We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all those who joined us online during the 2020 Virtual Annual Conference on July 22-24th. More than 1,600 individuals from 49 states and 44 countries representing healthcare, industry, patient advocacy organizations, patients, caregivers, academia, and supporters logged in for 3 days of connection through inspirational stories and educational presentations. Our hope is that this event provided the resources, information, and support needed for our cholangiocarcinoma community.
We hope you will join us next year! Save the date: April 1-3, 2021.
If you were unable to join us for the live event or want to go back to view any presentations you may have missed, a recording of the conference is now available on our website and YouTube channel. You can also visit our platform to access all presentations and posters from the conference.
Thanks to our sponsors, attendees were able to immerse themselves in session topics such as: caregiver, patient and long-term survivor perspective stories, global clinical, and research updates, understanding depression, CCF research fellowship reports, new target for therapy and drug development, crucial nutritional information, and more!
Thanks for joining the fun!
While we were unable to meet in-person, we made sure to include activities to make sure fun was had. Attendees participated in our group yoga sessions which featured caregiver extraordinaire, Alex Hurney. In case you missed it, we recorded it for you.
We also kicked-off our conference with some fun in our own fun team booth packed full of trivia, bingo, lip-sync battle, bloopers, and more. A special thank you to all that participated in the fun. Your support was overwhelming. CCF is excited to announce the winners of the #ccfwearsgreen and Lip-sync battle contests.
Seeing you all in green meant the world to us! Thank you for joining us on Patient Day by wearing your green in support of all cholangiocarcinoma patients. Congratulations to our #ccfwears green finalists: Patricia Maxin, Melinda Cooper, and Kay Free.
Lip-sync battle winner
We hope you enjoyed all of our lip-sync entries. They sure made us laugh and smile and we hope they did the same for you! Thank you to everyone who participated in any capacity. It is our honor to present the Lip-sync battle winner. Congratulations to Elizabeth Rew and Katie Moore. See their winning video below.
Hundreds of posts across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram were shared throughout the conference using the hashtag #ccfac2020, providing another level of connection to those experiencing the conference. These conversations allowed attendees to share takeaways and catch up with old friends and new people they met through our lounge and chat boxes.
“I want to congratulate you on a truly outstanding conference! I know that it was no easy task turning everything into a virtual format. It had to have taken a lot of hard work and thought to accomplish this. I know that your contributions were invaluable and did much to ensure the success of the conference.”
“I wanted to say kudos to everyone at CCF... that virtual conference was so executed flawlessly. I’m sure behind the scenes it was more difficult, from a viewer’s perspective- it was perfect. I know you had to put in a ton of work to keep it light, engaging, and still educational. This organization blows my mind more and more with its dedication to the patient population and finding a cure. I am just so thankful to be involved. You did amazing! Fingers crossed we will be in Salt Lake City in 2021 enjoying the conference together in person next year!”
- Memorial tribute to Dr. Supriya 'Shoop' Saha
- 2020 Mark R. Clements Award Honorees announced. Congratulations to Susan Acquisto, Dr. Milind Javle, and Patricia Maxin
- New patient-friendly Biomarkers Matter video released.
- Keynote speaker Dr. William Li discussed how science has proven that the food we eat can have a major impact on disease