University of Vermont

The 19th Annual Women's Health and Cancer Conference



Conference Agenda

Session Five: 2:15-3:05 PM


1: The Impact of a DCIS Diagnosis: What It All MeansPNRTSW

Vicki Hart, PhD

DCIS, also known as ductal carcinoma in situ, is the most common type of non-invasive breast cancer. This session will examine DCIS from a public health perspective and examine its impact on recurrence. This includes a look at the average time from diagnosis to an invasive breast cancer diagnosis and predictors of disease-free survival.


2: Getting Called Back From a Screening Mammogram: What Now? What Next?NRTSW

Elise Hotaling, MD*

Approximately 1 in 10 patients who have a screening mammogram will get called back for further evaluation. What does this mean and what happens next? This session will describe the details of the screening process and explore the many reasons a patient might get called back. It will also examine the tools breast imagers use and what you can expect as a result.


3: Blood Clots During and After Treatment: Signs and SymptomsNPTRTSW

Emily Parenteau, APRN

Blood clots are a major side effect of many cancer treatments. This session will explore prevention of this condition, risk, treatment, and screening options for high-risk patients. It will also discuss the new VTE-PACC program at the UVM Medical Center and how it is helping to deal with this issue.


4: Pilates Anywhere: Core Strength and Stability Exercises for Home, Work, and Travel

Janet Franz

This session will provide you with simple exercises that you can do anytime and anywhere to help move more easily, avoid back and hip pain, improve your posture, and enjoy a flatter tummy and tighter bottom. Each exercise can be practiced at your desk, on the floor, standing up, or sitting in a chair.


5: PROVIDER TRACK: Voiding Dysfunction Following the Treatment of Gynecologic and Urologic CancersPNPTRTSW

Gillian Stearns, MD

Treatment of gynecologic and urologic cancers often go hand in hand with voiding dysfunction. This session will explore the methods used to treat this side effect, whether the patient has undergone surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of those treatments. This session is specifically geared toward primary care providers and other health care professionals.


6: Vermont-New Hampshire Komen Grant Workshop

Terry Farkas

What funding opportunities are available for breast cancer programs in Vermont and New Hampshire? This session will discuss the programs currently being offered by Susan G. Komen Vermont-New Hampshire and the unique nature of Komen Community Grants. Additionally, it will offer a presentation on how your breast health program can become involved in the granting process.


7: Lung Cancer: Not Just a Smoker’s DiseasePNRTSW

Garth Garrison, MD*

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both women and men in the United States. This session will explore the details behind the disease, the steps that patients and providers can take to help increase prevention, and the screening options available to those who have the highest risk.


8: In the Blood: Research and Treatments for Hematologic MalignanciesPNPTSW

Julian Sprague, MD, PhD*

Hematologic malignancies refers to a group of cancers that begin in the cells of blood-forming tissue. This can include leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and more. This session will explore these forms of cancer and discuss the ongoing research and treatment options available to those who develop them.


9: Beyond the Breast: Surgical Reconstruction in Multiple Cancer ScenariosPNPTRTSW

Robert Nesbit, MD*

While most people hear about surgical reconstruction as it applies to breast cancer, there are many other cancers where reconstruction can be beneficial. This session will explore some of those scenarios, demonstrating the importance and utility of plastic and reconstructive surgery as it applies to all different forms of cancer.


10a: COFFEE CHAT: Mindfulness and the Cancer Journey

Roz Grossman, MA*

Explore the ways in which mindfulness can help improve the treatment and recovery process. Time to practice some mindfulness techniques will be included.


10b: COFFEE CHAT: Support Group for Gynecologic Cancer Survivors

Stephanie Stahl, PA-C

This chat will launch the new Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Support Group presented by the Eleanor B. Daniels Fund at the UVM Cancer Center. Survivors will meet, share their stories, and learn about this new group they can join going forward.


10c: COFFEE CHAT: Trim Your Cancer Risk: Tips for Fighting Cancer with Exercise and Power Foods

Siobhan Donegan, RD and Kerri Frenya, MS

When it comes to cancer, maintaining a healthy weight helps reduce your risk and improves your survival chances. This chat will give you some helpful tips on how to do this.


10d: COFFEE CHAT: Breast Cancer Deadline 2020: A Call to Action!

Susan Pelletier and Nancy Ryan

Join two representatives of the National Breast Cancer Coalition to learn about the Breast Cancer Deadline 2020 – an innovative call to action to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. Hear about the strategic and evidence-based approach to advocacy that NBCC has pioneered. Whether you are a new advocate just starting out, or an experienced advocate seeking continuing education, you will find information to help get you started or continue your advocacy work.


11: Culinary Demonstration

Tess Kennison

Join Tess Kennison from Sugar Snap 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.


12: Young Survivors: Experiences and Empowerment

Kathy  McBeth, MA

Cancer can strike at any age, even when you’re young. This session will present some young survivors who will tell their stories and share their experience. Time for questions and discussion with the audience will be included. This session will be moderated by Kathy McBeth, MA, a psychologist at the UVM Medical Center.


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