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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Yvette Colón PhD, BCD, LMSW


Yvette Colón, PhD, BCD, LMSW, is an Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work and a founding board member of The Pain Community. She also is part of a multicultural group practice, providing culturally-sensitive psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families, and supporting clients with a variety of issues, including chronic pain. For over 25 years, she has provided bilingual social work services in a variety of nonprofit health and mental health settings.

Currently she serves as editorial board member of the Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy and the Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care. She has published and lectured extensively on psychosocial oncology, pain management, end-of-life care, diversity, LGBTQ-affirmative practice, 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.