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Part of Georgia CORE’s mission is to keep health care providers in the state up to date on the most effective and promising cancer care and treatment techniques available. By promoting the awareness and use of best practices among health care professionals, cancer survivors and caregivers in Georgia will experience the highest quality care. Georgia CORE continues to develop innovative conferences to enhance collaboration among oncology professionals in the state and improve the experience of patients and caregivers throughout their cancer journey.

Cancer Survivorship:  Up Close and Personal

Cancer Survivorship:  Up Close and Personal
Thursday, November 3, 2016

A one-day statewide dialogue exploring the unmet needs and unseen challenges of Georgia's cancer survivors. Review findings of Georgia's first-ever cancer survivor survey and engage with experts in panel discussions on: Addressing survivors' physical, emotional, practical and spiritual needs Confronting issues faced by survivors of different cultures Exploring best practices across the state Examining national cancer survivorship guidelines Discussing and encouraging evidence-based research Cancer Survivorship: Up Close & Personal will give you new insights into the day-to-day realities of life after treatment for cancer survivors and opportunities to dialog with colleagues on how to best address those challenges.

(2014 Survivor Needs Assessment Survey Summary)





Welcome & Introduction                                            

  • Welcome
    • Angie Patterson, Vice President, Georgia CORE
    • Survivorship Story
      • Lynn Durham, Co-Chair, Survivorship Advisory Board, Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff, Georgia Tech

Needs of Cancer Survivors                     

  • Survivorship Story and the Role of Georgia CORE
    • Angie Patterson  
  • Cancer Survivorship Survey results
    • Cam Escoffery, Principal Investigator, Associate Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • Cancer Survivorship Connection focus group research
    • Winifred W. Thompson, Principal Investigator Research Assistant Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • The American Cancer Society National Quality of Life Survey for Caregivers of Cancer Survivors
    • Rachel Cannady, Strategic Director, Cancer Caregiver Support , The American Cancer Society

Utilizing Evidence and Advancing Research

Spectrum of Survivorship Care                     

       Best and Promising Practices

Disparate Populations and Cultural Competency


For Additional Information, please contact:

Angie Patterson
Georgia CORE