Survive & Thrive Symposium - Waco

Don’t miss out on the 2019 Survive & Thrive Symposium in Waco. Survivors, loved ones, caregivers and healthcare providers in the Waco 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, April 27, 2019
8:00am - 1:30pm

Hilton Waco
113 S. University Parks Dr.
Waco, TX 76701

Keynote Speaker
Tamika Felder is an award-winning television producer and host, international speaker, author and patient advocate for cervical cancer prevention. After a diagnosis of advanced cervical cancer in 2001 at the age of 25, Tamika decided to use her experience and her voice to help educate other women about ways to prevent cervical cancer. She is a 17-year cervical cancer survivor or as she says, "Cervivor". She is the Chief Visionary at Cervivor - a nonprofit dedicated to cervical cancer advocacy and support. Tamika is the author of Seriously, What Are You Waiting For? 13 Actions To Ignite Your Life & Achieve The Ultimate Comeback. She is currently working on a documentary film about the global cervical cancer burden, the women living with it and the vaccine to prevent it. 


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

8:45-8:50 am - Welcome
Thomas Harris, MD

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

9:00-9:30 am - Let Go of the Brake
Tamika Felder, Survivor

9:30-9:35 am - Break

9:35-10:35 am - Late & Long-Term Effects of Treatment Panel
Medical Oncology: Carl Chakmakjian, DO & Carlos Encarnación, MD, FACP
Radiation Oncology: Justin Wray, MD, PhD
Survivorship Navigator: Rachel Ramsey, NP, AOCNP
Facilitator: Sabrina Mikan, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC

10:35-10:40 am - Break

10:40-11:10 am - Fear of Recurrence & Managing Anxiety
Penny DeCou, LMSW

11:10-11:20 am - Break & Lunch is Served

11:20 am-12:00 pm - Lunch | Nutrition: Rise & Repeat
Nicole Hodac, MS, RDN, CSO, LD

12:00-12:05 pm - Break

12:05-12:35 pm - Intimacy After Cancer
Tamika Felder, Survivor

12:35-12:40 pm - Break

12:40-1:20 pm - Art Therapy
Shani Bell, MAAT, LPC, ATR

1:20-1:30 pm - Concluding the Day

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