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The 6th Annual OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults is the premiere oncology conference and social networking event for the young adult cancer movement. A pivotal healthcare event, OMG2013 is one of the largest gatherings of young adult patients, survivors, caregivers, professionals and advocates in the world. The event inspires thousands to get organized, build community and unite as one to drive change.
 
Young adults, a largely unknown group in the war on cancer, account for 72,000 new diagnoses each year. That's one every eight minutes. This group (including long-term survivors from childhood) are an underserved age group by way of their sheer isolation and lack of connection to age-appropriate programs, peers and support resources that restore dignity and connect them to the relevant tools that help them get busy living.
 
3.5 conference days
650 attendees
50 expert speakers
45 exhibitor slots
25 unique sessions
"it's the event you wish you never needed to go to, but will be so glad you did." – some clever person

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Cancer as Chronic
Careers and Insurance
Caregiving for Partners
Caring For The Caregiver
Complimentary Medicine and Healthy Living
ePatient Revolution
Expressive Writing for Wellness and Personal Growth
Fertility: Preservation, Rights and Options
Fundraising 101 for Non Profits
Healthcare Legislation and Reform
Just For Gals: Nothing Is Taboo
Just For Guys: No Holds Barred
Late Effects: Cancer, The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Managing Survivor Guilt
Managing The Finances of Cancer Care
Navigation and Resources for the Caregiver
Navigation: Where to Start When Newly Diagnosed
Pain Management and Palliative Care
Parenting with Cancer
Parents of Young Adults with Cancer
Progress: AYA Research and The AYA Clinic
Progress: Genetic Breakthroughs & Personalized Medicine
Your Sexual Self: How Cancer Can Impact All Parts of You
speakers and panelists in random order
Heidi Adams
Ewings Sarcoma Survivor
CEO, Critical Mass:
Young Adult Cancer Alliance
Lindsay Nohr-Beck
Tongue Cancer Survivor
Founder, Fertile Hope
Advisor, LIVESTRONG
Bryan Bishop
Brain Stem Glioma Survivor
American Radio Personality
Sidekick, The Adam Carolla Show
Lindsay Dahl
Environmental Activist
Deputy Director
Safer Chemicals/Healthy Families
Tamika Felder
Cervical Cancer Survivor
Founder/Chief Executive Officer
Tamika & Friends
Jonny Imerman
Testicular Cancer Survivor
Founder/Chief Mission Officer
Imerman Angels
Suleika Jaouad
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Survivor
Writer, Motivational Speaker
NYTimes Well Blog Contributor
Jennifer Merschdorf
Breast Cancer Survivor
Chief Executive Officer
Young Survival Coalition
Rebecca Nellis
VP, Programs and Strategy
Cancer and Careers
CEW Foundation
Brad Zebrack, Ph.D
Associate Professor
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
Sage Bolte, Ph.D, MSW, LCSW
Oncology Counselor
Life With Cancer
Leonard Sender, MD
Chairman, Stupid Cancer
Director, AYA Cancer Program
University of California, Irvine
Laura Scruggs
Program Director,
Mission Engagement
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
Shwen Gwee
Chief Digital Officer, Chandler Chicco
Founder: Social Health (SXSH.org)
Matt Farber
Director
Provider Economics & Public Policy
ACCC
Sarah Krug
Executive Director, CANCER 101
President
Society for Participatory Medicine
Monica Bryant, Esq.
Chief Operating Officer
Navigating Cancer Survivorship
Joanna Morales, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer
Navigating Cancer Survivorship
Jenny Greenfield, LCSW
Oncology Social Worker
Rocky Mountain Hospice
Tonia Farman
Founder & Executive Director
Athletes 4 Cancer
Ariana Vargas
Director, Business Development
Give Forward
John Carpten, PhD
Senior Investigator & Director
Genetic Basis of Human Disease
TGEN (Research Division)
Penny Damaskos, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C
Coordinator/Clinical Supervisor
Resources for Life After Cancer
Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Elizabeth Rohan, PhD, MSW
Health Scientist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Melanie Goldfarb, MD
Asst Professor of Endocrine Surgery
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Lynn Adams, MS, ANP-BC, AOCN
Nurse Practitioner Coordinator
Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Shara B. Sosa, MSW, LCSW
Oncology Counselor
Life With Cancer
Annie Goodman
Journalist & TV News Producer
Co-Host, The Stupid Cancer Show
Stacy Gagas
Oncology Resource Specialist
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brian D. Lawenda, MD
Clinical Director
21st Century Oncology
Jonathan Bernstein, MD
Founder/Medical Director Children's Specialty Center of Nevada
Whitney Lange
Director of Programs
First Descents
Julie Kinamore
Programs Coordinator
First Descents
Nina Sharma
Director of Development
First Descents
Paul Kelly
Program Coordinator
First Descents
Josh Serna
Program Coordinator
First Descents
Jo Velasquez, PhD
Pediatric Psychologist
Children's Specialty Center of Nevada
Sarada Tangirala
Grassroots Coordinator
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Jen Mills
Advocacy Relations
Genentech
Richard Tate
VP, Communications & Marketing
HopeLab
Laxmi A. Kondapalli, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor and WRHR Scholar
Director of Oncofertility Program
University of Colorado Denver
Ann Kramer
Senior Banker Coach
Quicken Loans




Raed Rahman, DO
Medical Director,
Pain Management


Anthony Perre, MD
Director, New Patient Intake
Vice Chief, Admin. Affairs


Carolyn Lammersfeld, MS
Vice President,
Integrative Medicine


Maurie Markman, MD
SVP, Clinical Affairs
Nat'l Dir., Medical Oncology
Louis Greenzweig
Jeanna & William Churchill
Heather Swift
Tracy Maxwell
Melissa Weiss
Adam Weiss
Scott Slater
April Capil
Francesca Giessmann
Carolyn Zimmerman
Chad Rachman
Cherri Chiodo
Stephanie Lewis
Blll Penzer
Kreithchele Barnard
Rob Harris
high roller



platinum sponsor



gold sponsor

hope lab
eli lilly and company
lilly oncology on canvas
millennium: the takeda oncology company
seattle genetics

silver sponsor

arbor pharmaceuticals
genentech
genomic health
leukemia & lymphoma society
making headway foundation
purdue pharma
quicken loans
sigma tau pharmaceuticals

bronze & pro bono

21st century oncology
debevoise & plimpton
klick health
newmark grubb knight frank
testicular cancer foundation (single jingles)
uline.com

proud exhibitors

3 Little Birds 4 Life
Amanda Hope's Rainbow Angels
Annie Appleseed Project
Athletes for Cancer
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Fdn and Jill's Legacy
California Cryobank-Fertile Future
Cancer and Careers
Cancer Train
Children's Specialty Center of Nevada
Cindy Giles LLC
Circle Surrogacy, LTD
Colon Cancer Alliance
First Descents
The Gateway for Cancer Research
GiveForward
Jackie Farry Hats
John Wayne Cancer Foundation
mAss Kickers Foundation
Miami Brain Tumor Coalition, LLC
Orgain
Pink Ribbon Girls
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative / Cleveland Clinic
Sharsheret
Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association
True North Treks
Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy - Fertility
Young Survivor Coalition
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

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