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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Yvette Colón PhD, ACSW, BCD


Yvette Colón, PhD, ACSW, BCD, is Psychosocial Specialist for the MetaCancer Foundation, which provides resources and support for advanced cancer patients and caregivers. For the last 23 years, she has provided bilingual social work services in a variety of nonprofit settings focused on pain management, oncology and end-of-life care. She also is on the faculty at Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work and Smith College School for Social Work.

Currently she serves as coordinator of the Association of Oncology Social Work’s Pain, Palliative Care & End of Life Special Interest Group, editorial board member of the Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy and President of the Center for Clinical Social Work. She has published and lectured extensively on psychosocial oncology, pain management, end-of-life social work practice, diversity, LGBT issues and technology-based social work services.

Dr. Colón holds a Master’s degree in clinical social work from Smith College School for Social Work and a Ph.D. in clinical social work from New York University.

Topics: Pain Management and End of Life Care.