Virginia Cancer Conference

Conference Overview

The Virginia Cancer Conference is hosted by CACV biennially to provide education and training to key stakeholders in the Virginia cancer community.  The Virginia Cancer Conference is scheduled for September 28-29, 2023, at the Richmond Marriott Short Pump and our theme is Moving Forward Together.

In 2023, CACV will release the new five-year Virginia Cancer Plan (2023-2027). The conference will be a pivotal moment to chart the course for action to reach the goals outlined in the plan. It is only together that we can reduce the burden of cancer in every community across Virginia.

The conference is attended by physicians, nurses, clinical social workers, patient navigators, health educators, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and community members. We anticipate about 150 attendees representing all of Virginia.

Conference Agenda

The conference will offer keynote presentations, breakout sessions, Q&A periods, exhibits, and networking opportunities.

Topics at the conference will include:
  • Cancer in Virginia: Where Are We
  • You & The Virginia Cancer Plan
  • Equity In Prevention
  • New Practices for Cancer Treatment
  • Patient & Family Centered Care: Why Is It Important
  • Mental Health & Cancer Treatment
  • Getting Patients to Complete Screening Orders: Best Practices
  • Supporting Children During & After Cancer Treatment
  • Cancer & Policy

Schedule: SEPTEMBER 28, 2023

8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration, Coffee & Exhibits
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Opening & Plenary Session
12:00 – 1:00 PM Awards Lunch & Networking
1:00 – 2:00 PM Breakout Sessions
2:00 – 2:15 PM Break & Exhibits
2:15 – 3:30 PM Plenary Session
3:30 – 4:30 PM Breakout Sessions
4:30 – 6:00 PM Networking Reception, Exhibits & Posters

Schedule: SEPTEMBER 29, 2023

8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration, Coffee & Exhibits
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Plenary Sessions
12:00 – 1:15 PM Lunch & Exhibits
1:15 – 3:30 PM Plenary Sessions
3:30 PM Adjourn

Continuing Education

The following continuing education credits are being offered through VCU Health Continuing Medical Education:

VCU Health Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

VCU Health Continuing Education designates this activity for a maximum of 8 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, VCU Health Continuing Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 8 continuing education credits

Conference Registration

The conference registration fee includes access to all sessions, meals, and continuing education credits. Registration has reached capacity and is now closed.


CACV Member: $75.00
Non-Member: $90.00
Registration & Membership: $100.00
Student: $50.00


If you need to cancel a registration, registrants are eligible for a full refund (minus a 15% administrative fee) if requested by August 15, 2023. After August 15, 2023, registrants will no longer be able to receive a refund. To cancel a registration, please email with the cancellation request, registrant’s full name, and contact information.

Hotel & Venue

The Virginia Cancer Conference will be held at the Richmond Marriott Short Pump located at 4240 Dominion Boulevard, Glen Allen, Virginia.

Complimentary parking is available.

The group room rate is $135 per night plus taxes. To secure this special rate, reservations must be made by September 7, 2023.

For more information about the Richmond Marriott Short Pump, visit their website.

Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities Available

Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available, download the 2023 Sponsorship Guide. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jessica Deering, Executive Director at