Hodgkin’s International Symposium on Long-term Survivorship

Thank you for making our first-ever conference unforgettable!

On June 7-9, 2024, 133 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivors, supporters, and clinicians gathered in Boston for the first Hodgkin’s International Symposium on Long-Term Survivorship. This landmark event was the first of its kind, focusing specifically on the challenges Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivors may face as a result of their treatment. For those who were not able to attend the event in person, we are happy to be able to share high quality video recordings of the morning presentations. You are welcome to explore this valuable content below. Please check back for complete access to the afternoon program presentations. Below is a complete list of the events and presentations that were offered at the symposium.

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Watch the presentations from the program. Morning and afternoon presentations are now available!

Schedule of Activities

Morning Program

Welcome and Introductions
Erin Cummings, MSW, LCSW and Tess Nowell, MD, Co-Chairs, Hodgkin’s International

The State of Cancer Survivorship (with a focus on the NCI portfolio of Hodgkin lymphoma research)
Keynote speaker, Dr. Emily Tonorezos, MD, MPH, National Cancer Institute

Still Here – Five Decades of Surviving Cancer
Erin Geddis Cummings, MSW, LCSW

Caring for Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma: It Really Does Take a Village
Dr. Larissa Nekhlyudov, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Adult Survivorship Program and Lymphoma Division at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: An Evidence-Based Hodgkin Lymphoma Educational Resource
Kate E. Dibble, PhD, Instructor in Medicine within the Department of Medical Oncology, Breast Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School

Panel #1 Envisioning What Survivorship Care Should Look Like
Sophia K. Smith, Moderator
Panel members: Emily Tonorezos, Larissa Nekhlyudov, Stan Barta, Susan Leigh, and Erin Cummings

Afternoon Program

Reflections on 30 Years of Providing Care for Hodgkin Survivors
Keynote speaker, Dr. Kevin Oeffinger, Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) Center for Onco-Primary Care

Living Well Beyond Cancer – The Role of Comprehensive Cancer Rehabilitation in Restoring Function and Quality of Life to Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors
Dr. Michael Stubblefield, ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation at Select Medical

Advocating for Better Survivorship Care
Shelley Fuld Nasso, MPP, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Panel #2 Planning the Pathway to Excellent Survivorship Care
Tess Nowell, Moderator
Panel members: Kevin Oeffinger, Michael Stubblefield, Shelley Nasso, Abdalla Sholi, and Anastasia Forrest

Closing Remarks with Erin Cummings and Tess Nowell

Hodgkin’s International Honor of Excellence Awards

  • The 2024 Hodgkin’s International Honor of Excellence (Survivor/Advocate) awarded to Susan Leigh, BSN, RN-Retired: The Hodgkin’s International Honor of Excellence acknowledges a cancer survivor and/or advocate who has made remarkable contributions and has inspired positive change within the cancer survivor community.
  • The 2024 Hodgkin’s International Honor of Excellence (Provider) awarded to Kevin Oeffinger: This honor celebrates individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to improving the lives of cancer survivors and to advancing the science and practice of survivorship care.

Highlights from our 2024 symposium

Hodgkin’s International is honored to have several of the top clinicians and experts in the field of cancer survivorship join us for our conference.

Kate E. Dibble, PhD
Shelley Fuld Nasso
Shelley Fuld Nasso, MPP
Susan Leigh
Susan Leigh, BSN, RN-retired
Larissa Nekhlyudov
Larissa Nekhlyudov, MD, MPH
Kevin Oeffinger
Kevin Oeffinger, MD
Keynote speaker
Michael Stubblefield
Michael Stubblefield, MD
Emily S. Tonorezos, MD, MPH
Emily S. Tonorezos, MD, MPH
Keynote speaker

Hodgkin’s International is pleased to welcome the following panelists and Hodgkin lymphoma survivors. Each one is inspirational, and together they represent the widely diverse and unique experiences of many long-term survivors.

Anastasia Forrest
Anastasia Forrest
Stan Barta
Stan Barta
Susan Leigh
Susan Leigh
Dr. Abdalla Sholi
Dr. Abdalla Sholi

Thank You to Our 2024 Symposium Sponsors

The following organizations’ generous sponsorship has helped make this year’s conference a reality.

This event represents a long-awaited dream for us. After years of feeling isolated and adrift, the prospect of finally embracing one another is not only inspiring but miraculous.