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