When: Saturday, August 3, 2013 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Where: 99 South 17th St., The Westin Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19103 view map
The 2013 Childhood Cancer Symposium is held in loving memory of our hero, Caitlin Dickey.
Our Childhood Cancer Symposium is designed to be an educational resource, providing families with the opportunity to learn about issues and topics of treatment and beyond, while meeting other families in a group setting. This free event is open to all family members, patients and their siblings.
Two separate programs are provided for both parents and teens/young adult attendees. Activities for the younger children are also available in the Kids’ Room.
A discounted rate is available at the hotel for attendees, click here for more information.
Our 2013 Sessions:
- Coping With Cancer
- Dealing with Late Effects of Treatment
- Educational Challenges
- Legal/Disability Rights
- Parent Discussion Panel
- Teen/Young Adult Workshop (for teen/young adult attendees who are in treatment or survivors)
NEW THIS YEAR - Ambassador/Advocacy Workshops!
- Improving Your Public Speaking Skills
- Being a Resource to Other Families
- Raising Awareness for the Cause
The idea to organize a Symposium came about in 2008 through Liz & Jay Scott, who as parents of a child with cancer themselves, recognized the need for families to learn about the many aspects and effects of treatment. They decided to create a platform for knowledge to be shared by doctors, nurses, social workers. Sessions are not geared toward just one type of cancer; rather they are designed so that families affected by all types of childhood cancer may gain insight from the information presented.
If you have any questions about the 2013 Childhood Cancer Symposium please email Shirley at Shirley@AlexsLemonade.org.