THE TESTICULAR CANCER SUMMIT OF 2017
The Testicular Cancer Summit of 2017 was a one-time grassroots collaboration between individual testicular cancer survivors leading and developing the very first open to the public conference anywhere in the world specifically for the testicular cancer community, with support from the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation serving as the event's primary sponsor and fiduciary. The founders and primary architects of the "Testes Summit" were 40+ year testicular cancer survivor and author, Ron Bye, and 6 year survivor and award-winning cancer blogger, Steve Pake, with significant contributions and intellectual might from 10+ year survivor, Mike Craycraft, founder of the Testicular Cancer Society, and owner of the TC-Cancer.com web forum.
The Testes Summit was held in Aurora, CO from October 13-15, 2017, and was attended by testicular cancer survivors and non-profit missions from all over the world, including from as far away as the U.K. and South Africa. Highlighting the Summit were keynote speakers, Dr. Lawrence Einhorn of Indiana University, Dr. Ajay K. Nangia from the University of Kansas, Dr. Phil Pierorazio of Johns Hopkins Brady Urology, and Dr. Clint Cary from Indiana University. The event concluded with a special presentation by two-time cancer survivor and motivational speaker, Sean Swarner. It was a fantastic and truly unforgettable weekend for all attendees!
The founders of the 2017 Testicular Cancer Summit have no affiliation or involvement whatsoever with the various organizations now hosting their own organization specific Testicular Cancer Conferences and Summits, for their own purposes and benefit. The entire purpose of the Summit was to help unify the community, which would help to amplify our voices and our cause, and to bring everyone together. It was nice to have achieved that more or less, at least once.
The splintered and competing organization specific gatherings that we have today are not what we had intended when we're already so scattered and isolated, but it is what it is, and thus we consider the 2017 Summit to be a one-time and one-off event at this point. Thanks again for being a part of it. Any attempts by other organizations to connect or affiliate themselves with the original 2017 Testicular Cancer Summit are not authorized, and the only authorized place to read anything about the original Testicular Cancer Summit is right here.