I recently learned I was selected to participate in the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) 2016 Scientist-Survivor Program! I’m excited to be attending the AACR Annual Meeting this April in New Orleans. Thanks to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation for sponsoring my application.
I’m looking forward to networking with researchers as well as meeting advocates for other types of cancers to discuss their work. I’ll also be presenting a research poster on Lung Cancer Social Media (#LCSM) on Twitter, which offer a unique opportunity to connect with all types of stakeholders in the lung cancer community — patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, researchers, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, advocacy groups, and insurance payers. Afterwards I plan to blog about the experience and share some of the exciting research presented at the meeting.
After the meeting, I’m going to have a few days vacation to enjoy New Orleans (which I’ve never visited). I’ll then take The City of New Orleans Amtrak route to Chicago, followed by another train to Boston. I’ll arrive just in time to present at another conference (GET 2016) at Harvard the next day! I had originally planned to take the Sunset Limited from New Orleans to LA, but after I was invited to GET my travel coordinator (e.g., hubby Gerry) could not find any place where I could disembark along the way and fly to Boston in time for the conference. After GET, I’ll take a train to Washington DC, where I’ll be a speaker at LUNGevity’s National HOPE Summit. Whew!
Glad I have willing housesitters who love (and are loved by) the cats.