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MN Lung Cancer Screening Meeting

December 9, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm CST

Registration is available for MN healthcare professionals. Please email by Thursday, December 8 to register.

Healthcare professionals (from primary care to specialty departments that work with lung cancer patients) are invited to join their peers from across the state and from other healthcare systems to continue the conversation about lung cancer screening. With less than 10% of those who are eligible for screening receiving their annual low-dose CT scan, we have work to do. The current five-year lung cancer survival rate is 22%.

This annual meeting features presenters from the medical community and roundtable discussions on various topics, including ways to overcome patient and system barriers to lung cancer screening.

New this year: CME credits are available for nurses and physicians*

A networking breakfast (7-8 am) and lunch (Noon-1 pm) are provided before and after the meeting. There is no cost for healthcare professionals to attend this meeting.

Dr. Bellinger 2Dr. Christina Bellinger, Keynote Speaker

Dr. Bellinger is an Associate Professor and Director of the Interventional Pulmonary program at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include lung cancer diagnosis and staging with endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscopy and navigation bronchoscopy. She also performs therapeutic bronchoscopy including tumor debulking, airway valve placement, bronchial thermoplasty, airway stent insertion and removal, and more.

Dr. Bellinger will present about her own experience and success in ‘Leveraging Innovations in Lung Cancer Screening and Lung Nodule Evaluations’ with tabletop discussions to follow each topic area.

View Dr. Bellinger’s CV

Screening Task Force Meeting Agenda

7:00 AM Networking Breakfast; Registration; Introduction of Special Guests
8:00 AM Leveraging Innovations in Lung Cancer Screening and Lung Nodule Evaluation*
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christina Bellinger, Wake Forest School of Medicine
   Overview of the current state of lung cancer screenings
   Innovative outreach to scale up lung cancer screenings
   Overview of current state of ILN
   Innovative lung cancer predictions of ILN
10:00 AM Community Screening Events, with Dr. Abbie Begnaud, UMN
Funded/Supported by ABOH; Hosted by healthcare systems/screening programs
10:30 AM A Systemwide Approach to Improving Lung Cancer Uptake (Engage Primary Care, Reach Eligible Patients) with Mike Koroscik, Vice President Oncology, Allina Health Cancer Institute

View Mike Koroscik’s CV

11:30 AM What Does Collaboration Look Like in Minnesota to Improve Lung Cancer Screening Uptake
Group Discussion
12:00 PM Networking Lunch

*Keynote: 2 AMA and ANCC credits
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education, and A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation. University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
This activity is awarded up to 2.0 ANCC contact hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.


December 9, 2022
8:00 am - 1:00 pm CST
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Westin Edina Galleria
3201 Galleria
Edina, 55345 United States
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