Survivorship

Adult Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness 2011

June 2011

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness event on Saturday, June 18, 2011. This free event featured a keynote address by Bobbi de Cordova-Hanks and Jerry Hanks; Bobbi a three-time cancer survivor and Jerry a four-time caregiver. The event also featured breakout sessions led by experts in the fields of nutrition, complementary medicine, exercise, fatigue and energy, relationships and intimacy, insurance rights, emotional adaptation, cognitive function, rehabilitation, stress management, lymphedema and late effects from cancer treatment.

The event was attended by 200 individuals affected by cancer. The post-event evaluations reflected overwhelmingly positive impressions; requests and comments will be considered in planning future events. To learn about future event offerings through the Hutchinson Center Survivorship Program please subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletter here.

Adult Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness June 2011

Quotes

“The breakout sessions are such high quality. I’ve attended multiple years and find it helpful each time - Helps build a strong foundation. I like the connections with other survivors. I have used the information from booths many times – would not have had access to all these resources in one place otherwise.”

“It was great, thank you! All three speakers for breakout sessions were articulate and spoke to the correct level of the audience.”

“Such a good way to honor caregivers and survivors! Beautiful!”

“Straight forward information on cancer. Very positive attitude and planning for surviving cancer. Outstanding!”

“I really liked the opportunity to pick the topics that interested and related to me.”

“Fabulous keynote speakers – well done! Thank you for the terrific work you are doing at the Hutch. This day was much appreciated and very well done!”

Topics and Presentations

Below is a list of the breakout sessions offered at the event. For those sessions for which we have received approval for the speakers to make their slides available online you will see the option to 'View Presentation Slides'.

Breast Cancer Survivorship Issues
Heidi Dishneau, MSN, ARNP
Survivorship Clinic, Overlake Hospital and Medical Center
View Presentation Slides »

Cancer’s Impact on the Family
Frances M. Lewis, PhD
Family and Child Nursing, University of Washington

Cognitive Function After Cancer
Myron Goldberg, PhD, ABPP-CN
Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington
View Presentation Slides »

Emotional Adaptation after Cancer
Psychiatry, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Jesse Fann, MD, MPH

Exercise for Cancer Survivors
Lexi Harlow, DPT, CLT
Physical Therapy, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
View Presentation Slides »

Energy and Fatigue
Mitchell Levy, MD
Psychiatry, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
View Presentation Slides »

Healing and Coping Strategies for Survivors and Caregivers
Bobbi de Cordova-Hanks
Jerry Hanks
Keynote Speakers

Insurance Rights of Cancer Survivors
Bobbi Christensen-Meins
Program Director for Community Services, Cancer Lifeline
View Presentation Slides »

Lymphedema 101
Andrea Leiserorwitz, MPT, CLT
Physical Therapy, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Nutrition for Cancer Survivors
Gretchen Gruender, MS, RD, CD, CSO
Medical Nutrition Therapy Services, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
View Presentation Slides »

Regaining Optimal Function after Cancer
Karen Barr, MD
Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington
View Presentation Slides »

Relationships and Intimacy
Sylvie Aubin, PhD
Psychologist, Segal Cancer Center
View Female Issues Presentation Slides »
View Male Issues Presentation Slides »

Stress Management Techniques for Cancer Survivors
Bonnie A. McGregor, PhD
Cancer Prevention, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
View Presentation Slides »

Stress Management Techniques for Caregivers
Samantha Artherholt, PhD
Jean Yi, PhD
Biobehavioral Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
View Presentation Slides »

Thriving Beyond Surviving with Complementary Medicine
Janile Martin, ND, ARNP, Lac
Laura James, ND
Naturopathic Doctors, Red Cedar Wellness
View Presentation Slides »

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