Evidence academy to address tobacco control and lung cancer screening

The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Mountain Area Health Education Center and the South East Area Health Education Center will host day-long conferences during National Lung Cancer Awareness Month to share evidence-based approaches to addressing these important issues.

The events, titled “Moving TALK (Tobacco And Lung Cancer Knowledge) into Action,” will be held on two dates:

  • Friday, November 4, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Wilma M. Sherrill Center at UNC-Asheville. This event is open to health care providers, public health professionals and community members involved in tobacco prevention and control, and lung cancer screening and detection in Western North Carolina. Registration is $50 until October 28 and $65 after that date. The fee includes educational materials, continuing education credits, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments and parking.
  • Friday, November 18, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside in Wilmington. This event is open to health care providers, public health professionals and community members involved in tobacco prevention and control, and lung cancer screening and detection in Eastern North Carolina. Registration is $50 until November 17 and $65 the day of the event. The fee includes educational materials, continuing education credits, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments and parking.

Featured topics of discussion include:

  • What Every Family Physician Should Know About Lung Cancer
  • The National Lung Cancer Screening Trial: Saving Lives with Low-Dose Helical CTs
  • New Tobacco Policies: Preventing and Reducing Tobacco Use
  • Evidence-based Interventions for Smoking Cessation
  • Treatment Decision-Making and Navigation: Focus on Disparities
  • Clinical and Public Policies Related to Tobacco Use

For more information or to register for the evidence academy, visit:

www.tracs.unc.edu/evidenceacademy_asheville or

www.tracs.unc.edu/evidenceacademy_wilmington

The NC TraCS Institute is the academic home of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.