GRYT (“grit”) Health, a digital oncology company that empowers people to be in charge of their own health, is hosting the third annual Global Virtual Cancer Conference (GVCC) from November 11–13, 2021. GVCC is the original digital cancer conference created by and for survivors and caregivers. GVCC21 will address topics critical to improving cancer-related outcomes and experiences, focusing on empowering those impacted by cancer through connection, education, and advocacy.
“As an oncology researcher and a two-time cancer survivor, GVCC makes my mind and my heart proud,” said Dave Craig, co-founder and chief executive officer of GRYT Health. “Our mission is to improve quality of life and increase survival for people facing cancer through the relentless focus on patient experience. We’re proud to partner with healthcare organizations who are working towards this same goal by elevating the patient voice and collectively bringing the GVCC experience to patients and caregivers wherever they are.”
Conference highlights include:
- Sessions ranging on issues important to those experiencing cancer, including becoming an advocate, patient/provider communication, navigating clinical trials, metastatic cancer, dealing with long-term side effects, integrative healthcare, health equity and diversity, relationships and cancer, and a live “Finding Power Through Your Voice” Event where community members get a chance to share their stories live during the conference
- More than 50 participating organizations who will share resources to navigate treatment and survivorship, as well as information on cancer research projects actively recruiting
- Ample time for connection with peers and fun, including a guided relaxation meditation, an art therapy class, yoga, and a live comedic magician
In its first two years, GVCC has brought together more than 5,000 individuals from nearly 50 countries, close to 200 speakers, and more than 100 non-profit patient advocacy organizations to participate in courageous conversations on the quest for cures.
“Now in its third year, GVCC21 continues its legacy of helping those affected by cancer find their voice and find a community,” said Cathy Trzaskawka, executive director, patient advocacy at Bristol Myers Squibb. “We’re proud to partner with GRYT Health on this important program as part of our continued commitment to patients worldwide, helping to connect and support the cancer community.”
GVCC21 is hosted on GRYT Health’s proprietary virtual technology platform that encourages interaction. The system leverages Zoom meeting functionality for presentations, performances and breakouts. Registration for GVCC21 is free and available to all at https://globalvirtualcancerconference.com/.
The Founding Partner for GVCC21 is Bristol Myers Squibb. Sponsors of the event include Amgen, EMD Serono, Takeda, Deep Lens, Syneos Health, Seagen and CURE Media Group.
Partners include 2for2Boobs, A Ballsy Sense of Tumor, Abridge, Ancora.ai, Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, ASCP Patient Champions, b Present Foundation, Bag It, Breast Advocate, Brilliantly, Cactus Cancer Society, CancerCare, Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation, Cervivor, Colon Cancer Coalition, DeipC Foundation, Dear Jack Foundation, Elephants &Tea, Epic Experience, Escape, European Cancer Patient Coalition, Family Reach, First Descents, Global Colon Cancer Association, Health Central, Lung Cancer Initiative, Imerman Angels, IWMF, Keep A Breast, LUNGevity, MDS Foundation, Next Step, PAN Foundation, Patient Power, Hope for Stomach Cancer, Stupid Cancer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Patient Story, The White Ribbon Project, ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., Tigerlily Foundation, Triage Cancer, World Bladder Cancer, Young Adult Survivors United, and Young Survival Coalition.
GRYT Health is a digital oncology company that empowers people to be in charge of their own health through education, engagement and support. We offer a community free from judgment that focuses on humanity and the value each person brings.Our mission is to improve quality of life and increase survival for people facing cancer through the relentless focus on patient experience. We put patients first and work with healthcare organizations that do the same. We use the patient voice to enhance drug development and access; and together, we are helping to move healthcare forward. Visit www.grythealth.com to learn more.
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