Healthy People 2020
Progress Review: Cancer and Genomics
Sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services
Wednesday, February 6th, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. (EST) - webinar
Please join us for the First Healthy People 2020 Progress Review featuring the Cancer and Genomics Topic Areas. This is the first in a series of webinars focused on tracking and measuring the progress of Healthy People 2020 objectives. Cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. Learn how genetic counseling has come to play a major role in the ongoing struggle to reduce death and disability associated with specific forms of cancers. Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, will lead the discussion on the Department’s combined efforts to achieve the Healthy People targets for Cancer and Genomics. This webinar will also include presentations from senior HHS officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute. We are also delighted to feature the work of the Oregon Genetics Program whose mission is to promote the health, well-being, and quality of life of Oregonians using up-to-date knowledge of genomics.
Joining the Assistant Secretary will be Dr. Edward Sondik, Director of CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, who will provide a summary on the progress we’ve made as a Nation. Presentations will also be made by Dr. Robert Croyle, Director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute; Dr. Marcus Plescia, Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the CDC; Dr. Muin Khoury, Director, Office of Public Health Genomics at the CDC; Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Ms. Summer Lee Cox, Oregon Genetics Program Coordinator, Oregon Health Authority.