HOPE Summits are unique conferences designed to inform, connect, and empower anyone who has been impacted by lung cancer.
"I have been given information and guidelines that will help me make decisions—a way to view my lung cancer. I may not be curable, but I certainly am treatable."
"Wow, an enormous room of fellow lung cancer survivors just like me. I am not alone in this journey. I now have a “family” beyond my at-home family."
"I was, for the first time, inspired to take control of my own care. This conference has provided me with the essential tools to be my own advocate."
At HOPE Summits, participants learn about the latest in lung cancer research, how to live well with the disease, and how to be an effective advocate on behalf of patients—all within a supportive and welcoming environment. The summits feature inspirational speakers, expert forums with leaders in the thoracic oncology field, lung cancer survivor- specific sessions, and opportunities for lung cancer survivors to connect with each other and share their stories.
- The National HOPE Summit, held annually in Washington, DC, has a registration fee of $75, which includes 2½ - 3 days of sessions, materials, and meals.
- The COPE Summit is a full-day meeting for caregivers held during the National HOPE Summit in Washington, DC. While patients/survivors attend sessions specific to their needs, caregivers/care partners can attend sessions created specifically for their needs.
- Regional HOPE Summits are 1-day local meetings held in different locations across the country. There is a registration fee of $20 per attendee, which includes all sessions, lunch/meals, materials, and a complimentary networking reception.
Voices from HOPE Summit 2017
What's it like to attend a HOPE Summit? Our 2017 attendees - first-timers and alumni - and speakers share their experiences with you.