2021 Bladder Cancer Summit for Patients and Families

What is the Bladder Cancer Summit?

Once a year, the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network brings together bladder cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to share stories, experiences, and information about the disease. The 2021 Bladder Cancer Summit will be held via Zoom Saturday, October 9, from 12 noon-5:30 PM (Eastern Time).

During the BCAN Summit, participants will:

  • Understand how BCAN programs and services can help in their bladder cancer journey.
  • Learn about patient centered research and contribute input into future bladder cancer studies.
  • Hear leading bladder cancer experts discuss recent and upcoming bladder cancer research advances.
  • Connect with other bladder cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers who know exactly what each other are going through.


Welcome | Andrea Maddox-Smith, BCAN CEO and Co-Founder Diane Zipursky Quale

Walk Through BCAN ResourcesStephanie Chisolm, PhD, Director of Education and Advocacy | Learn about new programs, resources and services to inspire and inform you along your bladder cancer journey.

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Roundtable | Join patient centered researchers to workshop their research ideas with Summit participants.

Happy Hour Meet and Greet | Turn on your video and connect online with others in the bladder cancer community.

New Developments in Bladder Cancer | Join Scientific Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Elizabeth Plimack and other experts, in an interactive discussion of new and exciting treatments for bladder cancer.

Diagnosis Specific Breakout Discussions | Nurse and advanced practitioner moderated.