Surgeon General Symposium

You are cordially invited to attend the Florida Department of Health’s Surgeon General Symposium – Florida’s System of Cancer Care, to be held Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Betty Easley Conference Center located at 4075 Esplanade Way in Tallahassee.

The Florida Department of Health works each day to protect the health and safety of all Floridians and visitors. Our vision is to be the healthiest state in the nation. As such, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong is hosting symposiums across the state to inspire community-level conversation, incorporating the perspectives of a variety of individuals to discuss how we can work together to protect, promote and improve the health of Floridians.

During this two-part symposium, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong and a panel of distinguished guests will convene to explore the topic of creating a System of Cancer Care in Florida. Statewide collaboration among our academic and community cancer programs is vital for better outcomes for patients with cancer. 

Part 1
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Panel discussion, Question and answer session
Part 2
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch and Breakout sessions, participants will work together to determine how the areas of research, treatment and prevention will play a role in the state’s System of Cancer Care. Please see registration form for lunch options.

Overall Question 
How can the state and private industry create a collaborative system of cancer care that makes Florida a destination for care, research and prevention?

Who should attend
Health care professionals, community leaders, legislators, members of the media and the general public are invited.
Betty Easley Conference Center
4075 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

April 19, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Please complete the following registration, located at  Once your registration is received by our team, you will receive an email confirmation and additional information regarding the symposium. We encourage you to register early, as seating is limited. Please forward this invitation to others who may be interested in attending. Registration will close at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. 

If you have previously registered for the System of Cancer Care Symposium, please do so again using the link above. We apologize for any inconvenience.

You are welcome to contact Denishia Sword via email at with any questions. We look forward to your attendance at this important event.

All the Best,   

Nathan Dunn, Communications Director
Florida Department of Health
Tallahassee, FL