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Approximately 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. The cancer types with the highest incidence rates were leukemias (45.7), brain tumors (30.9), and lymphomas (26.2). Based on census data, the Midwest has the second highest incidence rate behind the Northeast. The five year survival rate for cancer patients under 20 is less than 80%. Regardless of where you live, when your child is diagnosed with cancer it likely means extended hospital stays. As such a parent or guardian finds themselves living at the hospital as well for long periods of time and faced with many challenges including isolation, financial hardship and food insecurity. Icon Midwest 2020 will look to find solutions for one or more of these everyday essential problem.
Date: August 7th, 12:00-2:00pm CT
Location: ZoomRegister Here
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At Livestrong’s first-ever Innovation Conversation, Icon Global, trailblazers whose passion is united in tackling some of cancer care’s largest and hardest problems came together virtually to have conversations focused on finding solutions. Ideas like utilizing augmented reality, implementing web search results to target newly diagnosed patients and creating a one-stop-shop for cancer information were tossed around as ways to solve everything from disparities in care to reducing feelings of isolation. While the ideas and solutions were energetic and varied, there was one consistent message of hope for not just a better tomorrow, but a better today.
Why Innovation Conversations?
INNOVATION - At Livestrong, we are about finding solutions and we believe that the best solutions are created when you bring together people with deep knowledge of the problem, give them a space to imagine bigger, and connect them with generous disrupters. At Icon we bring together the survivor experience and some of the most disruptive and energetic minds working in all facets of the cancer space to create powerful solutions.
CONVERSATIONS – To find the right solutions, we have to understand the problem. And to understand the problem, we have to listen to a variety of perspectives and experiences. At Icon you will hear from tech startups building new technology, non-profits filling gaps in local communities in new ways, and impact investors changing the way we fund these solutions. But this isn’t just a panel of speakers talking about what they are doing. These are conversations with you – small breakout sessions centered on listening and idea sharing to solve cancer problems which simply don’t deserve to exist.
Learn from the best and brightest
Keynote Speakers and Breakout Session Facilitators will include technology leaders, brilliant medical minds, impact investors, and survivors and caregivers living with cancer today.
Small Group Breakout Sessions: Share your perspectives and grow your network
We know that when we work together, incredible things can happen. That's why the event will facilitate opportunities to network with other system-disruptors in a small group setting. You'll have the option to share your contact information to keep the conversations going! There are small group sessions at both virtual and in-person Icon Events.