Our Vision: Conquering Cancer Together

Monthly Webinars

    • Thursday, June 02, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom webinar - link included with registration

     Vision: Conquer Cancer Together

    Mission: Connecting people and resources to strengthen cancer prevention, detection and quality of life in Nebraska.

    Diet, Physical Activity, & Cancer: What Health Professionals Need to Know about Current Evidence and How to Translate It in Realistic Lifestyle Choices

    Thursday, June 2, 12p-1p CST

    About the Webinar: 

    The problem with talking about cancer risk and cancer survival isn’t lack of information. It’s that today people are surrounded by often-conflicting information. People rely on healthcare and public health professionals to help them make sense of what they hear from media and marketers, friends and family. But it’s easy for professionals to feel overwhelmed by information overload, too. This webinar will help healthcare and public health professionals find an easier – and better – way to provide the evidence-based answers and guidance people need… without scrambling to read up on every single study. We’ll look at how the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has developed recommendations on diet and physical activity choices based on what is recognized as the gold-standard synthesis and interpretation of the best of accumulated scientific research on this topic.

    We’ll review what the recommendations mean for reducing cancer risk and for cancer survivorship. What are the key themes and messages for the people you serve? What are the practical tips for realistically putting them in practice? And what resources can you share to make it easier? It’s understandable for anyone to feel overwhelmed and confused about whether lifestyle makes a difference, and if it does, which choices matter. You’ll leave this webinar with a clear sense of what we know today and how you can share it with others.

     Learning Objectives 

    1. Explain the progression in focus and evidence in research on diet,  physical activity and cancer in recent decades (as exemplified in major AICR systematic reviews and reports).
    2. Identify the current recommendations on diet and physical activity from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and describe the strength of evidence behind them.
    3. Using strategies discussed, develop talking points for conversations with people to accurately address common questions and misunderstandings about diet and physical activity to reduce cancer risk and support cancer survivorship.

    About the Speaker

    Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND is a registered dietitian nutritionist who focuses on translating nutrition research to help people cut through the confusion of nutrition headlines and develop realistic strategies for health. Karen is a consultant who serves as Nutrition Advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). She has authored multiple peer-reviewed book chapters and research summaries for health professionals covering cancer prevention recommendations and their intersection with heart health. Karen has also penned over 2,000 nutrition-related articles for the public. A Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Karen’s trademarked tagline, “Taking Nutrition from Daunting to Doable”, highlights her approach to putting complex information in perspective within the “big picture” of overall research.

    1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hours awarded by Iowa Western Community College, Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #6

    Zoom webinar link will be included at the bottom of your registration confirmation email




Past Webinars & Recordings

Perspectives on HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer: Personal Experience & Clinical Expertise

Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Scott Wieskamp, Head & Neck Cancer Survivor and  Aru Panwar, MD, FACS, Head & Neck Surgical Oncologist, Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center

Recording | Presentation 

Colorectal Cancer Screening Update: 2022

Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Steven Itzkowitz, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, Professor of Medicine, Oncological Sciences, and Medical Education, Chair of National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

Recording | Presentation 

Getting Cancer  Screening Back on Track During COVID-19

Thursday, February 24, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Angie Rolle, MPH, Vice President, Regional Cancer Control, American Cancer Society

Recording | Presentation 

Cervical Cancer Prevention Throughout the Lifespan 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Rebecca Perkins, MD, MSc, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine/ Boston Medical Center 

Recording | Presentation 

Opportunities to Enhance Lung Cancer Screening in Nebraska Using Person-Centered and Community-Engaged Approaches

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Jamie L. Studts, PhD, Professor of Medical Oncology & Scientific Director of Behavioral Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Recording | Presentation 

Importance of Family History/Risk Assessment for Cancer Prevention & Early Detection

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Andrea Pirages, MS, CGC , Myriad Women's Health

Brandi Preston, Myriad Account Executive, NE

Skyler Jesz, PA-C, LifeCare Family Medicine, Bellevue, NE

Recording | Presentation |Resource

Sex After a Cancer Diagnosis: What Patients Really Need to Know

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Brier Jirka, LIMHP, CPC, CST

Recording Presentation |Resource Handout |Questionnaire

The Promise of Multi-Cancer Early Detection

Thursday, August 26, 2021, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Christina Clarke Dur, PhD, Head of Epidemiology  &Senior Principal Clinical Scientist, GRAIL 

Recording Presentation 

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