Save the date : June 16 – June 17, 2017

 
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Connect with other cancer survivors during a healing weekend filled with meditation, yoga, nutrition information, acupuncture and much more! This two-day event will feature expert speakers, interactive breakout sessions and a viewing of the film, "The C Word."

Cost

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

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Location

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Research Studies Center
Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263

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Accommodations

Out-of-town guests may make reservations at Adam’s Mark Buffalo or DoubleTree by Hilton.

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

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Buffalo Downtown
125 High St, Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 845-0112

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Keynote Speaker

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Integrative Medicine Expert Alejandro Chaoul (PhD) teaches Tibetan meditation and mind-body techniques in various parts of the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He is currently an assistant professor and director of education at the Integrative Medicine Program at University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Stephen Sagar, MD
Mary Reid, MSPH, PhD
Carol DeNysschen, PhD
Maria Kahn
Lynn Eib
Tracey O’Connor, MD
Andrew Ray, PT, PhD
Kelly Brand
Lynda Beaupin, MD
Sue Hess, PhD
Anna Nold, MS
Ellen Bean, M.Ed., LMSW
Bryan Wittmeyer, MS, PT
Mary Platek, PhD, MS
Joyce Ohm, PhD
Kim Murphy, CIT
Grace DeLano, CIT
Rael Brown
Charissa Szpaicher
Rich Schuler
Doug McDaniel, MTOM, Lac
Caren Kolerski
Beth Lenegan, PhD
Kara Kelly, MD

View schedule of experts' sessions below.

Friday, June 16th

6:00pm
Registration and Refreshments
7:00pm
Welcome
7:10pm
Introduction of Stephen Sagar, MD by Kara Kelly, MD
7:15pm
Watch Feature Film "The C Word" by Executive Producer Morgan Freeman
8:15pm
Q & A Panel
  • Mary Platek, PhD, MS
  • Joyce Ohm, PhD
  • Beth Lenegan, PhD
  • Andrew Ray, PT, PhD
  • Stephen Sagar, MD
  • Moderator – Kara Kelly, MD
9:15pm
Conclusion and Details for Saturday

Saturday, June 17th

7:30am
through 9:00am Registration/Breakfast
8:00am
Pi-Yo (combination of Yoga and Pilates Moves) – Kelly Brand
9:00am
Learn About the Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Survivorship Center – Mary Reid, PhD
9:30am
Panel - Writing Your Next Chapter: Managing Your Short and Long Term Challenges
Moderator – Mary Reid, PhD 
Nutrition – Carol DeNysschen, PhD
Meditation – Maria Kahn
Integrative Medicine – Stephen Sagar, MD
Spirituality – Lynn Eib
Medical Oncology – Tracey O’Connor, MD
Exercise – Andrew Ray, PT, PhD 
Survivor – Kelly Brand
10:45am
Break
11:00am
Establishing Your Care Plan After Treatment – Lynda Beaupin, MD
12:00pm
Lunch break with music in Kaminski Park & Gardens
1:00pm
From the Himalayas to the Clinic: Mind-Body Practices in Integrative Health (end with form of Tibetan Meditation) – Alejandro Chaoul, PhD
2:15pm
Breakout Sessions, Choose 3
  • Pilates – Kelly Brand
  • Healing Touch – Sue Hess, PhD
  • The Power of Telling Your Story – Anna Nold, MS and Ellen Bean, M.Ed., LMSW
  • Respiratory Muscle Training Improves Exercise, Dyspnea and Quality of Life in Cancer Survivors - Bryan Wittmeyer, MS, PT and Andrew Ray, PT, PhD
  • Laughter Yoga – Caren Kolerski
  • Tai Chi - Kim Murphy, CIT & Grace DeLano, CIT – The Taoist Tai Chi Society
  • Healthy Eating – Rael Brown & Charissa Szpaicher - Buffalo State Dietetics Education Program Students
  • Drumming – Rich Schuler
  • Acupuncture – Doug McDaniel, MTOM, Lac
  • Spirituality – Lynn Eib - "When God and Cancer Meet"
5:15pm
Closing Reflection & Departure