2019 WI Cancer Summit

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Oct. 16-17, 2019

Wilderness Resort | Glacier Canyon Conference Center
Wisconsin Dells, WI

ABOUT THE 2019 SUMMIT | What do cancer survivors and caregivers want us to know? What does research tell us about survivor and caregiver well-being? How can we improve outcomes for cancer survivors, caregivers, families, and communities? When we position survivors and their voices at the center of our work, new ways of approaching cancer control and prevention can emerge.

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Julia H. Rowland, Ph.D.
The first full-time Director of the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Survivorship

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“Sisters We Thrive, Stories We Tell”
A film and discussion, featuring the voices of cancer survivors

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Joseph Lee, Ph.D
When Rina Lee was diagnosed with gastric cancer, her husband, Joseph Lee, became her full-time caregiver, throughout treatment and end-of-life care. Joe is a Professor of Philosophy at Madison College.

Thor Ringler
Poet, therapist, and National Program Director for the “My Life, My Story” program

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Cost | WI Cancer Council members: Free with promo code SUMMIT2019. Non-members: $50 (Or join now.)

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Room Block | Call 1-800-867-9453 and ask for the “WI Cancer Control Program Summit at Glacier Canyon Lodge” room block. Guaranteed reservation deadline: Sept. 16, 2019

Scholarships | Funds are available to help with Summit-related travel and lodging. To learn more, contact Tina Pap.


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Agenda At-A-Glance

Wednesday, Oct. 16
1:30 – 7 pm


1:30-5 pm | Health Equity Planning Session

Help shape the Health Equity Chapter of the Wisconsin Cancer Plan 2020-2030. Bring your ideas to this important planning session. LEARN MORE

5-7 pm | Summit Reception

Join us for a special networking reception to honor 2019 Champion Award recipients and welcome new WI Cancer Council members who have joined during the past year.

Thursday, Oct. 17
7:30 am – 4 pm


Opening Keynote with Dr. Julia Rowland

Morning Breakout Sessions:

  • Workforce Planning: The Employment Implications of Cancer
  • Sexual Health and Survivorship
  • Survivorship Care Planning

Special Screening of “Sisters We Thrive, Stories We Tell”, with a post-film Q&A moderated by Debra Nevels, Senior Manager, American Cancer Society

Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

  • Caregiver and Family Support
  • The Financial Toxicity of Cancer
  • Healthy, Active Lifestyles After Diagnosis

Closing Plenary: How Patient Stories Can Strengthen Clinical Care, by Thor Ringler, poet, therapist, and national program director for “My Life, My Story” at the William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital

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