Preliminary Schedule--Subject to  Change:

All times indicated are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Sunday October 20, 2013

7:15 am – 5:30 pm

Registration and check-in
Conference materials will be provided to advocates prior to the conference electronically, where available, and program book and agenda will be provided to them upon check in at the hotel.

6:30 am - 7:15 am
Wellness Session: Morning Yoga
Wellness Session: Meditation
Run around Stanley Park

7:45 am – 8:15 am
Breakfast Orientation for Patient Advocate Workshop Participants

8:15 am – 12:15 pm
Attend conference keynotes, plenaries, and oral sessions

12:15 - 13:30 (12:15 pm – 1:30 pm)
Reserved table for patient advocate at sponsored luncheon

13:30 - 14:45 (1:30 pm – 2:45 pm)
Survivorship Panel

14:45 - 18:30 (2:45 pm – 6:30 pm)
Attend conference keynotes, plenaries and oral sessions

18:30 - 21:00 (6:30 pm - 9 pm)
Poster Session
Patient Advocate Program liaisons present to tour posters with advocates and ensure they are having a positive exposure to the science


Monday, October 21, 2013

6:30 am - 7:15 am
Wellness Session: Morning Yoga
Wellness Session: Meditation
Run around Stanley Park

7:15 am – 6:00 pm
Registration Desk Open

7 – 8:30 am
Breakfast Roundtable
Patient Advocate Breakfast roundtable with facilitated discussion

 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Attend conference keynotes, plenaries, and oral sessions

12:30 - 13:45 (12:30 – 1:45 pm) 
Lunch & Awards
Patient Advocate Program Participants Recognized in lunch-time address

13:45 - 18:00 (1:45 – 6 pm)
Attend conference keynotes, plenaries, and oral sessions


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

6:30 am - 7:15 am
Wellness Session: Morning Yoga
Wellness Session: Meditation
Run around Stanley Park

7:15 am – 12:30 pm 
Registration desk open

7:30 – 8:30 am
Breakfast Roundtable
Patient Advocate Breakfast roundtable with facilitated discussion

8:30 am – 12 pm
Attend conference keynotes, plenaries, and oral sessions 

12:30 - 14:00 (12:30 - 2 pm)
Survivor Program Advocate Program Participant Wrap-Up with Boxed-Lunches

  • Facilitated but informal discussion of how to move forward with dissemination and advocacy plans in their own communities
  • Preview of the post-conference teleconference to be held 4-6 weeks out from conference
  • Establishment of a group communication mechanism (i.e. Google Groups, Yahoo Groups, a blog, etc), to facilitate post-conference connections and communication

14:00 - 17:00 (2 – 5 pm)
Patient Advocate CAMEO Workshop: “Supporting Safe and Informed Cancer Decisions
This workshop is a tailored hand on workshop for patient advocates. The goal of the workshop is to help inform patient advocates about how to identify their or a fellow cancer survivors priorities about using integrative cancer therapies.  Patient advocates will be taught how to apply and search the current scientific literature to help direct and inform those decisions.