2023 Advocacy Summit: Find Your Voice

Everyone has a voice! Whether you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, care for or have cared for someone with lung cancer or want to help change the statistics, we want to help you learn how to use your voice to advocate for yourself and others. The 11th Annual Lung Cancer Initiative Advocacy Summit at Revolution Mill in Greensboro, NC was a great opportunity to meet others who have been impacted by lung cancer and engage in a community of support.




Watch the 11th Annual Lung Cancer Initiative Advocacy Summit below!

Meet the 2023 Lung Cancer Initiative Advocacy Summit Speakers

Jim Sheegog

Rowhill Consulting Group

Tracey McCain, Keynote Presenter

Award-winning Journalist, Former Anchor with WFMY

Stacy Wentworth, MD 

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Additional Speakers Include the Following:

Mohamed K. Mohamed, MD, Cone Health

Bradley Icard, DO, Cone Health

Garrett Sherwood, MD, Novant Health Cancer Institute – Forsyth

Carlie Barnett, BSN, RN, OCN, Thoracic Oncology Nurse Navigator, Levine Cancer Institute

Emily Edmondson, CCLS, Patient and Community Outreach Specialist, Lung Cancer Initiative


Thursday, September 14th (Kau Restaurant)

  • 6:00pm – Networking Reception (heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks)
  • 6:30pm – Importance of Advocacy, Mohamed K. Mohamed, MD, Cone Health, view slides
  • 7:00pm – Summit Kickoff Activity, Jim Sheegog

Friday, September 15th (Color Works Meeting Space, Room 1)

  • 8:00am – Registration, Exhibits, Breakfast
  • 8:30am – Welcome, Speaker Introductions
  • 8:45am – Legislative Speaker, Sarah Bales, Brubaker and Associates
  • 9:00am – Keynote: Finding Your Voice, Turning Your Purpose into Power, Tracey McCain
  • 9:30am – Break, Exhibits, Group Picture
  • 9:45am – Finding Your Voice, Jim Sheegog, view slides
  • 11:45am – Lung Cancer Screening Updates, Bradley Icard, MD, Cone Health, view slides
      • 12:15pm – Lung Cancer Treatment Updates, Garrett Sherwood, MD, Novant Health, view slides
      • 12:45pm – Survivorship: Running Through the Tape, Stacy Wentworth, MD, Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute, view slides
      • 1:15pm – Questions to Ask Your Doctor, Carlie Barnett, RN, BSN, OCN, Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute, view slides
      • 2:00pm – Breakouts: Survivors and Caregivers: Stress Reduction/Coping
      • 2:45pm – How You Can Make a Difference, Ways to Get Involved, Next Steps, LCI Team
      • 4:00pm – Adjourn

      Find Your Voice!

      Networking Reception

      Thursday, September 14

      6:00 – 8:00 PM

      Kau Restaurant

      2003 Yanceyville St, Greensboro, NC 27405

      Advocacy Summit

      Friday, September 15

      8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

      Color Works Meeting Space, Room 1

      1000 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro, NC 27405

      Registration: $30 per person includes Friday and Saturday attendance and meals. Survivors are free to attend. Register by 5:00 p.m. on September 1.

      2023 Lodging Information

      2. Click “Book Now”
      3. Open a box so you can enter 9/14 to 9/15
      4. The Group Code “G-LCIG” will be populated already for you
      5. Click “Book Now” again
      6. It will then show you the Group Name, Rate, and what Rooms are held for the Group

      Traveling from Out-of-Town?

      We offer financial support for lodging and travel for out-of-town participants in need of assistance. Please reach out to Emily Edmondson, our Patient & Community Outreach Specialist today if you’d like to learn more about our travel scholarships.


      Summit Through the Years

      Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!