Each spring, LUNGevity hosts HOPE Summit and COPE Summit, unique weekend conferences for patients with lung cancer, survivors, and caregivers to learn how to live well with lung cancer while building their community of support.
HOPE Summit, which is intended for patients with lung cancer and survivors at all stages of the disease, provides educational information, resources, and guidance that patients and survivors need to improve their quality of life and live well with lung cancer.
See session videos from the 2021 HOPE Summit
COPE Summit, which is intended for lung cancer caregivers, provides tools to help caregivers better manage and navigate their loved one’s care while learning about self-care and connecting to the caregiving community.
See session videos from the 2021 COPE Summit
Save the Date for HOPE & COPE Summits 2022
April 29-May 1, 2022
Bethesda North Marriott, Bethesda, MD
These in-person conferences run simultaneously in the same location so patients and survivors and their caregivers can travel and attend together. Select sessions are intended for caregivers or survivors to attend alone to give themselves the opportunity to be open without the burden of being “brave” for their loved ones.
HOPE and COPE Summits are highly supportive events in which participants can learn from and empower each other. There are many opportunities to connect and develop a new support network to help break down the feeling of isolation common to this disease.
Both conferences feature inspirational speakers and key experts on practical issues of cancer survivorship. Sessions will cover issues patients, survivors, and caregivers face in everyday life, including managing mental health and sexual health, and financial issues, such as navigating insurance and legal rights in the workplace.
The Summits also offer peer-to-peer sessions where attendees can hear directly from lung cancer survivors and caregivers who have walked the journey and have a first-hand view of what it is like to live, survive, and thrive after a lung cancer diagnosis.
There is no cost to attend the conference, but attendees are responsible for their travel and hotel accommodations.
For patients/survivors: Join the Survivor Challenge! Raise $1,500 or more for LUNGevity Foundation by February 1, 2022, and you will be eligible for round-trip US transportation for one person and one hotel room for the 2022 HOPE/COPE Summit in Washington, DC. Learn more.
A limited number of travel grants will be available to qualifying attendees to offset the cost of traveling to the event. Learn more here.
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