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Cancer Policy & Advocacy Team (CPAT)

In-Person Symposium Registration

June 22-24, 2022

Crowne Plaza Crystal City
1480 Crystal Dr.
Arlington, VA 22202

Our in-person symposium in the Washington, DC area has reached the capacity limit. You may only register using this form if you received an Advocate Scholarship award letter from us or are a CUPID medical student. If you are not an Advocate Scholarship recipient or CUPID medical student and are interested in attending, go to this page to learn more and add your name to the waitlist. We will notify you in case a spot opens up.

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:

  • Obtain an in-depth understanding of public policies impacting cancer patients and how to be a voice for policies that ensure survivors’ needs are at the center of every phase of cancer care delivery.
  • Showcase topics including mental health, communication, integrated oncology, and health equity.
  • Participate in advocate-led training with CUPID (Cancer in the Under-Privileged Indigent or Disadvantaged) medical students.
  • Facilitate advocates’ networking and ongoing engagement with NCCS.

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, programming, and entertainment on the evening of June 23rd.

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.

Virtual Symposium and Virtual Hill Week Kickoff: July 11, 2022

In addition to the in-person symposium, NCCS will host a Virtual CPAT Symposium on July 11, 2022, followed by Virtual Hill visits with lawmakers July 12 – 15. Below, you will have the option to sign up for these virtual events in addition to the in-person symposium.

Can’t come to the in-person Symposium? Register for the Virtual CPAT Symposium and Virtual Hill Week »

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 (applications are now closed). 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


Note: Our In-Person CPAT Symposium in the Washington, DC area has reached the capacity limit. You may only register using this form if you are a CUPID medical student or received an Advocate Scholarship award letter from us. Add your name to the waitlist.