Join breast cancer survivor U.S Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) for a Cancer Survivorship Summit that addresses life after diagnosis.  The Summit will highlight gaps in survivorship care, discuss policy proposals, and provide national and Florida community-based resources and support services.  

Monday, October 16, 2023

Nova Southeastern University

Don Taft University Center Rick Case Arena

3301 College Ave

Davie, FL 33314


Registration Required for All Attendees!

The Summit will feature panel discussions, brief presentations, and a resource fair. The Summit also will have mobile vans available to provide services. 

Featuring a keynote speech from:

Jill Biden, First Lady of the United States of America 


Date: Monday, October 16, 2023

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (Setup begins at 6:00am; Doors open at 7:30am)


Nova Southeastern University

Don Taft University Center, Rick Case Arena

3301 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314

Site Map

Site Map

Arena Layout

Resource Fair

Resource Fair

Resource Fair

Mobile Van Location

Mobile Van Location

Registration: All attendees must register.

Airport: for those flying in, FLL is about 15-30 min away, and MIA is 45 min to 1 hr away

Parking: Parking will be available at TBD and shuttles will be available from the parking lot to the event space. Parking spaces are limited and ride-sharing is encouraged. 


Security: All individuals will be subject to security screening upon arrival. Large bags, water bottles, backpacks, umbrellas, signs, banners, and any dangerous items will not be permitted. 


Abstract and Purpose

For every survivor, cancer will be a very different and personal experience.  Cancer survivors are some of the most vulnerable patients in the health care system and their care and the cancer journey do not end once active treatment ends.

U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz is holding a Cancer Survivorship Summit that addresses life after diagnosis and completion of active treatment.  The Summit will highlight gaps in survivorship care, discuss policy proposals, and provide national and Florida community-based resources and support services.

There are more than 18 million cancer survivors in the United States, and 26 million are expected by 2040. This summit is a collaborative opportunity to shine a light on all those impacted by cancer throughout this journey and focus on working toward comprehensive access to survivorship care.

The Cancer Survivorship Summit will provide education and awareness about survivorship; highlight the survivorship journey for survivors, their family members and caregivers, and providers; ensure survivors are not lost along their journey and gain an in-depth understanding of what they will face and how to navigate their diagnosis; offer support through hope and community resources; and bring together like-minded individuals and organizations with the same goals and mission to forge connections and generate collaborative opportunities.

Program Overview

The Summit will feature a keynote speaker, panel discussions, brief presentations, and a resource fair. The event also will host mobile vans available to provide services.

Keynote: The Summit will feature a keynote speech from First Lady Jill Biden.

Panels: The Summit will feature five panel discussions. Each panel will be 45 min long and have a moderator and three to four panelists. The Moderator will also act as a panelist while guiding the conversation with a 5-min opening statement about the panel and the topics, and with two to three questions (two from the audience). Each panelist will have a 2-min opening statement.

Presentations: The Summit will feature several presentations, each focused on one specific topic.  Each session will be a total of 15 minutes, with 10 minutes for a presentation and 5 minutes for audience questions.

Resource Fair: The Summit will have a Resource Fair ongoing throughout the entire event. The purpose of the Fair is to provide survivors, their families and caregivers, and providers with relevant information about resources in the community, education and awareness, and opportunities for networking and further outreach.

Mobile Vans: The Summit will host several mobile units providing services to attendees.


**Please note that the run of show is tentative as this may change in the coming days.

  • 6:00am-7:30am - Event Setup: Resource Fair, Mobile Vans
  • Secret Service Screening of Arena
  • Resource Fair Participants Arrive
  • Mobile Units Arrive
  • 7:30am - Doors Open
  • 7:30am-8:45am - Arrival/Registration
  • Resource Fair Open
  • Mobile Vans Available
  • 9:00am-9:20am - Opening - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (10 min)
  • Welcome - Dr. Hanbury II, NSU President (10 min)
  • 9:20am-10:05am - Panel 1 (45 min): Risk Reduction and Prevention
  • 10:05am-10:10am - Transition Break (5 min)
  • 10:10am-10:25am - Presentation 1 (15 min): Lung Cancer & Survivorship
  • 10:25am-10:30am - Introduce Keynote (5 min)
  • 10:30am-10:45am - Keynote (15 min): First Lady, Jill Biden
  • 10:45am-10:55am - Break 1 (10 min)
  • 10:55am-11:40pm - Panel 2 (45 min): Transition to Post-Treatment Care
  • 11:40am-11:45am - Transition Break (5 min)
  • 11:45am-12:00pm - Presentation 2 (15 min): Lifestyle Changes
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm - Lunch Break (30 min)
  • 12:30pm-12:45pm - Presentation 3 (15 min): Fertility and Family Planning
  • 12:45pm-1:00pm - Guest Speaker 1 (15 min) - TBD
  • 1:00pm-1:05pm - Transition Break (5 min)
  • 1:05pm-1:50pm - Panel 3 (45 min): Surviving to Thriving: Navigating Survivorship
  • 1:50pm-1:55pm - Transition Break (5 min)
  • 1:55pm-2:10pm - Guest Speaker 2 (15 min) - Caregiver Experience
  • 2:10pm-2:55pm - Panel 4 (45 min): Health Disparities
  • 2:55pm-3:10pm - Presentation 4 (15 min): AI in Oncology
  • 3:10pm-3:15pm - Transition Break (5 min)
  • 3:15pm-4:00pm - Panel 5 (45 min): Child and Adolescent Cancer
  • 4:00pm - Closing - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz