Tuesday, March 25, 2008

OMG! Cancer Conferences for Young Adults

I've attended and participated in many conferences about cancer. Most of them have been venues for medical professionals to present and discuss research, so it’s not surprising that they are not well-attended by patients.

Fortunately, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation are sponsoring two upcoming (free) conferences in New York for and about adolescent and young adult cancer patients.

The first is on April 10th and is a one-day educational workshop called 'Cancer in the Young Adult' in New York City. Go here for further details and registration information.

The second is on May 3rd and is for all 'cancer survivors aged 18 - 40'. It is taking place at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY. The keynote speaker at the Syracuse conference is Matthew Zachary, the founder/executive director of the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation. Registration will open this week, so be sure to check back to their site as space is limited.

If you end up attending either conference, I'd love to hear about it!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info! Syracuse isn't far from me. :) Your readers may also be interested in several free conferences for young adults listed here. I attended the Young Adult Survivors Conference in Montana - it is WONDERFUL. Several days in a gorgeous location with friendly people...free food, recreation, bonding and education.

Doctor David said...

Thanks for the comment, Mary! Please, if you go to the one in Syracuse, let me know how it is.

One of my patients just moved to the Syracuse area...a teenager... if I hear he's going, maybe I'll try to hook you guys up. He could use some cheering up, I think.