Choosing Your ILCSC Educational Track

When you register for the International Lung Cancer Survivorship Conference, you will be prompted to choose an educational track, or Summit. ILCSC is made up of three simultaneous summits: the HOPE Summit for patients who are first-time attendees or want to learn the basics; the COPE Summit for caregivers; and the Survivorship Summit for advocates and survivors who are interested in more advanced topics. You'll select the one that's right for you when you purchase your ticket. While you are required to pick a track during registration, you can pick and choose between sessions that are most relevant to you in any of the tracks during event weekend. All meals and breaks will be together, and all participants will attend the keynote addresses.

No matter the track you choose, each day will be filled with educational sessions led by scientific and research experts, nutritionists, healthcare providers, and inspirational speakers. Participating experts also host Q&A sessions or are available after sessions so that Summit participants can interact directly with them.

The Summits also hold peer-to-peer sessions where attendees can hear directly from other lung cancer survivors who have walked the journey. They have a first-hand view of what it has been like to live, survive, and thrive after a lung cancer diagnosis.

Examples of sessions that will be held at each Summit:

HOPE Summit

  • Challenges of Managing Your Care
  • Nutrition
  • Cancer Bootcamp
  • Understanding the Basic Science
  • Support Mentors
  • Radiation 101
  • Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll (Palliative Care)
  • Lung Cancer Advocacy 101

COPE Summit

  • Understanding Caregiver Needs
  • Turning Chaos Into Confidence
  • Working with the Healthcare Team
  • Self-Care
  • Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll (Palliative Care)
  • Married to Cancer
  • Family Dynamics
  • Lung Cancer Advocacy 101

Survivorship Summit

  • Living in Limbo and Other Issues
  • Science and Research: Hope vs Hype
  • Life After Surgery
  • Radiation Can Be Your Friend
  • Pharmacogenomics: What Does It Mean?
  • Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll (Palliative Care)
  • What Is Happening in Washington? Healthcare Policy and You

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