University of Nebraska Medical Center

3rd Annual Cancer Risk and Prevention Symposium

3rd Annual Cancer Risk and Prevention Symposium

This symposium is designed to highlight the field of cancer prevention by bringing health care professionals and researchers together for a multidisciplinary discussion. Main conference topics will include access to cancer screenings in rural populations, universal genetic testing, multi-cancer detection tests, early onset colon cancer, and the psychosocial impact of hereditary cancer. Additional breakout topics for clinicians and researchers include hereditary endocrine cancer syndromes, hereditary pediatric cancer syndromes, whole-body MRI for screening, the latest research, and lightning poster presentations.

Symposium Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Review emerging topics and research in cancer risk and prevention.
  2. Identify patients who are at increased risk for cancer related to a family history of cancer or genetic mutations.
  3. Discuss opportunities to bridge health care providers and cancer researchers to progress the science of cancer risk and prevention.

General Information

Registration Information

Registration Fees 

  • Physicians – $100
  • Other health care professionals – $50
  • UNMC/Nebraska Medicine employees – FREE*


*UNMC/Nebraska Medicine employees, email Missy Edwards for the registration discount code.


Register Now


The deadline to register is Feb.15, 2024.

If you need assistance with online registration, please call our Registration Office at 402-559-5929.


Cancel/Refund Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, please email conted@unmc.edu no later than Feb. 15, 2024. There is a $25 processing fee for cancellations made by Feb. 15. Cancellations made after this date and registrants who fail to attend are responsible for the full registration fee.

Symposium Directors

Raymond C. Bergan, MD

Professor, Division of Oncology and Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine;
Deputy Director, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, UNMC

Raymond C. Bergan, MD
Rachael Schmidt, DNP, FNP-C, AOCNP®

Program Director, Cancer Survivorship/Cancer Risk and Prevention, Nebraska Medicine

Rachael Schmidt, DNP, FNP-C, AOCNP


This symposium is sponsored by 

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

through the resources of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education and the UNMC College of Nursing Continuing interProfessional Development and Innovation (CiPDI).



Missy Edwards

Educational Projects Coordinator, UNMC Center for Continuing Education


Missy Edwards