DC Metro Young Adult Cancer Survivor Conference

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Schedule and Speakers

Hope Connections for Cancer Support, FASEB  Conference Center, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814

9:00am-9:35am: Registration & Breakfast

9:35am-9:45am: Welcome

9:45am-10:00am: Meditation (Kiersten Gallagher, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts)

10:00am-11:15am: Keynote: Sexual Health and Cancer (Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C, CST, Life with Cancer)

11:15am-11:30am: Break

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

  • Cancer and Work-related Issues (Christine Brennan, Cancer + Careers)
  • Cancer’s Aftermath (Living with cancer and/or late effects) (Julia Rowland, Ph.D. & Erin Price, LGSW, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts)
  • Living with Uncertainty (Eric Cohen, RN, MS, OCN, AMGEN)
  • PACE Yourself to a Healthy Lifestyle (Margaret McDowell, PhD, MPH, RD, Hope Connections for Cancer Support)

12:30pm-1:45pm: Lunch with optional conversation tables

  • Single Survivor: Navigating Dating (Janet Hadley, LCPC, Hope Connections for Cancer Support)
  • Coping with Advanced Disease (Michelle Bronzo, MA, LPC, CT, Life with Cancer)
  • Caregiver group (Stephanie Stern, LCSW-C, Hope Connections for Cancer Support)
  • Cancer Advocacy (Kate Houghton, Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance)
  • Communicating with Friends & Loved Ones (Jenn McRobbie – Life Coach & Survivor)

1:45pm-2:45pm: Breakout Session #2

  • Cancer and Work-related Issues (Christine Brennan, Cancer + Careers)
  • Cancer’s Aftermath (Living with cancer and/or late effects) (Julia Rowland, Ph.D. & Erin Price, LGSW, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts)
  • Living with Uncertainty (Eric Cohen, RN, MS, OCN, AMGEN)
  • PACE Yourself to a Healthy Lifestyle (Margaret McDowell, PhD, MPH, RD, Hope Connections for Cancer Support)

2:45pm-3:15pm: Goodbyes; evaluations; announcements for events later in the day

 

3:30pm-5:30pm: Happy Hour at Brickside Food & Drink – (DIRECTIONS)

REGISTER HERE

 

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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