Stomach Cancer Patient Empowerment Summit in Washington, DC | May 5-7, 2024

Our 2nd Stomach Cancer Patient Empowerment Summit and 1st Gastric Cancer Advocacy on Capitol Hill Day

Recap of the Patient Empowerment Summit and 1st Gastric Advocacy Day

We are excited to share a recap of the recent Patient Empowerment Summit and 1st Gastric Advocacy Day, held from May 5 to May 7, 2024. The event of Hope for Stomach Cancer, brought together healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers, and advocates to discuss crucial issues and innovations in patient-centered care, with a special focus on gastric cancer.

The summit featured a series of keynote addresses, panel discussions, and workshops that emphasized patient advocacy, education, and engagement. Highlights included sessions on navigating the healthcare system, understanding patient rights, leveraging health technology, and managing mental health and wellness.

One of the most inspiring aspects of the summit was hearing powerful patient stories, which underscored the real-world impact of patient empowerment.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all speakers, participants, and sponsors for making this summit a success.

Save the date: February 2025. Patient Empowerment Summit and Advocacy Day. 

What To Expect At The Empowerment Summit

Expert Speakers: Engage with leading medical experts, renowned researchers, and inspirational speakers who will share cutting-edge information and empowering stories.

Interactive Workshops: Participate in hands-on workshops that provide practical tools and strategies for navigating the challenges associated with stomach cancer.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow attendees, patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals, fostering a network of support that extends beyond the summit.

Your Role At The Patient Empowerment Summit

Your presence is a valuable addition to our community. We encourage you to actively engage in the sessions, ask questions, and share your experiences if you feel comfortable doing so. Your insights can be a source of inspiration and support for others.

Together, we are stronger, and together, we can turn hope into healing. This summit is a reflection of our commitment to empowering individuals facing stomach cancer with knowledge, support, and hope.

There is no charge to attend this weekend’s summit. However, attendees are responsible for their own travel and hotel accommodations. We have a hotel block and we are offering the Healing Journey Challenge to help subsidize these costs available until Apr 4, 2024

Note: The 2nd Patient Empowerment Summit is an in-person conference that is interactive. Some sessions will be recorded, edited, and released at a later day for on-demand viewing.  Additionally, we will be offering a Livestream for a portion of our conference on 5/6/2024 for those unable to travel. The agenda and details will be released on a different date

FAQs for the Patient Empowerment Summit

Q: What is the primary objective of the Stomach Cancer Patient Empowerment Summit?

A: The summit aims to provide patients and caregivers a platform where they can find solace, education, and awareness about stomach cancer, as well as connect with top-notch resources and a supportive community. With the theme “Your Story Matters” for 2024, we hope to emphasize the importance of collective strength and support for those affected by a stomach cancer diagnosis.

Q: What is the primary objective of the Gastric Cancer Advocacy Day? 

A: Gastric Cancer Advocacy Day aims to raise awareness, promote policy changes, and engage policymakers to address the needs of individuals affected by stomach cancer. The primary objective is to advocate for increased awareness, funding, research, and support for those impacted by this disease.

Q: Where and when will the summit be held?

A: The summit will start on May 5 at 12 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. on May 6. Followed by advocacy training on at 5pm on May 6, and an Advocacy Day on May 7.

The hotel will be in HYATT PLACE ARLINGTON/COURTHOUSE PLAZA 2401 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, United States and the summit will be hosted at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Conference and Event Center.

 Q: Is the Summit separate from the Advocacy Day?

A:  Yes. These are separate but we highly encourage you to try both. The theme of both events are Your Story Matters. 

Q: How can I register for the Events?

A: Scroll up and select your registration method from the three optional buttons.  Remember if you are coming for Advocacy Day please tell us your Zip Code to ensure a meeting with your Representative.

 Q: I am a healthcare professional interested in the latest trends in stomach cancer care. Is this summit suitable for me?

A: Absolutely! While our primary focus is on patients and caregivers, healthcare professionals will also gain insights into patient experiences, needs, and the tools and resources they find most beneficial. It’s an excellent opportunity for professionals to understand the patient’s perspective better. We have a separate sign-up page.

 Q: Are there any fees for attending the summit?

A: No, the summit is free. All sessions, workshops, and receptions are free. However, transportation and lodging are not covered. We are committed to making this event accessible, and we have provided the Healing Journey Challenge to help cover additional travel and lodging costs.

 Q: Will there be any financial assistance or discounts for patients and caregivers who wish to attend?

A: We understand the financial challenges that can come with a cancer diagnosis. We have set up the Healing Journey Challenge.

 Q: What can attendees expect from the summit?

A: Attendees can expect a diverse range of sessions and activities, including informative presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and opportunities for networking and sharing experiences. The summit aims to provide valuable insights, foster connections, and inspire attendees in their stomach cancer journey.

 Q: Will there be opportunities for networking during the summit?

A: Yes, the theme “Your Story Matters” underscores the importance of networking and building connections. There will be specific sessions and activities designed to foster interactions among attendees.

 Q: I’m a stomach cancer survivor and want to share my journey. Will there be an opportunity for this during the summit?

A: We cherish and value personal stories of resilience and hope. There will be dedicated sessions where survivors and patients can share their experiences. Please get in touch with [email protected]  to discuss how you can participate.

 Q: How can I become a speaker or presenter at the summit?

A: If you are interested in becoming a speaker or presenter at the summit, please reach out to [email protected]. We welcome individuals with valuable insights and experiences to contribute to our program.

 Q: Will the sessions be recorded for future viewing?

A11: Yes, selected sessions will be recorded and made available for attendees post-summit. This ensures that even if you miss a session, you’ll be able to catch up later. There will be a live stream competent on May 6, 2024. Agenda to follow.

 Q: What COVID-19 safety measures will be in place during the summit?

A: We prioritize the safety and well-being of our attendees. All COVID-19 safety protocols recommended by health authorities at the time of the summit will be strictly implemented. This may include measures like social distancing, mandatory masks, and regular sanitization. We will follow Arlington VA Guidelines.

 Q: How can I stay updated about the summit’s latest announcements?

A: We recommend subscribing to our newsletter or regularly checking our official website. Additionally, you can follow our social media channels for real-time updates and announcements.

 If you have any additional questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team through the contact details provided on the summit website. We look forward to welcoming you to this empowering event.