Cancer, Culture and Literacy: Fourth Biennial Conference (CCL 2004)

Venue: Sheraton Sand Key Resort

Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: May 20, 2004 End Date/Time: May 21, 2004
Registration Date: May 20, 2004
Early Registration Date: Jan 01, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 01, 2004
Paper Submission Date: Apr 01, 2004
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Cancer, Culture & Literacy:
Innovative Approaches for Advancing Cancer Communications and Research
4th Biennial Conference

May 20-22, 2004
Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Clearwater Beach, Florida

Cancer, Culture and Literacy
Our fourth conference focuses on developing effective communications for multicultural and multilingual populations across the continuum of the cancer spectrum. A thorough understanding is required to successfully develop these types of communications. Consideration of culture and literacy and a high degree of interdisciplinary collaboration is necessary to achieve meaningful research outcomes. The creation of effective cancer communications, as it unfolds in diverse cultural and linguistic contexts, sets the stage for much needed research in the area of cancer, culture and literacy. Thus, the impetus for the focus of the 4th biennial conference is Innovative Approaches for Advancing Effective Cancer Communications and Research. The overall goal of this conference is to improve the care across the continuum of cancer control by providing and enhancing research strategies and skills of participants to better introduce culture and literacy components into the development of effective cancer communications and research. Participants and presenters will exchange and disseminate information relevant to communications in cancer control, and they will be challenged to rethink, refine and enhance their approaches in research. You will experience: presentations by keynote speakers, general discussions, poster presentations, break-out sessions, breakfast roundtable discussions and pre-conference skill-building workshops.

Who Should Attend?
Healthcare professionals involved in creating effective culturally, linguistically and literacy relevant cancer communications, innovative materials/media, programs and interventions. This includes: health educators, nurses, physicians, researchers, anthropologists, community leaders and outreach workers, patient advocates students/trainees, policy-makers, literacy/health literacy specialists and other health professionals and lay persons involved in cancer care.

Join Us As We Explore:
§ The nexus of cancer, culture and literacy when developing cancer control communications, programs and interventions.
§ Integration of relevant cancer communication strategies into adult education endeavors.
§ Innovative and novel approaches in research in cancer control research.
§ Mixed methodologies in cancer control research.
§ Strategies for facilitating the application of research evidence for culturally, linguistically and literacy relevant cancer communications.
§ Use of emerging technologies in cancer communications among diverse populations to enhance communications.
§ Methods for identifying cancer communication needs of priority populations for integration into effective cancer control community-based research.

For more information contact:
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
at the University of South Florida
Contact: Chrystyna Pospolyta, M.P.H., Continuing Education & Conference Planning Phone Number: (813) 632-1775;
Fax: (813) 979-3874
Course Director: Cathy D. Meade, RN, Ph.D.
Jointly sponsored by the University of South Florida and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Literacy, Cancer Research Foundation of America and The Pfizer Health Literacy Initiative.

Conference brochures and on-line registration available January 2004


Additional Information

Conference brochure and online registration will be available January 2004. Conference will accept abstracts for consideration of Poster Session Presentations. Conference Website will be updated accordingly when this is available to submit online