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Gilda’s Club Quad Cities invites you to join the Biden Cancer Community Summit

Friday, September 21, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Gilda’s Club Quad Cities
1234 E River Dr., Davenport, IA 52803

Designed to inspire and provoke collaborative action, the Biden Cancer Summit program will highlight stories of trials and triumph throughout the cancer journey, feature the latest and most promising cancer research and technology developments, spotlight transformative community-driven initiatives, and amplify public and private sector partnerships to drive improved patient outcomes.

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Opening Plenary featuring Dr. Jill Biden
Viewing and discussion of live broadcast from Washington D.C.
Light breakfast provided.

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Morning Videos and Panel Discussion
Navigating the cancer journey beyond the disease:
This module will provide a high-level conversation regarding the effect of cancer on the patient, family and community, beyond the physical ramifications of the disease.
Survivorship and the path ahead:
The cancer journey doesn’t end when treatment is completed; this module focuses on cancer survivors who face a myriad of issues related to their health and potential long-term impact of treatment, as well as employment issues and adjustments to life post treatment.
*Panel discussion:
Includes a local dietitian, physical therapist, nurse navigator and more.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Focus on Innovation – Panel and Lightning Talks
Viewing and discussion of live broadcast from Washington D.C.
Light lunch provided.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Afternoon Videos and Panel Discussion
Understanding the oncology research & development pipeline:
The oncology R&D pipeline is long and complex. This module incorporates viewpoints about the process, from the bench to final regulatory approval, including the major barriers and greatest hopes for the future of cancer.
Harnessing innovation to improve and save lives:
Innovation and technology are advancing at break-neck speed, particularly within the oncology field. this module highlights the scientific breakthroughs hurtling down the pipeline that could have a significant impact, from diagnosis to treatment, on cancer patients in the future.
*Panel discussion:
Includes local clinical trials nurses Kim Turner, Genesis Cancer Care Institute; Katy D’Aprile, Holden Cancer Center Quad Cities; and Shelle Sikkema, UnityPoint-Moline

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Closing Plenary featuring Vice President Joe Biden
Viewing and discussion of live broadcast from Washington D.C.
Snacks provided.

*This panel discussion will be broadcast live via Facebook at
** More information on schedules and content released closer to September 21st. All times subject to change based on speaker availability.

For more details and registration, call Kelly H at (563) 326-7504, email or click on the times listed above.