ACS CAN Idaho Policy Forum 2021

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 10:00amMST
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8th Annual ACS CAN Idaho Policy Forum 2021

ACCELERATING PROGRESS THROUGH INNOVATION & RESEARCH 

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The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host its 8th Annual Idaho policy forum on September 15th at 10:00 a.m. This virtual event will bring together key leaders and decision makers in government, research and academia to discuss emerging oncology and health care policy issues that affect the physical and economic health of Americans. 

Cancer remains a critical public health problem and how new cures are discovered and delivered will continue to change. Getting new and affordable cancer therapies from the research lab to the patient will require collaborative solutions from researchers, business leaders, providers, and policymakers. Join ACS CAN for a roundtable discussion on the future of cancer care and how we can work together to secure new investments in research and protect patient access to care including clinical trials.  

 

Presenters

Forum Program

10:00 AM -- Welcome -- Kristin Page-Nei, Idaho Government Relations Director, ACS CAN

10:05 AM – Multi-Cancer Early Detection: Innovations in Blood-Based Cancer Screening -- Dr. Whitney Jones, MD, Medical Advisor for GRAIL, Inc.

10:25 AM -- Panel Discussion: “Accelerating Progress in Idaho Through Innovation and Research”

                                Panel Moderator: 

                                Jay Larsen, Founder & CEO, Idaho Technology Council

                                Panelists:                                 

                                Krishna Alluri, MD Oncologist and Hematologist, St. Luke’s Cancer Institute

                                Carolyn Bohach, PhD co-chair Idaho Bio Alliance of Medicine

                               Cheryl Adams, MA co-chair, Idaho Bio Alliance of Medicine

                               Mihir Patel, PharmD, Vice President of Pharmacy Services at PacificSource Health Plans

10:55 AM Passion to Action -- Cody Wolf, Idaho State Lead Ambassador, ACS CAN   

11:00 AM -- Closing -- Kristin Page-Nei, Idaho Government Relations Director, ACS CAN

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We will discuss questions such as:

What are the recent innovations in cancer screening and treatment?

What is the current state of cancer research?

What are the barriers to screening and treatment?

What public policy changes could eliminate cancer screening and treatment barriers?

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Thank you to our Sponsors! 

Presenting Sponsor:

ID Policy Forum Sponsor 2021

 

Gold Sponsors:

Sponsor of Idaho Policy Forum 2021

Idaho Society of Clinical Oncology

 

Silver Sponsors:

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Bronze Sponsors:

Blue Cross of Idaho

Pfizer

PhRMA

Walmart Super Center – Nampa, ID

 

 

ACS CAN is the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society and is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization working every day to make cancer priorities a state and national priority.  ACS CAN is committed to ensuring that our progress on critical policy issues is achieved in collaboration with key partners. We invite you and your organization to join us in the fight against cancer by attending this event, participating as a speaker or becoming a sponsor of the 2021 policy event.