This conference will be held in hybrid format.

Please register early to be able to attend in person. In-person attendance will be capped at 110 attendees. Once we reach that limit, in-person registration will be closed. There is no limit on virtual attendance.

Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis would like to invite you to our National Rural Cancer Control Conference:

Conference Information



Eric P. Newman Education Center
Washington University Medical Campus
320 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

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Day 1 – August 11, 2022

Session 1: Implementing solutions to improving individual-level access to services

Session 2: Sustainable approaches to integrated service delivery of rural cancer prevention and control

Session 3: Promoting policies to improve rural cancer prevention and control

Panel: Strategies within health systems to address cancer control in rural areas

Breakout Session Topics: Access to services; integrated service delivery; policy

Day 2 – August 12, 2022

Session 1: Highlighting cancer center initiatives in rural health

Session 2: Building capacity to implement evidence-based programs

Session 3: Challenges and opportunities to understand and address the intersectionality across underserved populations in rural health

Session 4: Methods and geospatial approaches to extend research and clinical services     

Panel: How do we bring these items together? A conversation with funders


Coming soon.

Poster Sessions – Information and Submission

We welcome submissions from researchers, community agencies and organizations on all topics related to rural cancer prevention and control. 

We will hold in person poster sessions on both days, as well as pre-recorded Rapid Talks. Please indicate which type you would like to participate in when you submit your abstract.

Planning Committee

Bettina F. Drake, PhD, MPH; Washington University School of Medicine – Siteman Cancer Center

Aimee James, PhD; Washington University School of Medicine – Siteman Cancer Center

Amy Kennedy, PhD, MPH; National Cancer Institute

Lisa M Klesges, PhD, MS; Washington University School of Medicine – Siteman Cancer Center

Shobha Srinivasan, PhD; National Cancer Institute

Jamie Studts, PhD; University of Colorado

Sallie Weaver, PhD; National Cancer Institute

Travel and Lodging

Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton St. Louis Forest Park

4550 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108

To get the group rate, click the link below, or call (314) 256-7777 and reference the group code: NCI

Travel Information

From the Airport

There are several types of transportation available from the airport to the Wash U Med School campus: MetroLink (light rail), ride share services (Uber, Lyft), or taxi.

MetroLink Light Rail System: During the day and early evening hours, the MetroLink is the best way to reach campus. The cost is $4 from the airport. If you decide to take the MetroLink in the evening and you’re staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton St. Louis Forest Park hotel, you can call ahead to Medical School Security at (314) 362-4357 to arrange for an escort to accompany you from the MetroLink station to your hotel.

If you ride MetroLink, get off at the Central West End station. After leaving the train, climb up the steps to Euclid Avenue. When you are at the top of the stairs, you are on Euclid Avenue. Turn right (north) and walk toward Forest Park Avenue. Within the block, you will find the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the right, where the conference is being held. If you keep going another block to Forest Park Avenue, on the right you find the DoubleTree by Hilton St. Louis Forest Park hotel (connected to the Applebees on the corner).

If you are having any difficulty, please call Security at 314-362-4357.

Ride Share or Taxi: The approximate cost from the airport to the medical center is $35. St. Louis has both Uber and Lyft services.

Arriving By Automobile: The medical school campus is located in the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Highway 40/64 and Kingshighway.


The Washington University Med School campus and the Central West End neighborhood have many great food options, all within easy walking distance. 

Please consult linked websites for up-to-date hours and menu options.

On Campus: 

Kaldi’s Café at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center (FLTC), open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, wraps, soup
  • This location is great for vegetarian options

Kaldi’s Café at the Mid Campus Center (MCC), open Monday-Friday, 5:30 am – 5:00 pm

  • Located on second floor of Mid Campus Center, connected to EPNEC by Link (second-floor walkway between buildings)
  • Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, wraps, soup

Farmstead Café, open Monday-Friday, 6:30 am – 2:00 pm

  • First floor of the McDonnell Pediatric Research Building (from EPNEC, across Hope Plaza and to the right)
  • Breakfast, coffee, soups, salads and sandwiches

Shell Café, open Monday-Friday, 6:30 am – 2:00 pm

  • First floor lobby of the McDonnell Sciences building
  • Made-to-order grill items, specialty pizzas, soups and fresh salad bar, grab and go items, fountain beverages and bottled beverages

Food Trucks, Monday-Friday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • A changing variety of food trucks can be found during the lunch hours at the corner of Scott and Taylor Avenues (behind the FLTC building)

Off Campus:

(listed according to proximity to EPNEC – closest to furthest) (see websites for weekend hours)

Starbucks, 4573 Parkview Place, open Monday-Friday, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Located behind EPNEC 

Racanelli’s New York Pizzeria, 12 S. Euclid Ave, open Monday-Friday, 11 am – 8 pm; Saturday-Sunday, 2 – 8 pm

  • Branch of a local chain of unpretentious pizzerias serving NY-style pies, hoagies & beer.

Zenwich St. Louis, 8 S. Euclid Ave, open Monday-Sunday, 11:00 am – 7:30 pm

  • Asian fusion restaurant

Brasserie by Niche, 4580 Laclede Ave, open Monday-Friday, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

  • French brasserie fare

BBQ Saloon, 4900 Laclede Ave, open Monday-Friday, 3:00 pm – 1:00 am (closed Tuesday); Saturday-Sunday, 11:00 am-1:00 am

  • Restaurant/bar offering BBQ eats & a variety of whiskey options

West End Wok, 4577 Laclede Ave, open Monday-Saturday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • Contemporary Chinese, including vegetarian options

Sushi Koi, 4 N Euclid Ave, open Monday-Thursday, 4:00 – 9:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 4:00 – 9:30 pm

  • Contemporary sushi bar, Japanese small plates, tea and cocktails

Saigon Cafe, 10 N Euclid Ave, open Monday-Saturday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

  • Stylish Vietnamese eatery serving noodle soups, stir-fries & stews, plus wine & beer.

Pickles Deli, 22 N Euclid Ave, open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

  • Deli sandwiches, breakfast menu

Jimmy John’s, 13 N Euclid Ave, open Monday-Friday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • Fast casual sandwich chain

Chick’nCone, 15 N Euclid Ave, open Monday-Sunday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

  • Fried chicken inside a hand-rolled waffle cone.

Rasoi, 25 N Euclid Ave, open Monday-Sunday, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm (closes at 9:00 pm on Sunday)

  • North and South Indian cuisine, lunch buffet

Shake Shack, 60 N Euclid Ave, open Monday-Sunday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • Fast casual gourmet burger chain

The neighborhood surrounding the medical campus is called the Central West End – There are a variety of restaurants in the neighborhood, many within walking distance. These range from quick, inexpensive lunch options to more formal dining.

Other dining options can be found at, or