Kentucky Cancer Summit
March 1st & 2nd, 2017

Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. 6th St., Louisville, KY 40202

The Kentucky Cancer Summit was held March 1-2, 2017 in Louisville. See text in italics below for links to presentations and resources.

Summit Agendas

Pre-Summit Workshops

March 1st

Agenda for Option 1: Cancer and Careers & Triage Cancer Training: Navigating Cancer Work and Insurance

Cancer + Careers & Triage Center will lead this comprehensive pre-summit in-service geared towards oncology healthcare professionals and advocates. It will provide training on the practical and legal issues that patients, survivors, and caregivers face when it comes to cancer and work. Learn how to advise patients, provide credible referrals, and connect with peers in the field.


  • Understand practical and legal issues that patients, survivors and caregivers face when it comes to cancer and work.
  • Know how to advise patients, provide credible referrals and connect with peers in the field.


Due to the ever changing nature of healthcare and legal issues, slides from our presenters are not made available. Explore their websites to find access to a wealth of resources shared at the meeting:

Agenda for Option 2: Tackling Lung Cancer Policy in Kentucky: A Strategy Workshop

This pre-summit workshop is for local, regional and statewide organizations interested in addressing lung cancer policy issues to work together to determine strategies and action steps for priority policy opportunities. The meeting is hosted by the Kentucky Cancer Consortium Lung Cancer Network.


  • Recognize priority lung cancer-related policy opportunities in Kentucky.
  • Discuss the role of lung cancer-related policy in Kentucky's political landscape.
  • Develop action steps to address priority lung cancer-related policy issues in Kentucky.




Wednesday, March 1st, Evening Sessions

Keynote speaker:

Dr. Otis Brawley, American Cancer Society

Cancer Screening: Be Cautious!!!!

Thursday, March 2nd, All-Day Summit Sessions

Keynote speaker:

Dr. Thelma Hurd, University of Texas Health Science Center

The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Cancer Screening

Summit Objectives:

  • Understand the recommended cancer screening guidelines.
  • Recognize the impact of social determinants of health on cancer screenings.
  • Leave with action steps on ways your organization can increase recommended cancer screenings in Kentucky for breast, cervical, colon, and lung cancers.


Who should participate:

Local, regional and statewide organizations interested in reducing cancer in Kentucky, including community-based organizations, community leaders, public health professionals, nonprofit organizations, academia, health care professionals, health care systems, government employees, and others.


There is NO registration fee. This event is provided free of charge thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. An evening reception on March 1st will include dinner. Since the summit is at no cost to participants, a $25 "no-show" fee will be incurred by registrants who do not cancel by EOB Friday, February 24.

Continuing education:

  • For questions about the status of your continuing education credits from the Summit, contact Tracey Sparks at:
  • Day One, Cancer & Careers Workshop: Free continuing education credits will be available for nurses and social workers.
  • Evening Day One and All Day Two: Area Health Education Center is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Southern Kentucky AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of (six and seventy-five (6.75) credits) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    All persons participating in continuing medical education programs sponsored by the Southern AHEC are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. The Southern Kentucky AHEC office of Continuing Medical Education presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to use their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentation is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in the field.

Sponsorship opportunities

Exhibitor opportunities

Summit Poster Gallery

Map & Directions to Muhammad Ali Center

Lodging information:

There are NO hotel room block rates associated with the Summit. The Summit Planning Committee has found these hotels, near the Muhammad Ali Center:

Parking Information:

Parking is available for $10/day at the Muhammad Ali Center Garage at 140 North 6th Street (Garage entrance at 6th St.), OR at the Riverfront Garage (141 N. 6th St., with entrances at either 6th St., or 4th St. next to the Galt House hotel).

A limited number of parking validation tickets for either garage will be available at the registration table on a first come, first serve basis.

Questions about the Kentucky Cancer Summit? Contact Katie Bathje

Thanks to our GOLD level sponsors!

Cancer Action Plan

CAP Roadmap

The Kentucky Cancer Action Plan (CAP) is the state's comprehensive cancer control plan to reduce our burden of cancer. The Kentucky Cancer Consortium is charged with implementing the CAP. The Plan is a blueprint for action that addresses four key areas of the cancer continuum: prevention, early detection, treatment and care, and quality of life. Each section contains major goals, objectives, and suggested strategies.

In 1999, the Kentucky Cancer Program, the Kentucky Department for Public Health, and the American Cancer Society developed the plan with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The first Kentucky Cancer Action Plan was completed in 2001. Revisions are made as needed. The Plan's last complete revision was approved by the Consortium in 2005.

Download the entire plan, or just one of the sections: prevention, screening and early detection, treatment and care, or quality of life.