Cancer as a Turning Point, From Surviving to ThrivingTM
An integrative program connecting community, healthcare and healing
Frequently Asked Questions about our Customized Programs
Q: What makes this conference effective or different than other events that focus on cancer?
A: This is a unique, integrative oncology program that addresses the needs of the whole person-body, mind, emotions and spirit, fully integrating the arts as languages of the spirit.
Q: What type of commitment does my center have to make?
A: It is a turnkey program and will involve your participation in planning and securing the facility and funding. We handle all the details of what happens on stage.
Q: How much time do I need for planning the event?
A: While it is best to plan out 18 months in advance to book the facility and obtain the funding, we have also worked in shorter time frames.
Q: What is the best way to fund the event?
A: For some, the funding comes from the Marketing budget of the Medical Center. Other centers ask a variety of sponsors: physician groups, local media outlets, oncology departments, foundations, grants, or private sponsors.
Q: What type of facility should we use?
A: Comfort is key so we suggest a place that offers comfortable seating in an auditorium as well as a separate space with chairs and tables for a networking lunch.
Q: How can I measure the results of the conference?
A: All participants are asked to complete a survey at the end of the conference. We ask them to rate each session and also to honestly give us their feedback on the conference. We will compile the results and provide them to you on an excel spreadsheet.
Q: Who promotes the conference and handles the registration?
A: We will provide you with a template for ads and a brochure or you can use your own design. You will contact the local media outlets for PR and advertising. We will put the event on our website. Our office will handle all aspects of registration, before and at the conference.
Q: Should we charge for the conference or make it a free event?
A: Most centers offer the conference as a free event, but we suggest charging for lunch or letting the participants bring in a lunch.
Q: How many participants should we plan for?
A: It depends on the size of the facility and the size of your community. The range for our conference has been from 150 to 1400 participants.
Q: How do we contact you to discuss our particular needs?
For more information on how you can customize your conference presentation, you can complete our online contact form or contact Jan Adrian at 800-423-9882.