University of Vermont

The 19th Annual Women's Health and Cancer Conference



Conference Agenda

Session Six: 3:15-4:05 PM


1: Living With Lymphedema: Diagnosis, Control, and ManagementNPTRTSW

Lee Nelson, PT, MS, DPT

Because cancer treatment can damage your lymph nodes, it can sometimes lead to a swelling in your arms and legs known as lymphedema. Luckily, this condition can be managed. This session will describe how lymphedema is diagnosed and ways to help manage the situation.


2: Making a Positive Change: Smoking Cessation and Cancer PreventionPNSW

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and is a major risk factor in many types of cancer. Regardless, people still find themselves caught in its trap. This session will discuss the importance of smoking cessation and behavior change. It will present resources and tips that can help even long-term smokers finally make that necessary and positive change in their lives.


3: Training for Survivorship: The Importance of Exercise in Overcoming CancerPNPTRTSW

Kim Dittus, MD, PhD*

How can physical fitness improve your odds of long-term survivorship? Fitness, strength, balance, and mobility can all be affected by cancer and cancer treatments, but a structured exercise program can help improve all these areas. This session will discuss the evidence that shows how powerful exercise is in the survivorship journey.


4: Men’s Health and Cancer: The Value of Knowledge and AdvocacyPNSW

Mark Plante, MD*

How can knowledge of men’s health and cancer help protect you and your loved ones? This session will explore the common cancers faced by men, including screening, treatment, and survivorship. It will also touch upon the importance of advocacy and how this knowledge can help protect those close to you.


5: PROVIDER TRACK: A Provider’s Perspective on Integrative MedicinePNPTSW

Andrea Fossati, MD

Integrative care is a valuable approach that is becoming increasingly necessary in cancer care and survivorship. This session will discuss the most recent developments in integrative medicine, how health care providers can better coordinate care, and the possible benefits and risks associated with specific approaches. This session is specifically geared toward primary care providers and other health care professionals.


6: Breast Cancer and the Axilla: Past, Present, and FuturePNPTRT

Kari Rosenkranz, MD

The axillary lymph nodes are the closest in proximity to the breast and are involved with disease in some cases of breast cancer. This session will address the historic surgical management of axillary lymph nodes. It will also discuss the current understanding of the role of lymph nodes in breast cancer management and the current and future changes to care.


7: Yoga for Health and Wellbeing

Susan Marx

End the day with a gentle yoga session! This session will begin with warm-up movements and breath awareness, then present a sequence of postures that stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. We will end with deep relaxation and calming breath work. This session will help you wherever you are, whatever your treatment stage or yoga experience. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel to this session.


8: Culinary Demonstration

Kimberly Evans, MS, RD, CD and Leslie Langevin, MS, RD, CD

Join Kimberly Evans and Leslie Langevin from Whole Health Nutrition 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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