2020 CAC2 Annual Summit

July 16 – 18, 2020 at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Coalition Against Childhood Cancer
2020 Annual Summit

CAC2 members and guests are invited to attend our 7th Annual Summit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, in Philadelphia, PA  Thursday July 16 through Saturday July 18, 2020.  We begin the Annual Summit on Thursday evening with a  Meet & Greet followed by the ever-popular “Dine-Around” dinners where members and guests can interface in more meaningful ways over casual dinners at popular local eateries.  Friday is a jam packed day of education, networking, and inspiration.  We hold our Members Only Business Meeting on Saturday.  Please review the Agenda below and the links on the side bar to learn more about this year’s Annual Summit.  We hope to see you in Philadelphia in July!


Thursday Evening, July 16th

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Meet & Greet Networking Social
The Study at University City
20 S 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CAC2 Networking Dine-Arounds – Various Locations
The Dine Around is an opportunity to connect with other CAC2 members and meeting attendees over dinner at a local Philadelphia eatery.  You will be asked to reserve your restaurant choice when registering for the summit, so please take a moment to review the choices.

White Dog Cafe (https://whitedog.com/): Local and sustainable farm-to-table with seasonal fare menu items along with American wines and local crafts. Average entrée price:$20-$40

Louie Louie (https://www.louielouie.restaurant): French inspired American bistro with a seventies vibe. Average entrée price:$15-$30

Zavino (https://uc.zavino.com/): Wine-bar pizzeria with an upbeat ambience. Average entrée price:$15-$20

Pod (https://podrestaurant.com/): Asian fusion sushi bar with a high-tech dining space. Average entrée price:$15-$40

Distrito (http://philadelphia.distritorestaurant.com/): Iron Chef Jose Garces’ Mexico City fare with a two-story taqueria. Average entrée price:$15-$20.

Friday, July 17th
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research
734 Schuylkill Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146

8:00 am – 8:30 pm
New Member and First Time Attendee Coffee Bar
We welcome all new members and first time attendees to join us for coffee and a quick look at ways to make the most of your meeting experience and your CAC2 membership.

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Networking Breakfast
Friday morning breakfast introduces a new tradition for the Annual Summit that combines breakfast with a hands-on experience that will allow us to get to know each other better and help to facilitate  making connections during the meeting.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Summit Educational Program
A full day featuring speakers and panel discussions:

  • Dr. Doug Hawkins, incoming Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group, speaking on his vision for COG and how parent patient advocates fit into that vision
  • Ellen Shohet, MN RN, speaking on making the transition to adulthood and taking charge of your health care after the childhood cancer experience
  • Featured Panel moderated by CAC2 Member Gavin Linberg (EVAN Foundation):  An intimate conversation about the pediatric oncology drug development experience in companies that are putting kids first
  • The RACE Act on the Eve of Implementation
    Plus Much More

The day will end with a reception hosted by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia onsite at the Roberts Center, where you can enjoy reconnecting with old friends and following up on connections you made earlier in the day.

Saturday, July 18th

8:00 am -3:00 pm
Business Meeting & Interest Group Break Out Sessions
We will hold our annual business meeting, board election, and working group sessions for current and planned collaborative interst group work.

Please indicate your interest group preference upon registration.


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research
734 Schuylkill Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146
July 16-18, 2020


Meeting and Sponsorship Overview 
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Hotel Information
Dine Around Restaurant Options
Meeting FAQ
2019 Annual Summit Program Booklet



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