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Monday, June 10th


7:00 am to 8:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am to 8:30 am


Dr. Erin Kobetz and Dr. Alberto Caban-Martinez

8:30 am to 9:30 am


Patrick Morrison (IAFF), Chief Nathan Trauernicht (IAFC/UC Davis Fire), and Dr. Kenny Fent (NIOSH)

9:30 am to 10:00 am

Epidemiology of Cancer in Firefighters

Dr. David Lee and Dr. Miriam Siegel

10:00 am to 10:15 am


10:15 am to 10:45 am

Plenary #1 - Biomedical Studies

Dr. Alberto Caban-Martinez and Dr. Jefferey Burgess

10:45 am to 11:30 am

Panel #1 - Exposure Studies

Dr. Gavin Horn, Mr. Jeffrey Stull, and Mr. Jeramy Baum

11:30 am to 12:30 pm


12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

Plenary #2 - Cancer Screening and Prevention

Dr. Natasha Schaefer Solle and Dr. Virginia Weaver

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Panel #2 - Survivorship

Dr. Frank Penedo, Dr. Bryan Frieders (FCSN), and Firefighter survivor

1:45 pm to 2:00 pm


2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Breakout Session #1

Table Topics (One Table Miscellaneous Items)

3:10 pm to 4:10 pm

Breakout Session #2

Table Topics (One Table Miscellaneous Items)

4:10 pm to 5:00 pm


5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Poster, Wine, and Cheese

Tuesday, June 11th


7:00 am to 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am to 8:20 am


Julius Halas (Florida Fire Marshals Office) and David Finger (National Volunteer Fire Council)

8:20 am to 8:50 am

Plenary #3 - Firefighter Subgroups

Dr. Sara Jahnke and Dr. Laura Barger

8:50 am to 9:20 am

Plenary #4 - Risk Factors (Nutrition/Physical Activity)

Dr. Matt Rahn (Wildland), Dr. Rachel Morello-Frosh (Women Biomonitoring), and Firefighter Nicole Strait (Rural Volunteer)

9:20 am to 9:30 am


9:30 am to 10:15 am

10:15 am to 11:15 am

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Summary/Closing Remarks

12:15 pm

Box Lunch

Breakout Session #3

Panel #3 - Education and Training/Clean Cab and Decon Practice

Casey Grant, and Chief Babinec (Clean Cab), Erin Kobetz

Table Topics (One Table Miscellaneous Items)

12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

National Firefighter Registry: Overview and Opportunity for Input*

NIOSH | * Registry meeting is open to the general public

3:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance Meeting

Firefighter Cancer Alliance

5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

Prevention and Wellness Clinic Tour and Reception

Note: This is a tentative symposium schedule. Check back again at a later date for a finalized version! (Last Updated June 6, 2019)

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.

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