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Celebrating Cancer Hashtag Communities and a Moonshot

On Wednesday, June 29th, I’ll be in DC for the Cancer Moonshot Summit.   On July 4th, 2016, the #BCSM Twitter chat will be 5 years old.  5 years old.  How is that even possible?

These are two amazing events that call for some serious celebration.  In the spirit of community and celebration, #BCSM will join forces with the #LCSM, #BTSM, #GYNCSM, #HCChat, #MMSM, #RADONC and #AYACSM for a week long collaboration!

So, let’s recap:

First – The Cancer Moonshot Summit will be hosted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Washington, D.C. and in satellite locations all over the United States. While several members of the cancer hashtag community will be attending, we all have the opportunity to provide input to the Cancer Moonshot (deadline July 1, 2016).

Second – The 5th Anniversary of the beginning of Breast Cancer Social Media (#BCSM)—and the beginning of cancer hashtag communities on the web—happens July 4!

The celebration will take the form of several coordinated chats open to everyone, regardless of cancer type.
Monday, 6/27:
#BCSM Chat (use both #BCSM and #cancerchat hashtags) will host a cross-cancer chat at 9 PM Eastern Time about three of the Cancer Moonshot Working Group topics
–Expanding Clinical Trials
–Enhanced Data Sharing
–Precision Prevention and Early Detection
Ideas generated can be submitted online to the Cancer Moonshot.
Wednesday, 6/29:
Cancer Moonshot events in DC and satellite locations (see agenda for DC Summit below)

Wednesday, 6/29:
#HCChat will conduct official Moonshot chat (use both #HCChat and #Moonshot hashtags) at noon Eastern Time on the topic “Will the Moonshot lead to the death of cancer?” This chat applies to all types of cancers. Special guest will be Vincent T. DeVita, Jr, MD, who was head of the NCI during Nixon’s Cancer Act and author of “The Death of Cancer.”

Thursday, 6/30:
#LCSM Chat (use both #LCSM and #cancerchat hashtags) will host a cross-cancer chat at 8 PM Eastern Time about the remaining four Cancer Moonshot Working Group topics (check blog on #LCSM Chat website for chat details):
–Cancer Immunology and Prevention
–Tumor Evolution and Progression
–Implementation Sciences
–Pediatric Cancer
Ideas generated can be submitted online to the Cancer Moonshot.
Thursday, 6/30:
Last day to submit Moonshot ideas!  The #BCSM team will work with the #LCSM team to make sure all idea raised during the collective tweet chats are submitted.

Sunday, 7/03:
#BTSM Chat (use both #BTSM and #cancerchat hashtags) will host a cross-cancer chat at 9 PM Eastern Time about our hopes and dreams for cancer research and treatment in the future.

Monday, 7/04:
5th anniversary of #BCSM and cancer hashtag communities.  #BCSM anniversary celebration chat at 9 PM Eastern (use both #BCSM and #cancerchat hashtags)

On behalf of #BCSM and all the cancer hashtag communities, I hope you’ll join us for some (or ALL) of these special events and help us celebrate!

To learn more about all the amazing the cancer hashtag communities, please visit http://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/ontology/cancer/

 

— Alicia

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