Message from the Chair: Don’t wait until it’s too late

Room is running out for the 2020 NACCDO-PAMN Annual Conference at Niagara-on-the-Lake, in Ontario, Canada. We want you to be there as we take over the tourist destination from May 18-21. Learn more, and register. And don’t miss this fun video by our fantastic conference host, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Conference topics will include: brand activation, building and executing a marketing communications plan on a shoestring budget, collaborating in competitive markets, implementing a chatbot and communicating research and clinical trials.

Speaking of conference programming, attendees of our 2016 conference might remember screenwriters Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy, who shared tricks of their trade. You can see their “tricks” in action in their latest movie, the horror comedy, “Ready or Not.” Let us know if you recognize any tips they shared with PAMN members in Pasadena. Read more about the film.

We also want to welcome the newest member of the PAMN Steering Committee, Javier De Jesus, senior manager of web and digital initiatives at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. “Javi” succeeds Judy Fortin as the representative of Winship, host of the 2022 NACCDO-PAMN Annual Conference. Judy has accepted a role as executive director of communications at UCLA Health. Congratulations to her.

We also want to congratulate Tara Yates, PAMN chair emeritus, who is moving from The Wistar Institute to GlaxoSmithKline, where she will be director of global communications for oncology.

Tara and Judy each have volunteered countless hours for the betterment of PAMN and our members. We are very thankful for their contributions and friendship and look forward to them staying as involved as their new roles allow. Thanks, again, for all you’ve done!

If you’d like to get more involved in PAMN, we have opportunities available. Please email us at Volunteering is a great way to network nationally and could serve as the foundation for future election to the Steering Committee.

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