Annual Meeting

Join Us for the 2017 NACCDO/PAMN Annual Meeting

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and Markey Cancer Foundation are proud and excited to host the 2017 NACCDO/PAMN Annual Meeting on April 18-21, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Lexington, Kentucky

Southern starts here. Conveniently located in the center of the state and within a day’s drive of 75% of the country’s population, Lexington Kentucky is an excellent professional meeting destination. The 2017 meeting will take place in the heart of Lexington’s historic and vibrant downtown, yet minutes away from the bluegrass countryside, historic Keeneland race course and world famous bourbon distilleries. Retail boutiques, unique restaurants, and many other entertainment opportunities are all within easy walking distance in a city famous for its scenic beauty, world-famous Thoroughbred farms, small-town charm and genuine hospitality. Lexington offers a delightful combination of sophistication, culture, history, and fun.

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The Lexington Convention Center is a beautiful and versatile multi-purpose event facility. The facility offers comfort and function as a dynamic venue for meetings and conventions. In addition, the center is attached to both conference hotels, Hyatt Regency Lexington and Hilton Lexington Downtown. Each of these hotels offers complimentary transportation to/from the Lexington Bluegrass Airport (LEX) and on-site parking.

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University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center

The Markey Cancer Center was founded in 1983 and is a dedicated matrix cancer center established as an integral part of the University of Kentucky and the UK HealthCare enterprise. Markey is an NCI-designated center, receiving research funding and many other opportunities available only to the nation’s best cancer centers, and the only NCI-designated center in Kentucky and one of 69 in the nation. The clinical programs and services of the UK Markey Cancer Center are integrated with the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Markey’s cancer specialty teams work together with UK Chandler Hospital departments and divisions to provide primary patient care and support services as well as advanced specialty care with applicable clinical trials. All diagnostic services, clinical and pathology laboratories, operating rooms, emergent and intensive care, and radiation therapy services are also provided to cancer patients through UK Chandler Hospital.

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University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation

Since its establishment in 1978, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation has been recognized as a forerunner in championing cancer research in Kentucky through direct support of the UK Markey Cancer Center. After contributing significantly to achieve the goal of earning the National Cancer Institute designation of the UK Markey Cancer Center in July, 2013, the Foundation’s support has expanded to fund innovative research, early detection and prevention initiatives. The Foundation works with researchers across a broad spectrum of cancer research fields to find and fund the best research and create better outcomes for patient treatments and care.

More Information about the NACCDO/PAMN Annual Meetings

  • Accomodations

    Hyatt Regency Lexington:
    Considered by many to be the “Athens of the West,” Lexington is both parts cosmopolitan and casual. From the rustic, pastoral landscape of the past to the booming business sector of downtown, The Hyatt Regency Lexington borrows these apparent contradictions and makes them compatible. Enjoy the perfect location in downtown Lexington, KY complemented by a wide selection of welcoming accommodations. Our spacious and modern hotel rooms offer something to suit your needs. The Hyatt Regency Lexington connects directly to the Lexington Convention Center. Group rate for the NACCDO PAMN Annual Conference at the Hyatt is $179 plus 13.42% tax, subject to availability. A link to the registration site to be available in October.

    Hilton Lexington Downtown:
    Relax and rejuvenate at the Downtown Lexington Hilton Hotel, an oasis of urban hospitality and high - tech productivity in the heart of Downtown Lexington. Our stylish, contemporary hotel offers a peaceful, pampering hotel experience amid the vibrant energy of Downtown Lexington. They Hilton Lexington downtown is connected by a pedway to the Lexington Convention Center. Group rate for the NACCDO PAMN Annual Conference, subject to availability, is $189 plus tax 13.42% tax (unless otherwise advised), subject to availability. A link to the registration site to be available in October.

Future Annual Meetings

  • 2018 Annual Meeting

    SAVE THE DATE! March 26-29, 2018 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  • Host Future Conferences

    Ready to showcase your Cancer Center and hometown/city to your peers from across the nation? Well, now is your chance because the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers (NACCDO) and the Public Affairs and Marketing Network of National Cancer Centers (PAMN) will be seeking a 2019 host location for our annual meeting.

    The NACCDO/PAMN Conference has grown considerably during the past several years, with an average of more than 300 attendees. This conference provides a unique opportunity to host a meeting that is entirely cancer-focused while offering meaningful plenary and breakout sessions. Session topics range from “big picture” cancer research and treatment presentations to breakout sessions focusing on the strategic, tactical and “best practice” aspects of public relations, marketing and development activities. Networking among NACCDO and PAMN attendees, as well as between attendees and conference sponsors/exhibitors is a tremendous benefit of the conference.

    NACCDO/PAMN held its first conference in 1987 at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Former host institutions report that the conference generated valuable visibility for their cancer center and greater enthusiasm for outreach activities on the part of their leadership and faculty.

    If you are interested, or have any questions, please contact:

    Tara Yates, PAMN Chair,, 215-898-3826

    Jim Goodwin, PAMN Vice-Chair, ,314-286-0166

Past Annual Meetings

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