About the 2022 Summit

Oct. 19-20, 2022 | Edgewater Hotel, Madison, WI

Thank you for joining us for the 2022 Wisconsin Cancer Summit, where we explored the power of story across the cancer care continuum.

Together, we learned how storytelling can be used to improve cancer health outcomes, empower patients and providers, and help us connect, transform, learn, and heal.

Main sessions were recorded. Video and slides will be available soon.

Not a member? We would love to include you in the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative. Joining is free. Learn more here.

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  • The Summit is free and open to the public.
  • Members of the public who would like to attend only the Cancer Stories performance on Oct. 19 are welcome to do so.
  • You may register for up to 10 people; please provide full names and contact information for each person.
  • You will receive an automatic email confirming your registration.


Exhibit at the Summit: Learn more, and contact Tina Pap at [email protected] to become a Summit exhibitor.
Fill out the exhibitor form here.

Sponsorship Opportunities: Learn more, and contact Tina Pap at [email protected] to become a Summit sponsor.

Room Block: Our room block has closed. If you are traveling from out of town, please contact the Edgewater Hotel at 608-535-8200 to learn about available rates.

Award Nominations: Nominate an individual or organization for one or more of our annual awards. Deadline: Sept. 30.

Need help? For questions about the Summit, please email Tina Pap at [email protected].

Agenda At-A-Glance

Wednesday, Oct. 19  |  6-8:30 pm
Edgewater Hotel, Madison, WI

Networking Reception

Cancer Stories performance, from the Wisconsin Story Project (Learn more)

Audience Q&A, with director, cast, and storytellers

Thursday, Oct. 20  |  7 am-4 pm
Edgewater Hotel, Madison, WI

Networking Breakfast

Purpose of the Day: Why Stories Matter, with Dr. Sandra Underwood, RN, PhD, FAAN, UW-Milwaukee

Setting the Stage: What We Learn When We Learn to Listen, facilitated by Joshua Wright, Cancer Health Disparities Initiative

Story Circle: Centering Survivors, featuring survivors from across Wisconsin

Genetic Risk and Family History: How Sharing Stories Can Save Lives, with Jennifer Geurts, MS, CGC, Medical College of Wisconsin

Story Circle: The Power of Story to Advance Change, featuring a panel of advocates, experts, and survivors

Storytelling in Action: How Narrative Medicine Has Transformed a Clinical Practice, with Dr. Toby Campbell, MD, MS, Chief of Palliative Care, UW Health

Help us spread the word!

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COVID Safety Note: We’re doing everything in our power to safely host an in-person event. We are closely monitoring case rates, and we are implementing disease control measures based on state and federal guidance. Should we need to switch to an all-virtual event, we will alert you as soon as possible. We will share more information regarding our COVID safety precautions as we get closer to the event.

Questions about the Summit? Please contact Tina Pap at [email protected].