Speakers Bureau

Through Triage Cancer’s Speakers Bureau, cancer centers, hospitals, cancer organizations, and other groups that are coordinating educational events or cancer conferences 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.

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

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Emily Drake , MA


Emily is an innovative public health leader. A graduate of Acadia University’s Honours Psychology program, and Dalhousie University’s Master’s in Health Promotion program, Emily has been a contributor to the Huffington Post (US), the BMJ Blog, the Cancer Knowledge Network and Oncology Exchange. She has also published in:

  • Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
  • Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
  • Journal of Global Oncology
  • Journal of Medical Internet Research
  • Psycho-Oncology
  • Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice
  • Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer
  • Pediatric Blood & Cancer
  • Journal of Clinical Nursing
  • Journal of Human Lactation
  • The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society


A social innovator, in 2013, Emily co-founded and continues to grow Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Societal Movement (#AYACSM) – an active, multi-disciplinary, global community that has changed the way stakeholders interact and share information regarding adolescents and young adults with cancer.
Emily currently runs her own consulting business and is a PhD in Health candidate at Dalhousie University. She is a Killam Scholar and a Trainee in the Cancer Research Training Program of the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute. Her writing and public speaking skills have been sought out by non-profit organizations, healthcare providers and the private sector in Canada, the United States and Australia.

Emily is goal‐oriented and has continued interest in public health and the development of healthy communities (both in-person and virtual).

Topics: AYA Cancer; AYAs Living with Metastatic/Advanced Cancer; Caregiver Support; Health Disparities; Health & Online/Social Media; Palliative Care; and Sexuality & Intimacy.