2017 Summit Annual Meeting

Coalition Against Childhood Cancer’s Summit and Annual Meeting

CAC2 members and guests will meet at Lurie Children’s Hospital on June 28th and 29th for our  Summit and Annual Meeting.

Tuesday Evening, June 27th

CAC2 Dine-Around Networking Event

6:00-8:00 p.m.

RSVP required

Wednesday, June 28th

Summit Meeting


Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois

Registration required

Wednesday Morning

Welcome–Dr. Stewart Goldman (Lurie)

Twitter for Awareness, Advocacy, and Network Building–Lee Marchiano

The Nurse – Patient/Family Relationship:  Building the Best Patient Experience–Kathy Ruccione (President, Association of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Nurses)

Survivorship–Dr. Natasha Pillay Smiley (Lurie)

Wednesday Afternoon

The Need & the Promise of Shared Funding
  • Garrett Brodeur–Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, invited
  • Sam Volchenboum–University of Chicago, invited

Amplifying Research Dollars Through Partnerships

  • Co-Funding–Bear Necessities, invited
  • Leveraging Partner Infrastructure–Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation/Jay Scott
  • Shared RFPs–Solving Kids Cancer/Donna Ludwinski
Foundation-Centered Collaborations + Discussion
  • Clinical Trial Network–NMTRC/Beat NB, invited
  • Foundation-Led Initiatives–Catapult/CureSearch, invited
  • Venture Philanthropy–Research Investment Impact Fund/Richi Foundation, Ricardo Garcia

Panelists–These three plus Amanda Haddock/Cavatica and David Arons/Project IMPACT, invited

Public Private Partnerships + Discussion
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium–Susan Weiner
  • TARGET Initiative–Julie Guillot
  • Blue Ribbon Panel Partnerships–Amy Williams (NCI), invited

Panelists–These three plus Gavin Lindberg/NANT and Joan Slaughter/PNOC & POETIC

Thursday, June 29th


Membership Meeting and Interest Group Break Out Sessions

Thursday is reserved for our annual members’ business meeting and board election, followed by interest group breakout sessions.



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