Recapping the unforgettable 2024 Salt Lake City NACCDO-PAMN Conference

More than 600 attendees, speakers, sponsors and host representatives gathered in Salt Lake City for the 33rd annual NACCDO-PAMN conference hosted by the Huntsman Cancer Institute. With nine concurrent tracks, the conference offered robust content and the latest trends and tips in cancer center marketing, communications, digital strategy, physician relations and fundraising. New this year,…

A Message from the Chair: New beginnings

Dear Colleagues and Friends, I hope this message finds you enjoying the summer season and looking forward to quality time with loved ones. It is with great humility and honor that I assume the role of PAMN Chair for the next two years. I extend heartfelt thanks to Heidi Findlay for her exceptional leadership over…

Nominations sought for PAMN Steering Committee

We’re seeking candidates for twelve open seats on the PAMN steering committee. If you’re committed to furthering your professional development and that of your fellow PAMN members, and to enhancing understanding of cancer research and care, we invite you to become a candidate for the upcoming term. It runs from July 1, 2023, to July…

Honing your DEI communications strategy

In the midst of massive societal shifts, diversity, equity and inclusion has become a key part of communications. But what if we say the wrong thing? What terms should we use or not use? Is our messaging missing the mark? Kim Clark believes communications has a key role in an institution’s DEI policies. And she’s…

Member Spotlight: Nizia Alam

Nizia Alam is a public affairs specialist in the external relations branch of the Office of Communications and Public Liaison at the National Cancer Institute. Nizia is the new point of contact for communications professionals across the 72 NCI-designated cancer centers, providing guidance and support on NCI communications initiatives and campaigns, identifying opportunities for collaboration,…

9 Fun and Funky Facts about Salt Lake City

By Meredith Vehar, Director, Communications, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah If you’ve never been to Utah, you may have the impression that it’s dry—in climate, alcohol and excitement. Only the climate part is true. As we prepare for the 2024 NACCDO/PAMN annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, our host, Meredith Vehar,…

Member Spotlight: Erin Hayes

Erin Hayes is internal communications manager at UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has been a PAMN member for eight years. What led you to work in cancer communications? Before finding my way to the UCSF Cancer Center in 2014, I worked for an academic publisher, a non-profit focused on public health, and…

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