University of Vermont

The 19th Annual Women's Health and Cancer Conference



Conference Agenda

Session Three: 11:00-11:50 AM


1: Spirituality and the Healing JourneySW

Patricia Fontaine, MACP and Roz Grossman, MA*

Spirituality can serve as a comfort and support against cancer. This session will present survivors who each have a different spiritual connection and who will offer reflections on what spirituality means to them. Time will be allotted to allow for personal reflection and questions.


2: Activity Planning for Health: How to Stay Motivated and Keep GoingPTSW

Kathleen Lyons, ScD, OTR/L

Cancer and its treatment can negatively affect a person’s time, energy, and tolerance for daily activities. This session will present a goal-setting and problem-solving structure that people can use to make sure their days include manageable activities. This structure will help promote the health of body, mind, and spirit.


3: New Ground in Radiation Oncology: Updates and InsightsPNPTRT

Richard Lovett, MD*

Radiation oncology is an ever-expanding field that covers the integration of radiation therapy into a variety of treatment approaches. New insights and innovations constantly arise in this field. This session will explore the field of radiation oncology and provide some insight on new innovations.


4: Genetic Testing for Inherited Cancer: Perspectives from PatientsPNRTSW

Laura Colello, MS, CGC and Wendy McKinnon, MS, CGC*

This session presents an opportunity to hear about the genetic counseling process from patients themselves. Learn about the journey and the results through the eyes of several individuals who have experienced genetic counseling. Anyone interested in learning more about the implications of genetic testing for cancer risk is encouraged to attend.


5: PROVIDER TRACK: Compassion in Palliative CarePNSW

Robert Gramling, MD

What is the connection between compassion and palliative care? How does this compassion manifest in palliative care consultations? This session will address these important questions and consider how clinicians can learn, model, teach, and promote compassion in clinical interactions. This session is specifically geared toward primary care providers and other health care professionals.


6: 25 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Ovarian Cancer TreatmentPNPTSW

Elise Everett, MD*

What does an ovarian cancer diagnosis mean and what treatment options are available? This session will answer the common questions associated with ovarian cancer treatment and give deeper insight to the options available. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the disease and treatment options.


7: Integrative Care: How Can it Help?NPTSW

Amy Littlefield, MD, ND, FABNO

The demand for a more integrative approach to cancer care and survivorship is becoming a major focus on the national health care stage. Integrative medicine represents a coordinated approach to bring conventional and complementary medicine together. This session will discuss the utilization of integrative medicine and how it benefits both providers and patients.


8: Bone Health, Osteoporosis, and CancerPNPTRTSW

Jennifer Lisle, MD*

Because cancer and its treatment can have a severe effect on the body, many patients going through treatment suffer from poor bone health. How can these effects be reduced? This session will examine the link between cancer and bone conditions such as osteoporosis. It will also provide a look at what health care practitioners and patients alike can do to help reduce these effects.


9: How ZIP Code Matters in Cancer Care and OutcomesPNSW

Tracy Onega, PhD, MA, MS

The care you receive may be more influenced by your location than you think. This session will examine the effect of geography on cancer care access, utilization, and outcomes. It will also touch upon models of cancer care delivery that are designed to help those in rural areas so that geography doesn’t need to be tied to destiny.


10: Risk, Screening, and Prevention in Breast Cancer: Making Sense of the OptionsPNRTSW

Marie Wood, MD*

With so many screening options available, how does a patient know what is right for her? This session will explore the difference between screenings for a low-risk and a high-risk person. It will detail the different options available to patients and providers and will discuss the efficacy of breast cancer prevention.


11: Culinary Demonstration

Chef Curtiss Hemm

Join Chef Curtiss Hemm from Pink Ribbon Cooking for a culinary demonstration outside G’s Restaurant. This demo will give you a chance to learn some nutritional recipes and techniques that you can apply to create fast, healthy, and delicious meals.


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