2020 CAC2 Annual Summit

July 17, 2020 Virtual Meeting

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2020 Annual Summit


We invite CAC2 members and guests to attend our 8th Annual Summit via a special on-line event on Friday, July 17, 2020.   The Meetings Team has designed a carefully curated two-hour version of our traditional Annual Summit accessible to all that will include Q&A with new COG Chair Dr. Doug Hawkins and an illuminating conversation about the upcoming implementation of the RACE Act.  We will conclude the session with our Annual Members-Only Business Meeting.

Please join us on Friday, July 17, 2020, for a consolidated two-hour virtual program that will be packed full of engaging and time-sensitive material.

We are highly sensitive to the reality that folks are tired of virtual meetings, so our meeting team is working overtime to ensure that our program respects your time and covers only the most essential components of the robust agenda we had planned.

Nothing can substitute for the incredible value that we all gain when we gather in person.  However, we also recognize that travel and cost has prevented some from attending past meetings. If that’s been the case for you, we are especially hopeful you’ll make it a priority to join us for this free virtual program on July 17th.

Commit to attend and participate by registering today!

Link to Register

Annual Summit Agenda

Friday, July 17th  –  11:00 am – 1:00 pm EST (10 am-12 pm CT/8 am-10 am PT)


11:00 am – 12:15 pm EST

Speaker Program

  • Doug Hawkins, incoming Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group, speaking on his vision for COG, with Q&A on how parent patient advocates fit into that vision
  • The RACE Act on the Eve of Implementation, a conversation with representatives from industry, the NCI, FDA, and the NIH Foundation about the possibilities for pediatric oncology drug development presented by regulations going into effect in August.


12:15 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Business Meeting – Members Only

We will hold our annual business meeting and important board elections and governance proposals in this abbreviated meeting.

The CAC2 Board of Directors would like to emphasize how much we are counting on you to join us on July 17th. The Business Meeting portion of our agenda is mandated by our by-laws and requires strong Member participation to conduct business. Additionally, this year’s Business Meeting is especially critical, as we must work together to tackle the issue of long-term leadership succession planning.


Important Note: In place of the ever-popular and essential Interest Group Break-Out Sessions, we are offering on-line break-out sessions for each Interest Group this summer!


NEW ‘Summer Series’ Program: 

If you’ve joined us at past Summits, you will know that we always schedule time for our Interest Groups to shine the spotlight on what they have accomplished during the year and what they would like to work on in the upcoming year. In the interest of keeping the core content of the virtual Summit as succinct as possible, we have decided to conduct those breakout sessions separate from the Summit this year by launching Summer Series 2020, so our three Interest Group Pillars (Research & Treatment, Advocacy & Awareness, and Family Support & Survivorship) can connect with members in a more fun and interactive way than just reading a report out.


CAC2 will be featuring a virtual engagement session for each Interest Group over this summer:

– Advocacy & Awareness (June)
– Research & Treatment (July)
– Family Support & Survivorship (August)

We hope you will plan to join one or more of these Summer Series sessions to help advance the projects of your preferred Interest Group(s). Please stay tuned for more details on the Summer Series, including dates and registration.


Special Virtual Summit
July 17, 2020
11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET

2019 Annual Summit Program Booklet

2021 Summit: 

Go ahead and mark your calendars early! We are pleased to announce that we still plan to meet together in Philadelphia – now one year later. CHOP has graciously extended their invitation, and we have gladly accepted. Save the date for June 24-26, 2021!


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