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.
5-1 A Team Approach to Oncology Rehabilitation / Natalie Bradford, PT, Kim Dittus, MD, PhD, Susan G. Lakoski, MD, and Patti O’Brien, MD / “Steps to Wellness” is a group exercise program for people who have been treated for cancer. The twice a week program is similar to the Cardiac Rehab model. This unique program is designed to provide comprehensive screening for patients who are motivated to participate in a structured exercise program. The goals of the program are to provide a supervised structured fitness program and to provide a format to research exercise interventions. This panel presentation will discuss the role of the physical therapist, the oncologist, and the cardiologist in the evaluation.
5-2 PHYSICIAN TRACK: Cancer and Venous Thrombosis: Risk Factors, Treatment, and Prevention / Neil Zakai, MD / Venous thrombosis is a common complication of malignancy which affects both the quality and the quantity of life. It is important to understand the risk factors for cancer-associated thrombosis, the appropriate treatment, and novel prevention strategies in order to provide the highest quality care. In this session, we will discuss the risk factors and treatments for cancer-associated thrombosis and novel prevention strategies. This session is specifically geared toward primary care providers and other health care professionals.
5-3 Yoga for Living with Cancer / Susan Marx / This gentle yoga class begins with warm-up movements and breath awareness to prepare for yoga postures. The heart of the class is a sequence of postures that stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. The class ends with deep relaxation and calming breath work. This gentle yoga session will meet you wherever you are, whatever your treatment stage or yoga experience. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel to this session.
5-4 What’s New in Radiation Oncology / Richard Lovett, MD / This session discusses the principles of radiation and how tissue sparing is accomplished, the new advances in radiation treatments, and how individualized radiation treatments are designed.
5-5 Male Breast Cancer Survivorship / Paul Cucinelli / Breast cancer is not a disease exclusive to women. This session is a chance for both men and women who are undergoing treatment or who have survived breast cancer to receive support. Paul Cucinelli will tell his story and remind everyone who has faced breast cancer that they are not alone.
5-6 Books for Parents and Children / Genevieve Bronk / Cancer survivor and author Genie Bronk will discuss ways that parents and children alike can deal with cancer and other challenging situations. This session will help parents understand what resources are out there for young children.
5-7 Life’s Simple 7 and Health / Mary Cushman, MD, MSc / This session will discuss the new tool released by the American Heart Association and how this tool might help all of us reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
5-8 Healing Through Writing / Patricia Fontaine, MACP / The natural ability of the body to heal can be enhanced by artistic expression, and writing is a form of art accessible to all of us. Using simple writing techniques, participants will leave with some concrete tools and resources to begin their own writing practice.
5-9 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 2:30-4:20 PM.
5-10 COFFEE CHATS / Bring your coffee and enjoy a casual session in the Emerald III ballroom. Chats currently available in this time slot include:
- You are What you Breathe / Martin Wolf / This discussion explores the fact that you breathe 10 times more air per day than you eat food (on a mass basis). In addition, the EPA has determined that the air in our homes is, on average, five times more contaminated than the air outside, even when our homes are in industrial neighborhoods! People go to great lengths to make sure their food is not contaminated with harmful substances, yet few individuals take similar precautions with the air they breathe.
5-12 CULINARY DEMONSTRATION / Abbey Duke / Join Abbey Duke, owner of Sugar Snap, for a culinary demonstration outside of G's Restaurant. This demo will provide a useful nutritional recipe and learning techniques that can help you or your patients live a healthy lifestyle.
5-14 Recipe for Breast Health: Understanding How Diet and Weight Affect Prevention, Survivorship and Caregiving / Curtiss Hemm and Jen May, RD, CD / Increasingly studies suggest that a healthy diet may help minimize the lifetime risk of breast cancer. This session will address current and trending thinking about the relationship between breast cancer, personal nourishment, the modern diet, contemporary food systems, and discuss how one might sustainably move transform their current practices. This session will encourage better breast health and overall wellness for preventions, survivorship and caregiving.
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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