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2019 South Florida Policy Forum on Clinical Trials

Please join us for a policy forum focused on barriers patients face in accessing clinical trials and highlight the accomplishments and innovative strides of Florida cancer researchers. The forum will highlight the role of stakeholders such as health care systems, researchers, the pharmaceutical industry, and government, in the success and direction of clinical trials.

Latest Updates

June 27, 2019
Florida

TALLAHASSEE – On July 1, Florida’s Clean Indoor Air Act (FCIAA) will be updated to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes, also known as “vaping,” anywhere smoking is already prohibited. This change is the result of an overwhelming voter mandate in last November’s elections, where nearly 70% of Florida voters cast

April 18, 2019
Florida

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House Commerce Committee has approved a bill, sponsored by Representative Spencer Roach (R – North Ft. Myers) that would strip communities of their authority to regulate tobacco marketing, which would undermine decades of successful tobacco control work around the state. Following is a statement is from

April 2, 2019
Florida

Earlier today, Maryland’s Senate passed HB124 which would prohibit those under 18 from using indoor tanning devices. The Senate companion bill (SB299) will be voted on by the House of Delegates later this week.

March 13, 2019
Florida

ACS CAN opposes tying access to affordable health coverage for low-income persons to work requirements because cancer patients, survivors and those who will be diagnosed with the disease could be physically unable to comply. Cancer treatment often causes several side effects, some of which can be serious and debilitating. Treating physicians may advise cancer patients against work during treatment to avoid risk of infection, to have time to heal and recover, and for other health reasons.

Florida Events

October 3, 2019
Davie, FL

Please join us for a policy forum focused on barriers patients face in accessing clinical trials and highlight the accomplishments and innovative strides of Florida cancer researchers. The forum will highlight the role of stakeholders such as health care systems, researchers, the pharmaceutical industry, and government, in the success and direction of clinical trials.

State Contacts

Natalie Kliné
Grassroots Manager
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Elizabeth Watkins
Grassroots Manager
Orlando, FL
Matt Jordan
Government Relations Director
Tallahassee, FL

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