Call for Proposals

Connecting and Co-Creating the Future of Cancer Care

Call for Proposals for the 2019 Inaugural Meeting

We are pleased to announce that the planning committee for the 2019 Inaugural Global Virtual Cancer Conference (GVCC19) is now accepting speaker proposals for track sessions and panels.

Traditionally, treatment and care-related decisions have been made without fully considering the patient and caregiver perspective. Patients and caregivers are looking to bring their experience and expert knowledge of their own disease to bear not just on individual treatment decisions, but to the broader arena of cancer care. This movement, along with new technology, new drugs and new thinking are revolutionizing possibilities in cancer care. Healthcare decision-making cannot be left to professionals alone. Each of us must play our part in improving outcomes for a better future. And this is why we’ve created the Annual Global Virtual Cancer Conference (GVCC19).

At the 2019 Inaugural Annual Global Virtual Cancer Conference (GVCC19), we are bringing together the collective voices of patients, survivors, caregivers, non-profits, healthcare providers, hospital systems and biotech and pharma professionals from across the globe to connect, collaborate and co-create a new paradigm of trust and respect, where people have personal ownership of their health and patients have an equal seat at the table– with their ideas and experiences being central to future healthcare innovations, legislation and decisions.

Session and Panel Topics

  • Patient-Focused Drug Development
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Patient Engagement and Digital Health
  • Equality in Culture of Care
  • Societal Challenges
  • Access & Policy
  • Psychosocial & Behavioral Issues
  • Caregivers & Parents of AYA
  • Advocacy & Non-Profits
  • Healthcare Providers and Allied Health
  • Authors & Poets
  • Cancer Rehabilitation

General Guidelines

  • Educational: sessions must be of educational benefit to participants, not promotional
  • Aspirational: Topics will focus on issues that impact the cancer community and aim to show “we are open to doing things differently,” bringing to the surface ideas that have the potential to transform cancer treatment, services, QoL or access to care.
  • Organizational: Speakers and moderators must prepare presentation materials and communicate logistics in a timely fashion. Please refer to the timeline below.

Tracks and session topics: Best practices, case studies and hot topics are sought in the traditional industry sectors as well as emerging areas.

In order to provide the best experience for attendees, presentations and panels should bring a variety of viewpoints to a topic. One way to achieve that is to include representatives or perspectives from a cross section of the cancer care ecosystem, including but not limited to patients and caregivers, private industry, government, academia, and healthcare providers - and, as appropriate, representing diverse perspectives, e.g., privacy, quality of life, clinical development, financial, legal, and regulatory viewpoints.

Selection: Proposals will be reviewed by the GVCC19 organizing committee. Preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate:

  • Complete sessions and panels with all requested content and speaker information
  • Speakers and topics that include a mix of stakeholders
  • Interactivity and collaboration with attendees
  • Educational intent (not promotional presentations)
  • Session or panel seeks to change or improve an aspect of the cancer care continuum through collaboration with multiple stakeholders

Due to time and space constraints, not all submissions can be selected for the meeting.

Requirements. Each session at GVCC19, October 5, 2019 must comply with the following requirements:

  1. The GVCC19 organizing committee must be immediately notified in writing of any speaker changes, which are subject to approval by the committee. Presenters who must cancel, they must find a replacement speaker. Cancellations may impact future session selection.
  2. Each panel must include one (1) moderator and three (3) or four (4) speakers. No panel may have fewer than three (3) speakers.
  3. There can be no more than one person from the same organization on any panel.
  4. Each person can only participate in one session per meeting.

These conditions must be satisfied for session acceptance and maintained to make the final program. Non-conforming panels may be removed from the program.

Acceptance Notification

Notification of acceptance will be sent to the submitted after the conclusion of review in July 2019. At that time, submitters will be notified by email of their acceptance.


  • August 23, 2019 – Final Deadline for Submissions at 6 PM Eastern
  • August 30, 2019 – Acceptance notifications sent via email to submitters
  • September 6, 2019 – First draft of presentations due for review and comment
  • September 13, 2019 – Final presentations due

For any questions about the GVCC19 Meeting or the proposal submission process, please contact We look forward to reviewing your submissions. Thank you.

Submission Form

We are excited that you are submitting a proposal for a speaking session at GVCC19 happening October 5, 2019!

Please fill out this form entirely to have your session considered. BE CREATIVE and be sure to consider carefully what audience members will learn from your session that can influence perceptions and positive outcomes in cancer care. Priority will be given to presenters who have first-hand knowledge and/or experience with the subject matter working at healthcare organizations. The Call for Speakers will end on June 21, 2019.

Session Proposal Details

If selected to present, this description will be used in the conference program and website to market your program to attendees

What makes this session unique and/or interesting?

Actionable Takeaway #1 *

Actionable Takeaway #2 *

Actionable Takeaway #3 *

  • Family Member
  • Friend
  • Caregiver
  • Healthcare Professional
    • Nurse
    • Physician
    • Researcher
    • Social Worker
    • Mental Health Counselor
    • Other Allied Health Professional (please specify)
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing and Sales
  • Consultant
  • Media/Journalist
  • Government

Speaker Details

Speaker Full Name *

Speaker’s Email Address *

Speaker Title *

Speaker Organization *

Speaker Phone *

Speaker Social Media (Twitter, LinkedIn)

Other Speakers Names, Titles, Email & Social Media (If Multiple Speakers) *

List any speaking engagements within the past 18 months *

Speaker(s) Bios (as you'd like them to appear on the GVCC19 website) *

Link(s) to Speaker Headshots (as will appear on the conference website - LinkedIn Link Acceptable) *