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Survive & Thrive Symposium - Austin

Don’t miss out on the 2020 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 7, 2020
7:30am - 4:00pm

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

Keynote Speaker
Chantal Rice has been a working writer, editor and journalist for 25 years. She has contributed to a variety of local, regional and national publications. Chantal’s last role was as managing editor of Austin Woman magazine—the only women-centric publication of its kind in Central Texas. This position enabled her to further cultivate a relationship with the Austin community that has invaluably enhanced her career and life. It was this community Chantal turned to for support when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in the spring of 2019. Though the diagnosis was certainly upsetting and frightening, she knew that with the support of family, friends, selfless life partner, skilled medical team and the Austin community, she could take back control of her health, maintain an optimistic perspective and kick cancer’s butt! After several surgeries and months of recovery, Chantal is now cancer-free!

Agenda

7:30-8:00am - Registration & Light Breakfast

8:00-8:05am - Welcome
Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA

8:05-8:10am - Embracing the Day

8:10-8:55am - Keynote | Unbreakable
Chantal Rice, Survivor

8:55-9:00am - Break

9:00-10:00am - Late & Long-Term Effects of Treatment
Medical Oncology: Lakshmi Balasubramanian, MD
Radiation Oncology: Ryan Tierney, MD
Surgical Oncology: Heather King, MD, FACS
Facilitator: Tamika Felder, Survivor

10:00-10:05am - Break

10:05-10:50am - Breakout Sessions
Communicating Cancer | Katie Narvarte, LMSW, OSW-C, OPN-CG & Justin Ozuna, Survivor
Sex & Intimacy | Tamika Felder, Survivor
Transforming Dying, Transforming Ourselves | Tani Bahti, RN, CT, CHPH

10:50-10:55am - Break & Transition

10:55am-11:40pm - Breakout Session
Communicating Cancer | Katie Narvarte, LMSW, OSW-C, OPN-CG & Justin Ozuna, Survivor
Sex & Intimacy | Tamika Felder, Survivor
Transforming Dying, Transforming Ourselves | Tani Bahti, RN, CT, CHPH

11:40-11:45pm - Break

11:45am-12:30pm - Nutrition | For Me By Me Meal Planning
Nicole Hodac, MS, RDN, CSO, LD

12:30-1:15pm - Lunch

1:15-1:25pm - Break

1:25-2:10pm - Art Therapy Directive
Shani Bell, MAAT, LPC, ATR

2:10-2:15pm - Break

2:15-3:00pm - Breakout Sessions | Hosted by Capital of Texas Team Survivor
Tai Chi
Yoga
Zumba

3:00-3:05pm - Break

3:05-3:50pm - The Person in the Arena: Living Fully Amidst the Fear of a Recurrence
David Zuniga, PhD

3:50-4:00pm - Concluding the Day