Montana Cancer Summit 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 10:00amMST

7th Annual ACS CAN Montana Cancer Summit 2021


Held Virtually on November 3rd, 2021

10a-11:15a Mountain Time


Building on the success of 2020’s cancer summit in reaching out to a diverse audience from across the entire state of Montana, we will be hosting our event virtually again in 2021.

You’re invited to join us for the virtual 2021 ACS CAN Cancer Summit here in Montana on November 3rd. This year’s event will focus on “ACCELERATING PROGRESS THROUGH INNOVATION & RESEARCH.” 

This annual policy summit is our premiere event that brings 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.


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”

                      Keynote Speaker: Dr. Whitney Jones, MD, Senior Medical Director, GRAIL, Inc.

10:20 AM -- Q & A

10:25 AM -- “Accelerating Progress in Montana Through Innovation and Research”

                     Panel Moderator: Sharon Peterson, Executive Director, Montana BioScience Alliance  


                     Suzanne Held, PhD, Professor, Health & Human Development, Montana State University

                     Alma Knows His Gun-McCormick, Executive Director, Messengers for Health

                     David Burkhart, PhD, Chief Operating Officer, Inimmune

                     Sheila Albeke, PharmD, MBA, Director of Pharmacy Services, PacificSource Health Plans

                     Amanda Dinsdale, MHA, CCRC, Director, Montana Cancer Consortium

10:55 AM -- Q & A

11:05 AM -- Passion to Action: Lois Fitzpatrick, Cancer Survivor, Legislative Ambassador Emeritus, former ACS cancer research committee member

11:10 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?


Thank you to our Sponsors! 

Gold Sponsor:

Sponsor of Idaho Policy Forum 2021

Silver Sponsors:


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 BMS National Sponsorship


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Bronze Sponsors:

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