2021 Virtual Advocacy Summit
Join survivors/patients, caregivers, friends, and others in this information-packed annual Summit. Summit Highlights include Gynecologic Cancer Literacy, Survivorship Primer: Quality of Life Matters, Empowered through Patient Advocacy and Cancer Site-Specific Breakout Sessions. An Optional After-Summit Chat/Networking Session will be available.
2021 Virtual Advocacy Survivor-Caregiver Summit: Connected & Empowered
Promoted and hosted by the IGCS
Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 8:00 am-12:00 pm CST
(with Optional After-Summit Chat)
Join survivors/patients, caregivers, friends, and others in this information-packed annual Summit. A link to register will be available soon.
Gynecologic Cancer Literacy (Parts 1 & 2)
We will cover all the basics of gynecologic cancers—including symptoms and risks, early detection, and treatment options—and increase gynecologic cancer literacy through expert presentations on genetic testing and molecular diagnostics, the breast cancer link, and patient rights. Additionally, panelists will cover clinical trials, promising studies, and breaking news.
Survivorship Primer: Quality of Life Matters
We will talk about survivorship—quality of life—with a focus on palliative care (comfort care) as a part of the continuum of care; self-care, nutrition, meditation and other stress relievers; and the importance of documenting one’s health history and journey.
Empowered through Patient Advocacy
Through advocacy, survivors/patients, caregivers, families, and communities worldwide are empowered. We will share examples—as inspiration and how-to examples—of patient advocacy in action. Powerful!
Cancer Site-Specific Breakout Sessions
Moderated cancer site-specific breakout sessions will allow participants to focus on site-specific issues and to network.
All panels will include patient/survivor panelists.
Optional After-Summit Chat/Networking Session
If you have a few minutes to chat and network after the Summit panels, we invite you to share your experience, continue the discussion of panel topics, make new “friends,” and otherwise network.