2016 Webinars

Please take a moment to review Avon BHOP's monthly webinars which are designed to provide updated information on actionable research and breast cancer information to support program development. Archived webinars by year can be found to the left of your screen.

If you have a webinar topic that you would like to see presented, please email your request to: admin@avonbhop.org  



Grantee Orientation and Review of the Program Implementation Guide's Data Section (January 14, 2016)

Presenters: Avon BHOP Project Staff

Summary: This is a webinar that will review the requirements and protocols for Avon BHOP grantees. It will review the changes to the reporting requirements, data sheet and CIF for 2016. It requires two or more Avon BHOP grant grantee staff attend, particularly those gathering data and submitting reports.

Click here to register to view the recorded webinar.


Safety Net Grantee Data Reporting (January 21, 2016)

Presenters: Avon BHOP Project Staff

Summary: This is a webinar that will review the requirements and protocols for reporting for the Safety Net grantees.

Click here to register to view the recorded webinar. 


Integrative Medicine and Cancer Survivorship (February 18, 2016)

Presenter: Dr. Pallav Mehta – Director of Integrative Oncology and Practice Development MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Summary:This webinar provides concrete information and resources to understand how strategies in Nutrition, exercise and stress modification impacts overall health and reoccurrence risk after cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Dr. Mehta also co authored "After Cancer Care" which looks at exercise and nutrition following Cancer treatment. The Foreword was written by Dr. Oz. It can be purchased at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and local book shops.


Understanding Risks and Readiness for Under 40 Age Women (March 17, 2016)

Presenter: Patricia Peele - Rural Health Group

Summary: The presentation will focus on effective and creative ways to reach and teach Under 40 populations with breast cancer education including strategies for collaboration and eliminating outreach recruitment barriers. Emphasis will be placed on the need for early awareness and creating self-efficacy among at risk populations. (Genetic risks and establishing primary care).

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Avon 39: The Walk to end Breast Cancer (April 7, 2016)

Presenter: Karma Von Burg - Director of Recruitment for Avon 39

Summary: The webinar presented information on the Avon 39 walk, including information about the event, dates and locations, the walker experience and how any agency can get involved.

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Click here to view the Avon 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer Uber video


Utilizing Key Stakeholders for Outreach in Rural Communities (April 14, 2017)

Presenter: Jeff Crist - Development Director and Outreach Coordinator for WV Health Right

Summary: This webinar will provide an understanding of how to identify potential ambassadors for your programs and how to effectively tailor your message to target your audience.

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Review of Changes in 2016 Data Reporting (May 19, 2016)

Presenter: Karin Bauer, MS, MA - Project Officer, Avon Breast Health Outreach Program Staff

Summary: An overview of the Data sheet requirements and changes will be provided for Avon BHOP Grantees.

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Metastatic Breast Cancer: Find Out How Your Patients can be Involved in Two Unique Research Projects (May 26th, 2016)

Presenters: Katherine Crawford-Gray, Director, MBC Alliance
Dr. Nikhil Wagle, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, an associate member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
and Corrine Painter Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, MIT and Harvard

Summary: This webinar provided an overview of Metastatic breast cancer of some of the unique issues that follow its diagnosis. It also provided information about research opportunities and the Dandelion Project.

To register to see the webinar, click here.
To see their Video go to:

To learn more about the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project visit their Website: mbcproject.org


Breast Cancer and Women with Disabilities (June 23rd, 2016)

Presenters: Dr. Margaret Nosek, PhD Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Research on women with Disabilities at Baylor College of Medicine and Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Rebecca Goe, MA Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, University of Montana

Summary: Presenter shared information the barriers that women with disabilities face when trying access care and how best to address them.

To register to view the presentation click here. 


Muslim Women and Cultural Barriers (July 14, 2016)

Presenter: Dr. Kamil Khalil, Clinical Researcher for ACCESS

Summary: This webinar reviews and provides a greater understanding of the Muslim religion,culture and traditions, particularly as they might impact outreach and health care issues. 

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Non U.S. Citizen Women and Mammography (July 28, 2016)

Presenters: Julie Armin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Research Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona and  Lorena Verdugo, Community Health Advisor, El Rio Community Health Center; Ventanilla de Salud Coordinator, Consulado de Mexico en Tucson; board member, Arizona Community Health Outreach Workers.

Summary: This webinar looked at the barriers Non U.S. born women face when accessing mammography and possible ways to address them.

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Addressing Low Health Literacy: Tools for Outreach Workers (October 27, 2016)

Presenter: Melanie Steilen RN, BSN, ACRN – CAI and member of the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program

Summary: This webinar assists attendees in recognizinge the signs of low literacy in a client and describes “Universal Precautions” in Health Literacy: Plain Language, Teach Backs and Health Literate Materials. Then discusses interventions that will assist the client with navigating our health care system

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Precision Medicine: Engagement and Health Equity (November 3, 2016)

Presenter: Dr. Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD MSCI – Executive Director MeHarry – Vanderbilt Alliance, Associate Professor of Medicine – Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and MeHarry Medical College.

Summary: This webinar explained that Precision Medicine, sometimes called Personalized Medicine is the discovery and practice of using individual characteristics, generally genetic information, to understand an individual’s disease and to tailor health care interventions to individuals. It also provided an overview of precision medicine, early engagement in the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative, and key challenges in precision medicine and health equity was presented.

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Avon 2016 Presentations for San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and APHA Conference (December 22, 2016)

Creators: Emily Leung, MPH and Lindsay Senter, MPH - CAI Associates.

Summary: This PDF provides an overview of the poster presentations presented at the 2016 APHA and San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposiums from Avon.

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