martes, 9 de julio de 2013

CDC - Grand Rounds: The Future of Cancer Screening: Public Health Approaches

CDC - Grand Rounds

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We are pleased to present the July session of CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, “The Future of Cancer Screening: Public Health Approaches.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, July 16 at 1 p.m. (EDT) at  

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death among Americans and takes a toll on communities across the United States. One of the effective ways to reduce our nation’s burden from cancer is to ensure that high quality screening services are available and accessible to all Americans. Screening for cervical, colorectal, and breast cancers is supported by sound scientific evidence, and helps find these diseases early when they are easiest to treat.

This session of Grand Rounds will explore new ways that public health can increase the rate of evidence-based cancer screening, and decrease disparities in screening rates. Please join us to learn about the effectiveness of screening, successful organized cancer screening programs in the United States and abroad, and opportunities with the Affordable Care Act. The session will conclude with future directions for CDC and the nation’s public health system to improve cancer screening.

Tentative future Grand Rounds topics include advanced molecular detection and antibiotic use.

Email your questions about this topic before or during the session. Follow us on Twitter #cdcgrandrounds

Presented By:

Otis W. Brawley, MD 
Chief Medical Officer
American Cancer Society
“Public Health Impact of Cancer Screening”                                                                                      

Rachel Ballard-Barbash, MD, MPH
Associate Director, Applied Research Program
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and Population Services 
National Cancer Institute
“Cancer Screening in International Settings: What We Can Learn?”
Ned Calonge, MD
President and CEO, The Colorado Trust
Chair, the Health Affairs Committee of the Colorado Medical Society and the United States Preventive Services Task Force
“The Affordable Care Act: Opportunities to Improve Population Based Cancer Screening”

Theodore R. Levin, MD
Research Scientist, Kaiser Permanente Northern California 
Gastroenterologist, Kaiser Permanente Medical
“Organized Cancer Screening in a U.S. Healthcare Setting: What Works” 

Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH
Director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control 
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
“Role of CDC and Local Public Health in Promoting Cancer Screening”

Facilitated By:

Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds 
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds 
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Manager, Public Health Grand Rounds 

For non-CDC staff or those outside of the CDC firewall:
A live external webcast will be available. Presentations are archived and posted 48 hours after each session. Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend these sessions in person must have prior clearance and a U.S. state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, U.S. passport).

Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) should be submitted to the Grand Rounds Team. Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 days in advance.

For CDC staff requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored training events.  Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least two weeks prior to the training event.  Please e-mail the request to

Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education.
ALL Continuing Education hours for PHGR are issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, e-mail or call Learner Support at 1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).

Those who attend PHGR either in person, Envision, IPTV, or “web on demand” and who wish to receive Continuing Education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar the course number will change to WD1640 and will be available for continuing education until January 21, 2014. The course code for PHGR is PHGR10.

Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others

  1. List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
  2. Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
  3. Identify one key prevention science research gap.
  4. Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.

CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE’s obtained through the TCE Online System will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals to fulfill the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.

Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.

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