I think it was different in pretty much every aspect! Starting from it being a small group, with a very inviting environment to share your views, but to also take in other views and perspectives. It felt very dynamic
This was an interactive conference. We did not just sit and listen. We learned and shared and helped each other. What we learned stays in our minds easier and longer because we participated in every presentation.
I think this conference is all different from others because cancer patients/survivors, researchers, and providers all come together and share experiences, perspectives, and research.
The advocates who attended were a great cross-section of diseases, stages, and survivorship. I learned a lot about what was possible in advocacy. Networking was awesome! I sorely needed a way to rebalance disease, life, and advocacy. This conference helped me in many ways.
The mix of groups and types of advocates really makes this an amazing conference! The spirit of collaboration and diversity of experiences really gave everyone a chance to learn.