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COCAcon 2021
November 9th-11th


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NO NEED TO TAKE TIME OFF WORK

Our scheduling goal is to provide minor disruption to your work day and allow plenty of time in between.

If you miss a session, each session will be recorded and available on-demand.

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WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

  • Each session will be highly interactive and engaging; ranging from interactive polls, breakout discussion groups, and a trivia contest every now and then.
  • Revised agenda schedule to accommodate time zone differences and to prevent screen fatigue
  • On-demand and Live sessions
  • Abundant networking opportunities
  • Virtual, interactive exhibit area
  • Relevant content for all levels of professionals- from beginner to advanced
  • ...and much more!
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SPECIAL EVENTS

Stop in at the Networking Cafe for free form discussions.

Don't forget our Awards Banquet. Always a terrific time!

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Richard Gorlick

Dr. Richard Gorlick

Friday, November 12th, 9:00 am
Maximizing Health, Wellness and Productivity in Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer

A pediatric cancer survivor himself, Dr. Gorlick committed his life’s work to helping young patients and their families. For more than two decades, his research and clinical efforts have centered on sarcomas. His early involvement in the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) established the founding Bone Tumor Resource Laboratory, which has become a national resource and home to the world’s largest osteosarcoma tissue bank. 

Learn More about Dr. Gorlick
Dr. Andy Livingston

Dr. Andy Livingston

Friday, November 12th, 9:00 am
Maximizing Health, Wellness and Productivity in Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cance
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Dr. Livingston is a clinician and researcher in Sarcoma Medical Oncology and holds a joint appointment in Pediatric Oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, he went on to residency training at Duke University where he completed a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics. 

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Jonny Imerman

Jonny Imerman

 Saturday November 13th, 8:30 am
Survivors and Caregivers Turning Pain into Purpose
 
Jonny Imerman is the founder of Imerman Angels. While fighting cancer at 26 years old, Jonny had loving support from family and friends, but never met anyone his age who was a cancer survivor. He wanted to talk to someone just like him, someone who truly understood and remembered – someone who had already faced the same type of cancer.
Learn More About Jonny

COCAcademy

COCAcademy

CAMP DIRECTOR &
ADVANCED EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Join Professor Dave Malter, Director of the Gratz College Masters in Camp Administration and Leadership for two intense days of instruction, workshops and learning!
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COCAcon SPECIAL DISCOUNT

Would you like to offer the COCAcon experience to ALL your Volunteers, Board Members, Medical Staff and Supporters?

 “Sure” you answer, “but we can’t afford the expense.”  

COCA-I may just have a solution to this problem! We have a unique way to offer this experience for only $25.00 per person through the COCAcon SPECIAL 2021  discount code!  

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About COCAcon 2021

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Survive and Thrive
COCAcon’s theme this year is Survive and Thrive. We have lined up some great keynote speakers to talk about survivorship and the challenges of childhood cancer. Another aspect of Survive and Thrive we will address is in recognition of what all COCA-I camps experienced in the past year. Join great sessions about surviving and thriving as a camp in these most challenging times.

Virtual COCAcon
Attendees will be able to join this year's conference virtually. This virtual conference will provide an opportunity to include more people from your organization! It will provide connection, networking and professional development to help members expand their knowledge and excel in their abilities to provide excellent programs for children with cancer and their families.

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