Saturday, June 21, 2014

Coming Full Circle with LiveSTRONG and The Cancer Survivorship Research Conference

As many of you know, in 2006 I attended the first LiveSTRONG Survivors Summit. Attending that meeting is what launched my work as a cancer advocate and allowed me to network with a number of other survivors who I continue to be friends with.

This past week once again the LiveSTRONG Foundation played a role in my continued advocacy work. They chose me to receive one of twenty scholarships to attend the Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference: Advancing Survivorship Through Multilevel Collaboration in Atlanta, Georgia. The Conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute,  the LiveSTRONG Foundation, the Department of Health and Human Services and the American Cancer Society. I am so thankful to the Conference planning committee for including survivors and advocates as conference participants and to LiveSTRONG for providing the informative Survivor Advocate program  and supporting my attendance at this amazing opportunity.

While at the Conference I tweeted in real time using the hashtag #CASurvConf. Below is a sampling  of my posts. You can see even more tweets about the conference if you search on Twitter for the conference hashtag.

PRO- Patient reported outcomes

Although I will not be reporting on every session I attended during the 3 day conference, I will share some insights into the research and topics I found most interesting.  I will cover these topics :

Social Ecologic Methods related to cancer Survivorship - Part 1
Session Highlights -Part 2
Survivorship Guidelines- Part 3
Ovarian Cancer Studies- Part 4
Interesting Interactions - Part 5

Be sure to check back for more information.

Every Day is a Blessing!

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