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Cancer Connections - Learn Connect Renew
Saturday, July 23, 2016
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 and caregivers are invited to attend.

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

Agenda, July 23, 2016

Jocelyn Lutkus, RD, CSP, LDN Food for Thought:
Taking a Closer Look at Nutrition and Cancer Messages in the Media

Jocelyn Lutkus, RD, CSO, LDN
Lurie Cancer Center
Sunandana Chandra, MD, MS Sunandana Chandra, MD, MS Say What? Effectively Communicating with Your Healthcare Team
Sunandana Chandra, MD, MS
Adrienne Goodman, BSN, RN
Lurie Cancer Center
Sandra Manley, MSW, LCSW Robin Katz, MSW, LSW Oxygen First: Tips for the Caregiver
Sandra Manley, MSW, LCSW
Robin Katz, MSW, LSW
Lurie Cancer Center
Ready to Share? Talking with Family and Friends About Your Cancer
Panel Discussion

Additional Information

$10 per person registration fee includes breakfast . 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.

Agenda, April 2, 2016

Adolescent & Young Adult Edition

This program is designed for young adults diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15-39. However, all are welcome to attend.

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Monica Bryant, Esq Cancer is Expensive
Monica Bryant, Esq
Triage Cancer
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Melanie Smith, MD Palliative Care: Managing the Symptoms of Cancer and its Treatment
Melanie Smith, MD
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Megan Oden, MMS, PA-C Karen Kinahan, APN, PCNS-BC Transitioning After Treatment: Panel Discussion
Megan Oden, MMS, PA-C
Karen Kinahan, APN, PCNS-BC
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Lauren Streicher, MD Kristin Smith Sex & Babies
Lauren Streicher, MD
Kristin Smith

Presentations, November 21, 2015

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Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN Building Healthy Eating Habits Step by Step
Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN
Northwestern Medicine
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Susan Warmerdam Finding Inspiration: A Patient Story
Susan Warmerdam, Stage IV Lung Cancer Survivor
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Carly Maletich, MA, LPC Mindfulness and Reconnecting to the Body
Carly Maletich, MA, LPC
Northwestern University
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Jeff Finding Inspiration: A Patient Story
Jeff Studzinski, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor
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Gradishar,Strauss,Yang Survivorship Panel: What to Expect Years Later
William Gradishar, MD; Jonathan Strauss, MD, MBA; Anthony Yang, MD
Lurie Cancer Center

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Akande Staying Active through the Winter Months
Gideon Akande, Personal Trainer

July 2015 Presentations

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Mary Reher, MS, RDN, LDThe Role of Food in Cancer Treatment
Mary Reher, MS, RDN, LD
July 2015
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Judith Paice, PhD, RNWhen You or Someone You Love Has Advanced Cancer
Judith Paice, PhD, RN
July 2015
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Lanie Brewster, Melanoma SurvivorA Patient Story
Lanie Brewster, Melanoma Survivor
July 2015
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Crystal Ward, MSW, LSWFinding Your New Normal
Crystal Ward, MSW, LSW
July 2015
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Chuck Leve, Lymphoma SurvivorA Patient Story
Chuck Leve, Lymphoma Survivor
July 2015
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Raquel Gonzales, Exercise Physiologist,RICExercising Safely Through Cancer
Raquel Gonzales, Exercise Physiologist,RIC
July 2015

March 2015 Presentations

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Eating Mindfully Eating Mindfully
Jocelyn Lutkus, RD, CSO, LDN
March 2015
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Uncovering Everyday Coping Skills Uncovering Everyday Coping Skills
Sandra Manley, MSW, LSW
March 2015
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November 2014 Presentations

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A Nutrition Plan for the Holidays A Nutrition Plan for the Holidays
Stephanie Gagliardo, RD, CDE, LDN
November 2014
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Long-Term Side Effects of Cancer Treatment  Long-Term Side Effects of Cancer Treatment
Shaina Rozell, MD
November 2014
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Intimacy, Love and Sex: The Road Back from CancerIntimacy, Love and Sex: The Road Back from Cancer
Mary Jo Graden, LCSW
November 2014
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Don't Forget to LaughDon't Forget to Laugh
Ken Brown, Pancreatic Cancer Survivor
November 2014
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Going for GoldGoing for Gold
Maureen Bardusk, Breast Cancer Survivor
November 2014

July 2014 Presentations

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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 eat well, move more and manage stress and fatigue

CONNECT

with fellow survivors, support programs and other communities facing similar challenges

RENEW

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

 

 

Support for
this event is provided by

and

the Coleman Foundation