2020 Virtual Advocacy Survivor-Caregiver Public Summit: Women4Women
Promoted and hosted by the IGCS
This summit was held live on Saturday, September 26, 2020
View the video recording below.
Gynecologic Cancer Literacy
We covered all the basics of gynecologic cancers: symptoms and risks, early detection, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, genetic testing, and patient rights and options such as maintenance therapy. This session would not be complete without discussing clinical trials and cutting-edge research and findings.
Survivorship 101: Focus on Quality of Life
Let’s talk Survivorship—quality of life and wellness from diagnosis onward—and get very personal! We had frank exchanges about body image, sexual health, intimacy, fertility, nutrition, and self-care as well as about work-life balance and other concerns specific to working women. Participants learned to document their individual journeys.
The Power of Patient Advocacy
While having a primer on the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of patient advocacy, this segment tapped into regional and global power and the benefits of creating and maintaining a strong, inclusive Global Advocacy Network.
Optional Bonus Session
Following the plenary Summit sessions, an optional session was available for Summit participants which covered these topics: (1) Treatment, Clinical Trials, Telemedicine/Telehealth in Backdrop of COVID-19 and (2) Patient-Centric Table Talk: Education & Exchange Session.