COCAcon 2021
November 11th-13th

Houston, TX

We're Going Hybrid this Year!

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What is a Hybrid Conference?
The best of both worlds! Some participants  are able to attend face-to-face while others are "brought in virtually". Attendees can participate from wherever they sit in the world - either in-person or online.

Why a Hybrid Conference?
A key committment of COCA-I is to deliver content to everyone involved with your camp. By offering portions of the conference content virtually, for a small registration fee you can expose many more members of your camp staff, volunteers, medical staff and counselors.
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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. 

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Dr. Andy Livingston

Dr. Andy Livingston

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

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.
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November 12th - 13th 10:0 am - 4:30 pm

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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November 11th 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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with Ryan Soissons of Soissons & Associates
Join this great full-day pre-conference (6 hours) on Thursday, November 11th.
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About COCAcon 2021


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.

 Hybrid COCAcon
Attendees will be able to join this year's conference in-person in Houston, TX or virtually. This hybrid 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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Book your group rate for COCA-I Annual Conference 2021

Event Summary: COCA-I Annual Conference 2021
Start Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
End Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021

Last Day to Book: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Special group rate offered by JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria  $129 USD per night


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