Survive Well: Living with Cancer Symposium

Survive Well: Living with Cancer Symposium is a FREE one-day symposium for those who are in active treatment, are recovering or have been cured. The first of its kind in Southern Arizona, this symposium will look at diagnosis and treatment of cancer and shared issues facing cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Topics include innovations, integrative medicine and advances in genomic medicine as well as practicalities of living with cancer. Breakout sessions include options such as addressing sleep, nutrition, exercise and communication while living with cancer.

This symposium features two of the region's premiere providers of oncology services: Tucson Medical Center and Mayo Clinic.

Symposium Agenda

Pre-Symposium Opportunities

7:30 a.m.

Mindful Meandering - Morning Walk - Dawn Messer, OD, MPH, Tucson Cancer Conqueror, Stress Management & Mindfulness

Morning Meditation & Gentle Yoga - Rose Kress, LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, Therapeutic Yoga

8:30 a.m.

Check-In - Continental Breakfast

 

Symposium

9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Overview

 

Robert J. Brooks, M.D., Arizona Oncology, Medical Director, TMC Oncology Program

 

Dr. Ruben A. Mesa, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine; Deputy Director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center; Hematology

9:30 a.m.

Genomics in 2017 - Dr. Alan H. Bryce, Mayo Clinic; Assistant Professor of Medicine; Director, Genomic Oncology Service Line; Medical Oncology

10:00 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Integrative Medicine for Health & Cancer - Dr. Denise Millstine, Mayo Clinic; Assistant Professor of Medicine; Consultant, Women’s Health; Director, Integrative Medicine Program, Mayo Clinic Arizona; Women's Health

10:45 a.m.

Innovations in Cancer Care

Christopher DiSimone, M.D., PhD, Arizona Oncology, Medical Oncology & Hematology

Michele L. Boyce Ley, M.D., TMC, Medical Director, TMC Breast Oncology Program

11:15 a.m.

Opening to Self-Compassion: Tools for the Journey - Leslie Langbert, MSW, LCSW(FL), University of Arizona, Executive Director, Compassion Studies

 

 

Noon

Lunch

 

 

1:00 p.m.

Breakout Session I

 

 

 

Breast Cancer

Michele L. Boyce Ley, M.D., TMC, Medical Director, TMC Breast Oncology Program

Robert J. Brooks, M.D., Arizona Oncology, Medical Director, TMC Oncology Program

Dr. Donald W. Northfelt, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine; Associate Medical Director, Breast Cancer; Medical Oncology

Marilyn Croghan, M.D., Arizona Oncology, Radiation Oncology

 

 

 

Colorectal Cancer

Stefanie J. Schluender, M.D., Southwestern Surgery Associates/TMC, Medical Director, TMC Colorectal Oncology Program

Natalie A. Stanton, M.D., Arizona Oncology, Medical Oncology & Hematology

Dr. Tanios Bekaii-Saab, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine; Co-Leader, GI Cancer Program; Medical Director, Cancer Clinical Research Office; Senior Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic Arizona; Medical Oncology

Robert Gin, M.D., Arizona Oncology, Radiation Oncology

 

 

 

Lung Cancers

Douglas G. Lowell, M.D., Southwestern Surgery Associates / TMC, Medical Director, TMC Thoracic Oncology Program

Jonathan E. Schwartz, M.D., Arizona Oncology, Medical Oncology & Hematology

Dr. Helen Ross, Mayo Clinic; Associate Professor of Medicine; Chair, Thoracic Disease Oriented Group; Thoracic Medical Oncology

Nikhil Thaker, M.D., Arizona Oncology, Radiation Oncology

 

 

 

Other Cancers

Dr. Ruben Mesa, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine; Deputy Director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center; Hematology

Christopher DiSimone, M.D., PhD, Arizona Oncology, Medical Oncology & Hematology

Andrew C. Neuschatz, M.D., Arizona Oncology, Radiation Oncology

Dolores D. Basden, M.D., Arizona Oncology, Radiation Oncology

 

 

2:00 p.m.

Break

 

 

2:15 p.m.

Breakout Session II

 

 

 

Exercise to Enhance Recovery - Andrew Clark, Performance Fitness, Physiology & Exercise

 

 

 

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep - Jill Jones, Inspired Motives, Proactive Wellness Program

 

 

 

Living with the New Normal - Tina Luciani

 

 

3:00 p.m.

Breakout Session III

 

 

 

Loving the One You’re With - Maryam Bethesthi, M.D., Ironwood Ob-Gyn PC, Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

 

 

Diet & Inflammation - Mary Marian, DCN, RDN, CSO, FAND, University of Arizona, Clinical Dietician

 

 

 

How to Tell the World About Your Cancer

Kathryn Kennel, MSN, FNP-BC, ACHPN, Arizona Oncology, Pallative Care

Johelen Carleton, M.D., FACS, TMC, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

4:00 p.m.

Laughter is the Best Medicine - Gulshan Sethi, M.D., TMC, Cardiothoracic Surgery


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Register today for Survive Well: Living with Cancer Symposium.

April 22
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Westin La Paloma
3800 E Sunrise Drive

Questions? Call (520) 324-4876