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2020 Online Bladder Cancer Summit for Patients and Families

Bladder Cancer Summit for Patients and Families, Saturday, October 10,  2020

Once a year, the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network brings together bladder cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to share stories, experiences, and information. Given that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the health and safety of many, we are moving our in-person annual Bladder Cancer Summit for Patients and Families to an online meeting. Join BCAN from your phone, tablet or laptop on Saturday, October 10th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time, to:

  • Understand how BCAN programs and services can help in their bladder cancer journey.
  • Learn about the impact of COVID-19 on bladder cancer treatment.
  • Hear leading bladder cancer experts discuss recent and upcoming bladder cancer research advances.
  • Connect with other bladder cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.

The Bladder Cancer Summit for Patients and Families promises exciting sessions, including a session on medical advances in bladder cancer treatment and breakout sessions to allow you to be part of the discussion with experts on “New Directions & Meeting the Needs” of those with bladder cancer. A special breakout group will address the needs of caregivers. Sign up to share your experience and learn how others are managing their diagnosis.

How to watch the Virtual Summit

First, please register to attend.  Viewing the Summit is free, but registration is required.  Soon after, we will send you a link to view the Summit.  Please test that link prior to the Summit start and begin watching at 1:00 pm ET on Saturday, October 10.

Please note that if multiple people in the same household would like to sign up for different breakout sessions, you will need separate registrations and join the meeting from separate devices.

Virtual Bladder Cancer Summit for Patients and Families Agenda
1:00 – 2:00 pm ET




BCAN Welcome & Update

o   Diane Zipursky Quale, BCAN Co-Founder

o   Andrea Maddox-Smith, BCAN CEO

o   Stephanie Chisolm, PhD, Director of Education & Research

2:00 – 2:30



COVID 19 & Bladder Cancer Update

o   Michael Poch, MD, Associate Member Department of Genitourinary Oncology – Moffitt Cancer Center; Medical Director of Genitourinary Oncology Clinic

2:30 – 3:30








“Bladder Cancer – New Developments and Treatments” with:

o   Gary D. Steinberg, MD, FACS, NYU, Professor and Director of the Goldstein Bladder Cancer Program NYU Langone Health, NY

o   Max Kates, MD, Director, Bladder Cancer Program, Assistant Professor of Urology, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD

o   Molly Ingersoll, PhD, Institute Pasteur, France

o   Srikala (Kala) Sridhar, MD, MSc, FRCPC, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, CA

3:45 – 4:45







Breakout Discussions – “New Directions & Meeting the Needs” of the bladder cancer community. Please sign up for your individual breakout session:

o   Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

o   Muscle invasive bladder cancer

o   Advanced or metastatic bladder cancer

o   Caregivers

4:45 – 5:00 Summit Wrap Up

Build Connections

Meet buddies from the Inspire community.  Support caregivers. Make new friends who really do understand what it means to live with bladder cancer!

Reach & Teach Others

Get tips, tools, and tactics to teach and raise awareness about bladder cancer in our community!

Advances in Research

Listen as top bladder cancer researchers share new developments and exciting bladder cancer research on the horizon.

Walk with BCAN, Talk with BCAN

Please join us for two exciting virtual events
in October 2020

Fall Virtual Walk to End Bladder Cancer
October 3, 2020 at 11:00 am ET

Virtual Summit for Patients and Families
October 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET