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6th National Lung Cancer Survivor Summit

The National Lung Cancer Survivor Summit will take place from September 7th through the 10th in Washington, DC this fall!

Due to significant interest, we are giving priority registration to first time attendees. We will also be selecting applicants based on Congressional districts.   

Registration for the Summit is $100. If your application is accepted, your card on file will be charged for that amount. This reserves your participation in the Summit and is non-refundable.  You are responsible for your travel to and from Washington, DC. We have limited travel scholarships, up to $300, available for those who need assistance getting to the Summit. You can apply for your travel scholarship when you register. You will be notified if a scholarship will be granted within seven business days of your application.

This is your chance to connect with other members of the lung cancer community from across the country. Throughout the three-day event, you will gain the confidence and know-how to share your powerful story and engage policy leaders, public health officials and the media in order to bring heightened understanding and support to lung cancer.

The official hotel for the conference is the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel.  LCA will cover your hotel stay for three nights (September 7, 8 and 9th). If you are able to pay for your hotel room, please let us know during your registration process so that we may help other attendees in need of travel scholarships.

Register today!

Here is a draft agenda for this year's conference:


Celebrating Victories & Accelerating Discoveries 

Sunday, September 7th:  Celebrating Our Community

Attendees arrive and register throughout the day

6:00 pm: Dinner begins

8:00 pm: Review of logistics for Monday; Buses depart for White House

8:30 pm:Shine a Light on Lung Cancer in front of the White House

9:00 pm: Buses depart for Hotel by way of monuments

Monday, September 8th: Accelerating Discoveries

7:45-8:30 am:BREAKFAST for all attendees

8:15 am: Attendees find their seats with their delegations 

8:30 am: Welcome and Introduction, Laurie Fenton Ambrose

9:00 – 9:30 am:  Connecting the Dots: Why Screening Matters to Us All, Fred Grannis, MD, City of Hope

9:30 --9:45 am: Question and Answer

9:45-10:00 am:Staff Introductions, Laurie Fenton Ambrose 

10:00-10:15 am: BREAK

10:15 – 10:45 am:Revolutionizing Research: New Directions for Lung Cancer Treatment, Douglas R. Lowy, M.D., National Cancer Institute

10:45-11:00 am: Question and Answer

11:00-12:00 am:The Relationship Between Media and Advocacy, Greta Kruez, ABC-DC on air reporter

12:00 – 1:00 pm: LUNCH

1:00 – 1:15pm:The Exhilaration of Being on the Hill, LCA Board Member and lung cancer survivor, Richard Heimler 

1:15 -1:30 pm: Question and Answer 

1:30 – 4:00 pm: Legislative Ask and Hill Training, Tina Hone 

2:30 – 2:45 pm: BREAK 

4:00 pm: Closing Remarks, Review of Logistics for Tuesday, Laurie Fenton Ambrose, Kay Cofrancesco


Tuesday, September 9th: Survivors on the Move

7:00-8:00 am: BREAKFAST and pick up goodie bags 

8:10 am: Buses depart for Capitol Hill 

8:45 am: Group picture in front of Capitol 

9:00 am- Noon: Hill Meetings 

Noon- 1:30 pm: LUNCHEON for all on Senate side 

1:45 – 5:00 pm: Hill Meetings 

5:20 – 5:30 pm: Buses depart for hotel 

7:00 – 9:30 pm: DINNER


Wednesday, September 10th

Participants depart