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Cancer Connections - Learn Connect Renew


Saturday, November 8, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

At the Lurie Cancer Center, your treatment plan includes care for the mind, spirit and body. Cancer Connections is just what the doctor ordered, introducing tools, techniques, and services you can use to re-energize during and after cancer treatment. Meetings are held several times a year, and patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals are invited to attend.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Feinberg Pavilion
251 E. Huron St., Chicago
Conference Room A

Agenda, November 8, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
A Nutrition Plan for the Holidays
Stephanie Gagliardo, RD, CDE, LDN
Northwestern Medicine

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Living in the Present: Mindfulness Based Practices
Carly Maletich, MA
Northwestern Medicine

10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Finding Inspiration: A Patient Story
Life Redo
Shawna Thompson, Brain Tumor Survivor

10:40 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
Break

10:55 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Long-Term Side Effects of Cancer Treatment
Shaina Rozell, MD
Northwestern Medicine

11:40 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Finding Inspiration: A Patient Story
Don't Forget to Laugh
Ken Brown, Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Break Out Sessions

  • PATIENTS
    Intimacy, Love and Sex: The Road Back from Cancer
    Mary Jo Graden, LCSW
    Northwestern Medicine
  • PROFESSIONALS
    What's Next: Life After Treatment
    Shaina Rozell, MD
    Northwestern Medicine

Additional Information

$10 per person registration fee includes breakfast and massage*. Parking is $7 at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Huron / St. Clair Parking Garage. Discount vouchers will be available at event check-in. Please bring exact change.

* Free chair massages will be offered. First come, first served.

Register online or in person the morning of the event.

July 2014 Presentations

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Presentation
Cancer Rehabilitation 101Cancer Rehabilitation 101: When Survival is Not Enough
Sam Shahpar, MD, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
July 2014
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Food Myths: What Do You Need to Know?Food Myths: What Do You Need to Know?
Holly Herrington, RD, LDN, Center of Lifestyle Medicine
July 2014
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All About Chemotherapy: Patient PanelAll About Chemotherapy
Vicki Maurer, RN
July 2014
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Sleep Issues for Cancer PatientsSleep Issues for Cancer Patients
Alok Pant, MD, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
July 2014
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Sharon Williams: The Adversity of Life Gave Me Strength to Keep Coming BackThe Adversity of Life Gave Me Strength to Keep Coming Back
Sharon Williams, Breast Cancer Survivor
July 2014
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Brian Parpart: Being Active, Inspired and AwareBeing Active, Inspired and Aware
Brian Parpart, Carcinoid Cancer Survivor
July 2014

March 2014 Presentations

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How Photography and Art Helped Me Appreciate the JourneyHow Photography and Art Helped Me Appreciate the Journey
DeAwna McGinley, Breast Cancer Survivor
March 2014
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Care and Hope when Cancer Treatment is LimitedCare and Hope when Cancer Treatment is Limited
Eytan Szmuilowicz, MD, Palliative Care Specialist, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
March 2014
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What People Should Know About Clinical Trials What People Should Know About Clinical Trials
Sara Duffey, Clinical Research and Education Specialist
March 2014
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Easy Snacks, Juices and SmoothiesEasy Snacks, Juices and Smoothies
Virginia Nothnagel, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, Registered Dietitian, Supportive Oncology
March 2014
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How Running and Training Got Me ThroughHow Running and Training Got Me Through
Hector Nunez, Head and Neck Cancer Survivor
March 2014
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Exercising Through CancerExercising Through Cancer
Tim Pearman, PhD, Health Psychologist, Supportive Oncology
Jenny Finkel, Yoga Instructor
March 2014

November 2013 Presentations

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Breakfast Warriors: Power Up Your Breakfast Breakfast Warriors: Power Up Your Breakfast
Joan H Elizondo, RD, LDN
Nov 2013
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The Affordable Care Act: How Will it Affect Me? The Affordable Care Act: How Will it Affect Me?
Alex Zafirovski , MBA speaks at Cancer Connections
Nov 2013
Music and Healing Music and Healing
Barbara Weigand, Program Director, Caring Arts Foundation
Nov 2013
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Planning for the Future: How do Advance Directives Fit In? Planning for the Future: How do Advance Directives Fit In?
Mary Mulcahy , MD, Medical Oncologist Co-Founder, Life Matters Media
Nov 2013
Spirituality and Living with Cancer Spirituality and Living with Cancer
Barbara Zeman, Pastor Gilda's Club Facilitator speaks at Cancer Connections
Nov 2013

LEARN

simple strategies to help patients and caregivers eat well, move more and manage stress and fatigue

CONNECT

with networking groups, peer support programs, and other communities facing similar challenges

RENEW

patients' and caregivers' sense of well-being with massage, acupuncture, meditation, healing touch and other integrative therapies

 

Support for
this event is provided by
The Coleman Foundation
and Amgen Oncology