Survive and Thrive - Beaumont

Connect with others in your community whose lives have been affected by cancer at the 2019 Survive & Thrive Symposium in Beaumont. Survivors, loved ones, caregivers and healthcare providers are welcome to join the conversation as we focus on wellness issues and create a dialogue around the survivorship experience. For more information download the event flyer!

Saturday, November 2
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Laurels
1315 Calder Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701

Keynote Speaker
Stephanie Howard is the founder and Executive Director of 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. Now in her survivorship she is paying that joy forward to others through Triumphant Warrior’s gift of fun socks! Triumphant Warrior started in 2017 and has distributed over 6,000 pairs of socks to cancer patients at twelve Texas Oncology locations across eight central Texas cities! Stephanie’s vision is for these socks to go anywhere there is a need, from Maine to California and everywhere in between. Before founding Triumphant Warrior, Stephanie worked for a marketing firm in Austin. She believes her background in team leadership, resource management and operational processes was the perfect foundation for starting Triumphant Warrior. When she’s not sharing socks with the world, Stephanie can be found restarting her full-time career, cheering at her kids’ sporting events, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, fishing with her husband and chasing her dogs.


8:00-8:30 am - Registration and Light Breakfast

8:30-8:35 am - Welcome
Andy Chen, MD, PhD

8:35-8:45 am - Embracing the Day

8:45-9:35 am - Keynote Address | Triumphant Warrior
Stephanie Howard, Survivor

9:35-9:40 am - Break

9:40-10:20 am - Art Therapy Directive
Shani Bell, MAAT, LPC, ATR

10:20-10:25 am - Break

10:25-11:25 am - Late & Long-Term Effects of Treatment
Medical Oncology: Robert Birdwell, MD, FACP
Medical Oncology: Scott McKenney, MD, FACP
Radiation Oncology: Apryl Mensah, MD, MS
Facilitator: Sabrina Mikan, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC

11:25 am-11:40 pm - Break & Lunch is Served

11:40 am-12:20 pm - Lunch | Nutrition
Nicole Hodac, MS, RDN, CSO, LD

12:20-12:25 pm - Break

12:25-12:55 pm -Intimacy After Cancer
Tamika Felder, Survivor

12:55-1:00 pm - Break

1:00-1:30 pm - Fear of Recurrence & Managing Anxiety
Katie Narvarte, LMSW, OSW-C, OPN-CG

1:30-2:00 pm - Concluding the Day