ACC Quarterly Meeting
Date(s) - 05/14/19
9:00 am-11:00 am
Please join ACC for the upcoming Quarterly Meeting on May 14. Michael Keck with ACS CAN will provide legislative updates in cancer and tobacco control. Abby Holt will talk about updates on progress and challenges with skin cancer, and lastly, a remembrance of Frankie Melendez, Jr.
Michael Keck is the Government Relations Director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. He has experience working at the local, state and federal levels on healthcare related issues. In addition to his work in government relations, Michael served for 17 years on the Board of Directors for the City of Little Rock. Michael is married to Sherry. They have two adult children, Jeremy and Adrienne, as well as two dogs, Raider and MOJO.
Abby Holt is the Director of the Arkansas Central Cancer Registry at the Arkansas Department of Health. She is responsible for all operations of the cancer registry and coordinates activities according to guidance from the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) at the CDC. She develops and monitors the progress of program objectives and enforces rules and regulations pertaining to the collection and dissemination of state cancer data. She coordinates activities of the Arkansas Cancer Registry Advisory Committee and assures all approved outcomes from the committee are addressed. She’s currently involved in a national pilot project, Virtual Pooled Registry – Cancer Linkage System (VPR-CLS), with the National Association of Central Cancer Registries and is a voting member of the organization. She previously worked as the cancer epidemiologist for the registry program and coordinated the publication of the Arkansas Cancer Facts & Figures report.
In memory of Frankie Melendez, Jr
June 13, 1969 – April 1, 2019