Cancervention: A Virtual Conference for the Young Adult Masses

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This FREE, half-day, digital event includes panels, workshops presented by AYA cancer orgs, and community-building opportunities.

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This FREE, half-day, digital conference, presented by Young Adult Cancer Connection and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, includes panels, facilitated workshops, and community-building opportunities planned by and for young adults affected by cancer. All sessions are presented by nationally-known AYA cancer organizations, showcasing their resources and expertise in areas like patient advocacy, career planning, care-taking, creative arts therapies, social support, and more. Attendees will learn and connect with national resources, meet other young adults who can relate to their unique perspective, and develop skills to help manage cancer as a young adult. Cell mates (including caregivers, family, and friends) everywhere are welcome.

See the Young Adult Cancer Connection website for more detailed information about the agenda, speakers, and community-building opportunities.

The agenda for the day includes:

12pm - WELCOME AND OPENING PANEL about digital advocacy, featuring young adults who use digital platforms to tell their stories and build community

1:15pm - FIRST BREAKOUT BLOCK with options including art therapy with Twist Out Cancer, a dialogue connecting connecting COVID19 to cancer by YACC and Jefferson Health, and a Self-Advocacy presentation by the Ulman Foundation.

2pm - COMMUNITY-BUILDING OPPORTUNITY using facilitated Slack channels dedicated to different identities and experiences of the young adult community

2:45pm - SECOND BREAKOUT BLOCK with options including: journaling with Lacuna Loft, a social meetup with Stupid Cancer, a panel on talking about cancer with My Friend Has Cancer, and a presentation on career development by Cancer + Careers.

3:45pm - CLOSING ACTIVITY AND REMARKS featuring an opportunity to move our bodies presented by First Descents

5pm - PHILLY AFTER PARTY an opportunity for those attendees who call the 2-1-5 home to connect and plan local engagement with presenting partners Young Adult Cancer Connection and Jefferson Health

This conference will be presented over Zoom. Once registered, you will receive links and information about how to access each section.

This conference is presented by partners Young Adult Cancer Connection and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health.

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