Survive and Thrive Symposium – Houston

Don't miss out on the 2019 Survive & Thrive Symposium in Houston. Survivors, loved ones, caregivers and healthcare providers in the Houston area 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, October 12
8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Hughes Manor
2811 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

Keynote Speaker
Ryan Anthony is noted for his career as a trumpet soloist, educator, chamber musician and orchestral player. The fall of 2012 brought a change to his career with a diagnosis of an incurable cancer. After a stem cell transplant for Multiple Myeloma he started The Ryan Anthony Foundation, using music to promote cancer research. The "CancerBlows" concerts have become an important vehicle for musicians and audiences to unite in finding a cure. Mr. Anthony is currently a Texas Oncology patient and continues his active career and life with his wife and two children using 'hope' as his motivation and inspiration for others.


8:00-8:45 am - Registration and Light Breakfast

8:45-8:50 am -Welcome
Anish Meerasahib, MA, MD

8:50-9:00 am - Embracing the Day

9:00-9:45 am - Keynote Address | "CancerBlows"
Ryan Anthony, Survivor

9:45 -9:50 am - Break

9:50-10:35 am - Art Therapy Directive
Shani Bell, MAAT, LPC, ATR

10:35-10:40 am - Break

10:40-11:40 am - Late & Long-Term Effects of Treatment Panel
Gail Contreras, MD
Susan Escudier, MD, FACP
Dhatri Kodali, MD
Kristy Ward, MD, MAS

11:40 am-12:00 pm - Break & Lunch is Served

12:00-12:45 pm - Lunch | Nutrition
Nicole Hodac, MS, RDN, CSO, LD

12:45-12:50 pm - Break

12:50-1:35 pm - Breakout Sessions
Intimacy After Cancer | Tamika Felder, Survivor
Goat Yoga | Goat Yoga Texas

1:35-1:40 pm - Break & Transition

1:40-2:25 pm - Breakout Sessions
Intimacy After Cancer | Tamika Felder, Survivor
Goat Yoga | Goat Yoga Texas

2:25-2:30 pm - Break

2:30-3:15 pm - Communicating Cancer
Katie Narvarte, LMSW, OSW-C, OPN-CG
Justin Ozuna, Survivor

3:15-3:30 pm - Concluding the Day