The purpose of the Lung Cancer Advocacy Summit is to provide training and guidance to advocates for how to effect change at a grass-roots level. The summit will consist of teaching workshops, interactive sessions, networking, and small-group discussions. The workshops will be lead by health and research professionals, media trainers, and advocacy trainers. The topics that will be discussed include: understanding lung cancer, how to be your own health advocate, becoming a lung cancer consumer reviewer, how to de-stigmatize the disease, raising lung cancer awareness in your community, and how to navigate the legislative process.
To download the agenda (.pdf format) click here.
In order to facilitate constructive interaction among participants, we are limiting attendance to 50 grass-roots lung cancer advocates.
To download the application (.pdf format) click here.
The application deadline is March 20, 2008
Applications are sought from diverse members of the lung cancer advocacy community, regardless of experience or “allegiance” to any given organization. We have assembled a core group of lung cancer survivors and advocates who will review the applications and choose the participants.
Two nights of hotel accommodations and up to $500 in transportation costs will be provided to participants accepted to the summit. All meals during the summit will be provided.
Lung Cancer Advocacy Summit Affiliate Partners:
The Beverly Fund
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
Lung Cancer Alliance
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Respiratory Health Association of Metro Chicago
Thomas G. Labrecque Foundation