Join cancer researchers, clinicians, and survivors on June 24th at the I Hotel and Conference Center and explore impactful cancer research and treatment strategies that incorporate the patient perspective. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet fellow survivors and share their experiences. This event is free to attend, but registration is required.
This event is sponsored by the Cancer Center at Illinois’ Cancer Research Advocacy Group.
7:45 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Light Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome: Advancements in Cancer Diagnosis and Care
9:00 - 9:40 a.m.
Plenary Talk 1: Creation and Use of Survivorship Plans
9:45 - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Survivor Panel: Nurse Navigators and Advocates
11:00 - 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Plenary Talk 2: Lifestyle and Cancer: What We Know and Don't Know (Yet)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Roundtable Discussions Around Survivorship:
- Thriving in Survivorship
- Lymphedema Management
- Benefits of Exercise
- Nutrition, Diet, and Lifestyle
- Sexual Health in Survivorship
- What Does It Mean to Be an Advocate
- Financial Toxicity/Health Insurance
- Mental Health/Emotional Support
1:00 - 1:10 p.m.
Cancer Research Advocacy Group and Erik Nelson
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
About the Cancer Research Advocacy Group
The Cancer Research Advocacy Group (CRAG) provides a vital perspective in the fight against cancer, offering input into fundamental research, clinical trials, outreach, and education and sharing information with cancer survivors, researchers, and clinicians. This work creates bench-to-bedside, bedside-to-bench feedback and means that patient perspectives are at the heart of everything our researchers do.