Welcome to the first annual Global Virtual Cancer Conference (GVCC)

Traditionally, cancer care-related decisions have been made without fully considering the patient and caregiver perspectives. They are looking to bring their experience and knowledge of their own disease to influence not just their personal treatment decisions, but the broader arena of cancer care. This movement, along with new technology, new drugs, and new thinking are revolutionizing possibilities in cancer care. Healthcare decision-making cannot be left to professionals alone. Each of us must play our part in improving outcomes for a better future. This is why we created GVCC19.

For the first time, we will bring together the collective voices of patients, survivors, caregivers, non-profits, healthcare providers, hospital systems and biotech/pharma professionals from across the globe for the largest ever, global virtual cancer conference – hosted on the GRYT digital platform. Together, we will work towards solving the most pressing problems facing people affected by cancer and expanding the dialogue around how we can create a new paradigm of trust and respect – where everyone’s ideas and experiences matter.

GVCC is hosted by GRYT Health. Learn more at https://grythealth.com/.

Who Should Attend

Patients, survivors, caregivers, non-profits, healthcare providers, hospital systems and biotech and pharma professionals from across the globe who want to connect to others, improve health outcomes, and build a strong, reliable network where all everyone can be heard.



What To Expect

GVCC19 will be hosted on the GRYT app and a desktop virtual platform for a full day of live, interactive programming. Sessions and tracks will have their own dedicated forums or “chatrooms.”

GVCC19 will feature a virtual exhibit hall as well as a clinical trial ”recruitment fair” dedicated to connecting patients to relevant trial information.

GVCC19 offers a way for everyone to participate in and enjoy the same benefits of a physical conference, without the travel and expense.

Program Themes

Full Agenda Coming Soon

  • Patient-Focused Drug Development
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Patient Engagement and Digital Health
  • Equality in Culture of Care
  • Societal Challenges
  • Access & Policy
  • Psychosocial & Behavioral Issues
  • Caregivers & Parents of AYA
  • Advocacy & Non-Profits
  • Healthcare Providers and Allied Health
  • Authors & Poets
  • Cancer Rehabilitation

Meet Our Speakers

We are excited to announce some of the currently confirmed speakers for GVCC19

Carla Tardif

CEO at Family Reach

Cliff Devries

Head Diving Coach, Rochester Institute of Technology & Director, Upstate NY Diving

J.L. Barker

Author of “So This is Cancer”

 

Kamala Maddali, DVM Ph.D.

President, Health Collaborations LLC

Michael D. Stubblefield, M.D.

Medical Director of Cancer Rehabilitation at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation & National Medical Director for ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation

Shaney Jo Darden

Founder, Global CCO, Keep A Breast Foundation

Mallory Casperson, MS

CEO of Lacuna Loft

Alexis Harris

Story Enthusiast & Creative Producer of Inspiring Experiences

Susan Strong, MA

Speaker, Advocate

David Richman

Author, Endurance Athlete

Chris Ayers

Artist/Author

Monica Bryant

COO, Triage Cancer

Roger Holzberg

Co-Founder & Creative Director/ Reimagine Well

Helaine Bedar

Health Educator and Story Strategist, Founder of the 'Tell Your Story' course

Jackie Herigodt

Director of Programs and Outreach

 

Exhibit, Sponsor, Present.

By supporting GVCC19, you have the opportunity to play a pivotal role in advancing equality in cancer care for patients and caregivers. You will also gain immediate visibility and access to the most influential stakeholders within the cancer care ecosystem dedicated to inspiring change. As a company or individual passionate about transforming the outcomes of people facing cancer, we invite you to support GVCC19 and consider growing your brand presence with GRYT

Exhibit & Sponsor

As a company passionate about transforming the outcomes of people facing cancer, we invite you to support GVCC19 and consider growing your brand with us.

Participate in our Clinical Trial Fair

Generate awareness of your clinical trials and connect with participants who may be appropriate candidates.

To learn more, please contact GVCC19@grythealth.com

Present at GVCC19

We are pleased to announce that the GVCC19 planning committee is now accepting speaker proposals for track sessions and panels.

Our Sponsors

Partners

Call for Speaker Proposal

We are pleased to announce that the planning committee for the 2019 Inaugural Global Virtual Cancer Conference (GVCC19) is now accepting speaker proposals for track sessions and panels.

Traditionally, treatment and care-related decisions have been made without fully considering the patient and caregiver perspective. Patients and caregivers are looking to bring their experience and expert knowledge of their own disease to bear not just on individual treatment decisions, but to the broader arena of cancer care. This movement, along with new technology, new drugs and new thinking are revolutionizing possibilities in cancer care. Healthcare decision-making cannot be left to professionals alone. Each of us must play our part in improving outcomes for a better future. And this is why we’ve created the Annual Global Virtual Cancer Conference (GVCC19).
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Frequently Asked Questions

Cancer affects everyone – the young and old, the rich and poor, men, women and children. We have all been touched by cancer, whether personally, or through family, friends, neighbors or colleagues. Cancer does not discriminate, nor should the system in place that aims to fight it.

Traditionally, cancer care-related decisions have been made without fully considering the patient and caregiver perspectives. They are looking to bring their experience and knowledge of their own disease to influence not just their personal treatment decisions, but the broader arena of cancer care.
This movement, along with new technology, new drugs and new thinking are revolutionizing possibilities in cancer care. Healthcare decision-making cannot be left to professionals alone. Each of us must play our part in improving outcomes for a better future.

This is why we created GVCC19. For the first time, we will bring together the collective voices of patients, survivors, caregivers, non-profits, healthcare providers, hospital systems and biotech/pharma professionals from across the globe for the largest ever, global virtual cancer conference – hosted on the GRYT digital platform.

Together, we will work towards solving the most pressing problems facing people affected by cancer and expanding the dialogue around how we can create a new paradigm of trust and respect – where everyone’s ideas and experiences matter.
Anyone who has been impacted by cancer and who would like to play a role in transforming the outcomes of people facing cancer and expanding the dialogue around how we can create a new paradigm of trust and respect – where everyone’s ideas and experiences matter. You can be a patient, survivor, caregiver, non-profit community member, healthcare provider, medical or industry professional, policy maker, activist, member of the media, etc.

If you have experiences and ideas to share that could help others facing cancer, we want to engage with and hear from you!!
You will have access to the GVCC19 Virtual Lobby, Exhibit Hall, Clinical Trial Fair and Session Rooms on Saturday, October 5, 2019 using any standard web browser, or from the browser on your mobile phone.

GVCC19 will be hosted on the GRYT app and a desktop virtual platform for a full day of live, interactive programming. Sessions and tracks will have their own dedicated forums or “chatrooms.”

The GVCC19 Virtual Lobby provides access to the Virtual Exhibit Hall, community chat rooms and expert-led sessions and forums with attendees from around the globe. GVCC19 will also feature a Clinical Trial Recruitment Fair dedicated to connecting patients to relevant clinical trial options and information.

GVCC19 offers a way for everyone to participate in and enjoy the same benefits of a physical conference, without the travel and expense.
GVCC19 features a Virtual Exhibit Hall of companies that are passionate about transforming the outcomes of people facing cancer. GVCC19 aims to help improve the way members of the cancer community learn about and interact with brands whose values align with theirs; not just in managing disease, but in living their lives.

GVC19 attendees will be able to interact with and learn more about companies committed to supporting the outcomes of people facing cancer including non-profit partners, patient advocacy organizations, health and wellness brands, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and healthcare networks and providers.

You’ll be able to chat with vendor reps, see product & service offerings, explore content and educational materials, and much more in the interactive virtual space.
A wide range of inspiring and renowned experts will address topics critical to improving cancer-related outcomes and experiences. The program and agenda are in development, but sessions and topics will fall under the following tracks:
Can I access the sessions after the event ends?
  • Patient-Focused Drug Development
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Patient Engagement and Digital Health
  • Equality in Culture of Care
  • Societal Challenges
  • Access & Policy
  • Psychosocial & Behavioral
  • Caregivers & Parents of AYA
  • Advocacy & Non-Profits
  • Healthcare Providers and Allied Health
  • Authors & Poets
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
Wherever you are! Since this is a virtual conference and expo, there is no physical venue and that means no travel expenses for you. With an internet connection, you can access the education, expo hall, and networking opportunities in the comfort of your home or business from anywhere in the world.
You can register you by visiting gvcc19.com/register 
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Yes. GVCC19 offers you opportunities to explore and engage, however you will need to have a login and password to enter the conference site.
Registration is $35 for healthcare providers, industry and academia and free for patients, caregivers, and community members.
No. Your registration information will only be used for GVCC registration purposes. Your name and email address will not be shared with any third-party groups. To find out more about our privacy practices, click here.
Absolutely. If you want to know who else will be attending #GVCC19, download the GRYT app and meet others on the #GVCC19 chatroom. 

Please note, trust from our community is paramount to the success of both GRYT Health and GVCC19 - and something we take very seriously. We never share any of your information without explicit permission. Unlike other apps and platforms, GRYT is the first social community that is funded, built, and run by patients and caregivers where users communicate anonymously in real-time and each person is 100% in charge of what happens with their data.
The company's research initiative, The GRYT Project, bridges the communication gap that has traditionally prevented the cancer community and industry from optimizing care through an equal partnership. By becoming a part of this research collaboration, you will:
  • Positively impact the patient experience from diagnosis through treatment and survivorship
  • Receive compensation on select studies
  • Receive follow-up on studies you participate in and learn the impact of YOUR VOICE
Join the GRYT Project today and together we can make healthcare, care.

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