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Survive & Thrive Symposium - Austin

Don’t miss out on the 2019 Survive & Thrive Symposium in Austin. Survivors, loved ones, caregivers and healthcare providers in the Austin 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, March 2, 2019
7:30am - 3:00pm

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

Keynote Speaker
Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG, is a two-time breast cancer survivor, a published author and nationally recognized public speaker on cancer with a focus on survivorship as well as metastatic breast cancer. She has worked at Johns Hopkins since 1983, serving as the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center from 1997-2018, and as the director of the Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship programs from 2011-2018. Though an oncology nurse, her primary faculty appointment is in the JHU School of Medicine. Lillie was promoted to a professor in surgery and oncology in 2016, and was appointed to a faculty chair as a University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer. In 2009 she co-founded the Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators. She continues to serve as its program director since its inception and is the Editor in Chief for its peer review journal, the Journal of Oncology Navigation and Survivorship.

Agenda

7:30-8:15am - Registration & Light Breakfast

8:15-8:20am - Welcome
Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA

8:20-8:45am - Embracing the Day

8:45-9:45am - Keynote | The Value of Humor when Confronted with Cancer
Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG

9:45-9:50am - Break

9:50-10:35am - Breakout Sessions
Fear of Recurrence | Penny DeCou, LCSW and Vanessa Pettijohn, MSSW, LCSW
Goat Yoga | GOGA
Nutrition | Nicole Hodac, MS, RDN, CSO, LD

10:35-10:40am - Break & Transition

10:40-11:25am - Breakout Sessions
Fear of Recurrence | Penny DeCou, LCSW and Vanessa Pettijohn, MSSW, LCSW
Goat Yoga | GOGA
Nutrition | Nicole Hodac, MS, RDN, CSO, LD

11:25-11:30am - Break

11:30am-1:00pm - Lunch | Late & Long-Term Effects of Treatment Panel
Palliative Medicine: Quan T. Dang, MD
Medical Oncology: Kathryn E. Hudson, MD
Survivorship Navigator: Sabrina Mikan, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Facilitator: Penny DeCou, LCSW

1:00-1:05pm - Break

1:05-1:50pm - Breakout Sessions
Caregiving 101 | Katie Narvarte, LMSW, OSW-C, OPN-CG
Intimacy After Cancer | Tamika Felder, Survivor
Telling Your Story | Rachel Belkin, Cha Ching Queen

1:50-1:55pm - Break & Transition

1:55-2:40pm - Breakout Sessions
Caregiving 101 | Katie Narvarte, LMSW, OSW-C, OPN-CG
Intimacy After Cancer | Tamika Felder, Survivor
Telling Your Story | Rachel Belkin, Cha Ching Queen

2:40-3:00pm - Concluding the Day

3:00-4:00pm - Art Therapy Reception
Kula Moore, MA, LPC, ATR-BC, CPRP
***There will be an opportunity to sign up for the Art Therapy Reception during morning check-in.

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