Call-on Congress 2020 Virtual Breakout Sessions

Date: October 26 @ 1:00 pm - October 28 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: On Facebook

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Each year at Call-on Congress, Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) brings in speakers to talk about hot topics important to the colorectal cancer community. We didn’t get the chance back in March so we are bringing them to you now! Make sure you’re following our Facebook page to watch our lineup of speakers from the comfort of your home. As an extra treat, make sure to tune into these thirty-minute sessions because after the final one, we will announce the date for Call-on Congress 2021!

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Clinical Trials are not the Last Resort: Understanding Your Options

Monday, October 26th, 1 pm EST/12 pm CST, Facebook Live

Dusty Deming, MD – Stage III Survivor, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center

In this session, Dr. Deming will talk about what clinical trials are and how to find them. He will also cover hot topics in research so that you can be up to date on the latest breaking information from the clinical trial realm!

Dustin Deming, MD, is an associate professor with tenure at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Medicine and Oncology, and Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC). He is a gastrointestinal medical oncologist with a subspecialty focus in colorectal cancer and is a rectal cancer survivor himself. Read more about Dr. Deming here, and interact with him during his talk @DocDustyD.

Caring for the Caregiver: A Session for Caregivers and Loved Ones

Tuesday, October 27th, 1 pm EST/12 pm CST, Facebook Live

Schuyler Cunningham, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, BCH, OSW-C – Director, The Cancer Trauma Project

Schuyler Cunningham will discuss the challenges and the beauty of life as a caregiver, talk about tips for coping, and more. Be sure to use the comment section to connect with one another during the Facebook live!

Mr. Schuyler Cunningham (, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, BCD, OSW-C is an award-winning social worker and researcher. His extensive experience includes practicing social work at the Washington Cancer Institute, the DC Rape Crisis Center, the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, and The Washington, DC Center for Neurocognitive Excellence. Read more about Schuyler here!

Taboo Topics: Conversations about End of Life

Wednesday, October 28th, 1 pm EST/12 pm CST, Facebook Live

Darah Curran, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C- Manager of Oncology Navigation and Counseling, Life with Cancer, Inova Health System

Talking about the end of life is hard. However, it’s incredibly important for everyone, not just those touched by cancer. In this session, Darah Curran will cover logistics, such as creating an advance directive and naming a health care power of attorney, but we will also discuss the emotional aspects of confronting this important topic.

Darah Curran is the Manager of Oncology Navigation and Counseling for several Inova Life with Cancer locations. She earned her Masters in Social Work with a clinical healthcare specialization from Catholic University. She has provided therapeutic support to both pediatric and adult oncology populations in inpatient and outpatient settings and has over 20 years of experience. Learn more about Darah here, and interact with Inova Life with Cancer here during her presentation.