OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Community Partnership Program Grantee Conference

Save the date: 2024 Grantee Conference

The 2024 Grantee Conference will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 1-2, 2024, on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Oregon.

More information will be provided in summer 2024. Please contact us if you have any questions.

85 conference attendees stand together near yellow and red trees.
More than 85 people attended the 2023 Community Partnership Program grantee conference, held in Eugene, Oregon.


The OHSU Community Partnership Program Grantee Conference aims to bring together grantees, key partners and academic collaborators from across Oregon who are dedicated to end cancer as we know it. During the conference, participants:

  • Discuss strategies for addressing local community cancer issues
  • Share best practices and challenges
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with fellow grantees 


Oct. 1-2, 2024


Oregon State University, La Sells Stewart Center
875 SW 26th St, Corvallis, OR 97331
Map and directions

Registration for the next grantee conference will open in summer 2024. Required and optional attendees will be contacted directly.

Participation will be required for funding cycles 2023-2 and 2024-1. 

The Knight Cancer Institute will cover costs for up to two representatives per active project in funding cycles 2023-2 and 2024-1 to participate in the conference. Additional participants are welcome to attend but will be responsible for travel and accommodation expenses. Each active project should register at least one representative who has a key role in the operation of the grant. Participants will be asked to present about their project either as part of a grantee panel or during a poster session.

Previously funded or active grantees via a no-cost extension: 

All Community Partnership Program grantees are invited to attend. If your project is no longer active and/or you are operating under a no-cost extension, your organization will be responsible for covering costs of accommodations and travel, however accommodation expenses only will be covered for grantees that present a poster. Please indicate your interest on the registration form.

Note: Up to two participants per funded project are invited to participate. Each participant should register separately, indicating their lodging and dietary preferences individually.

2023 event presentations

2023 conference agenda

Nov. 7, 2023
2:10 – Community Partnership Program Impact– Dr. Jackilen Shannon, CPP Co-Director
2:35 – The Hidden Story of Cancer and the Unique Healthcare Challenges of our Asian and Pacific Islander Communities– Dr. Alycia Jackson, OHSU Family Medicine​
3:50 – Tuning your engine: navigating around burnout on the road to resilience – Lydia Byhardt, Remember the Joy! Counseling​
4:50 – Know Your Prostate (Knowledge and Burden of Prostate Cancer), Klamath Falls – Dr. Obinna Oleribe​, Best Health Consults LLC
5:20 – Hispanic Perspectives on End-of-Life– Jayde King and Edgar Perez Rivera​, Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice

Nov. 8, 2023
8:15 – Navigating Towards Cancer Control and Improved Outcomes for All: Our North Star – Dr. Nathalie Johnson, Legacy Cancer Institute
1:30 – Breakout Sessions​

2:45 – Grantee Panel: Prevention; Starts Earlier Than You Think ​

Grantee posters and presentations

We encourage all grantees to take advantage of this opportunity to share your project goals, progress, challenges and/or preliminary findings through a poster presentation or on a panel. The Knight Cancer Institute will provide training, resources and support.

  • Posters: All currently active grantees that do not have a continuation project are required to present a poster.  Presentation details will be sent separately.  All other grantees are invited to present a poster to share your project, regardless of project status or completion. Knight Cancer Institute provides training on poster development, poster templates, printing and shipping.
  • Panels: Our team will contact you directly to plan your presentation.

Training and support for poster presentations

Webinar details will be sent to all required poster presenters. For previous grantees, indicate your interest in presenting a poster on the registration form. 

  1. View the training webinar: How to Tell Your Story, Engage Audiences, and Make the Most Out of Your Poster by Jackie Wirz, Ph.D.
  2. Select a poster templates to create your poster

2023 grantee posters

Click on a project title to download the poster.

Morning Poster Session – Wednesday, Nov. 8th at 10:30am
1. Preventing HPV-Caused Cancers Through Dentist-Administered HPV Vaccines – Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation (Tier 2)
2. Latinx Youth Peer Education for HPV Prevention – Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (Tier 3)
3. Farmworker Cancer Prevention – Centro de Servicios Para Campesinos (Special Call)
4. Cancer Awareness and Prevention for a Healthy and Thriving African Community – Center for African Health and Education (Special Call)
5. Addressing Prostate Cancer Prevention and Cancer-Related Care Within West Eugene – American Cancer Society, Oregon and SW Washington (Tier 1)
6. Portland Refugee Cancer Data Project – Portland Refugee Support Group (Tier 1)
7. Oregon Cancer Foundation COVID-19 Rural Transportation Assistance Initiative – Oregon Cancer Foundation (Special Call)
8. Identifying needs of families affected by childhood and adolescent cancer – UKANDU (Tier 1)

Afternoon Poster Session – Wednesday, Nov. 8th at 12:30pm 
9. Developing a Community System of Care for Individuals Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Across Oregon – Pink Lemonade Project (Tier 2)
10. Measuring Impacts and Outcomes of Komak’s Process of Financial Support During Cancer Treatment – Komak (Tier 2)
11. Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening for Latinx Communities in Linn/Benton County – Oregon State University (Special Call)
12. Improving Colorectal Screening Through Evaluation and Promotion of FIT DNA Testing in a Community Setting – Samaritan Health Services (Tier 1)
13. Use of self-collected HPV swabs for cervical cancer screening – La Clinica de Valle Family Health Care Center, Inc (Tier 2)
14. Pediatric Cancer Parent Peer Support Group – Candlelighters for Children with Cancer (Tier 2)
15. Chelsea’s Closet pilot and expansion to serve rural pediatric oncology at Asante Medical Medford – Chelsea Hicks Foundation (Tier 2)
16. Supporting Cancer Fighters, Survivors and Grievers Through Art – Crook County Public Health Department (Tier 2)
17. Therapeutic nature and adventure impact on adolescent oncology psychosocial health – See You at the Summit (Tier 3)
18. Expansion of Thadd’s Place Cancer Group – Thadd's Place (Tier 3)

Costs, lodging and meals

Required grantees, Steering Committee and OHSU staff*:
One night's room and tax charges will be paid by Knight Cancer Institute. The Knight Cancer Institute will fund up to two participants per project.

Previously funded grantees (all other grant cycles)*
For previously funded grantees, room and tax charges are the responsibility of the participant. However, if selected to present your project, accommodations fees will be paid for by Knight Cancer Institute. You will be notified of approval for presentation by (date to be announced).  

*All conference attendees are responsible for hotel room incidental charges and must present a credit card at check in to access ancillary services.

Conference and hotel location

2024 Conference location: Oregon State University, La Sells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St, Corvallis, OR 97331 

We encourage all participants to arrive before the conference begins to allow time for parking and checking in. Please plan travel accordingly. Those staying in the hotel may request early check-in, if needed, directly from the hotel. 

Meals provided*

  • Day 1: Dinner and no-host bar 
  • Day 2: Breakfast, lunch, snacks and refreshments

On your registration form, please indicate any specific dietary needs and preferences.

*Subject to change.

Travel awards

Currently active grantees: A travel award to fund your transportation to/from the conference was included in your grant payment. Request additional compensation only if you can justify significant financial hardship. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Grantees from prior cycles: We will consider financial assistance requests on a case-by-case basis if facing financial hardship.

Contact us with any questions.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Mask-wearing is not mandatory at any OHSU-hosted events, although we recognize some people may feel more comfortable wearing one. While there are many people who may feel ready to take off their mask, there are also many with underlying conditions or a personal preference to continue protecting themselves with masks. Thank you for respecting your colleagues’ personal preferences.
Whether or not you test positive for COVID-19, we urge you to stay home if you have a cough, runny nose (unlike your usual seasonal allergies), headache, fatigue or any other symptom.

The safety of our guests, faculty, staff, and students remains our top priority. OHSU’s event guidelines and procedures will continue to evolve based on state and federal regulations. For updates, check back here or email knightcancercro@ohsu.edu.