Connect with other cancer patients and survivors during an educational, interactive day focused on healing your mind, soothing your body and learning to live your best life.

You’ll leave this event with new tools to help you adjust emotionally, spiritually and physically to your new normal as a cancer survivor. This year’s event features a range of topics that will benefit cancer patients still undergoing treatment, cancer patients who have completed treatment, long-term cancer survivors, young adult cancer patients and caregivers.


$20 per registrant. Cost includes breakfast and lunch. Payment must be made at time of registration.

Please note: cancellations after September 8 are not able to be refunded.


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center 
Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263

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Out-of-town guests may make reservations at Adam’s Mark Buffalo or Wyndham Garden Buffalo Downtown.

Adam's Mark
120 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 845-5100


Wyndham Garden Buffalo Downtown
125 High St, Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 262-8892


Keynote Speaker

Leigh Leibel

“Reposition Your Relationship With Your Thoughts: Practical Strategies for Cancer Survivors”

We can’t control our minds, but we can reposition our relationship with our thoughts. Leigh will discuss how mind-body therapies, such as meditation and yoga, can help you cope with the physical and mental side effects of cancer. This interactive session will lead you through evidence-based breathing exercises, meditation techniques and more.

About Leigh

Leigh Leibel is a journalist and mind-body specialist in integrative oncology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City where she designs evidence-based protocols for cancer patients to help manage treatment side effects and improve clinical outcomes. A candidate for the Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from S-Vyasa University in Bangalore, India, and a student in the Narrative Medicine Program at Columbia University, she writes about mind-body therapies, cancer survivorship and prevention. In July 2018 she is participating with change makers from 15 countries in the month-long National Institutes for Health/ National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention and Control, bringing mind-body practices to the global conversation. She was the founding executive producer of CNN Accent Health, a healthcare television network in physician’s waiting rooms.


7:30 – 9 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
Gaylord/Cary Meeting Rooms, Research Studies Center

8 – 8:45 a.m. Optional Outdoor Yoga
Kaminski Park & Gardens

9 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome & Remarks
Hohn Auditorium, Research Studies Center

  • Featuring: Candace Johnson, PhD, President & CEO

9:15 – 11 a.m. Keynote Address – Reposition Your Relationship With Your Thoughts: Practical Strategies for Cancer Survivors
Hohn Auditorium, Research Studies Center

  • Keynote: Leigh Leibel

11 – 11:45 a.m. Q&A Panel: Your Mind During & After Cancer
Hohn Auditorium, Research Studies Center

  • Moderator: Mary Reid, MSPH, PhD
  • Panelists:
    • Leigh Leibel
      Mind-Body Specialist
    • Jennifer Hydeman, PhD
      Medical Psychologist
    • Amy Allen Case, MD, FAAHPM
      Chair, Department of Supportive Care
    • Kevin Hayes
      Cancer Survivor
    • Jens Hillengass, MD
      Medical Oncologist

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch
Kaminski Park & Gardens

1 – 4:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center & Main Hospital

  • During registration, you will have the opportunity to choose 4 sessions. Each session will last 45 minutes. 

5 – 6 p.m. Refreshments and Networking
Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center Main Lobby

Breakout Sessions 

During registration, you will have the opportunity to select 4 breakout sessions to attend. The session options include:

  •  Acupuncture
  •  Art Therapy
  •  Balancing Life as a Caregiver
  •  Beauty Tips & Tricks
  •  Contemplative Spaces
  •  Creating a Healthy Meal Plan
  •  Dietary Supplements
  •  Drumming
  •  Fertility After Treatment
  •  Financial Toxicity
  •  Garden-Fresh Food Demonstration
  •  Healing Touch
  •  Importance of Exercise
  •  Managing Lymphedema
  •  Massage Therapy
  •  Medical Marijuana
  •  Mindfulness Meditation
  •  Sexuality & Intimacy
  •  Spirituality
  •  Storytelling
  •  Young Adults: Emotional & Social Impact
  •  Your Mind Is a Powerful Tool

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Or call 1-800-Roswell (275-7724)