Each spring LUNGevity hosts HOPE Summit, a unique weekend conference 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 features sessions for patients/survivors as well as special sessions designed just for caregivers.
HOPE Summit 2022
April 29-May 1, 2022
Bethesda North Marriott, Rockville, MD
Update 4/19/2022 - HOPE Summit has been CANCELED because of increased COVID-19 risk in the Washington, DC, area. Please check back soon for more information.
HOPE sessions, intended for patients with lung cancer and survivors at all stages of the disease, provide educational information, resources, and guidance that patients and survivors need to improve their quality of life and live well with lung cancer.
COPE sessions, for lung cancer caregivers, provide tools to help caregivers better manage and navigate their loved one’s care while learning about self-care and connecting to the caregiving community. In these sessions caregivers can be open without having to be “brave” for their loved ones.
HOPE Summit is a highly supportive in-person event 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.
The conference features inspirational speakers and key experts on practical issues of cancer survivorship. Sessions will cover many of the 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 Summit also offers 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 charge to attend the conference. Attendees are responsible for their travel and hotel accommodations.