Celebration of Hope

The Wellness Community of Philadelphia
Last Modified: April 17, 2005

Conference Dates: June 10, 2005
Conference Location: Hyatt, Penns' Landing, Philadelphia

Sponsoring Group: The Wellness Community of Philadelphia

Conference Web Page URL: www.twcp.org

Topics Covered: healing effects of music; surviving cancer -- panel and personal story of keynote speaker; workshops on prostate cancer, nutrition and the healing power of the mind

Conference Objectives: Educational/to recognize survivors

Who Should Attend: Cancer Community

Conference Agenda:

Welcome and Introduction, Kathleen Coyne, Program Director

Music: Its Healing Effects on Body, Mind, and Spirit, Deforia Lane, Ph.D.
Research demonstrates how music impacts one's physical, mental, and psychosocial well being. Dr. Lane will explore how these outcomes are being used in healthcare and will demonstrate their benefits.

On Surviving Cancer - A Panel Discussion, Gary Papa and TWCP Participants
6ABC Sports Director Gary Papa will moderate a panel discussion among TWCP cancer survivors on the meaning of survivorship.

A Personal Story of Cancer Survival, Mandy Patinkin
Actor/singer Mandy Patinkin was diagnosed with prostate cancer in March 2004. He will share his own story of recovery and the meaning of surviving cancer.

A Medical Update on Prostate Cancer, Guy Bernstein, M.D.
Dr. Guy Bernstein will present new and novel treatment options for men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Nutrition and Cancer Survivorship, Debra DeMille, M.S., R.D.
Debra DeMille will present optimal nutrition information for cancer recovery and survivorship.

The Healing Power of the Mind, Gabriel Rocco, M.A.
The four healing powers are positive images, words, feelings, and beliefs. Gabriel Rocco will demonstrate ways to cultivate these qualities for emotional and physical well being.

Registration Information: call (215) 879-7733 or visit www.twcp.org

Conference Fees: free ($25 for health professionals only)

Continuing Education: No

Miscellany: Keynote Speaker: MANDY PATINKIN