The health and well-being of our attendees is always our top priority, and with this in mind, we have made the difficult decision not to hold the conference in April. Authorities in Washington are working hard to contain the spread of this virus and recommending measures to avoid large gatherings. All attendees who have registered will receive a full refund by March 17, 2020. If you don’t see the refund on your credit card statement by March 20th please reach out to email@example.com.
If you made a hotel reservation at the Hyatt Regency Seattle WITHIN the CancerCon hotel block, your reservation will automatically be cancelled and you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive confirmation of your cancellation by March 17th contact the hotel directly to confirm your reservation was cancelled. If you did NOT book within the CancerCon block at the Hyatt or you booked at another hotel, you will need to contact the hotel to cancel your reservation.
At this time, we are still exploring the options of how we can still provide you with the information and
connections this incredible event provides. Please stay tuned for more updates.
WHAT IS CANCERCON?
CancerCon® is Stupid Cancer's annual 4-day gathering that brings together hundreds of patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and health professionals to build community and connect adolescents and young adults to critical resources. With no judgments or stigma, at CancerCon you will be embraced by an empowered community that gets it because they already 'got it.' The CancerCon experience includes dozens of informational workshops, educational breakout sessions, group discussions, networking opportunities, and social activities. Join us in 2020!
Get ready for four days of transformational workshops, educational
programs, group discussions, networking events, and social activities.
HOW TO GET TO CANCERCON
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.
GET THERE. GIVE BACK. SUPPORT STUPID CANCER.
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.