Survive and Thrive - Austin

Breakout sessions and panel discussions include integrative wellness therapies, late and long term effects of treatment, intimacy after cancer, and addressing the fear of recurrence. Nationally recognized cancer advocate Tamika Felder will inspire in her closing address about life after cancer.

The Westin Austin at The Domain
11301 Domain Drive
Austin, TX 78758

Due to an overwhelming response we're at capacity for the Austin Survive & Thrive Symposium. Follow us on Facebook to stay informed about other symposiums in your area.

Keynote Speaker

Stephanie Howard is the founder and executive director of the non-profit Triumphant Warrior. While in treatment for Non-Hodgkins Diffused B-cell Lymphoma, Stephanie received a gift of crazy socks that not only lifted her own spirits, but fostered a community of support in the infusion room. In 2017 she decided to continue paying that joy forward through Triumphant Warrior. In just the first two and a half months of operations more than 1,200 patients have been given the gift of fun socks!

Our national and regional experts will discuss topics such as:

  • Late and long-term side effects
  • Sex after cancer
  • Caregiver connections
  • Healthy Survivorship
  • Exercise and nutrition
  • Advance care planning

Download the Austin Survive & Thrive Symposium Flyer.


7:30 - 8:30 am Registration and Light Breakfast

8:30 - 8:35 am Welcome
Kathryn Hudson, MD

8:35 - 8:45 am Embrace the Day
Tamika Felder, Survivor

8:45 - 9:45 am Keynote Address | Triumphant Warrior
Stephanie Howard, Survivor

9:45 - 10:00 am Break

10:00 - 11:00 am Late and Long-Term Effects of Treatment
Medical Oncologist: Kathryn Hudson, MD
Radiation Oncologist: Mike Herman, MD
Survivorship Navigator: Sabrina Mikan, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC

11:00 - 11:15 am Break

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Integrative & Complementary Medicine in Cancer Care & Survivorship
Oncology Rehab: Angela Wicker-Ramos, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA
Licensed Dietitian: Krystle Zuniga, PhD, RD
Oncology Massage Therapist: Clare Landy, LMT
Oncology Acupuncturist & Integrative Medicine: Agnes Nowakowski, LAC (TX), MACOM, DIPLOM, DOM (FL)

12:00 - 1:00 pm Luncheon with Roundtable
Texas Oncology Physicians and Experts

1:00 - 2:00 pm Breakout Sessions
Intimacy After Cancer
Tamika Felder, Survivor
Fear of Recurrence
Robert Albanese, Jr., MD, The Menninger Clinic

2:00 - 2:15 pm Break

2:15 - 3:00 pm Closing Address | Life Beyond Cancer
Tamika Felder, Survivor

3:00 - 3:30 pm Closing Remarks

3:30 - 5:00 pm Reception and Resource Market