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Casual acceptance of smoking was the norm when the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout went nationwide more than 25 years ago in November 1977. This quarter century has marked dramatic changes in the way society views tobacco promotion and tobacco use. Many public places and work areas are now smoke-free which protects non-smokers and supports smokers who want to quit.
The Great American Smokeout helps to spotlight the dangers of tobacco use and the challenges of quitting, but more importantly, it has set the stage for the cultural revolution in tobacco control that has occurred.
Because of the efforts of individuals and groups that have led anti-tobacco efforts, there have been significant landmarks in the areas of research, policy, and the environment. Smoking is expensive, not in the terms of dollars spent on supplies, but in the billions of dollars involved in the health care of those who suffer smoking and tobacco related cancers.
Contact your State Department of Public Health to find out more about helping to fight the burden of cancer in your community.
2017 CDC National Cancer Conference Theme
Visualizing the Future Through Prevention, Innovation, and Communication
The conference promotes opportunities for translating research into practice to improve public health. A wide variety of local, state, territorial, federal, academic, national, and community-based cancer prevention and control programs will be represented, creating an excellent opportunity for you to meet partners from around the country.
Conference sponsorship opportunities
As a co-sponsor for the 2017 CDC National Cancer Conference, NACDD is committed to making this event a success. NACDD will manage all aspects of the conference sponsorship. Proceeds will be used to pay for conference expenses. NACDD will offer two types of sponsorships: Silver and Bronze. NACDD will select five Silver sponsors and up to 15 Bronze sponsors.
Silver sponsors ($10,000)
To view the benefits of being a Silver sponsor, click here.
Bronze sponsors ($2,000, first-come, first-serve basis)
To view the benefits of being a Bronze sponsor, click here.
Payment of fees
The sponsor registration deadline is Thursday, June 30, 2017, or earlier if the headcount has been obtained.
Make check payable to NACDD. The fee payment and completed registration form should be mailed to NACDD: Finance Department, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 2200 Century Parkway, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30345.
The registration is not final or approved until payment is received.
There will be a $125 processing fee if cancellation occurs before Wednesday, May 31, 2017. There will be no refunds after Thursday, June 1, 2017.
NACDD has recently engaged with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to study the use of electronic medical records (EMR) in community health centers to increase screening for colorectal cancer. Work will commence shortly and continue for the next 9-10 months. As a result of this new joint project, NACDD has renewed its membership in the National Colorectal Cancer Round Table, a national group established in 1997 by the ACS and CDC. It is a national coalition of public and private organizations, voluntary organizations and interested individuals. The stated ultimate goal of the Round Table "is to increase the use of proven colorectal cancer screening tests among the entire population for whom screening is appropriate". NACDD is pleased to re-engage with this important group and to join forces with others to achieve a goal of screening 80% of adults age 50 and older for colorectal cancer by 2018.