DC Metro Young Adult Cancer Survivor Conference

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Schedule and Speakers

Location: Life with Cancer Family Center, 8411 Pennell St, Fairfax, VA 22031                (Free parking available!)

9:30am-10:00am: Registration & Breakfast

10:00am-10:15am: Welcome

10:15am-11:15am: Keynote Presentation: Integrative Cancer Care (Dr. Laurie Herscher)

11:15am-11:30am: Break

11:30am-12:30pm: Breakout Session #1

  • Surviving and Thriving with Cancer Panel (for cancer survivors and those living with metastatic disease) (Panel of early stage and metastatic survivors, Moderated by Jennifer Bires, LICSW, OSW-C, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts)
  • Mindfulness & Meditation (Cheryl Hughes, LICSW, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital)
  • Sleep Disturbances During and After Cancer (Darah Curran, LCSW, OSW-C, Life with Cancer)

12:30pm-1:15pm: Lunch

1:15pm-2:15pm: Breakout Session #2

  • Fighting Cancer with your Fork: Evidence Based Recommendations to Reduce Risk of Cancer Recurrence (Lauren Fay, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC, Life with Cancer)
  • Fertility & Family Building after Cancer (Dr. Lauren Roth, Shady Grove; Janice Goldwater, MSW, LCSW-C, Adoptions Together; Moderated by Megan Solinger, Ulman Foundation)
  • Financial Toxicity (Lindsey Griffin, Financial Counselor, Anne Arundel Medical Center)

2:15pm-2:30pm: Break

2:30pm-3:45pm: Keynote: Sexual Health and Cancer (Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C, CST; Chief Philanthropy Office and President Inova Health Foundation)

3:45pm-4:00pm: Closing & Evaluations


Hope Connections for Cancer Support, Life with CancerSmith Center for Healing and the Arts, The Leukemia and Lymphoma SocietyColorectal Cancer Alliance, and Team Mathias

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