©2019 Firefighter Cancer Symposium Planning Committee | Last Updated: 22-May-2019

Thanks to our Host and Sponsors!

 NIOSH R13-OH011787 PI: Caban-Martinez

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

Registration Opens and Call for Abstracts

February 1, 2019

Abstracts Submission Deadline

April 30, 2019

Notification of Acceptance

May 10, 2019

Registration

Closes

May 17, 2019

Conference

Begins

June 10, 2019

Location:

DONNA E. SHALALA STUDENT CENTER

ADDRESS: 1330 MILLER DR, MIAMI, FL, 33146