What you have experienced, endured, and learned matters to not just you, but to everyone who has and will be touched by cancer. Your story, and how you tell it, can shape how decision makers provide quality cancer care to millions of cancer survivors. That is why NCCS invites you to the annual Cancer Policy and Advocacy Team Symposium, virtually on June 15-16 and June 22nd-23rd from noon to 3:30 p.m. ET. each day, including a virtual Hill Week June 22nd-26th.
Advocates from around the country will connect to listen and understand your journey. There will be three different tracks so you can choose your own Symposium experience, whether you’re new to advocacy or a seasoned Symposium attendee.
Hear from health care and policy experts about the future of cancer care, managing stress and anxiety, how to “return” to work, and more;
Participate in a roundtable on what survivorship means for people with metastatic cancer and help shape the conversation around metastatic survivorship;
Hear from Washington insiders about health policy during the COVID-19 pandemic; and
Prepare for and attend meetings with Congressional staff through the virtual Hill Week June 22-26.
Thank You for Attending #CPAT2020!
A record-breaking number of attendees joined #CPAT20. Advocates from around the country learned from renowned experts, heard from all-star advocates, and leveraged their personal stories to improve cancer care. Whether it was a brand-new advocate or seasoned Symposium attendee, attendees chose their own adventure to help find their voice, or fine-tune it.
Choose Your Track
NCCS’ virtual CPAT symposium is your opportunity to connect with advocates from across the country while you attend sessions tailored to your level of advocacy. These tracks will help you “choose your own adventure” — whether you want to find your voice, or fine-tune it.
Track 1: If you are new to advocacy, this track is for you. You’ll receive a big picture overview of the economics behind cancer care. You will also hear how to tell your story and prepare for conversations with policy makers.
Track 2: If you are ready to take your advocacy to the next level, choose this track. You’ll learn about the need for expanded diversity in cancer care, how to balance work, and unique engagement opportunities that can help advance your advocacy efforts.
Track 3: If you’re a provider or caregiver and want to learn more about survivorship, this track is right for you.You’ll receive specialized topics, such as what survivorship means to metastatic patients, engaging more men in cancer advocacy, and understanding patients’ perspectives. This track will also include a unique discussion from survivors that you won’t find anywhere else.
Access the Recordings
You can still access the recordings here. Learn more about speakers, too! Thank you again for shaping important conversations and tools for everyone touched by cancer.
The Ellen L. Stovall Award for Innovation in Patient-Centered Cancer Care is a unique opportunity for patients and survivors to recognize pioneers who are transforming the cancer care system.
The NCCS Cancer Policy & Advocacy Team (CPAT) is a program for survivors and caregivers to learn about pressing policy issues that affect quality cancer care in order to be engaged as advocates in public policy around the needs of cancer survivors.
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