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||Klein Buendel, Inc.
||4th International Conference on Uv and Skin Cancer Prevention
In 2014, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. For over two decades, the
National Cancer Institute has funded research on community-based skin cancer prevention interventions.
While research has identified successful interventions in some domains, gaps still exist and there are
opportunities to expand the research and practice beyond existing approaches. Starting in 2010, researchers
and practitioners worldwide have met approximately every two years to exchange the latest research and share
community-based efforts on primary and secondary prevention of skin cancer. The 1st International
Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention was held in Copenhagen hosted by the Danish Cancer Society
and TrygFonden. The 2nd International Conference was hosted by the European Skin Cancer Foundation in
Berlin in 2013 and the 3rd International Conference, by the Cancer Council Victoria in Melbourne in 2015. This
application requests support for the 4th International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention to be
held in North America in Toronto, Canada on May 1-4, 2018. The conference objective is to convene
international experts in skin cancer prevention to advance prevention efforts through collaboration and
development of new directions in research and practice. The specific aims are: 1) To expand perspectives and
create new collaborative opportunities in skin cancer prevention through the provision of cross-cutting plenary
sessions that engage experts from outside of traditional skin cancer prevention disciplines with skin cancer
prevention researchers and practitioners; 2) to provide a space to discuss innovative approaches and research
methodologies, such as the use of new measurement and analysis techniques (e.g., geo-spatial modeling and
analysis of big data); 3) to advance communication about skin cancer prevention among clinicians, behavioral
scientists, and practitioners, 4) to offer opportunities for new skin cancer researchers to present their work to
an international audience and 5) to report the consensus, state-of-the-art, and new directions of the conference
in an academic journal. An Organizing Committee, Co-Chaired by Dr. David Buller from Klein Buendel, Inc.
(PI on this application) and Mr. George Kapelos from Ryerson University, is planning the conference. The
conference will be held on the campus of Ryerson University. The scientific program will contain keynote,
plenary, concurrent, and poster sessions. The Canadian Dermatology Association is a sponsor the 4th
International Conference, providing financial support. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will
provide in-kind support. The Organizing Committee is soliciting support from the World Health Organization
and American and Canadian agencies, foundations, and research centers with an interest in skin cancer
prevention. The 4th International Conference is expected to attract 250 paid attendees comprised of behavioral
scientists, epidemiologists, radiation scientists, policy makers, public health advocates and practitioners,
cancer biologists, general practitioners, dermatologists, and related clinicians.