University of Vermont

The 18th Annual Women's Health and Breast Cancer Conference



Conference Agenda

Please note that the agenda is subject to change.


Lunch Sessions (12:00-1:00 PM)


KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: A Look at Precision Medicine and Diagnostics in Cancer Care / Debra Leonard, MD, PhD / Keynote guest Debra Leonard, MD, PhD, Chair of the UVM Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and international expert in the areas of pathology for genetics, cancer and infectious diseases, will share an overview of the fairly new field of precision, or personalized, medicine and how it is already changing
the landscape of cancer care. The purchase of a plated lunch is required to attend the keynote presentation.


L-1 Film Presentation: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies /View a preview of the new Ken Burns’ documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. Provided by Vermont PBS, this moving selection of clips from the six-hour documentary discusses the history and future of cancer research and care as well as presents several touching personal stories.


L-2 Compression Products in the Home ProgramPT / Kathy Weatherly, OTR, CLT-LANA /This session will explain the similarities and differences of compression garments for lymphedema management in this presentation. Lymphedema patients will improve their understanding of learn to identify the key factors of different types of compression garments. Therapists will learn how to identify which type of compression garment is appropriate for their clients.


L-3 PROVIDER TRACK: Medicinal Marijuana: A Provider's PerspectivePNSW / Bridget Conry, BA and Shayne Lynn, BA, Champlain Valley Dispensary and Southern Vermont Wellness / This panel will discuss the role of the provider in the patient registration process with the Vermont State Medical Marijuana for Symptom Relief Program. It will also detail the patient experience at the dispensary with an overview of the initial consultation and the products available. This session is specifically geared toward primary care providers and other health care professionals.


L-4 Radiology-Pathology Correlation of Selected Breast ImagingRT / Robert Oppenheimer, MD / This session will present cases reviewing mammography, ultrasound, and MRI findings leading to eventual
biopsy and histologic confirmation of both benign and malignant breast lesions. A discussion of work-up algorithms will also be presented. This session is geared toward radiologic technologists and providers.


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