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Spring 2023 Bladder Cancer Summit Online

Friday, March 31, 2023

11:00 am – 12 noon | Welcome  from BCAN CEO Andrea Maddox-Smith and Co-Founder Diane Zipursky Quale. Learn about BCAN’s new programs and services that can help you understand and manage your diagnosis from BCAN’s Director of Education and Advocacy, Stephanie Chisolm, PhD. Register here.

1:30 pm -2:20 pm | Taste fabulous food and learn to nourish your body with patient advocate, chef, and Founder of Cook for Your Life, Ann Ogden-Gaffney and registered dietitian Gretchen Gruender, MS RDN CSO. Register here.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Explore how cancer rehabilitation can help you before and after treatment or while managing possible side effects with a panel moderated by cancer rehabilitation experts, Sara Parke, MD from Mayo Clinic Arizona and Franchesca König, MD from University of Colorado School of Medicine. Other presenters include occupational therapist from Banner Physical Therapy in North Scottsdale AZ, Aliza Neufeld OTD, OTR/L, CLTLANA, and physical therapist Alaina Newell PT, DPT from ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation. Register here.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Address anxiety and fears that can accompany bladder cancer with Mayo Clinic Arizona psychiatrist Shweta Kapoor, MD. Register here.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

9:00 am – 10:00 am | Plan strategies to address the impact of bladder cancer treatments on sexuality with Albany Medical Center urologist Svetlana Avulova, MD, and University of Arizona Comprehensive Cancer Center in Tucson medical oncologist Alejandro Recio-Boiles, MD. Register here

10:30-11:30 am | Thriving and Surviving Patient Panel with Stephanie Chisolm. Register here.

11:30 – 12:00 noon | Patient Research Advocacy – Drs. John Gore and Angela Smith. Register here.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Hear BCAN Co-Founder Diane Zipursky Quale, Mayo Clinic Arizona medical oncologist Parminder Singh, MD, and St. John’s Cancer Center urologist Jennifer Linehan, MD, and urologist Donald Lamm, MD, FACS from BCG Oncology discuss recent and upcoming bladder cancer research advances. This session will also include Summit closing remarks. Register here.