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Virtual Patient Symposium

The KCA’s annual Virtual Patient Symposium is an opportunity for patients and caregivers to learn about kidney cancer from medical professionals and fellow patients, caregivers, and survivors. This event is FREE and open to anyone.

Thank you for your interest in the 2022 Virtual Patient Symposium!

This event took place on May 21, 2022.

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*All times listed in Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Saturday May 21, 2022

Welcome to the 2022 KCA Virtual Patient Symposium8:00 AM- 8:05 AMRyan Natzke, KCA Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council (Chair)
Session 1: Kidney Cancer Overview8:05 AM- 8:50 AMTian Zhang, MD
Session 2: Shared Decision Making8:50 AM- 9:30 AMLaura S. Wood, RN, MSN, OCN
Stephanie Berg, DO
Laura Esfeller
Break9:30 AM- 9:45 AM
Session 3: Diagnosis and Staging9:45 AM- 10:30 AMBenjamin Maughan, MD, PharmD
Session 4: Side-effect and Symptom Management10:30 AM- 11:15 AMMeghara Walsh, RN, BSN
Sean Healy
Michelle Picolo
Break11:15 AM- 11:30 AM
Session 5: How Do I Find My Specialist? 11:30 AM- 12:15 PMChristopher Weight, MD
Peter Rasmussen, MD
Session 6: Navigating Financial Toxicity12:15 PM- 1:00 PMSarah Psutka, MD
Break1:00 PM- 1:15 PM
Session 7: Genetics and Kidney Cancer1:15 PM- 2:00 PMSallie McAdoo, MS, CGC, KCA Medical Director
Session 8: Living with Kidney Cancer2:00 PM- 2:45 PMNancy Moldawer, RN, MSN
Kathleen Campbell
Steven Edwards
Marissa Willis
Closing2:45 PM- 3:00 PMSallie McAdoo, MS, CGC, KCA Medical Director

Dr. Stephanie Berg

Loyola University Medical Center

Kathleen Campbell

KCA Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council

Steven Edwards

KCA Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council

Laura Esfeller

Dr. Benjamin Maughan

Huntsman Cancer Institute

University of Utah

Sallie McAdoo, MS, CGC

Medical Director, Kidney Cancer Association

Nancy Moldawer, RN, MSN

Cedars Sinai Medical Center

KCA Clinical Advisory Board (Co-Chair)

Ryan Natzke

KCA Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council (Chair)

KCA Board of Directors

Dr. Sarah Psutka

University of Washington Medical Center

Dr. Peter Rasmussen

Cleveland Clinic

Meghara Walsh, RN, BSN

Dana-Farber Cancer Center

Dr. Christopher Weight

Cleveland Clinic

Marissa Willis

KCA Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council

Laura S. Wood, RN, MSN, OCN

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center (retired)

Dr. Tian Zhang

Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center


This program is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors.


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All of the KCA’s Virtual Patient Symposium sessions are recorded and free to view on demand.