2023 Georgia Cancer Summit


1/31/2023 8:00 AM - 1/31/2023 4:00 PM Add to Calendar

Advancing Cancer Health Equity through
Innovation and Partnerships

The Georgia Cancer Summit is co-hosted by Winship Cancer Institute, Georgia Cancer Control Consortium, Georgia CORE, and the Georgia Department of Public Health. Partners in this effort include the American Cancer Society, Georgia Cancer Center, Georgia Rural Health Association, Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center, Regional Cancer Coalitions of Georgia, Phoebe Cancer Center, and the Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  Registration for this event is now closed.  If you have any questions about this event please contact Julie Hawkins at julie.hawkins@emory.edu.



The goal of the 2023 Georgia Cancer Summit is to catalyze efforts to promote cancer health equity and reduce the burden of cancer in Georgia. Summit participants will:

  1. Learn how to apply health equity as an integral strategy for cancer prevention, control and research
  2. Increase your skills in advocating for new resources to better serve your community
  3. Learn about the federal government’s and Georgia’s commitment to advance cancer research, prevention and control
  4. Be able to network with other organizations that may lead to new partnerships
  5. Identify ways your organization can get more involved in advancing Georgia’s comprehensive cancer control objectives


The Georgia Cancer Summit is for public health professionals, health care providers, health advocates, researchers, community-based organizations, and others committed to improving cancer health equity in Georgia through cancer prevention and control and community-engaged research.

The fee for this live, in-person summit is $50 (payable by credit card). REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

A limited number of scholarships are available to assist with transportation and hotel costs for individuals associated with non-profit organizations, but documentation (such as a statement of need and/or a 990 form) must be presented for consideration. For more information on scholarships, please contact Sonia Bell (sbell@georgiacore.org) at Georgia CORE.

Hotel Rooms

A limited number of rooms are available for Summit participants at a discounted rate of $199 per night plus taxes and fees.  Book your group rate for Emory Winship Cancer Institute 2023 Georgia Cancer Summit

Plenary Session Presenters

Rana Bayakly, MPH
Georgia Department of Health

Renée Branch Canady, PhD, MPA

Marcus W. Downs MBA
Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

Rep. Matt Dubnik
29th District, Georgia House of Representatives

Lauren E. McCullough, PhD, MSPH
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Edjah K. Nduom, MD
Emory University School of Medicine

Chris Parker, MPH, MBBS
Georgia Health Policy Center
Georgia State University

Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

George Ray, JD
Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough

Kia Toodle, MEd, CPM
Georgia Department of Public Health

Concurrent Session Presenters

Smitha Ahamed, DrPH, MA, MPH
East Georgia Cancer Coalition

Fred Ammons
Community Health Works

Vickie J. Beckler, MBA, RN

Shantoria Brown, MHA, CCRP
Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education

Ajaz Bulbul, MD
St. Joseph’s/Candler

Pamela Cooper
Morehouse School of Medicine

Jorge Cortes, MD
Georgia Cancer Center, Augusta University

Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHESS
Emory University

Erin Hernandez, MPA, BSEd
Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition

William A. James
Summit Quest

Troy Kimsey, MD
Phoebe Cancer Center

Carrie Kozel, PT, DPT, CLT, CES
TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

Amelia A. Langston, MD
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Cynthia Merchant
Horizons Community Solutions

Pam Proman, MBA, RTT
Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer Research Pavilion
St. Joseph’s/Candler

Darrell Sabbs
Phoebe Health System

Rev. Dr. Daniel Simmons
Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Claire Thevenot, MBA, RN, OCN, BCPA
Clarity Patient Advocates

Jessica S. Wells, PhD, RN
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University

Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
84 5th St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Julie Hawkins