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Cancer Policy & Advocacy Team (CPAT)

In-Person Symposium Registration

June 21 – 23, 2023

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

The CPAT Symposium is an opportunity to network with other advocates, develop advocacy skills, and learn about cancer policy issues — all in support of NCCS’s mission of improving the quality of cancer care for everyone touched by cancer. Goals for symposium participants are as follows:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of survivorship legislation and visit Capitol Hill to share your story will legislators and advocate for the legislation.
  • Learn about topics including cancer rehabilitation, mental health, communication, and National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Survivorship.
  • Participate in advocate-led activities with medical students from the CUPID (Cancer in the Under-Privileged Indigent or Disadvantaged) program.
  • Network with other advocates and engage with the NCCS team.

There is limited event capacity and registration will close when we reach capacity.
This will not be a hybrid event and programming will only be available to those that attend.

The $100 registration fee includes most meals and all programming.

Advocate Scholarships

NCCS is pleased to provide scholarships for CPAT Members who would otherwise be unable to attend the In-Person Symposium. Scholarships for travel reimbursement, hotel accommodations, and discounted registration are available.

If you qualify for the advocate scholarship, please apply for it first. Once approved, you will receive information on how to complete our registration form with the discounted rate.

CPAT Symposium advocate scholarships and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you have questions or concerns, please email Veronika Panagiotou, PhD at

Apply for an Advocate Scholarship


COVID-19 Policy

In-person attendees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. NCCS follows CDC masking guidelines and local laws and ordinances. Masking is encouraged and extra masks will be available at the Symposium.