Survivorship 101 Speakers Bureau
NCCS developed a Survivorship 101 presentation that Speakers can use to educate community members about cancer survivorship and the post-treatment needs of cancer survivors. Speakers can customize the presentation to include their own experience and to reflect the audience, which could include support groups, provider groups, or other community-based organizations.
NCCS will provide the template and training/support to deliver the Survivorship 101 presentation, which includes the following components:
- Share perspective on post-treatment needs of cancer survivors
- Stimulate discussion about what good survivorship care means
- Lay groundwork for improving survivorship care
A Speaker must be:
- A patient advocate, age 18 or older, who has been touched by cancer.
- A member of the NCCS Cancer Policy and Advocacy Team (CPAT). Not a member? Click here to sign up for free.
- Committed to working at the local level to improve survivorship care.
- View the Survivorship 101 presentation training webinar.
- There is no set time commitment for Speakers, though ideally Speakers will deliver the presentation 2-4 times per year. It’s up to Speakers to identify opportunities/audiences to deliver the Survivorship 101 presentation in their community and provide feedback to NCCS.
- Speaker mentoring/support by NCCS team, brainstorming, and action conference calls.
- Report presentation times and venues, outcomes, evaluations, and action items to NCCS staff.
Preferred Expertise & Composition
Speakers should have lay or general knowledge of survivorship care. They should also have connections with individuals and/or institutions in their cancer community to help identify opportunities to deliver Survivorship 101. In addition, Speakers should be timely in communicating with NCCS support staff and other Speakers as necessary.