Vermont Cancer Center's Breast Cancer Conference
Questions about this year's conference? Call 802-656-2292.
The conference will be held at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center in South Burlington, Vermont
The conference opens at 8:00 am with over 60 exhibits in the Exhibit Hall
Sessions begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:20 pm
The sessions and exhibits are free due to the generous support of The Vermont/New Hampshire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont, Ladies First (VT Department of Health), and Front Porch Forum.
Nursing Contract Hours
Social Worker Credit
Radiologic Technician Credit
Nutrition & Dietetics Credit
Physical Therapy Credit
Please note that the agenda is subject to change.
3-1 Environmental Endocrine Disruptors and Women’s Health / Frances Carr, PhD and Sheila Hollender / Taking care of the environment can also help you take care of yourself. This session will detail endocrine disruptors in the environment and the steps you can take to help minimize your exposure.
3-2 PHYSICIAN TRACK: Preventive Health for Women / Spencer Borden, MD, MBA / This session will discuss preventive health in all its forms and what providers can do to help women avoid the many dangers that can increase their risk of breast cancer. This session is specifically geared toward primary care providers and other healthcare professionals.
3-3 Marijuana for Cancer Patients / Paco Aumand, III / This presentation will focus on the history, law and regulations surrounding the therapeutic use of marijuana in Vermont. The discussion will also focus on how a patient with a debilitating illness can become registered to possess and use marijuana in Vermont. Useful information for the person considering becoming a registered patient will be presented on the marijuana and marijuana dispensary program.
3-4 Genetic Testing and Inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Patient Perspectives / Wendy McKinnon, MS / This panel discussion includes several individuals who have undergone genetic counseling and testing for the BRCA1/BRCA2 genes. These two genes are associated with the majority of inherited breast and ovarian cancers. There will be a variety of results and a range of perspectives on the testing process. Anyone interested in learning more about the BRCA1/BRCA2 counseling and testing process is encouraged to attend.
3-5 Motherhood After Breast Cancer / Kim Dittus, MD PhD, Penny Gibson, PA, Elizabeth Goldstein, Stephanie Putorti, and Michelle Sowden, DO / Young women who have been treated for breast cancer are increasingly going on to start families after their treatments are done. This will be a panel discussion by professionals that help treat these women and by two mothers who had their children after their cancer treatments. The discussion will cover a broad range of issues, from fertility, to breast feeding. Motherhood is often an emotional roller coaster with various challenges and choices. This panel will focus on the issues of pregnancy and lactation after breast surgery.
3-6 The Scar Project (Photo Show) / Hannah Marlow / The SCAR project is a series of large-scale portraits of breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. This session will present a piece of that art as presented by Hannah Marlow and will discuss the SCAR Project’s goals and objectives. Please be advised that this session may contain some graphic imagery.
3-7 Lymphedema Overview / Maggi Shadroui, PT, CLT-LANA, Med and Julie Adams, PT, DPT / This is an introductory discussion of what lymphedema is, who is at risk for it, basic treatment reviews, and risk reduction. Tools used to treat lymphedema will be demonstrated.
3-8 Spirituality as a Cornerstone of Coping / Rebecca Brooks, MSW, Patricia Fontaine, MACP, and Roz Grossman, MA / For many of us, a deep relationship with spirituality keeps us company during the
healing journey with cancer. This panel of survivors, each with a different spiritual connection, offers reflections on what this relationship means to them. We welcome your questions and will leave plenty of time to reflect as a group on your own journeys.
3-9 Survivorship NOW! Our Community Cancer Wellness Programs / Linda Dyer / Come learn about Dragonheart’s Survivorship NOW free weekly cancer wellness programs. Up your fitness and strength. Tap into your creative side. Stir up some delicious healthy meals. Broaden your mind and your connections. Find out how you can be a part of these empowering programs as a participant or presenter. It’s all about empowering all cancer survivors in our community to live life well.
3-10 Look Good…Feel Better / Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this session will provide makeovers to those going through treatment, giving them more hope and confidence. For patients currently receiving treatment. This is a double-length session that runs from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM.
3-11 CULINARY DEMONSTRATION / Chef Curtiss Hemm of Pink Ribbon Cooking / Please join us in the Exhibit Hall for this cold demo. Chef Curtiss from Pink Ribbon Cooking showcases how salads can be a great way to incorporate many different varieties of seasonal, healthy and delicious foods into one simple dish. Chef Curtiss will explain the basic components of a salad, different salad types, how to compose a salad from the market and how to plate and present a salad so you look like a kitchen All Star. Through a variety of cooking demonstrations, Chef Curtiss will also share many tips on healthy cooking and for cooking for those living with breast cancer and other chronic diseases.
3-12 CULINARY DEMONSTRATION / Chef Armand Lundie of Sodexo / Join Chef Lundie and UVM Masters of Dietetics students for a culinary demonstration outside G’s Restaurant. This demo will provide useful nutritional recipes and learning techniques that can help you or your patients live a healthy lifestyle.
3-13 Fly Casting with Casting for Recovery / Sheila Reid / Casting for Recovery is a national nonprofit support and educational program offering free fly fishing retreats to women who have or have had breast cancer. CFR provides weekend retreats, including lodging, meals, support and fly fishing instruction. Join us for one of our free casting demonstrations and a chance to try it for yourself!
3-14 Caring for the Caregiver / Rose Colletti, PhD and Julia Wick, MS, LCMHC / Caregivers provide support, nurturance and understanding. At the same time, caregivers must recognize the need to take care of themselves during what may be a very long period of uncertainty and stress. Support for the caregiver is essential, and this session will help you with that support.
The University of Vermont College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
Credit approval is also pending for Social Worker credit and Nutrition and Dietetics CPE Credit. Application will be made for ASRT credit approval.
This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 5.5 Nursing Contact Hours.*
*The University of Vermont Continuing Medical Education (VSNA Provider #: 10-10-009PR, 02/1/14) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Vermont State Nurses Association, Inc. Committee on Education, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Cost of physician credit (up to 5.5 credits) - $40
Cost of all other health care professional credit (up to 5.5 credits) - $20
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