We never expected the 10th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer would be hosted virtually. Our team was saddened to think that we would not see new and familiar faces at the CUNY Graduate Center – nor be able to provide the opportunity for attendees to connect in person.
But boy, our team was wrong. While we didn’t ‘see’ new and familiar faces, we felt everyone’s presence all day long through the Chat and Q&A boxes and enjoyed chatting with those we have grown to know over the years - and those who were new to CAC. We saw attendees engage with one another in the Chat box, lending each other tips like how they stay focused working from home during this time and even realizing some live right by each other. Some shared personal experiences and others offered words of encouragement.
And the best part is that being virtual allowed us to reach over 700 patients, survivors, healthcare and HR professionals and nonprofit community members from 44 states and 9 countries outside the U.S.!
In addition, a live captioner provided real-time captioning for attendees who were deaf, hard-of-hearing or may have otherwise benefited from the service.
The day included six sessions – three panels and three presentations. Sixteen expert speakers delivered vital information on the issues of balancing work and cancer, providing their unique lens on topics such as disclosure and privacy in the workplace to legal issues, self-care, nutrition, job-hunting and more.
If you have questions about this year’s event or would like to learn more about the topics presented, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re incredibly grateful to our National Conference Sponsors for making this day possible:
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And a big thank-you as well to our Community Partners:
Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, American Urological Association, CancerCare, Cancer Hope Network, Cancer Support Community, Cervivor, Colorectal Cancer Alliance, Elephants and Tea, Family Reach, Gilda’s Club New York City, IHadCancer.com, Imerman Angels, International Myeloma Foundation, Lacuna Loft, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Life with Cancer, LUNGevity, Lymphoma Research Foundation, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Mount Sinai Health System, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, New York Legal Assistance Group, The Oncofertility Consortium, OncoLink, Ronald McDonald House New York, The Samfund, SHARE, Sharsheret, Stupid Cancer, Tell Every Amazing Lady® About Ovarian Cancer, Testicular Cancer Foundation, Triage Cancer, True North Treks, Ulman Foundation, Weill Cornell Medicine, Young Survival Coalition