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Saturday, Sept. 17

Philadelphia Walk to End Colon Cancer
8:30 - 11:30 am | Kelly Drive Bike Path
Learn more and register here

Never Too Young Advisory Board Meeting
6 - 8 pm | Invitation Only
Learn more about the N2Y Program here.

Sunday, Sept. 18

Allies in Action (Advocacy Training)
12 - 5 pm | Bromley and Claypoole Rooms
Sign up for "Allies in Action" on your registration form to attend. 

12:00 - Boxed lunch
12:30 - Welcome: Volunteer Impact in 2022
12:45 - Tools to be successful in local community engagement
1:05 - Maximizing screening options
1:20 - Identifying and activating local partners
1:40 - Walk to End Colon Cancer Engagement Committee recruitment
2:00 - Break 
2:20 - Optimize your social media advocacy
2:50 - Group TikTok
3:20 - Sneak Peek
3:50 - Break
4:00 - Regional group discussion
4:35 - Allies in Action: Report out  
4:55 - Raffle for the Ultimate Ally Gift bag

Clinical Trial Focus Group
4 - 6 pm | Society Hill Ballroom Section A 1&2
Invitation only.

AllyCon Reception
6:30 - 8:30 pm | Hamilton Room
Each guests receives two drink tickets. The reception will include heavy hors d'oeuvres.

Monday, Sept. 19

Breakfast Buffet
7:30 am - 8:45 am | Hamilton Room

AllyCon Welcome & State of the Alliance
9:15 - 9:30 am | Ballroom BCD 
Speaker: Michael Sapienza, CEO, Colorectal Cancer Alliance; Lee Dranikoff, Chair of the Alliance's Board of Directors

Keynote Address
9:30 - 10:30 am | Ballroom BCD
Speaker: Eric Larsen, CRC Survivor and Polar Explorer

10:30 - 10:45 am

General Session: "What's New in Personalized Treatment and Trial Options"
10:45 - 11:30 am | Ballroom BCD
Speakers: Michael Pishvaian, MD, PhD; and Patrick Boland, MD, Medical Oncologist

General Session: "Results Heard Around the World: 100% Response Rate"
11:30 am - 12 pm |  Ballroom BCD
Speakers: Andrea Cercek, MD; Dr. J Joshua Smith; and clinical trial participant Sascha Roth

12 - 1 pm | Ballroom BCD Foyer
Buffet provided. Seating on the patio and in the ballroom. 

1 - 2:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session: "How to Access Clinical Trials"
1 - 2:15 pm | Society Hill Ballroom Section A
Speakers: Diana Abehssera, Patient Experience Lead, TrialJectory

Breakout Session: "Coping with Anxiety and Insomnia During and After Treatment"
1 - 2:15 pm |  Ballroom BCD
Speakers: Molly Hanson, CRNP; Emily Hajjar, Pharm.D., MS, BPCS, BCACP, BCGP; and Tamar Adler

Breakout Session: "Caring for the Caregiver and Understanding Caregiver Fatigue"
1 - 2:15 pm | Bromley and Claypoole Room 
Speaker: Molly Vocino, MSW, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker

Breakout Session: "Pain Management & Neuropathy During and After Treatment"
1 - 2:15 pm | Society Hill Ballroom Section E
Speakers: Dr. Eric Mecusker, DO

2:15 - 2:30 pm 
Attendees will reconvene in Ballroom BCD at this time. 

General Session: "Sexual Health & Intimacy During Treatment and Beyond"
2:30 - 3:15 pm | Ballroom BCD 
Speaker:  Dr. Jennifer Reese

General Session: "The Evolution of Liquid Biopsy Science in CRC"
3:15 - 3:45 pm | Ballroom BCD 
Speaker: Dr. Pashtoon Kasi, MD, MS

Expert Panel: Answering Your Questions
3:45 - 4:45 pm | Ballroom BCD
Panelists: Michelle Faris, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA; Valaree Williams, MS, RDN, CSO, LDN, CNSC, FAND; Dr. Pashtoon Kasi, MD, MS; Jeff Eagan, DPT, CLT; Marianne Pearson, Colorectal Cancer Alliance

Day One Wrap-Up 
4:45 - 4:50 pm | Ballroom BCD
Speaker: Andrea Goodman, Senior Vice President of Patient Support and Research Strategy, Colorectal Cancer Alliance 

Funkytown '70s Party

6 - 9 pm | Hamilton Foyer and Ballroom


Tuesday, Sept. 20

Breakfast Buffet
7:30 am - 8:45 am | Hamilton Room

Welcome to Day Two of AllyCon
9 - 9:15 am | Ballroom BCD
Speaker: Joe Frick

General Session: "Nutrition in Colorectal Cancer Treatment & Survivorship"
9:15 - 10 am | Ballroom BCD
Speaker: Valaree Williams, MS, RDN, CSO, LDN, CNSC, FAND

General Session: "Novel Approaches to Immunotherapy"
10 - 10:30 am | Ballroom BCD
Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Weinberg

10:30 - 10:45 am

General Session: "Wellness During Treatment & Colorectal Cancer Rehab"
10:45 - 11:45 am | Ballroom BCD
Speakers: Michelle Faris, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA; Jeff Eagan, DPT, CLT

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session: "Mindfulness Practices to Promote Wellness During Cancer Treatment" 
11:45 am - 12:45 pm | Society Hill Ballroom Section A
Speaker: Mary Rothfusz, Mindfulness/Meditation Instructor

Breakout Session: "Navigating Insurance and Finances in a World of Cancer Debt" 
11:45 am - 12:45 pm | Society Hill Ballroom Section E
Speaker: Christin Sonneborn, Patient Navigator; Amy Niles, EVP, Patient Access Network Foundation

Breakout Session: "Survivorship and Peer Support" 
11:45 am - 12:45 pm | Ballroom BCD
Speaker: Jonny Imerman, Co-founder of  ImermanAngels.org

12:45 - 1 pm 
Attendees will reconvene in Ballroom BCD at this time. 

Jeannie Moore Blue Heart Award Ceremony and AllyCon Wrap-Up 
1 - 1:30 pm | Ballroom BCD
Speaker: Kim Newcomer and Andrea Goodman

Note: The Jeannie Moore Blue Heart Award recognizes an outstanding individual or individuals who have volunteered their time and talent to highlight the need to be screened and provide support to the colorectal cancer community. This individual we honor today is making a significant contribution to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance through commitment, service, and leadership in their volunteer role.

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