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2021 Midwest Lung Cancer Summit

Nov 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-5

The 2021 Midwest Lung Cancer Summit for survivors and caregivers is a one-day event offering classes, support, meals, massages, and networking opportunities for people living with lung cancer. The event focuses on offering resources that have the power to improve quality of life and healthcare outcomes. Scholarships are available to offset the registration fee.

View 2021 SPONSOR CHART HERE. Sponsorship form available HERE.

*2021 SUMMIT COVID-19 PLAN HEREFace masks and face shields will be provided at registration.

PATIENT ZEN ROOM: NEW THIS YEAR! Plan on visiting this room that is designated for quiet time, chair massages, essential oils, and resting as needed throughout the day.

2021 Midwest Lung Cancer Summit Itinerary:

7:30 – 8:30 am  Registration & Breakfast in Lobby
8:15 – 8:30 am Large Group Photo & Survivor Photos by Mutations
8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome | Patient Story 
9:00 – 9:50 am Morning Keynote | Clinical Trials and Science that is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer 
10:00 – 10:50 am Breakout Session 1:
Lung Cancer 101: Becoming a Well-Informed Patient
Shirley Kern, APRN, CNS, AOCN, North Memorial Oncology Clinical Nurse
OR
Understanding Mutations, Biomarkers, and Precision Medicine
Manish Patel, DO, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Fellowship Program Director, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation, University of Minnesota Medical School;
Naomi Fujioka, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation, University of Minnesota Medical School
11:00 – 11:50 am Breakout Session 2:
Understanding Mutations, Biomarkers, and Precision Medicine
Manish Patel, DO, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Fellowship Program Director, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation, University of Minnesota Medical School;
Naomi Fujioka, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation, University of Minnesota Medical School
OR
Communicating with Loved Ones; How to Get the Help you Need
Debora Laxson, Vice Chair, MN Palliative Care Advisory Council, Author
OR
Legal Headaches: Be Your Own Best Advocate
Presenter TBD
11:50 am – 1:00 pm Lunch & Afternoon Keynote | Falling into Fear and Dropping into Despair: Navigating the Emotional Pain of a Lung Cancer Diagnosis
Stacey Allen, MA, LMFT, CCLS, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Psycho-Oncology, Psycho-Medical Consultant, Child Life Specialist
1:00 – 1:50 pm Breakout Session 3:
Pitfalls and Pleasures of Partnering Around Lung Cancer for Patients and Caregivers
Stacey Allen, MA, LMFT, CCLS, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Psycho-Oncology, Psycho-Medical Consultant, Child Life Specialist
OR
Benefits of Palliative Care for Lung Cancer Patients and their Caregivers
Victor Sandler, MD, HealthPartners
2:00 – 2:50 pm Breakout Session 4:
Using Your Voice to Create Legislative Change: Tell Your Story to Make a Difference
Emily Myatt, Minnesota Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network
OR
COVID-19 and Lung Cancer
Paul Thurmes, MD, Minnesota Oncology
OR
Serious Illness Communications and Self Care
Susan O’Conner-Von, Professor of Nursing, University of Minnesota;
Jessica Hausauer, PhD, Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care
3:00 – 3:50 pm General Session | Ask the Experts | Questions and Answers
Manish Patel, DO, University of Minnesota Medical School; Paul Thurmes, MD, Minnesota Oncology;  Julie Swedberg, Survivor; other experts TBD
4:00 – 5:00 pm Networking Hour | Appetizers

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

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ABOUT THIS EVENT: In 2018, A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation hosted the inaugural Midwest Lung Cancer Summit for patients and caregivers living with lung cancer. The steering committee (composed mostly of survivors) identified three goals that were important to the success of this event:

    • Provide opportunities for people living with lung cancer to meet others on the journey in order to expand their support network.
    • Previous session topics include: Clinical Trials and Emerging Treatments, Cancer 101, Thoracic Surgery – noninvasive options, Mutations & Biomarkers, Insurance, Legal Issues, Caregiver Self-Care, Survivorship, Palliative Care, Journaling, Nutrition, Exercise, and overcoming anxiety and fear.

Details

Date:
Nov 6
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-5
Event Categories:
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Venue

Marriott Minneapolis Airport
2020 American Blvd. East
Bloomington, MN 55425 United States