Through a series of virtual working sessions, the American Cancer Society National Consortium for Cancer Screening and Care members discuss and advocate for the recommendations, urgent actions, and critical resources that are required to support the recovery and future resilience of cancer screening and care.
- Issue Hubs are public, facilitated panel discussions with renowned subject matter experts tackling the most pressing issues in the recovery and improvement of cancer screening and care nationwide.
- Summits are facilitated virtual dialogues with ACS National Consortium members to identify barriers and build consensus around bold actions that will move us forward in cancer screening and care as a nation.
- The ACS National Consortium also hosts special topic meetings, during which we feature ACS Staff, ACS National Consortium members, or other key subject matter experts sharing the latest research, data, trends, or general updates that better inform subsequent discussions.
Follow the links below to register for upcoming events. You can also view archived replays at your convenience.
Consortium Member Events
2022 Member Event Dates Will Be Posted Soon
Upcoming 2022 events will be posted soon.
Utilizing Simulation Modeling to Inform Cancer Control Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
On August 18, 2021, the ACS National Consortium brought together leading researchers of the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) to discuss what the latest simulation models tell us about near and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on colorectal, cervical, and breast cancer outcomes. The panelists also explored how to utilize modeling research to improve strategies aimed at recovering from pandemic-related disruptions to cancer screening as well as tackle pressing issues in health equity and cancer disparities.
Issue Hub #1 - Accelerate What We Know Works About Cancer Screening and Care
On June 1, the ACS National Consortium hosted its first Issue Hub to discuss key areas of alignment in the implementation of proven interventions that increase cancer screening and care and how to accelerate the adoption of these interventions nationwide. Additionally, the panelists considered where the pandemic has necessitated innovation and expanded our capacity in cancer screening activities.
Issue Hub #2 - Strengthening Public Health and Healthcare Systems to Advance Cancer Screening and Care
On September 9, 2021, the ACS National Consortium hosted its second Issue Hub to discuss vulnerabilities within our nation’s public health and healthcare systems that contributed to the decrease in cancer screening and care during the pandemic as well as the further exacerbation of inequities. Panelists also explored and showcased concrete action steps that can be taken to build resilience in our public health and healthcare systems.