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LIVE Webcast: Keeping Resilient During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities for Cancer Patients, Families, and Health Care Professionals

2 Jun 2020 10:08 AM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

Register quickly, spaces are limited!

Date and time: Thursday, June 18, 2020 4 to 5:30 p.m. ET (LIVE)

Discuss the experience in different countries of cancer patients, families, and healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Outline challenges, opportunities, and strategies to optimize care on the level of public policy, research, clinical care, and training. Define needs for collaboration in these areas, with the potential creation of eventual working groups.

Methods: We have the pleasure of having an invited speaker, Jim Davidson, who will talk about how to maintain a resilient mindset in the face of adversity, resilient teamwork, and resilient leadership. The Q&A period will be followed by a panel discussion initiated by senior IPOS members Dr. Jane Turner, Dr. David Kissane, Dr. Gary Rodin, and Dr. Chioma Asuzu.

Invited Speaker: 

Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2g6hk3OU-M

Jim Davidson is a resilience expert, an expedition leader, and a New York Times best-selling author. From his 36 years of adventure and survival, Jim distills compelling stories and uplifting lessons about how to overcome change, challenge and uncertainty through resilience.

He shares motivating keynotes and workshops on personal resilience, resilient teamwork and resilient leadership. Jim has scaled high peaks from Argentina to Nepal, from Bolivia to Tibet. The US National Park Service has commended Jim twice for volunteering for successful high-altitude rescues in Colorado and Alaska.

While first attempting to ascend Mt. Everest in 2015, Jim and his partners survived massive earthquakes and avalanches. He shared his incredible experiences and insights with CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, Smithsonian Channel, PBS and more. Jim told his story of surviving the earthquake in the National Geographic TV Show “Witness to Disaster”. In 2017, Jim returned to Mount Everest and summited successfully. For 20 years. Jim worked as a hydrogeologist (B.S. & M.S. degrees) and ran his own environmental consulting firm. Earlier he worked as an industrial painter on high-voltage electrical towers carrying 230,000 volts.

Jim co-authored the New York Times best-selling survival memoir, "The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival". The Ledge won the National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Literature, and was picked one of the Best Books of the Year by Amazon. His epic survival story was featured in an international TV episode of "I Shouldn't Be Alive" on the Discovery Channel.

Panel discussants: Dr. Jane Turner, Dr. David Kissane, Dr. Gary Rodin, Dr. Chioma Asuzu

Chair: Dr. Melissa Henry

Registration - individual advance registration required:

  • Free to current IPOS members
  • *$15 USD for non-members
Register online by going to https://ipos-society.org/event-3861107

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