Scenes from the Summit!

November 9, 2016
by Stephanie Chisolm

letterheadThe first annual BCAN Leadership Summit took place this October. More than 60 patient advocates from as far away as Washington State traveled to Rockville, Maryland, for the event.

The Bladder Cancer Leadership Summit was designed to engage, educate and energize bladder cancer survivors and volunteers. Participants attended BCAN How-To Workshops Learning how to communicate to raise awareness in a digital world; advocate on behalf of the bladder cancer community; and navigate the current healthcare system to help bladder cancer patients receive the best care.

Take a moment to check out the slide presentations (in blue) listed below each presenter:




Mark Story

Using Twitter for Advocacy


Brandon Farris




Elizabeth Franklin Hoffler, MSW, ACSW

Patient-Centered Navigation




Drs. David McConkey, Andrea Apolo and Gary Steinberg


They heard about the latest advances in bladder cancer care and research from Drs. Gary Steinberg, David McConkey and Andrea Apolo. Click here to read a summary of their panel discussion from the Metastasis Research Society.





The Summit kicked off the second day with the first ever Best of BCAN Awards! BCAN is pleased to recognize our 5 #BCANLEADER winners at this year’s Summit. Congratulations and a special thank you for all you do, to our Best of BCAN winners pictured below with BCAN CEO Andrea Maddox-Smith (L) and Co-Founder Diane Zipursky Quale (R):

 2016 Best of BCAN Awards

Monica Austin-Cox: Outstanding Contributions to BCAN

Rick Bangs: Research

Bob Lipman: Education/Support

Marge Coffin: Advocacy

Karen Godfrey: Outstanding Contributions to BCAN

After offering suggestions to improve BCAN programs and support services, participants shared their commitment to helping BCAN continue to make a difference in the bladder cancer community.

As a #BCANLEADER, what will you do? Click here to let us know.

img_3056 img_3064 img_3061
 img_3112  img_3111  img_3109

Share this page:Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on TumblrShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone