ESCAPE to Thrive, January 26-30, 2020

What makes ESCAPE to Thrive different from other conferences?  EVERYTHING!

Review of Agenda from January 2019

Please note that the *items have mandatory attendance.

 

Wednesday, January 2

4:00 pm – *Meet the 2019 ESCAPE to Thrive Advocates

5:00 pm – *Welcome Reception with Sponsors/Partners

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – *Dinner with Fellow Advocates

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Alumni Meeting

 

Thursday, January 3

6:30 am – 8:00 am – Breakfast with Networking

8:00 am – 9:00 am – *Focus Group Sessions with Sponsors/Partners

9:00 am – 11:30 am – Wellness Activities/Classes

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Group Lunch with Networking

12:45 pm – 5:00 pm – *Advances in Precision Medicine: What Advocates Need to Know

  • Presentations in the following areas: diagnostics, immunotherapy and clinical trials
  • Q/A and discussion
  • Panel to discuss the influences/challenges including patient access, big data
  • Taking the issues home to my organization/community. What is my plan and collaboration opportunities?

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Group Dinner with Networking

 

Friday, January 4

6:30 am – 8:00 am – Breakfast with Networking

8:00 am – 11:15 am – *All-inclusive Survivorship from High Risk to Late Stage

  • The history and evolution of survivorship
  • Open discussion and forum on current issues, challenges and support of meaningful survivorship for all.
  • Influences/challenges of patient access and big data.
  • Taking the issues home to my organization/community. What is my plan and collaboration opportunities?

11:15 am – 12:15 pm – *Focus Group Sessions with Sponsors/Partners

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm – Group Lunch with Networking

1:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Wellness Activities/Classes

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Group Dinner with Networking

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – *A Fireside Chat on Survivorship

 

Saturday, January 5

6:30 am – 8:00 am – Breakfast with Networking

8:00 am – 11:30 am – Wellness Activities/Classes

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Group Lunch with Networking

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – *Group Activity

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm – *Integrative Care and Support

  • Overview from an advocate perspective.
  • Integrative practices and evidence-based research and outcomes.
  • Challenges of integrative care including patient access from the practitioner perspective.
  • Taking the issues home to my organization/community. What is my plan and what are the collaboration opportunities?

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm – *Final Group Activity and Dinner

 

Sunday, January 6

6:30 am – 8:00 am – Breakfast with Networking

8:00 am – 10:00 am – *Evaluations Completed and Returned. Slide/Video Presentation and Closing/Departures

 

Wellness Activities/Classes

Learn mindful “life in balance” techniques for combating compassion fatigue and burnout in advocacy work and how to incorporate them into your personal and professional lives. CHALLENGE, IMPROVE AND RENEW with more than 120 complimentary wellness activities, lectures and fitness classes weekly.

Take a peek at the Miraval offerings here: http://www.miravalresorts.com/plan-your-stay/activities/

 

DON’T EXPECT:

  • Full days of talking head lectures;
  • Feeling rushed, with no time to reflect on the material;
  • Having to choose between sessions and missing important information.

DO EXPECT:

  • Half-day workshops that delve deep on critical topics;
  • A small, intimate group of cancer advocates;
  • A setting that naturally lends itself to informal opportunities where genuine connections with those doing the same work come with ease.

Application

ESCAPE to Thrive is a small conference by design. An easy application process lets us know about your advocacy work and how ESCAPE to Thrive is a good fit for you. Advocates are encouraged to submit their applications early as space is limited.  Note: A submitted application does not guarantee attendance.

Due to the unique nature of this leadership conference, our optimal goal is to create a balanced and diverse group of advocates with specialties in a variety of advocacy work and cancer types. This includes the right balance of new and returning participants. Qualified advocates NEW to ESCAPE to Thrive will be preferentially accepted on a wave admission basis.

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Sponsorship

Now in its ninth year, ESCAPE to Thrive was designed by and for cancer advocates. It combines features of a national leadership conference and a restorative experience where advocates support advocates to continue their work effectively – all with the ultimate goal of improving cancer patient education and outreach. No other conference offers this balance of learning and skills to embrace the WHOLE advocate – professionally and personally.

Advocates representing more than 100 organizations from around the country have attended, and a few have participated more than once.

Sponsorship benefits to your company:

  • Time to network with key advocate leaders from organizations representing a variety of cancers. Advocates represent not just a single viewpoint but many voices, issues, and stories;
  • Informal opportunities to discuss issues and topics your company is interested in. Learn the advocates’ perspective through insights, comments, and discussions. Glean much information in a short period of time;
  • Build your company’s network of reliable and capable advocates for the future;
  • Excellent opportunity for key or new company employees to learn about cancer patients and their issues from the “inside” by attending workshops alongside advocates. (Available for select sponsorship levels);
  • Ensure attendance by your selected key advocate or company representative. (Available for select sponsorship levels)

For more information about sponsoring ESCAPE to Thrive, contact sherri@escape4advocates.org