Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) 6th Annual Colorectal Cancer Conference
Colon Cancer Alliance
Last Modified: August 4, 2006
Conference Dates: September 15-17th, 2006
Conference Location: Oak Brook, Illinois (just outside Chicago)
Sponsoring Group: Colon Cancer Alliance
Conference Web Page URL: http://www.ccalliance.org/events/current/conference/index.html
Conference Objectives: This conference will offer attendees HOPE because it provides:
- The most up-to-date colorectal cancer (CRC) information,
- Opportunities to exchange experiences with survivors and caregivers,
- Information and options from the nation's leading colorectal cancer healthcare professionals,
- Forums for peer-to-peer support.
Who Should Attend: People newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer or dealing with advanced disease, long-term survivors, caregivers and friends. Nurses and other healthcare professionals are also encouraged to attend.
Friday, September 15, 2006
- Registration and Check-in
- Welcome Reception
Saturday, September 16, 2006
- Introduction to Finding HOPE Amy Kelly, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Colon Cancer Alliance
- Treatment Advances (Panel Discussion): Advances in Oncology James Thomas, MD, Advances in Radiation Therapy Christopher Mehall, MD, Advances in Surgery TBD
- Side Effects, Pain Managment, and Palliative Care James Cleary, MD
- Breakouts: Survivor's Forum Randy Lopez Caregiver's Forum Eden Stotsky
- Make the System Work for You (Panel Discussion) Keith Lyons, CSW James Thomas, MD Judith Syfrett, RN, MPH
Sunday, September 17, 2006
- Cancer Survivorship, Hope and Quality of Life Gina Graci, Phd
- Integrative Medicine Keith Block, MD
- Mind, Body, and Spirit Penny Block
- Closing Donna Quinlan, Program Director, Colon Cancer Alliance
- Breakouts: - Survivor Connections - Caregiver Connections
Registration Information: For more information or questions: Donna Quinlan Program Director (212) 627-7451 firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Fees: $35 before 8/26, $50 after that date
Continuing Education: No
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