Speakers Bureau

Through Triage Cancer’s Speakers Bureau, cancer centers, hospitals, cancer organizations, and other groups that are coordinating educational events can be connected with expert speakers on various cancer survivorship issues.

Triage Cancer’s Speakers Bureau also includes cancer survivors and caregivers who have experience sharing their cancer journey with a variety of audiences. If you are planning an event, it is a good idea to request speakers as early as possible. Some of our speakers are often booked months in advance.

Triage Cancer can also assist in the comprehensive coordination of educational events, in addition to providing speakers on specific topics.

Below you can learn more about each speaker, sort speakers by particular areas of expertise, and read about potential topics that you may want to include in your next event!

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Katie Brown

Biography

Katie Brown is an 18 year cancer survivor and has worked in nonprofit and lung cancer patient advocacy for over 10 years. She is he Vice President, Support and Survivorship Programs for LUNGevity and is a certified Patient Navigator.

Her transition from the corporate world to nonprofit happened in November of 2002 shortly after her father’s small cell lung cancer diagnosis. She is the co-creator and Director of Lung Cancer Support Community (LCSC). That website was the first of its kind to provide active forums and an online lung cancer support network for lung cancer patients and their family members. Today it holds over 400,000 posts.

She is the event founder and coordinator for Breathe Deep Dallas-Ft Worth, created and facilitated DFW’s first in-person lung cancer support group, lobbied with Smoke Free Texas and for CPRIT, and was a local and national delegate for LIVESTRONG 2006-2010.

Since 2006, Katie has been recognized with many awards and nominations for her work in nonprofit and patient advocacy. She also contributes to articles & blogs with a special interest in raising awareness, patient support, advocacy training & the use of social media to promote good works. In her spare time she speaks at conferences, health fairs, hospitals, support groups, schools and events and routinely volunteers with nonprofits and charities.

She shares a home in Texas with her husband, two children, four miniature dogs, and a hillbilly hedgehog.

Topics: Caregiver Support; Health & Online Social Media; Patient Navigation; and Survivor Experiences.