Saturday, October 7, 2023

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Dr. Kate Glaser leads a yoga session in the park at the Chapter 2 Cancer Survivorship Workshop 2019

Heal your mind, body and spirit with sessions designed to provide tangible tools and tips to cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones to help them live their best lives and adjust to a new normal as a cancer survivor.

Keynote Speaker

Gina Vild, Chapter 2 Keynote speaker - headshot
Gina Vild

Gina Vild is co-author of The Two Most Important Days, How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Happier Healthier Life. Gina most recently served as Associate Dean and Chief Communications Officer at Harvard Medical School. She has held leadership roles in health care, education, and government, and today consults on brand leadership and crisis management. Her second book will be on how to cultivate resilience during troubled times.

Honor a Loved One at Roswell Park

Chapter 2 Agenda


7:30-9 a.m. — Registration and continental breakfast 

8-8:35 a.m. — Optional outdoor yoga or Qi-Gong

8:45-9 a.m. — Thanksgiving address by Dr. Rodney Haring

9-9:15 a.m. — Welcoming remarks by Dr. Candace Johnson

9:15-10:15 a.m. — Keynote address with Author Gina Vild

10:15-10:30 a.m. — Break

10:30-11:15 a.m. — Q&A Panel

  • Moderated by Dr. Mary Reid, alongside Dr. Amy Gallagher, Gina Vild, Dr. Elizabeth Repasky, Rev. Dr. Melody Rutherford, Cassandra Jackson and Dr. Tessa Flores.

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. — Lunch break

12:30-1:15 p.m. — Breakout session #1

1:30-2:15 p.m. — Breakout session #2

2:15-2:45 p.m. — Refreshments and networking

3-3:45 p.m. — Breakout session #3

4-4:45 p.m. — Breakout session #4

4:45-5:15 p.m. — Roswell Park Resources (Survivorship, Wellness, Nutrition etc.) available in the lobby, as well as the ability to make appointments.

Breakout Sessions

  • Mindfulness
  • Spirituality
  • Post-treatment physical
  • Acupuncture
  • Medical marijuana
  • Painting
  • Young adults group painting
  • Caring for your skin
  • Sexuality & intimacy (men's and women's courses)
  • How to read the information you get from your doctor
  • Financial toxicity
  • Healthy eating
  • Qigong
  • Step fitness
  • Reiki
  • Drumming circle

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Research Studies Center
665 Elm St, Buffalo, NY 14203

Hear what attendees have had to say after attending previous Chapter 2 Workshops:

It was empowering to see and interact with so many survivors. Very practical sessions and information presented throughout the day.
This was my first workshop. I loved it and I hope to come back next year and also take advantage of the various resources Roswell has such as acupuncture and yoga and meditation. It was nice connecting with other people who went through cancer.
Chapter 2 is a great retreat day away from everyday stresses.
I didn’t want to attend but was bullied into it by my family. I didn’t want to 'live the cancer lifestyle.' I want to stay away from all things cancer and get on with living. However I’m glad I went, the speakers and staff were excellent, caring and helpful. It was good to see their dedication to us outside of the consulting room and I realized just how much I didn’t know just by being around such a mixed group of survivors. I was particularly struck by seeing so many young people with survivor tags. I’ll definitely sign up for my dose of reality next year. Thank you.