Thank you to all of those who attended our 11th Annual Meeting, “Cancer Survivorship: Models of Care Across the Lifespan”. The conference was a wonderful success held on November 5, 2014 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. In addition to hosting a number of Nationally-known and well-respected speakers, attendees were able to hear from Senators Blumenthal and Murphy, as well as the Commissioner of Public Health, Jewel Mullen. Many of those who were able to attend called the conference “the best the Partnership has ever had.”
Below you can find the agenda for the conference, complete with links to each speaker’s presentation. For more about the conference, please look for our November edition of CA CONNections, due out on November 20th.
8:30 – 9:00
Registration and Continental Breakfast – Posters
9:00 – 9:30
Welcome and Introductions (Keith Bellizzi, PhD, MPH, conference planning chair) Greetings from, Senator Christopher Murphy and Commissioner of the Department of Public Health, Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA
9:30 – 10:15
The Role and Efficacy of Survivorship Care Planning — Julia Rowland, PhD, Director, Office of Cancer Survivorship, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
10:15 – 10:30
Models of Survivorship Care for Pediatric Cancer survivors– Nina Kadan-Lottick, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology / Oncology); Medical Director, HEROS Program, Yale Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale – New Haven
11:15 – 12:00
Survivorship Issues in the Older Cancer Survivor — Rebecca A. Silliman, MD, PhD, Director of Research, Section of Geriatrics, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health
12:00 – 12: 45
Lunch in adjoining room. Please choose a committee table: Prevention, Early Detection, Treatment and Survivorship, Palliative and Hospice, Advocacy, Communications, Education, Evaluation, Data and Surveillance, and Disparities.
12:45 – 1:00
Reconvene in main conference room: Greetings from Senator Richard Blumenthal Business Meeting-Presentation of the Slate** for Connecticut Cancer Partnership Board of Directors. Linda Mowad, Chair of the Connecticut Cancer Partnership
1:00 – 1:45
Disparities Issues in Survivorship– A Panel Discussion: The panel will be moderated by Thomas Blank, PhD
– Robin Schwartz, MS, CGC, University of Connecticut Health Center will discuss the role of survivorship care planning for patients with confirmed hereditary cancer, implications for the patient’s treatment and surveillance as well as for their family members, and the associated need for cultural sensitivity.
– Victoria Blinder, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering will discuss her research on ethnic disparities in employment outcomes among women treated for breast cancer and on barriers to return to work among ethnically diverse breast cancer survivors.
Q and A – Audience participation
1:45 – 2:30
Cancer Survivorship Clinical Practice Guidelines– Anne Willis, Director, Division of Cancer Survivorship, Director, Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy (caSNP),GW Cancer Institute (GWCI)
2:35 – 2:45
2:45 – 3:30
Delivering Survivorship Care to Adult Survivors of Pediatric and Young Adult Cancers–Kevin Oeffinger, MD, Director, Adult Long-Term Follow-Up Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering
3:45 – 4:00