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2024 Virtual Patient Symposium

Attend the Kidney Cancer Association’s signature patient and caregiver education event!

Program-At-A-Glance

*All times Eastern Time

11:00am-11:10amWelcomeKCA Staff
11:10am-11:40amKidneys and Kidney Cancer 101Allison May, MD
11:40am-12:10pmUnderstanding your Kidney Cancer Radiology ReportsEric Rupe, MD
12:10pm-12:40pmFrom the Lab to the Clinic: The Process of Bringing Treatments to PatientsKaty Beckermann, MD
12:40pm-12:50pmBreak
12:50pm-1:00pmMy Kidney Cancer Story #1Nicole Miles

Moderator: Annamaria Scaccia
1:00pm-1:45pmHow Doctors Decide How To Treat Your CancerKelly Fitzgerald, MD
Jennifer Gordetsky, MD
Raquibul Hannan, MD, PhD
Seung Kim, MD
Rana McKay, MD
Sarah Psutka, MD
Brian Shuch, MD
Julia Stevens, PharmD

Moderator: Alexandra Sanders, MSN, RN
1:45pm-1:55pmBreak
1:55pm-2:05pmMy Kidney Cancer Story #2Joel Stern

Moderator: Annamaria Scaccia
2:05pm-2:35pmIntegrative Oncology: Helping Manage Side Effects and Symptoms HolisticallyAnna Bausum, ND
2:35pm-3:05pmOptimizing Kidney Health During and After Cancer TreatmentPooja Amarapurkar, MD
3:05pm-3:15pmBreak
3:15pm-3:45pmThe Many Emotions of a Kidney Cancer DiagnosisLauren Burling, MSS, LCSW
3:45pm-3:55pmMy Kidney Cancer Story #3Nicole Scott

Moderator: Annamaria Scaccia
3:55pm-4:25pmCaregiving EssentialsDina Smith, MSW, LMSW
CancerCare
4:25pm-4:30pmClosingKCA Staff

A Special Thanks to Our 2024 Symposium Sponsors!


Diamond

Gold

Bronze

Cancer and Careers
Chromophobe and Oncocytic Tumor Alliance (COA)*
Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation*
HLRCC Foundation*
Imerman Angels
Joey’s Wings*
Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation*
Patient Empowerment Network
Pattern.org
The Cleveland Clinic 4th Angel Mentoring
Triage Cancer
Wilms Cancer Foundation*

*KCA AFFILIATE