2024 ZERO Support Group Leader & MENtor Training

August 16-17, 2024 - Atlanta, Georgia

UsTOO Support Group and ZERO MENtor Leaders - 2023 Group Photo

Registration & Hotel:

Registration closes July 26, 2024. Space is limited.

Embassy Suites at Centennial Olympic Park
267 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Register here

book your room


Important Items to Remember:

  • ZERO will cover the costs for Friday and Saturday hotel rooms. Please click on the link above to reserve your room at the Embassy Suites. You will be asked for a credit card for incidentals, but you will not be charged for your room. 
  • ZERO Staff will not make your hotel reservation, so be sure to book your room before the July 26 deadline.
  • Registering for the event does not reserve your room. Be sure to register for the event AND book your hotel room. 
  • You are encouraged to attend this event only if you can attend the entire training.


(All times are in Eastern Time)

Please continue to check back for agenda updates and details.


Friday, August 16, 2024 

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


3:00 pm - 3:30 pmWelcome, Introductions, & Icebreaker

Courtney Bugler, CFRE

Terri Likowski

Sean Kramer

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Racial Differences in Cardiovascular Disease Prostate Cancer: Role of Chronic Toxic Stress/Allostatic Load, Diabetes and RuralityAvirup Guha, MD

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Care Partners Breakout Session


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Reception with cash bar and appetizers



Saturday, August 17, 2024

*Saturday’s sessions and meals are for Support Group Leaders and MENtors only.

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8:00 am - 8:45 am

Breakfast and Visit Sponsor tables

8:45 am - 9:00 amOpening Remarks

Terri Likowski

Sean Kramer

Angie Hawk 

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Best Practices for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Peer-to-Peer Support

Latesha Byrd, 

CEO and Executive Coach, Perfeqta

11:00 am - 11:10 am



11:10 am - 12:30 pm

Ask the Expert Panel Discussion

Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH

Chuck Ryan, MD

Moderated by Shelby Moneer

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch and Visit Sponsor Tables

1:30 pm - 2:15 pmHow to Be Your Own Advocate

Amanda Goodstadt, Esq. Triage Cancer 

Emily Gentry

Amplity Health

2:15 pm - 3:15 pmInteractive Support Group and MENtor WorkshopMichael Capaldi
3:15 pm - 3:25 pmBreak 
3:25 pm - 4:45 pmHealth & Wellness UpdateMark Moyad, MD, MPH
4:45 pm - 5:00 pmClosing Remarks & Group Photo 


Travel Information:

Transportation costs are not covered by ZERO.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located approximately 12 miles south of Embassy Suites at Centennial Olympic Park. Depending on traffic and time of day, you should expect the trip to be between 20-30 minutes by taxi, Uber/Lyft, or car. 

Embassy Suites at Centennial Olympic Park is in the heart of Atlanta, within a 5-minute walk of the College Football Hall of Fame and State Farm Arena, 0.3 mi from World of Coca-Cola, and 0.5 mi from Centennial Olympic Park.

Hartsfield-Jackson Guide:



Business Casual for both days. Please wear BLUE if you'd like!

Thank you to our Premier Support Groups Sponsor:

Thank you to our Sapphire Blue event sponsors: