Rhode Island Cancer Summit

2022 Annual Cancer Summit:
A Decade of Promise for
Survivorship in 2022:

Striving Towards Health Equity

The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island is holding its Annual Cancer Summit on October 12, 2022. The summit, “A Decade of Promise for Survivorship in 2022: Striving Toward Health Equity,” will focus on health equity in cancer care. Roxanne Wood, BA, CCRC, Director of Operations, Brown University Oncology Research Group will lead a panel on patient experiences with clinical trials and a second panel will feature representatives of underserved communities who will discuss the practical implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on their communities. 

 

If you are interested in attending either in-person or virtually, please register below.

Virtual

In-Person

2021 Annual Cancer Summit:
A Decade of Promise for
Pediatric Cancer and Palliative Care:

Survivorship in 2021

The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island held its first-ever hybrid Annual Cancer Summit on November 4, 2021. The summit,
“A Decade of Promise for Pediatric Cancer and Palliative Care: Survivorship in 2021,” featured a keynote by Jessica Marfeo, BSN, RN, OCN, R-ICU Nurse at Rhode Island Hospital, Former Miss Rhode Island 2013, and pediatric cancer survivor. Junhie Oh, BDS, MPH, and Nancy Lebrun, BS, CTR gave a joint presentation on PYAC cancer reporting and the long-term hardship of survivors, and Susan DeSanto-Madeya, Ph.D., RN, FAAN led a multidisciplinary panel of experts on the importance of palliative care for optimizing the quality of life for patients across the lifespan.

If you were unable to attend this year's conference or would like to rewatch the presentations, please click on the video below to access the live stream recording. 

Program

Speaker Slide Decks

Poem Reading

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2020 Annual Cancer Summit:
A Decade of Promise:
Survivorship in 2020

 

The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island invites you to view our 2020 Cancer Summit. Our first-ever virtual event featured presentations on secondary cancers and oral health, the role of psychosocial oncology in the diagnosis and treatment process, a hands-on exercise to highlight the relationship between survivors, caregivers, and providers and a keynote address by Dr. Robert Legare. 

Keynote Speaker: Robert Legare, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Medical Oncology) at Yale Cancer Center and Medical Director for the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center at Westerly and Waterford speaks about cancer breakthroughs in the past 20 years that have had a positive impact on survivorship. He also discusses the future of cancer research and treatment and its impact on survivorship in the next decade.

Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor for this year's Summit: Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center

Program

Mala Bracelet Demonstration

Session 2 of this year's Summit is a demonstration by Linda Dziobek, RN, on how to make a Mala or meditation bracelet. If you purchased a kit from Bead shop and missed the live event, you can watch Linda's demonstration in the video below! If you are interested in learning how to make a Mala bracelet, we welcome you to watch as well, even if you didn't buy a kit. 

Mala Bracelet Gallery

This gallery showcases the Mala bracelets created by attendees who attended the Summit this year. The supplies used to create all of these bracelets are from the PRCRI kits that were specially made by the Bead shop for the demonstration session of the Summit. Special thanks to Janice Parsons and Kate Richbourg of Bead shop for assisting with the creation and delivery of the kits! 

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2019 Annual Cancer Summit:
NOW WE'RE TALKING:

GYN Cancers and LGBT Cancer Disparities
 

The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island invites you to view our 2019 Cancer Summit. This event featured presentations on gynecologic cancer treatments, risk factors and barriers to LGBTQ+ cancer care, data collection challenges, and tobacco use disparities among the LGBTQ+ population, a cancer survivorship panel discussion and a special presentation by the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. 

Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsors for this year's Summit: Rhode Island Health Center Association and the Rhode Island Department of Health

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