in 2010 and eventually became Policy Coordinator for the WI CCC Program in 2014. Throughout her time with the WI CCC Program she has provided tremendous insight into the policy, systems and environmental change aspects of cancer control, particularly in prevention. Emily's passion and dedication for cancer prevention led to the formation of the  School Wellness Learning Collaborative and most recently to the  Healthy Hospitals and Clinics project. Emily also served as the staff liaison to the  WI Cancer Council Policy Committee, establishing and maintaining important relationships with organizations across the state to align and advance cancer control policy priorities in Wisconsin. Emily's last day at the WI CCC Program was April 1, 2016.

Emily has accepted the Project Manager position for the University of Wisconsin Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies where she will work in the Community and Alumni Relations unit to manage several Nelson Institute events and alumni relations. While we will greatly miss Emily's presence in the office and her commitment to accomplish any project at hand, we wish her the best in her future endeavors. Please join us in congratulating Emily on her accomplishments at the WI CCC Program and the achievements she will realize while working at the UW Nelson Institute.

The WI CCC Program is currently working to refill the Policy Coordinator position. Please stay tuned for a job announcement, to be released shortly. In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact Amy Conlon at
National Healthcare Decisions Day, held annually on April 16th, aims to educate and empower the public  and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning. The initiative's goal it to provide clear, concise, and consistent information on healthcare decision making. Honoring Choices
Wisconsin, a  member of the WI Cancer Council, is helping promote NHDD within Wisconsin. For more  information about the resources they offer,  click here

The Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is pleased to share a new infographic, " Improving End-of-Life Care for Cancer Patients: Promoting Advance Care Planning" in honor of NHDD on April 16th. The infographic can be used as an educational tool for implementing  Priority 11: Increase advance care planning found in the  WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2015-2020For more information about Priority 11 and advance care planning among cancer patients, consider joining the WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar featuring Priority 11: Increase advance care planning, scheduled on April 12, 2016 from 3 - 4 PM. More information regarding the webinar can be  found here
April is National Cancer Control month. As a part of the campaign to promote cancer prevention, screening, resources, and continued research and development, the George Washington University Cancer Institute developed a  National Cancer Control Month Social Media Toolkit . The toolkit is designed to help public health professionals better utilize social media accounts in order to spread the National Cancer Control Month priorities and missions.
The Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University, and Tennessee State University Cancer Partnership is hosting a video competition in an attempt to increase awareness about the Human papillomavirus (HPV) among teens. Students in grades 9 through 12 are encouraged to create a video for other high school students on the importance of getting the HPV vaccine. Prizes will be awarded to individuals placing first through third. See a full list of rules and guidelines on their website,
Carrie Riccobono, MSN, RN, ACNS-BS, OCN, featured in ONS Magazine Carrie Riccobono
Carrie Riccobono, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Breast Services at Froedtert Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Diagnostic Imaging was featured on the cover of the March Issue of ONS Connect, the official news magazine of the Oncology Nursing Society. Carrie is an active member of the  WI Breast Cancer Task Force and the  WI Cancer Council Policy Committee. In the article, Carrie offers insight on how her fellow oncology nurses can have their voice heard when it comes to advancing healthcare policy. Congratulations, Carrie!

The Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation, a member of the Wisconsin Cancer Council, released two grant opportunities for women researchers and faculty members seeking funding for cancer-related research. For more information, visit:
A new resource has been added to the online WI CCC Plan resource section. You can access resources for specific Priorities and Strategies when viewing the  WI CCC Plan 2015-2020 online. Select the Priority you wish to explore and scroll to the bottom right of your screen. Under "Resources to take action" click on the Strategy to find resources to support your implementation activities.
  • Lung Cancer Screening Toolkit: This new resource can be found when referencing Priority 7, Strategies A and B. The new tool strives to guide conversations between health care professionals and their patients, specifically about screening options.
A list of notable articles and information from March pertaining to cancer control is below, the links and articles can also be found on our website. If you missed it, we've got you covered!
April 5, 2016 9am-12pm
West Wood Health & Fitness Center
2900 Golf Rd, Pewaukee, WI 53072
April 8, 2016 9am-4pm
Italian Conference Center, Milwaukee
631 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
April 12, 2016 3pm-4pm
April 16, 2016
April 20, 2016 6pm-8:30pm
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 W Watertown Plan Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226
April 21 and 22, 2016
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
April 25 - 28, 2016
Wisconsin Dells, WI
April 27, 2016 6pm-8:30pm
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 W Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226
April 28-30, 2016
Wisconsin Dells, WI
CCC Plan Update is a monthly publication of the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the Wisconsin Cancer Council. Its purpose is to share information on cancer prevention and control as it relates to our partners in Wisconsin.

For more information, contact: Sarah Kerch, Partnership Coordinator, or 608-266-8599.