Tomorrow begins a conference entitled "Cancer Survivorship Research: Recovery and Beyond." And I have a job to do.
You see, many months ago I was invited to be the "commenter" for the symposium entitled "Delivering Patient-Centered Care to Cancer Survivors: The Critical Role of Communication." Friday morning (beginning at 11 a.m., EST), three researchers will each have 16 minutes to present some of their work, followed by 3-4 minutes of Q & A. Then I will have 15 minutes to discuss their work and offer my vision for the future regarding the critical issue of communication in survivorship.
Those of you who follow this blog regularly probably have a good idea what lies at the heart of my vision for the future.
I feel excited like before the first day of school. What new information and ideas am I going to hear over the next few days? For sure, I'll hear from some heavy hitters in survivorship, given that this conference is jointly sponosred by the National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Survivorship, the American Cancer Society's Behavioral Research Center, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For the next three days, I'll be listening.... And when I get a chance, I'll share what I'm learning on this blog.