Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

RCaDES Initiative 1st Annual Conference

Friday, December 2, 2016, 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Alumni Hall, 1020 Locust Street
Center Atrium, 1st Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107

Join the RCaDES Learning Community to...

  • Gain insight into how the RCaDES Initiative fits into national and state efforts to reduce cancer disparities
  • Strategize with stakeholders (patients, providers, insurers, health systems, and employers) about how to reduce screening disparities
  • Learn about the structure, function, and accomplishments of the RCaDES  Learning Community
  • Learn about implementation research funding opportunities from PCORI, the National Cancer Institute, and the American Cancer Society

Featured keynote speakers:

Denise Rodgers, MD, FAAFP

Denise Rodgers, MD, FAAFP, Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences  


Stephen Thomas, PhD

Stephen Thomas, PhD, Professor and Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity, University of Maryland  

Welcome Address from:

Ronald E. Myers, DSW, PhD, RCaDES, Initiative Director, Division of Population Science, Thomas Jefferson University

Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA
President/CEO, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Health

April Barry, LSW, MSW, Evaluation Manager, Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Pennsylvania Department of Health

John Alduino, MS, Senior Director State Health Systems, American Cancer Society

Panel Discussions:

  • All Together Now?  Health System and Insurer Support for Implementing Evidence-based Colorectal Cancer Screening Interventions
  • Funding the Adaptation and Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions

For more information and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact RCaDES@jefferson.edu