August 16 - 17, 2019
2019-08-16 2019-08-17 America/New_York Breaking the Stigma - Lung Cancer Initiative Summit DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park
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Breaking the Stigma - Lung Cancer Initiative Summit

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park
4810 Page Creek Ln
Durham, North Carolina 27703


Join us for the 8th Annual Lung Cancer Advocacy Summit on August 16 and 17 in Durham, NC. 

Be a part of the conversation about “Breaking the Stigma of Lung Cancer” at the 2019 Lung Cancer Initiative Summit. This annual event brings together lung cancer survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals and researchers for a unique opportunity to learn and network with others impacted by lung cancer.

No one should feel shame by a lung cancer diagnosis.  Let’s come together to raise awareness about a cancer that no one deserves!

Friday's Agenda: 

5:30 PM: Registration 

5:45 PM: Lung Cancer 101 presented by Jennifer Garst, MD, Duke Cancer Center Institute at Duke Raleigh Cancer Center

6:15 PM: Dinner

7:00 PM: Trivia 

8:00 PM: Adjourn

Thank you to our Welcome Reception sponsor, Inivata


Saturday's Agenda: 

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Registration/Breakfast/Exhibits 

9:00 AM: Welcome/Introductions/About Lung Cancer Initiative - Paige Humble, MBA, Executive Director, Lung Cancer Initiative 

9:30 AM: Lung Cancer Treatment Updates - Mohamed K. Mohamed, MD, PhD, Cone Health Cancer Center 

10:15 AM: Break/Exhibits/Group Photo

10:30 AM: Lung Cancer Stigma - Joan H. Schiller, MD, University of Virginia 

11:15 AM: What to think about Stigma? Nadine J. Barrett, PhD.,MA., MS, Duke School of Medicine 

12:00 PM: Break/Lunch/Exhibits 

12:30 PM: Expert Panel Discussion (How to break the stigma) - Joan Schiller, MD, Nadine Barrett, PhD, Timothy Williamson, PhD. Moderated by Jennifer Garst, MD.

1:30 PM: Breakouts - 

  • Survivors: Coping with Stigma - Timothy J. Williamson, PhD., MPH, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Tools to Support the Family Caregiver - Elaine Whitford, Executive Director, The Center for Volunteering Caregiving 

2:30 PM:

3:00 PM: Adjourn 


Registration Details: 

  • Cost to attend both days of events $25
  • Survivors are complimentary
  • Deadline to Register by midnight on Wednesday, August 14
  • Day of Registrations - $30

Hotel Details: 

Hotel rooms available for $89 per night at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park
You can reserve your room by clicking here.

Travel support available.  All requests need to be made by Friday, August 9. Please contact Jenni Danai for more information.

Thank you to our Sponsors:






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