SAVE THE DATE! Next year's conference will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018. More details coming soon!
Saturday, April 1, 20178:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, Third Floor
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Young Adult Program (YAP) at Dana-Farber hosted its annual conference for young adult patients and their caregivers to learn strategies
for coping with cancer as a young adult, and meet other patients facing similar challenges. The conference was open to patients treated at Dana-Farber and beyond, as well as their families and supporters.
Abby Morgan had just finished her first year working as an art teacher when she was diagnosed with metastatic synovial sarcoma at 28. Cancer caused many disruptions, but with the support of family and friends, she has adapted to these changes and found
great joy in a new role as mother to her young daughter. She will share her journey and cancer's impact on her professional, personal, and creative lives. There will be time for interaction and reflections on living as a young adult with cancer.
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Twitter to stay up-to-date about events and resources throughout the year. Share your thoughts on the conference using the hashtag #YAcancer17.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 17.
Learn more about this year's conference.
2016 keynote address from Katherine Walsh and view
social media highlights from the day.
2015 keynote address from Carolyn Ridge and a
Q&A with former New England Patriots player and cancer survivor, Joe Andruzzi, and his wife Jen.
2014 keynote address from patient Tara Shuman and a compilation of our
"Cancer Is...I am..." Vine videos from the 2014 conference.
For information about clinical mental health services
For information about programs, events, or volunteer opportunities