Living Well: 2022 Lung Cancer Initiative Advocacy Summit

Living Well: 2022 Lung Cancer Initiative Advocacy Summit

We invite you to join us for our 10th Annual Lung Cancer Initiative Advocacy Summit.

Living Well: 2022 Lung Cancer Initiative Advocacy Summit

A healthy community starts with you!   Whether you are living with a lung cancer diagnosis, caring for a loved one or advocating for change, this year’s Advocacy Summit will provide tools to help us live well, together.

We’ll cover topics related to:

  • How to live well with lung cancer
  • Continued research and treatment updates
  • How to advocate for increased research funding
  • How to deal with financial changes after a lung cancer diagnosis
  • Taking care of your mental health
  • Resources for caregivers


Friday, August 12:

  • 12:00PM – Registration/Lunch
  • 1:00PM – Welcome: Paige Humble
  • 1:15PM – How to Live Well with Lung Cancer: Jill Morningstar and Paul Hutter
  • 2:00PM – Updates in North Carolina Lung Cancer Statistics and Trends: Ronny A. Bell, PhD, MS
  • 2:30PM – Break
  • 2:45PM – Partner Updates:
    • Physical Activity: Daniel Janyska, SPT and Victoria Garrison, SPT; Elon University
    • Scanxiety: Victoria J. Dunsmore, PhD; North Carolina State University
    • Exercise Break: Crystal Coast Cancer Rehab Center
  • 3:45PM – Making Informed Decisions after a Lung Cancer Diagnosis: Sanjay Premakumar, MD and Alisha Benner, MD
  • 4:30PM – Adjourn
  • 5:00PM-6:30PM – Reception: Amy Cipau, MBA, MA and Hiren Mehta, MD

Saturday, August 13:

  • 8:30AM – Registration/Breakfast/Exhibits
  • 9:00AM – Welcome: Paige Humble, MBA
  • 9:15AM – Lung Cancer Treatment Updates and Side Effects: Neal Ready, MD, PhD
  • 10:00AM – Break/Exhibits
  • 10:30AM – Taking Care of your Mental Health: Justin Yupp, PhD
  • 11:15AM – Breakouts:
    • Survivors: Mental Health Issues and Managing Stress after Diagnosis: Cheryl Lecroy
    • Caregivers: “I’m Not Sure I Can do This”: Compassionate Caring for Yourself and Your Loved Ones: Rev. Heidi Gessner, MDiv, BCC
  • 12:15PM – Lunch
  • 12:45PM – Why your Story Could Become Someone Else’s Survival Guide: Jess Ekstron, Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Creator
  • 1:30PM – Digital Sherpa Sponsored by Patient Empowerment Network – Savannah Dodson, MPH
  • 2:30PM – Closing Remarks
    • How You Can Make a Difference: Judy Noble, Lung Cancer Survivor
    • Ways to get Involved: Sandy Oehler
    • Next Steps: Jenni Danai, MPH
  • 3:00PM – Adjourn

Registration Details:

  • Cost to attend both days of events is $30
  • Survivors are complimentary
  • Deadline to register is 5 P.M. on 8/8/2022
  • Meals are included in the pricing
  • Travel Scholarship available

Hotel Details:

Hotel rooms are available for $139 per night at Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley:

Book your group rate for Lung Cancer Initiative

Sessions will be recorded for online vieweing after the event for those who are unable to attend in person.  For the health and safety of those we serve, LCI will be following all local public health and CDC guidance.  Guidelines are subject to change as public guidance is updated.

Thank you to the Summit Planning Committee:

Kenisha Bethea
Elias Berhanu
Susan Moore
Mike Smith
Elizabeth Speight
Jane Poole
Angela Hopper

Thank you to our sponsors!