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Part of Georgia CORE’s mission is to keep health care providers in the state up to date on the most effective and promising cancer care and treatment techniques available. By promoting the awareness and use of best practices among health care professionals, cancer survivors and caregivers in Georgia will experience the highest quality care. Georgia CORE continues to develop innovative conferences to enhance collaboration among oncology professionals in the state and improve the experience of patients and caregivers throughout their cancer journey.


In its inaugural year, the Atlanta Pancreas Cancer Conference developed by Destroy Pancreatic Cancer, Piedmont Cancer and Medical College of Wisconsin aims to bring together the brightest healthcare and scientific minds in pancreatic cancer care. Piedmont Cancer is committed to increasing survival rates for pancreatic cancer patients by providing the most advanced therapies available to patients living in the Southeast. Faculty from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Piedmont Cancer will be joined by Dr. Robert Wolff from M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, an internationally known medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Click Here to Register and View the Agenda For the Atlanta Pancreas Conference on May 18, 2018

Cancer Survivorship:  Up Close and Personal
Thursday, November 3, 2016

A one-day statewide dialogue exploring the unmet needs and unseen challenges of Georgia's cancer survivors. Review findings of Georgia's first-ever cancer survivor survey and engage with experts in panel discussions on: Addressing survivors' physical, emotional, practical and spiritual needs Confronting issues faced by survivors of different cultures Exploring best practices across the state Examining national cancer survivorship guidelines Discussing and encouraging evidence-based research Cancer Survivorship: Up Close & Personal will give you new insights into the day-to-day realities of life after treatment for cancer survivors and opportunities to dialog with colleagues on how to best address those challenges.
CANCER SURVIVORSHIP IN GEORGIA (2014 Survivor Needs Assessment Survey Summary)

Welcome & Introduction                                            

  • Welcome
    • Angie Patterson, Vice President, Georgia CORE
    • Survivorship Story
      • Lynn Durham, Co-Chair, Survivorship Advisory Board, Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff, Georgia Tech

Needs of Cancer Survivors                     

  • Survivorship Story and the Role of Georgia CORE
    • Angie Patterson  
  • Cancer Survivorship Survey results
    • Cam Escoffery, Principal Investigator, Associate Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • Cancer Survivorship Connection focus group research
    • Winifred W. Thompson, Principal InvestigatorResearch Assistant Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • The American Cancer Society National Quality of Life Survey for Caregivers of Cancer Survivors
    • Rachel Cannady, Strategic Director, Cancer Caregiver Support , The American Cancer Society

Utilizing Evidence and Advancing Research

Spectrum of Survivorship Care                     

       Best and Promising Practices               

Disparate Populations and Cultural Competency


For Additional Information, please contact:

Angie Patterson
Georgia CORE





Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

October 11, 2016 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Loudermilk Conference Center
Atlanta, Georgia


Welcome & Introductions
Angie Patterson, V.P., GA CORE & Karen Beard, Director, Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology

Panel Facilitator:
Claire Thevenot, MBA, BSN, RN, OCN, Cancer Patient & Multidisciplinary Care Coordinator, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
II. Communicating with those Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • The Patient’s Perceptions -Claire Thevenot, MBA, BSN, RN, OCN
  • The Physician’s Role -Dr. Amelia Zelnak, M.D., Atlanta Cancer Care
  • Workplace Transitions – Scott Rothermel, The Atlanta Business Leadership Initiative on Cancer Care
  •  Introducing Supportive/ Palliative Care - J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, M.D., M.A.C.P., Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society
III. Healthcare Access & Equities and Public Policy
  • Shirley E. Borghi, Executive Director Georgia Hispanic Health Care Coalition
  • Representative Dee-Dawkins- Haigler
  • Andy Lord, Georgia Capitol Solutions, Lobbyist for GASCO
Made Possible Through an Educational Grant by Pfizer




For Additional Information, please contact:

Angie Patterson
Georgia CORE


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