Coffee & Conversations

Coffee & Conversations

As part of our comprehensive approach to bringing educational materials to the bladder cancer community during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have revamped our popular, in-person Lunch and Learns.  Rather than meeting physically, participants can now get the same great content via our Coffee and Conversations series, delivered via Zoom.

If you are interested in partnering with BCAN to host a program, please reach out to us at info@bcan.org. 

Programming from BCAN is supported through our community partners and we greatly appreciate their support.

COFFEE AND CONVERSATIONS PROGRAMS

Each program is free, unique and designed by our medical partners to meet the needs of patients and families in their communities.

Come to learn. Listen to experts in your community:

  • Discuss the risks, diagnosis, staging, and treatment of bladder cancer;
  • Highlight local bladder cancer treatment resources;
  • Explain current best practice and research advances in bladder cancer.

Come to connect online or in person when available. You will:

  • Become empowered to be an active participant in your treatment;
  • Learn about BCAN programs and services;
  • Be part of a stronger bladder cancer community – Connect with others who really do know what you are going through.

BCAN provides opportunities and resources for people to set up these programs in their communities. For more details, email Morgan Stout, Education and Outreach Manager.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

University of Iowa | A Day in the Life of A Bladder Cancer Patient at Holden Cancer Center

Dr. Michael O’Donnell and his colleagues will walk us through what a “Day in the Life” of a non-muscle invasive, muscle-invasive, and metastatic bladder cancer patient as they visit University of Iowa Holden Cancer Center. They will talk about the resources available to patients and answer your questions during this session.

While this program will be specific to the University of Iowa Health Care system, regional residents are highly encouraged to join us for this conversation. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, but please note that case specific questions can’t be answered on this program.

April 20th, 2021 | 6:00-7:00 PM Central | Register Now

University of Kansas Medical Center | Helping Patients Through Chemotherapy and Using Palliative Care

Join BCAN and the experts at the University of Kansas Medical Center for “Coffee and Conversations: a Chat About Bladder Cancer”. This discussion will include how doctors can help patients through chemotherapy and what palliative care is and how it can help patients.

While this program will be specific to the University of Kansas Medical Center health care system, regional residents are highly encouraged to join us for this conversation. Due to the nature of this program, the panelists will not be able to answer questions specifically about your case.

April 30th, 2021 | 1:00-2:00 PM Central | Register Now

Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center | Research, New Treatments and Q&A

Join the experts at Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center for a Coffee and Conversations about Bladder Cancer on May 19th at 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM Central. The team of experts will discuss highlights in treating bladder cancer in 2021, research initiatives at Vanderbilt, and their new clinic and multi-disiciplinary (across specialities) efforts. There will also be a panel Q&A session where you can ask YOUR questions about bladder cancer to the team.

While this program will be specific to the Vanderbilt University health care system, regional residents are highly encouraged to join us for this conversation. Due to the nature of this program, the panelists will not be able to answer questions specifically about your case.

May 19th, 2021 | 6:30-7:30 PM Eastern | Register Now