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Virtual Patient Symposium Archive

All of the KCA’s Virtual Patient Symposium sessions are recorded and free to view on demand. Sign up for our monthly newsletter to get details about future symposiums and events.

2021 Virtual Patient Symposium

Kidney Cancer Treatment Approaches

Speaker: Dr. Ulka Vaishampayan

Shared Decision Making

Moderator: Zita Lim, PA-C

Panelists: John Ferrell, Bruce Hill, Dr. Chung-Han Lee

Genetics and Kidney Cancer

Moderator: Sallie McAdoo, MS, CGC

Speaker: John Lee, CGC

Understanding a New Diagnosis

Moderator: Nancy Moldawer, RN, MSN

Panelists: Chapmann Cheung, Laura Esfeller, Marissa Willis

Living With Kidney Cancer (Early Stage Diagnosis)

Moderator: Dr. Stephanie Berg

Panelists: Jason Hinojosa, Ryan Natzke, Annamarya Scaccia

Living with Kidney Cancer (Advanced Stage Diagnosis)

Moderator: Deborah Maskens

Panelists: Steven Edwards, Matt McClain


Moderator: Sarah Rosner

Panelists: Kathleen Campbell, Milton Wade

Disparities and Access

Moderator: Ritchie Johnson, RN

Panelists: Dr. Pedro Barata, Dr. Pavlos Msaouel, Dr. Melanie Royce

Financial Toxicity

Speaker: Monica Bryant, Triage Cancer

Diet and Nutrition

Speaker: Brittany Finley, MS, RD, CSO

What I Learned From Kidney Cancer

Moderator: Salima Witt

Panelists: Megan Conley, Ritchie Johnson, Peggy Zuckerman

View the Agenda

*All times listed in Central Standard Time (CST)

Friday, September 17

9:00-9:05 AMWelcomeGretchen E. Vaughan
9:05-10:05 AMKidney Cancer Treatment ApproachesDr. Ulka Vaishampayan
10:05-11:05 AMShared Decision MakingZita Lim, PA-C (Moderator)

John Ferrell
Bruce Hill
Dr. Chung-Han Lee
11:05-11:30 AMBREAK
11:30 AM – 12:30 PMGenetics and Kidney CancerSallie McAdoo, MS, CGC (Moderator)

John Lee, Genetic Counselor
12:30-1:20 PMUnderstanding A New DiagnosisNancy Moldawer, RN, MSN (Moderator)

Chapmann Cheung
Laura Esfeller
Marissa Willis
1:20-2:10 PMLiving With Kidney Cancer (Early Stage Diagnosis)Dr. Stephanie Berg (Moderator)

Jason Hinojosa
Ryan Natzke
Annamarya Scaccia
2:10-2:30 PMBREAK
2:30-3:20 PMLiving With Kidney Cancer (Advanced Stage Diagnosis)Deborah Maskens (Moderator)

Steven Edwards
Matt McClain
3:20-4:10 PMCaregivingSarah Rosner (Moderator)

Kathleen Campbell
Milton Wade
4:10-4:25 PMDay 1 SummarySallie McAdoo, MS, CGC

Saturday, September 18

9:00-9:05 AMWelcomeSallie McAdoo, MS, CGC
9:05-10:05 AMDisparities and AccessRitchie Johnson, RN (Moderator)

Dr. Pedro Barata
Dr. Pavlos Msaouel
Dr. Melanie Royce
10:05-11:05 AMFinancial ToxicityMonica Bryant, Triage Cancer
11:05-11:15 AMBREAK
11:15-11:45 AMDiet and NutritionBrittany Finley, MS, RD, CSO
11:45 AM -12:45 PMWhat I Learned From Kidney CancerSalima Witt (Moderator)

Megan Conley
Ritchie Johnson, RN
Peggy Zuckerman
12:45-1:00 PMDay 2 Summary and ClosingSallie McAdoo, MS, CGC

Dr. Pedro Barata

Tulane University School of Medicine

Dr. Stephanie Berg

Loyola University Medical Center

Monica Bryant

COO, Triage Cancer

Kathleen Campbell

KCA Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council

Laura Esfeller

Steven Edwards

KCA Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council

John Ferrell

KCA Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council

Brittany Finley, MS, RD, CSO

Oncology Nutrition Specialist

Bruce Hill

KCA Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council

Jason Hinojosa

Ritchie Johnson, RN

KCA Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council

Dr. Chung-Han Lee

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

KCA Medical Steering Committee

John Lee, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute

Zita Lim, PA-C

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Deborah Maskens

KCA Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council

Sallie McAdoo, MS, CGC

Medical Director, Kidney Cancer Association

Nancy Moldawer, RN, MSN

Cedars Sinai Medical Center

KCA Clinical Advisory Board (Co-Chair)

Dr. Pavlos Msaouel

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Ryan Natzke

KCA Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council

Dr. Melanie Royce

US Food and Drug Administration

Dr. Ulka Vaishampayan

Urologic Oncology Clinic | Rogel Cancer Center

University of Michigan

Gretchen E. Vaughan

President and CEO, Kidney Cancer Association

Milton Wade

Marissa Willis

KCA Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council

Salima Witt

KCA Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council

Peggy Zuckerman

KCA Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council


2020 Virtual Patient Symposium

Welcome and Survivorship Panel

Moderated by: Laura Wood, RN, MSN, OCN

Panelists: John Ferrel, Brian Moran, Michelle Piccolo, Cathy West, and Salima Witt

Shared Decision Making Panel

Moderated by: Courtney Firak, MPH

Panelists: Pedro Barata, MD, MSc and Katy Beckerman, MD, PhD
Bruce and Susan Hill, patient and caregiver

Treating Kidney Cancer in a Pandemic: Lessons from COVID-19

Moderated by: Matt Campbell, MD, MS and William C. Huang, MD

Panelists: Brian Shinder, MD, Martin H. Voss, MD and Megan Conley, patient

Side Effect Management

Presented by: Kiran Kehoe, RN, BSN, CCRN

Understanding a New Kidney Cancer Diagnosis

Presented by: Elizabeth Plimack, MD

Treatments for Advanced Kidney Cancer

Presented by: Virginia J. Seery, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

Small Renal Masses: An Overview

Presented by: Brian Shuch, MD

Into the Light: Understanding and Treating Rare Kidney Cancers

Presented by: Rana McKay, MD

Clinical Trials 101

Presented by: Patricia Fischer, RN, MSN, ONC

Non Clear-Cell Type RCC

Presented by: Julia Batten, APRN, MSN, MPH