THANKS to our many SPONSORS listed below!


Registration and Continental Breakfast

NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration Update 

Robert Gerlach, MPA
Chair, NH CCC Board of Directors

Edward J. Benz Jr., MD9:00
Importance of Community Partnerships toward Advancing Cancer Care and Research

Edward J. Benz Jr., MD
President and CEO Emeritus
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Networking Break / Exhibits

Implementing Survivorship Care Plans: What's Happening in Practice? 

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA
Associate Center Director for Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health Equity
George Washington Cancer Center

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA11:45
Lunch / Exhibits / Network

Hot Topic Breakout Sessions
Select one (See detailed workshop descriptions below)

A. Partnering to Optimize Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors

B. Adaptation of Survivorship Care Plans in the age of the EMR: Challenges & Practical Solutions

C. Helping Survivors Live Tobacco Free

D. Creative Survivorship Planning & Partnering 

E. Utilizing Partnerships to Address Arsenic in Private Well Water

Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW, BCD, OSW-C

Hot Topic Breakout Sessions Repeated

Living Well After Cancer

Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW, BCD, OSW-C
Chief of Oncology Social Work
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Closing Remarks & Evaluations

Robert Gerlach, MPA 

Hot Topic Breakout Sessions

Two Repeated Sessions: 12:45 - 1:45 and 1:45 - 2:45
Please select two:

A. Partnering to Optimize Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors 

  • Chris Howard, LICSW, OSW-C, Oncology Resource Coordinator, Elliot Regional Cancer Center
  • Janice McDermott, Executive Director, New Hampshire Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Through the work of the Collaboration’s Quality of Life Task Force, cancer and palliative care professionals statewide partnered to work on a common goal: Optimizing the Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors. Key to the work of the task force is developing value - added tools for professional care teams and survivors. Hear from the co-leaders, how the Task Force members partnered to identify gaps, and develop and distribute effective survivorship tools.

B. Adaptation of Survivorship Care Plans in the age of the EMR: Challenges & Practical Solutions

  • Darcy M. Kreis MS, RN Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Lebanon

  • Elizabeth B. McGrath DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, AOCNP, ACHPN Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Lebanon

In 2007 the Institute of Medicine recommended patients be presented with a Survivorship Care Plan (SCP) at the completion of cancer care. Although many templates have been developed there is no one method that is proven to be superior. In addition we are now confronted with how to incorporate the SCP into the EMR. Join us as we discuss strategies to overcome these challenges.

C. Helping Survivors Live Tobacco Free

  • Teresa M Brown, BS, TTS, NH Division of Public Health Services, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program
  • Kate McNally, Program Manager, MS, TTS,  Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco Free Communities, DH Keene

A healthy cancer center is a tobacco free center; what does this mean and how do you do accomplish it? In this session, participants will gain an understanding of best practices for treating tobacco dependence and will learn about tools and resources to help your organization support survivors in their journey toward freedom from tobacco.

D. Creative Survivorship Planning & Partnering

  • Roshani Patel MD, FACS, Breast Surgeon Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester

A structured rehabilitation program can decrease morbidity and improve outcomes. In this session, participants will hear about tools Dr. Patel is using to help patients succeed with exercise and eating better. We will also discuss how exercise and dietary modification can impact quality of life, improve overall health, and decrease healthcare costs. 

E. Utilizing Partnerships to Address Arsenic in Private Well Water

  • Kathrin Lawlor, BA, Community Engagement Core Coordinator, Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program, Dartmouth College
  • Paul Susca, Supervisor - Planning, Protection & Assistance, Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau, NH Department of Environmental Services

Arsenic is a common contaminant in private wells in NH and has been linked to a variety of negative health outcomes, including bladder, lung, liver, prostate and skin cancer. In this session, participants will learn about current efforts, implemented by a variety of partners, to address private well water quality, with a focus on arsenic. Participants will also learn how to ensure their own well water quality and how to help their communities promote well water testing.

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors



Silver Sponsors

American Cancer Society

American Lung Association of the Northeast

Catholic Medical Center 

Exeter Hospital

Foundation for Healthy Communities

Foundation Hematology / Oncology

Genomic Health Inc.

Lahey Hematology and Oncology at Parkland Medical Center

Merck Vaccines

National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society

Payson Center for Cancer Care at Concord Hospital

Prostate Cancer Coalition of New Hampshire

St. Joseph Hospital Cancer Center

Takeda Oncology


Bronze Sponsors

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association

NH Area Health Education Center

New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology, PA

Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital


Registration Information

Fee: Includes continental breakfast, lunch, break refreshments, and continuing education credits. Limited scholarships are available upon request. No refunds are offered for cancellations or non-attendance. Substitutions are accepted.

$70 Early bird fee - Register by Friday, February 24
$80 Registration February 25 - March 28
$85 Walk in

Photo Release: From time to time NH CCC uses photographs of meeting events in its promotional materials. Unless this permission is revoked in writing to the NH CCC, by virtue of their attendance all meeting visitors agree to the use of their likeness in such materials.

Education Credits

NURSING: Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 5.75 contact hours.                    

Activity Number: 1191

PHYSICIANS: The Southern NH Area Health Education Center, accredited by the NH Medical Society, designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CERTIFIED HEALTH EDUCATION SPECIALISTS (CHES): Sponsored by Southern NH Area Health Education Center, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 5.75 total Category I continuing education contact hours. SNHAHEC Provider Number MEP3658.

SOCIAL WORKERS: This activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers. Please contact Gina Savinelli at (603) 895-1514 x2 for more information about National Association of Social Workers (NASW) credit designation for this activity.

CANCER REGISTRARS: The NCRA has determined that 5.75 CE hours, of which 0 CE meet the Category A requirement, have been approved. Activity number 2017-010.