Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) 6th Annual Colorectal Cancer Conference

Colon Cancer Alliance
Last Modified: August 4, 2006

Conference Dates: September 15-17th, 2006
Conference Location: Oak Brook, Illinois (just outside Chicago)

Sponsoring Group: Colon Cancer Alliance

Conference Web Page URL:

Conference Objectives: This conference will offer attendees HOPE because it provides:

  • The most up-to-date colorectal cancer (CRC) information,
  • Opportunities to exchange experiences with survivors and caregivers,
  • Information and options from the nation's leading colorectal cancer healthcare professionals,
  • Forums for peer-to-peer support.

Who Should Attend: People newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer or dealing with advanced disease, long-term survivors, caregivers and friends. Nurses and other healthcare professionals are also encouraged to attend.

Conference Agenda:

Friday, September 15, 2006

  • Registration and Check-in
  • Welcome Reception

Saturday, September 16, 2006

  • Introduction to Finding HOPE Amy Kelly, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Colon Cancer Alliance
  • Treatment Advances (Panel Discussion): Advances in Oncology James Thomas, MD, Advances in Radiation Therapy Christopher Mehall, MD, Advances in Surgery TBD
  • Side Effects, Pain Managment, and Palliative Care James Cleary, MD
  • Breakouts: Survivor's Forum Randy Lopez Caregiver's Forum Eden Stotsky
  • Make the System Work for You (Panel Discussion) Keith Lyons, CSW James Thomas, MD Judith Syfrett, RN, MPH

Sunday, September 17, 2006

  • Cancer Survivorship, Hope and Quality of Life Gina Graci, Phd
  • Integrative Medicine Keith Block, MD
  • Mind, Body, and Spirit Penny Block
  • Closing Donna Quinlan, Program Director, Colon Cancer Alliance
  • Breakouts: - Survivor Connections - Caregiver Connections

Registration Information: For more information or questions: Donna Quinlan Program Director (212) 627-7451

Conference Fees: $35 before 8/26, $50 after that date

Continuing Education: No