WELCOME TO SSNFCS 2019 IN MIAMI, FLORIDA
BUILDING A SCIENTIFIC ROADMAP FOR CANCER CONTROL AND PREVENTION
IN THE U.S. FIRE SERVICE
We are excited to be hosting the first ever State of the Science National Firefighter Cancer Symposium 2019 at the University of Miami
Since reporting that firefighters have an increased risk of developing cancer, there has been a nationwide effort to combat cancer in the fire service. The 2019 State of the Science National Firefighter Cancer Symposium will provide the latest research on firefighter cancer prevention and aims to create a scientific roadmap for the control and prevention of cancer in the U.S. fire service.
At this meeting, we will be addressing critical barriers in scientific knowledge including the development of uniform data collection instruments, exposure assessment, a better understanding of cancer mechanisms, designing a national firefighter cancer registry, effective cancer screening, and the inclusion of potentially vulnerable groups such as women and racial/ethnic minority firefighters
SSNFCS 2019 will begin with opening remarks by the event coordinators on Monday, June 10, followed by two full days of speakers and breakout sessions. The conference venue will be located in the Donna E. Shalala Student Center at the University of Miami.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Firefighter Cancer Initiative is working with fire departments throughout the state of Florida to better understand the risks firefighters are exposed to and how those risks can be reduced.