Focus on Gynecologic Cancers

Last Modified: January 21, 2003

Conference Dates: Friday, April 4, 2003
Conference Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sponsoring Group: Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

Conference Brochure:
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Topics Covered: 4th Annual Conference: For Women Whose Lives have Been Touched by Gynecologic Cancer

Registration Information: Registration deadline is Friday, March 28, 2002. Call 215-662-6480 or 1-800-789-PENN for more information.

Conference Agenda:

  • 8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction:
    Stephen C. Rubin, MD
  • 9:15-10:45 AM Overview of Gynecologic Cancers:
    Stephen C. Rubin, MD and Mark Morgan, MD
    Learn about the latest advances in diagnosis, and treatment options for various gynecological cancers including: ovarian, uterine, cervical, vaginal, and vulvar.
  • 10:45-11:15 AM Break
  • 11:15-11:45 AM Clinical Trials for Gynecologic Cancer
    Christina Chu, MD
    Obtain information on promising clinical trials for the treatment of gynecologic cancers.
  • 11:45 AM-12: 00 PM Understanding Family Risk Factors for Gynecologic Cancers
    Stephen C. Rubin, MD
    Learn about the role of genetics in gynecologic cancers.
  • 12:00-12:30 PM Experts Panel on Gynecological Cancers:
    Stephen C. Rubin, MD, Mark Morgan, MD, Christina Chu, MD, Eleanor Harris, MD and Andrea Cheville, MD
    Get answers to your questions from our panel of experts, including medical,surgical oncology, radiation oncology and cancer rehabilitation.
  • 12:30-1:30 PM Luncheon
  • 1:30-2:00 PM Understanding the Role of Hormone Replacement
    Mark Morgan, MD
    Learn about the role of hormone replacement therapy following surgery and in the management of symptoms that may occur following treatment for gynecologic cancer.
  • 2:00-2:45 PM Workshop Sessions:
    • Acupuncture: What it Can Do to Relieve Stress and Symptoms Caused by Gynecologic Cancer and its Treatment
      Andrea Cheville, MD
    • Genetic Risk in Gynecologic Cancers: Getting Your Questions Answered
      Jill Stopfer, MS, CGC
    • Survivor Stories: Insights from Gynecologic Cancer Survisors
      Jodi Sandos, MSW, LSW
      Gregory Garber, MSW, LSW
  • 2:45- 3:00 PM Break
  • 3:00-3:45 PM Workshop Sessions:
    • Help in Managing Symptoms due to Gynecologic Cancer and its Treatment Andrea Branas, MSE, MPT
    • Cancer, Herbs, and other Supplements: Do They Mix?
      Ellen Sweeney Cordes, RD
    • When Gynecologic Cancer Recurs: Coping Strategies
      Arlene Houldin, PhD, RN
  • 3:45- 3:50 PM Raffle
  • 3:50- 4:00 Closing
    Christian Lawless MT-BC, Music Therapist-Board Certified

Miscellany: The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania gratefully acknowledges OrthoBiotech Oncology and for their unrestricted educational grant in support of this conference.