COVID-19 Global Forum

Register now to join our Live Virtual Cancer and COVID series. Cancer patients dealing with COVID, doctors, and the experts in testing and treatment will be sharing their experience and answering questions to give hope, resilience, and knowledge. If you have registered you will receive a link via email the day before the event. Please note: If you cannot join us live, we will share the video of the session after.

• COVID-19 Global Forum, Saturday, April 11, 2020 at noon EST

Register to join our Live Saturday Sessions and receive updates about how COVID-19 affects us.


Nick GiallourakisCo-Founder and PresidentElephants and Tea

Nick is passionate about helping the AYA cancer community unite during social isolation: before, during and after COVID-19.

Whitney HadleyAYA Support Specialist & Community Outreach CoordinatorRainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

Whitney is passionate about creating space for connection and self-compassion as we adjust to our new normal – as patients, survivors, and humans in a COVID-19 world.

Jennifer AnandAYA Survivor & WriterElephants and Tea

Jennifer never thought she’d be writing for a magazine for young adults affected by cancer. But then again, she never thought that she’d get the exclusive invite to this horrible cancer club. But she’s here, and if you’re reading this, chances are you’re in the club too.

Alison SilbermanChief Executive OfficerStupid Cancer, Inc.

With passion and dedication honed from her personal caregiving experience, Alison is committed to ensuring adolescents and young adults affected by cancer are guided and supported throughout their cancer journeys.

Dr. Catherine BenedictPsychologistStanford Cancer Institute

Catherine is passionate about supporting people affected by cancer, especially in dealing with the long-term challenges that persist or develop after treatment is completed.

Swamini Shraddhananda SaraswatiCo-Founder & Executive DirectorKula Kamala Foundation

Swamini believes the basis of her practice was and is to explore faith and what it means to be human, to be spiritual, to suffer, and to heal.

Dr. Prasun MishraCEOAmerican Association for Precision Medicine (AAPM)

Prasun is leading research efforts focused on preventing and curing chronic diseases; not only treating the sick, but also providing knowledge and tools to individuals to live longer, healthier lives.

Dr. Arun SivanandamClinical Trials SpecialistStanford Cancer Institute

Arun is passionate about data science predictive analytics and is currently exploring the digital revolution of artificial intelligence applications as a precision approach to augment Healthcare and Clinical Research processes.

Dr. Guy BoikeDirector, Gynecologic OncologyMcLaren Bay Region/Karmanos Cancer Institute

Guy is passionate about providing high quality compassionate care to women with gynecologic cancers.

Cindy Hou, DO, MA, MBA, FACOI, FACP, FIDSAInfection Control Officer, Jefferson Health New Jersey

Cindy is the Infection Control Officer at Jefferson Health New Jersey and is an infectious diseases specialist with Jefferson Health Infectious Diseases.

Patricia GoldsmithChief Executive OfficerCancerCare

Trish brings more than 20 years of nonprofit management and strategic planning experience to her role, and has a proven track record of success in hospital and physician academic organizations, as well as nongovernmental healthcare organizations.

The series continues with:

• COVID-19 Global Summit (CGS), Saturday, April 18, 2020, 10:30 am to 2:30 am EST / 9:30 am to 1:30 pm CST / 8:30 am to 5:30 pm PST

•  Authenticity: Cancer and Your Mental Health Summit, Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm EST / 9:00 am to 3:30 pm CST / 7:00 am to 1:30 pm PST

As always, you can connect with your peers in a variety of chatrooms on the GRYT Health platform, available on our desktop or app, where you can find support and connections through others who are undergoing similar experiences. We also offer free 24/7 support through the mental-health tool, Vivibot, which is clinically proven to decrease anxiety and improve resiliency.