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Notice to Readers: 2001 Cancer Conference

CDC's 2001 Cancer Conference will be held September 4--7, 2001, in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme is "Using Science to Build Comprehensive Cancer Programs: A 2001 Odyssey." Co-sponsors are the American Cancer Society National Home Office, the Association of State and Territorial Chronic Disease Program Directors, and the National Cancer Institute. The conference will explore evidence-based science and how it applies in a public health setting. Short courses will be held September 4 as part of the preconference activities. The conference will assist participants in the following: 1) applying current scientific thinking to cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, and rehabilitation and palliation for breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, oral, ovarian, prostate, and skin cancers, and tobacco control; 2) increasing research and evaluation in communities and among populations to broaden the use of science as the basis for decision-making, policy development, program management, and implementation; 3) enhancing surveillance systems, with new and existing data, to develop cancer prevention and control program activities; 4) incorporating evidence-based approaches to improve the delivery of public health interventions for all populations in the United States; 5) using advances in medicine, communications, education, and technology to improve cancer prevention and early detection efforts; and 6) developing and applying strategies for an integrated and coordinated approach to reduce morbidity and mortality from cancer.

Continuing education credit will be offered for physicians, registered nurses, health educators, and cancer registrars based on 19.5 hours of instruction. The Call for Abstracts and Conference Registration Booklet is now available. Deadline for abstract submission is March 19, 2001. New this year is a Cyber Expo for showcasing innovative public health Internet sites and CD-ROM-based products. Registration information is available at http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/conference2001; deadline for registration is June 27, 2001.

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