What to Expect at the Summit
The Summit is for YOU, whether you’re a patient arming yourself with knowledge about the disease and next steps in fighting it, a caregiver looking for support and tools to take care of a loved one, a fierce advocate engaging with elected leaders to speak out for the cause, or a medical professional making connections with your peers and experts in related fields.
Two Tracks. One Mission.
Our new Education Track will provide patients, survivors, and caregivers with information and resources to help guide your prostate cancer journey.
Attendees will experience an in-depth review of the treatment pipeline and learn new approaches to manage day-to-day cancer survivorship. Caregivers will learn how to best care for themselves while caring for someone else. You will also learn about all the ZERO programs to support your prostate cancer journey. You will also learn about all ZERO’s programs to support your prostate cancer journey. From ZERO360 to MENtor and ZEROConnect, ZERO provides comprehensive support to the prostate cancer community.
The Summit will be an opportunity to come together in community and find the support and resources needed for your family. For those of you looking to pay it forward, the Summit provides the tools to become a champion to educate in your local area.
As part of the Advocacy Track, we will take a deep dive into ZERO’s legislative policy portfolio, engage directly with government relations experts and Congressional staffers, and role play a meeting, so you will be prepared to represent ZERO and meet with elected officials back home. Based on your geographic location and our areas of need, certain advocates with be invited to storm Capitol Hill the following day* to advocate in-person for ZERO’s policy portfolio.
We want you to feel completely comfortable advocating to end prostate cancer with your elected officials in both Washington, D.C. as well as your local community. By giving you the proper training and access to experts to walk you through every step, ZERO is your one-stop shop for all your prostate cancer advocacy needs.
*Please note: Invitations to storm Capitol Hill will be sent out in December based on target congressional districts.
Bold for Blue Awards
On the first night, we roll out the “blue” carpet at the Bold for Blue Award Ceremony in celebration of the outstanding men, women, and families who have made a bold impact in the fight against prostate cancer. Last year was our inaugural year and it was a big hit, recognizing more than 20 champions for their amazing fundraising efforts. In addition to the blue carpet, we had a spirit tunnel and a very emotional lighting ceremony in memory of the loved ones we lost to prostate cancer. This evening event has quickly become an attendee favorite! Stay tuned this fall for more information on the nomination process.
Mark Moyad, MD, MPH
University of Michigan Medical Center
As an expert on the subject of lifestyle changes and supplements, Dr. Moyad has given 1,000s of lectures around the world to the public and health care professionals in virtually every medical specialty and major medical center, and author or co-author of 15 academic and consumer books including the Integrative Medicine Clinical/Teaching Guidebooks, the Promoting Wellness Series for Patients and his recent public bestseller “The Supplement Handbook.” He is moderator of one of the largest patient conferences held twice a year in Los Angeles, CA, a consultant and/or interviewed for most major magazines, websites, radio and television shows devoted to health in the U.S. and appears regularly on a variety of network news/programs, and has provided monthly educational clinical research updates to health care professionals and national patient advocacy groups for the last 15+ years.
Alicia K. Morgans, MD, MPH
The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Dr. Morgans specializes in the treatment of genitourinary malignancies, with research focus on improving care and patient outcomes in advanced prostate cancer, investigating the side effects of cancer treatment (including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment), as well as studying treatment decision-making among men with advanced disease.
Kelvin Moses, M.D., Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Dr. Moses is a professor at Vanderbilt University. His research is focused on addressing health disparities in urologic cancers, determining the role of health literacy in patient interactions with the health care system, and optimal care for patients with metastatic and/or castrate-resistant prostate cancer.
Take-Home Resources. After you leave the Summit, you will be equipped to bring the fight to end prostate cancer back to your local community. Learn more about the innovative research coming down the pipeline and how ZERO’s patient-centered programs are helping men with prostate cancer every day.
Direct Assistance. ZERO’s patient-centered programs are designed with one thing in mind, filling unmet patient need. Join us at the ZERO Summit to learn what ZERO is doing to improve the quality of life for men and families. Once you leave, help spread the word by getting involved and hone your skills as a leader in your local community.
Your Story, Your Impact. Members of Congress are acutely aware of the concerns of their constituents, and your prostate cancer journey is a powerful tool in making real, concrete change in your community. At the ZERO Summit, come learn from government relations and advocacy professionals who are on the front lines of protecting and growing research funding, improving access to care, and raising education and awareness at the federal, state, and local levels.
Become a Community Leader. ZERO is leading the charge for legislative and supportive change at the federal, state, and local levels. Attending the Summit will give you the tools to take legislative and social priorities back to your local community and work to make real concrete change for your friends and neighbors.
The Fight for Research. In the last decade, ZERO Summit advocates have had a critical impact in the effort to maintain and increase research funding. A direct result of their work: three new advanced prostate cancer drugs and one genetic test.
Grow & Protect Funding. Whether you storm Capitol Hill with our advocates, or train to lead efforts in your community, you’re part of a fight that has protected and increased research funding more than $100M in federal research funding for prostate cancer and more than $30M in funding for prostate cancer prevention and awareness.
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