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Coffee and Conversations

Coffee and 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 Learn programs.  Rather than meeting in person, 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.


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; and
  • 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; and
  • Be part of a stronger bladder cancer community – connect with others who understand 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

Chicago | Advancing Health Equity in Bladder Cancer Care

May 17th | 6:30 PM Eastern | Register Now

Join experts in and around Chicago for their Coffee and Conversations on advancing health equity in bladder cancer care. The session will feature discussions on gender disparities in bladder cancer, treatment considerations for LGBTQIA patients, and managing bladder cancer in the young bladder cancer patient.

Speakers will include:

Channa Amarasekera, MD, Director of the Northwestern Medicine Gay and Bisexual Men’s Urology Program

Joshua Meeks, MD, PhD, Director of the Northwestern Medicine Bladder Cancer Program

Amanda Vo, MD, Urology Lead, Northwestern Medicine Women’s Bladder Cancer Program