Saturday, May 6, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN
The 12th Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference, a collaboration between University of Minnesota Physicians and University of Minnesota Medical Center, is an excellent opportunity for survivors, parents, and caregivers, as well as healthcare professionals, to explore issues survivors face after cancer treatment. The conference emphasizes “educating and empowering survivors so they can better advocate for themselves and lead full and productive lives” by providing them with “expert information on the long-term effects of cancer treatment”.
The half-day conference includes:
- Continental Breakfast with featured talk, “Cancer Survivors and the Importance of Primary Care”
- Breakout sessions:
“Facts and Myths: How Your Eating Habits Influence Your Risk for Cancer”
“Guided Imagery for Healing and Well-Being”
“Sun Protection for the Cancer Survivor”
“Why Food Matters in Cancer”
“The New Normal: Resilience & Hope in Cancer Survivors and Caregivers”
“Life After Childhood Cancer – Can It Be Pain Free?”
- Lunch featuring “Past, Present & Future of Cancer Immunotherapy”
- Scott Burton’s inspirational “Looking for Laughter in All the Wrong Places” (http://www.sburton.com/ )
In addition to the conference, there are numerous resource booths representing cancer related organizations, including Rein in Sarcoma. This is a great opportunity for networking, information gathering, and sharing stories with other cancer survivors and families.
There is no fee to attend the conference, but reservations are required. Space is limited and fills quickly, so please register early (call 612.624.2620 or online.