Tuesday, July 24, 2012 1:00-2:30pm EST
www.ct.train.org by choosing course # 1034088.
Are you familiar with the latest science on use of indoor tanning beds and skin cancer in young people? On the national level, two of the 20 cancer goals in Healthy People 2020 are targeted at reducing use of indoor tanning, including one objective specifically aimed at adolescents. Across the nation– including here in New England– health advocates are using new research to push legislatures to impose new restrictions on tanning bed use by youth under 18. Join us on July 24 when researchers from Yale School of Public Health will discuss their recent findings on cancer in young adults and a representative from AIM at Melanoma, a national health advocacy organization, will discuss how coalitions around the country are using this new science to help change health policy.
Webinar Learning Objectives:
· Discuss the prevalence and epidemiology of indoor tanning as well as the tactics and marketing practices of the indoor tanning industry
· Describe the epidemiologic evidence on indoor tanning as a risk factor for skin cancer
· Explain the research supporting tanning addiction/dependence
· Identify the arguments that support indoor tanning legislation
· Identify the three steps in forming an effective advocacy coalition to reduce youth health risks related to indoor tanning
Susan Mayne, PhD is a cancer epidemiologist and professor at the Yale School of Public Health. Leah Ferrucci, PhD, is Post-doctoral Fellow at the Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. Samantha Guild is the Patient Advocate for AIM at Melanoma, the largest international melanoma non-profit organization.