We can’t wait to all be together again.
We feel optimistic that will happen soon, but the health and safety of our adolescent and young adult cancer community, which includes many immunocompromised individuals, is of the utmost importance.
CancerCon 2021, currently booked for April 15-18 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, has not been canceled at this time. Stupid Cancer continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our healthcare systems nationally as vaccines begin to become available, and pledges to remain transparent in all stakeholder communications. If conditions allow us to safely host an in-person event, we will communicate around registration accordingly.
Whether or not we are able to gather in person this year, we are excited to connect with you all virtually at Digital CancerCon in June 2021.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Stupid Cancer made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel our live event in Seattle. All registered attendees should have received their refund in full. If you did not receive a refund on your credit card statement, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't worry, you can still attend Digital CancerCon!
If you missed the live weekend and are feeling the FOMO — don’t worry! The Digital CancerCon site will remain open with full content until August 2, so you can attend on your own schedule throughout June and July. Register and attend for the first time at register.cancercon.org to see all the amazing sessions, check out the Exhibit Hall to learn about our great sponsors and partner organizations, and even chat with other AYAs visiting at the same time.
Or head back to the Virtual Lobby to relive the magic of the weekend! Rewatch your favorite sessions and catch the ones you missed. And please don’t forget to take our post-event survey to let us know what you thought!
Get ready for four days of transformational workshops, educational
programs, group discussions, networking events, and social activities.
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CE Workshops for Professionals
Stupid Cancer, in partnership with LLS, is excited to offer two CE courses as pre-conference workshops at CancerCon 2020: CAR T-cell Therapy as a Treatment Option for YA Cancer Patients: The Role of the HCP in Treatment and Communicating with Young Adults with Cancer.
These free workshops will take place on Friday, April 17. Pre-registration is necessary, but CancerCon attendance is not required. The target audience for these workshops is pediatric and AYA oncology nurses and social workers; non-profit patient advocate professionals; academic researchers studying AYA oncology; and industry executives and professionals working on patient-centered care and outcomes.
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Melanoma Research Foundation
Rare Patient Voice
Soul Source Therapeutic Devices
Stanford Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program
Still Waters Cancer Retreat
The Lymphoma Research Foundation
True North Treks
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Young Survival Coalition
CancerCon is my home away from home. It is one place that I feel like me and don't have to pretend to be something that I am not or worry about being judged by others. My CancerCon community is my second family.
I came by myself and was immediately embraced by this community. It's a safe space that's completely free of judgement, made up of other people who get it. I've felt more myself in the past few days than I have since my diagnosis- I didn't even realize how much I needed it! I'm so lucky that I've found my people.
I have never felt so safe and so normal! I had so much fun, got to meet so many amazing survivors, learned about so many new resources, and took home a lot of new information. I didn't want to leave!
CancerCon makes such a difference in my life and coping in survivorship. It's so nice to be around people who understand with few words. The friendships I have made will be for life - this is my tribe.
As soon as I arrived, I felt at home with no worries or shame. Without this I wouldn’t have been able to find a strong community and build awesome friendships.
As a nurse I've seen the diagnosis and the treatments, as a caregiver spouse I experienced the feelings that come with the word cancer, but CancerCon opened me to a community I did not know existed and provided the resources and knowledge that can be life-changing.