2017 Conference Speakers & Schedule


Registration & Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00 am

Breakout Session 1
9:00 – 10:00 am

Breakout Session 2
10:15 – 11:15 am

Lunch
11:15 am – 12:45 pm

Breakout Session 3
1:00 – 1:00 pm

Breakout Session 4
2:15 – 3:15 pm

Keynote Speakers
3:30 – 4:30 pm

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Choosing Your Classes


Breakout Sessions are open to all, however, there are limitations to how many people can attend each class within a session. Classes are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Once capacity is reached you will need to find another class.  Having a first, second and third choice for each Breakout Session is highly recommended.

Keynote Speaker


Fifteen year old Dylan Walsh, a 13 year Burkitt Lymphoma survivor. Dylan and his father, Matt, have shared their extraordinary story at many American Cancer Society Relay for Life events throughout the country.

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 - 10:00 am

Breakout Session 1

9:00 - 10:00 am

Overview

We will get an overview of the benefits, methods and applications of mindfulness. Chris will teach some simple practices that participants can begin to incorporate into their lives that can be helpful in deepening into and making peace with the present moment. This session will encourage each of us to take the time to quiet our minds so that we can tap into our vast inner wisdom and support. When we can have this internal awareness, we become more available to ourselves, our relationships, our purpose and our world.

Mindfulness-and-Cancer [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

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Chris Adams, MD practiced family and integrative medicine for many years in Seattle. She currently practices counseling, consultation and mind body medicine, and works extensively with people and families with cancer as a facilitator at Harmony Hill, a cancer retreat center on the Hood Canal. Chris is on the faculty at the University of Washington and teaches the Mind Body Medicine and Healer’s Art classes. She is also a long time meditation and tai chi practitioner, and is currently an apprentice tai chi teacher with the Seattle Tai Chi Foundation. Love of gardening, the natural world, literature, poetry, family, friends and cultivating awareness and kindness are what sustain her.

Overview

Tricia will review the data on diet practices that help your immune system to thrive. New research indicates that we can boost our innate immunity considerably based on what we eat everyday. We also know that specific foods may provide powerful enhancement to immunity and curb cancers ability to grow or spread.This information is not only true for cancer survivors, it’s also true for people with other medical concerns such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Enhancing Your Immune System With Diet [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

sinek-trisha-200x300Tricia has over 22 years in Oncology service. She has worked as an OncologyService Line Dietitian at CHI Franciscan Health and managed all Community Cancer Programs for CHI Franciscan over 16 years. Currently, she is an Oncology Program Manager for Providence Strategic Program Services, working to build effective cancer programming for 50 hospitals throughout the western US.

Tricia loves to share the powerful message about the role of food and lifestyle in reducing both cancer risk and cancer recurrence risk. How we eat and manage our day-to-day lives has a significant impact on life after cancer.

Overview

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a fitness program for you-the whole person-not the disease. Join Gae to learn about this 12 week YMCA program for adult cancer survivors. We’ll focus on enhancing cardiovascular endurance, building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and balance as well as learning techniques for stress reduction. We encourage wellness in body, mind and spirit.

Livestrong at the YMCA FAQs [PDF]

Presenter Bio

Gae Dougherty is the Senior Director of Health and Well-being at the Mel Korum YMCA. She is the Program Manager for the Pierce and Kitsap Counties LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. She is dedicated to supporting cancer survivors on the journey to mind, body and spirit wellness.

Overview

Medical Acupuncture Before, During & After Cancer Treatment
Will discuss history of acupuncture, it works, how it can be used by patients who have or have had cancer, questions and answers.

Medical Acupuncture Before, During & After Cancer Treatment [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Dr. Sally Johnson is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. She is board certified in Family Medicine.
She received her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- School of Osteopathic Medicine (now called Rowan University).

She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Northwestern University – Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois with a special focus on integrative Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation.

She has extensive training in Osteopathic Medicine, Cranial Osteopathy, Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine and Medical Acupuncture.

She received her training in Medical Acupuncture at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA with Dr. Joseph Helms. She trained in Botanical and Herbal Preparations at the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine and has addition training in Cranial Osteopathy form the Cranial Academy. She also had training in Functional Medicine and Anti-Aging Medicine from Institute of Functional Medicine and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

During her premedical studies, she worked as a research coordinator at Columbia University in Complementary Medicine with Dr. Memet Oz (the Dr. Oz on TV). She also worked in the Department of Anesthesia with Dr. Richard Smiley where she researched many aspects of pain management for Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Overview

Did you know there are 7 essentials? Most of us don’t but it turns out having a healthy home is both a science and an art. Little changes can make a huge difference to your home and families vitality. This class will be exploring how you can create your own healthy home.

 

Presenter Bio

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Denise Frakes, Certified: Transformation life coach, Healthy Home Specialist, Master Energy EFT practitioner. 25 years experience owning a restoration cleaning company and helping her clients create healthy homes

Denise Frakes is a coach, consultant and curious writer. She uses both coaching and clutter clearing as tools to help her clients let go of what depletes them and create spaces and lives in which they can thrive.

For 25 years she has owned and operated a restoration cleaning company: Blue Sky Services. Denise is a certified transformation life coach, healthy home specialist and a master EFT Practitioner. She is also you’re your enthusiastic residue free living guide. 253-278-1082; dfbluesky@yahoo.com Lighten up live residue free blog: www.dfbluesky.com

Overview

Clinical Research for Cancer Patients [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

sibel_blauDr. Blau has been in clinical private practice since 2001 where she has taken roles as a leader in developing a breast cancer program of excellence, establishing multi-disciplinary clinics, participating in research advisory boards in national organizations including Cancer Clinics of Excellence and Catholic Health Initiatives, heading the personalized clinical oncology research track at Northwest Medical Specialties and being the Medical Director of the Rainier Hematology Oncology division. She has also participated in community oncology research in the Sound region of the state of Washington and has been one of the highest recruiters to the studies at the state level many years in a row. She also played a major role in Northwest Medical Specialties’ receipt of the ASCO award for community oncology research in 2012. As a busy clinician, Dr. Blau has focused on developing a clinical program and advancing their research program. She has been involved in the development of The Center for Cancer Innovation since its inception. Dr. Blau was involved in writing and implementing a unique feasibility clinical trial for intense omic testing and data collection of advanced triple negative breast cancer patients under the Center for Cancer Innovation, and has been a Principal Investigator and Sub Investigator on over 100 clinical trials.

Overview

Come learn how to express yourself in a new and different way. You will learn about art therapy, develop a new coping strategy to better manage stress and anxiety, and begin to understanding how powerful creating art can be. The art directive will focus on recognizing your anxious thoughts and feels, which may be related to your diagnosis, life after cancer, and/or related worries. You will be invited to share your artwork and your experience. Please come join wonderful people who want to learn a novel way to improve their mental and physical health.

Art Therapy Reducing Anxiety & Promoting Self-Care [PDF]
Worry Doll Pictures [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

dsc_0228-copy-279x300Tara received her master degree in Art Therapy Counseling in 2010 from Marylhurst University. Since then, she has continued her education at Antioch University Seattle and will be graduating at the end of the month with a doctorate degree in Clinical Health Psychology. Tara has worked with a variety of populations who present with various mental health concerns. Over the past year, she has been completing her internship year at Pacific Rehabilitation Centers helping patients manage chronic pain. During her internship year she has also worked with patients at the Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Center located at St. Anthony Hospital. Tara plans to continue her career in health psychology working in primary care settings with the intent to help more patients better understand the mind-body connection.

Overview

A gentle, compassionate sequence focused on balance and flushing out toxins. A simple sequence will be taught that can be practiced at home by a beginner or advanced student of yoga. This session will focus on lymphatic drainage, core strength, and overall healing. You will leave the session with a how-to guide for practicing this balancing sequence and how it can be tailored to suit your individual needs.

Note: A perfect class for those suffering from knee issues, back pain, difficult getting down and up from the floor, limited energy while standing, etc.

 

Presenter Bio

krusic_new-200x300Zoe has been practicing Yoga since 1998. She became a Yoga Shiromani (Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor) in 2004, under the tutelage of her master teacher Shri Yoga Hari, whose  deep, simple and practical approach intelligently integrates Hatha, Raja, Karma, Bhakti, Jnana and Nada Yoga. Zoe later attained her Advanced Yoga Certification from Yoga Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India in 2007.

While working in Lesotho, Southern Africa with home-based caregivers, cancer patients and survivors, and people with HIV/AIDS, Zoe wrote an instructional book on Yoga with sections focused on insomnia, stress, healing and rejuvenation for people affected by cancer, HIV/AIDS and their caregivers. Today, Zoe works with private clients and groups building personalized Yoga programs, employing classical Hatha Yoga styles that include Vinyasa/flow, Iyengar, Restorative, Sivananda, and Yin Yoga to help create healing yoga practices. She teaches Yoga at the Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center in Gig Harbor, and is co-owner of Harbor Massage & Ayurveda.

Zoe also holds certification as an Ayurveda Health Practitioner from the California College of Ayurveda. She studied with Dr. Marc Halpern, a recognized Ayurvedacharya awarded the All India Award for Best Ayurvedic Physician.

To enrich the unique needs of an individual’s practice and reach the ultimate goal of a life in balance, Zoe infuses her Yoga with Ayurvedic wisdom, and provides food choices, food preparation, and lifestyle suggestions to facilitate optimal health for individual clients and groups.

Breakout Session 2

10:15 - 11:15 am

Overview

Caring for a loved one can be very rewarding, but it also involves many stressors due to changes in the family dynamic, household disruption, financial pressure, and the added workload. Caregiver stress is the emotional and physical strain of caregiving; and when caregiver stress puts your own health at risk, it affects your ability to provide care and can negatively impact both you and the person you’re caring for. Information presented will provide caregivers with ways to recognize some of the signs and symptoms of caregiver stress, and offer strategies for coping.

Caregivers Workshop [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

beth_2015_02_15-165x300Beth Zier M.A., L.M.H.C.A., grew up in North Dakota and moved to Washington state to attend Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). She graduated from PLU in 1979 with a B.A. in education and a minor in Coaching and Health. She formerly taught and coached in both N.D. and Washington.

Beth has been married to her husband Mark, since September, 1985. They have two sons in their twenties. After being a stay-at-home mom for many years, Beth earned her Master’s degree in Counseling. Presently she has a private practice for counseling with women, through which she is “Offering HOPE for the Journey”. Her counseling office is located in downtown Puyallup, Washington.

Beth is a two-time survivor. She survived a near-fatal car accident in January, 1980 after having been given less than a 5% chance to live. She also survived breast cancer following her diagnosis in 2002. Through those experiences Beth has gained some insight on living life in the the face of unexpected challenges.

Overview

A panel of prostate cancer survivors will present their stories including treatment of side effects following initial treatment. Also included will be the story of a caregiver.

 

Presenter Bio

Bob Freeborn

Bob Freeborn has been actively involved with several prostate cancer support groups since 2004. He was diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer in May 2004 and underwent a radical prostatectomy in July 2004. He started attending a support group immediately after treatment and recognized the value of this group to post treatment men as well as to those men who were newly diagnosed and seeking information on various treatment forms. Bob initiated and facilitated a support group closer to home the following year and this group eventually merged with the Tacoma Prostate Cancer Support Group (TPCSG) in 2007. He is a member of the TPCSG steering committee and is a co-facilitator for the group. Bob is a 22 year Air Force veteran, flying a variety of aircraft throughout his career and then spent 16 years in commercial aviation, retiring in 2006. Bob holds a bachelor’s degree fro m Michigan State University in Police Administration and an MBA from Regis University.

 

Jack Hudspeth

Overview

Tricia will review the data on diet practices that help your immune system to thrive. New research indicates that we can boost our innate immunity considerably based on what we eat everyday. We also know that specific foods may provide powerful enhancement to immunity and curb cancers ability to grow or spread.This information is not only true for cancer survivors, it’s also true for people with other medical concerns such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Enhancing Your Immune System With Diet [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

sinek-trisha-200x300Tricia has over 22 years in Oncology service. She has worked as an OncologyService Line Dietitian at CHI Franciscan Health and managed all Community Cancer Programs for CHI Franciscan over 16 years. Currently, she is an Oncology Program Manager for Providence Strategic Program Services, working to build effective cancer programming for 50 hospitals throughout the western US.

Tricia loves to share the powerful message about the role of food and lifestyle in reducing both cancer risk and cancer recurrence risk. How we eat and manage our day-to-day lives has a significant impact on life after cancer.

Overview

You are beautiful exactly as you are. Let the graceful art of belly dance put you more deeply in touch with your beauty and bring inspiration to your daily life. Instructor Amira will teach a gentle dance lesson that embraces all ages, shapes and sizes and can be practiced at home. Stretch, move, and have a few laughs along the way. A survivor herself, Amira experienced firsthand how dance can be a vital part of finding peace after a traumatic experience and the strength to embrace life.

 

Presenter Bio

dsc_0081-300x200Award-winning belly dancer, Amira Joy Johnston has been a belly dancer for over 20 years and has taught dance for over 13 years. She has studied with Egyptian masters and has received national recognition for excellence in Middle Eastern dance. For many years, she performed regularly throughout Seattle clubs and restaurants, sometimes logging in over 200 performances a year. In July 2014, she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. Thanks in no small part to a loving and supportive dance community, she is now cancer-free and has returned to dancing. She believes in the power of dance to provide strength and happiness, no matter where our journeys lead. Her experience has deepened her commitment to teach with compassion, purpose, and most of all, joy.

Overview

Developing Rhythms of Wellness in Cancer Survivorship [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

screen-shot-2016-06-16-at-4-21-04-pmDr. Nicole Long was born in Davenport, Iowa while her Dad attended Palmer Chiropractic College. After which, her family moved to a small town in Missouri, where she grew up as one of seven children in the chiropractic lifestyle. She studied Art and Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, and then moved to Marietta, GA to attend Life University. Dr. Long graduated with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in September of 1999. She has practiced in the Tacoma area of Washington State since that time and has been raising four beautiful children. Dr. Long incorporates Thompson, Activator and Atlas Orthogonal techniques in the care of her patients. She has a passion for helping families reach their health goals.

Overview

Our homes have a huge impact on our health, happiness and prosperity. Creating a space where we can thrive, heal and love is essential. This class is a playground for you to learn and discover ways to create your own healing space.

 

Presenter Bio

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Denise Frakes, Certified: Transformation life coach, Healthy Home Specialist, Master Energy EFT practitioner. 25 years experience owning a restoration cleaning company and helping her clients create healthy homes

Denise Frakes is a coach, consultant and curious writer. She uses both coaching and clutter clearing as tools to help her clients let go of what depletes them and create spaces and lives in which they can thrive.

For 25 years she has owned and operated a restoration cleaning company: Blue Sky Services. Denise is a certified transformation life coach, healthy home specialist and a master EFT Practitioner. She is also you’re your enthusiastic residue free living guide. 253-278-1082; dfbluesky@yahoo.com Lighten up live residue free blog: www.dfbluesky.com

Overview

Colon Cancer [PDF]

Presenter Bio

Shalini Kanneganti, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Colon and Rectal Surgery

Overview

Come learn how to express yourself in a new and different way. You will learn about art therapy, develop a new coping strategy to better manage stress and anxiety, and begin to understanding how powerful creating art can be. The art directive will focus on recognizing your anxious thoughts and feels, which may be related to your diagnosis, life after cancer, and/or related worries. You will be invited to share your artwork and your experience. Please come join wonderful people who want to learn a novel way to improve their mental and physical health.

Art Therapy Reducing Anxiety & Promoting Self-Care [PDF]
Worry Doll Pictures [PDF]

Presenter Bio

dsc_0228-copy-279x300Tara received her master degree in Art Therapy Counseling in 2010 from Marylhurst University. Since then, she has continued her education at Antioch University Seattle and will be graduating at the end of the month with a doctorate degree in Clinical Health Psychology. Tara has worked with a variety of populations who present with various mental health concerns. Over the past year, she has been completing her internship year at Pacific Rehabilitation Centers helping patients manage chronic pain. During her internship year she has also worked with patients at the Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Center located at St. Anthony Hospital. Tara plans to continue her career in health psychology working in primary care settings with the intent to help more patients better understand the mind-body connection.

Overview

A gentle, compassionate sequence focused on rejuvenation and recovery. A simple sequence will be taught that can be practiced at home by a beginner or advanced student of yoga. This class will touch on various recovery issues such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, and pain, as well as other issues like allergies and asthma. You will leave the session with a how-to guide for practicing this healing sequence and how it can be tailored to suit your individual needs. Mats will be provided.

Note: You should be able to be on the floor – get up and down relatively easily.

 

Presenter Bio

krusic_new-200x300Zoe has been practicing Yoga since 1998. She became a Yoga Shiromani (Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor) in 2004, under the tutelage of her master teacher Shri Yoga Hari, whose  deep, simple and practical approach intelligently integrates Hatha, Raja, Karma, Bhakti, Jnana and Nada Yoga. Zoe later attained her Advanced Yoga Certification from Yoga Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India in 2007.

While working in Lesotho, Southern Africa with home-based caregivers, cancer patients and survivors, and people with HIV/AIDS, Zoe wrote an instructional book on Yoga with sections focused on insomnia, stress, healing and rejuvenation for people affected by cancer, HIV/AIDS and their caregivers. Today, Zoe works with private clients and groups building personalized Yoga programs, employing classical Hatha Yoga styles that include Vinyasa/flow, Iyengar, Restorative, Sivananda, and Yin Yoga to help create healing yoga practices. She teaches Yoga at the Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center in Gig Harbor, and is co-owner of Harbor Massage & Ayurveda.

Zoe also holds certification as an Ayurveda Health Practitioner from the California College of Ayurveda. She studied with Dr. Marc Halpern, a recognized Ayurvedacharya awarded the All India Award for Best Ayurvedic Physician.

To enrich the unique needs of an individual’s practice and reach the ultimate goal of a life in balance, Zoe infuses her Yoga with Ayurvedic wisdom, and provides food choices, food preparation, and lifestyle suggestions to facilitate optimal health for individual clients and groups.

Lunch

11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Breakout Session 3

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Overview

Leslie Heron will be leading a lively session on the impact of cancer and cancer treatments on intimacy and sexuality. Leslie, the nurse practitioner at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutch Survivorship Clinic, will come with real life recommendations for the real life sexuality concerns faced by cancer patients and survivors every day. Partnered or single, young or older, come learn tips and tools that might help you!

Male Sexual Health: Practical Pointers During and After Cancer [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

 

Leslie Heron portrait taken April 29, 2015 at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Leslie Heron has provided healthcare to patients in the Seattle area for over 30 years. Formerly in primary care, she has worked in the area of cancer survivorship since 2012 at Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Leslie sees people who have completed their cancer treatment and assists them with many aspects of cancer survivorship and moving forward after cancer treatment.

 

 

Overview

Everything you ever wanted to know and more about juicing and smoothies.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know and More About Juicing and Smoothies [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Betty is a Registered Dietitian, working primarily with Good Samaritan Hospital oncology patients for over 10 years. She has been guest speaker at multiple cancer support groups, including last years PCCSC, supporting healthy eating as her primary focus. Betty presented Power of Nutrition series of classes giving practical advice, healthy recipes and sharing food with attendees.

Overview

I will discuss about the class how it is designed for any fitness level, talk about the benefits of each segment of the class, aerobic–weather permitting we will take a walk outside, light weights for arms, core work, and stretching, ending the class with a few minutes to relax. The class idea is to get people started with some physical fitness and allow opportunities for friendship and support. It is available for family members, friends and caregivers as well.

We will do a few stretches for participants to try.

Note:  This class is offered on Tuesday at 10AM at the Dr. Richard C. Ostenson Cancer Center in Puyallup.

 

Presenter Bio

1-240x300Davida has been active teaching in the field of physical fitness since 2006. Registered with Yoga Alliance, she has earned 500ERYT certification. While Yoga is her true passion, she is an ACE Personal Trainer and a Certified Group Fitness Instructor.

Diversity is what Davida is all about. Davida provides encouragement and guidance to individuals in a challenging and nurturing environment.
Davida is the founder and director of Bloszum Yoga located in Pierce County. www.yogabloszum.com

Her vision is to “help others find contentment & peace in their mind, comfort, strength & flexibility in their body and a healthy way of living”

Overview

Dr. Reilly will discuss a variety of natural dietary and lifestyle factors that can improve health and well being, while simultaneously reducing risk of cancer recurrence.

Surviving (& Thriving) During & After Cancer [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

555f6d5e1b40d3860bbb9e46_paulreilly_cc-300x300Dr. Reilly has been in practice for 30 years, specializing in integrative oncology for the past 20 years. He co-authored the book “How to Prevent and Treat Cancer With Natural Medicine, and wrote the chapter on oncology care for “The Textbook of Natural Medicine”. Dr Reilly was formerly the National Director of Naturopathic Medicine for Cancer Treatment Centers of America and now works at Salish Cancer Center in Fife He fully believes that patients can most successfully treat cancer and stay cancer free when they utilize the best tools from conventional care paired with natural therapies. “When we identify and correct drivers of cancer, we improve outcomes. It is my biggest joy to see so-called “hopeless” cases respond to this integrated approach. It is what makes each day fulfilling.” He says.

 

Overview

Hope is essential to the human spirit and can also change over time. In navigating serious illness it is essential that we not lose sight of what is most important to us, making sure that the care we choose is aligned with our values and priorities.

In this session we will talk about why discussing the “what-if’s” is not in conflict with maintaining hope, why it is important and what questions to ask your care team.

Hoping for the Best, Planning for the What Ifs [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

tammy-200x300Tammy has a doctorate in nursing practice and has been a nurse practitioner since 2002. She is co-owner of CORE Healthcare Consulting Group, training clinicians in how to talk with seriously ill patients and their families about their care preferences and priorities. Tammy is also a practicing clinician, working with seriously ill patients and their families and is an adjunct faculty member at Seattle Pacific University.

 

 

Overview

Many cancer survivors are concerned about what their diagnosis may mean for their children. Although cancer does not typically run in families, there are well known inherited cancer syndromes that may increase the risk for cancer in your loved ones. Learn how your family history may provide clues to an underlying inherited cancer syndrome and what you can do to reduce the risk of cancer in your relatives.

Topics discussed include: cancer genetics, family history, hereditary cancer syndromes, risk assessment and preventative measures.

What About My Kids [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

What About My Kinds?Dana Knutzen provides genetic counseling services through the Franciscan Clinical Cancer Genetics Program at St. Joseph Medical Center, where she evaluates individuals and families affected by cancer to determine if their cancer may be inherited. Her past clinical experience includes pediatric genetic counseling with Seattle Children’s Hospital and prenatal genetic counseling for active duty service members and their dependents at Madigan Army Medical Center. She received her Master of Science degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of Michigan in 2002 and her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Education from Central Washington University in 1997.

Overview

Ms. Bean will give an easy-to-understand overview of estate and long-term care planning. She will go over the most important estate planning documents everyone needs and will also discuss the importance of Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney. She will then discuss probate and when it may be necessary. Ms. Bean will also discuss Medicaid and Medicare in the context of long-term care planning. Be sure to bring your questions!

Estate and Long-Term Care Planning Basics [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

prof-portrait-1-198x300Bryana Cross Bean is a solo practice attorney in Tacoma, WA, and practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Probate. She earned her undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington and her law degree from Seattle University. Ms. Bean regularly presents on various topics in her practice areas, including planning for incapacity, estate planning basics, Medicaid, and probate. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association in good standing. Ms. Bean holds memberships in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and Aging Smart.

 

Overview

Gentle flow yoga with chair or floor options

 

Presenter Bio

evas-work-picture-212x300Eva became a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine in 2006 after a year of study at Ashmead College. She has been doing personal training at Lakewood and Morgan Family YMCA’s in Tacoma since 2006. She teaches Gentle and Mixed level yoga as well as various other classes at the Lakewood YMCA and the MultiCare employee wellness program. She is also a TRX Group and Sports Medicine Instructor and has worked with cancer survivors through the Livestrong at the YMCA program in Lakewood.

Breakout Session 4

2:15 - 3:15 pm

Overview

Leslie Heron will be leading a lively session on the impact of cancer and cancer treatments on intimacy and sexuality. Leslie, the nurse practitioner at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutch Survivorship Clinic, will come with real life recommendations for the real life sexuality concerns faced by cancer patients and survivors every day. Partnered or single, young or older, come learn tips and tools that might help you!

Female Sexual Health: Practical Pointers During and After Cancer [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

 

Leslie Heron portrait taken April 29, 2015 at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Leslie Heron has provided healthcare to patients in the Seattle area for over 30 years. Formerly in primary care, she has worked in the area of cancer survivorship since 2012 at Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Leslie sees people who have completed their cancer treatment and assists them with many aspects of cancer survivorship and moving forward after cancer treatment.

 

 

Overview

How do foods boost your immune system and what are practical ways to put this to work in your everyday life.

Eating to Build Your Immune System [PDF]
Recipe List [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Betty is a Registered Dietitian, working primarily with Good Samaritan Hospital oncology patients for over 10 years. She has been guest speaker at multiple cancer support groups, including last years PCCSC, supporting healthy eating as her primary focus. Betty presented Power of Nutrition series of classes giving practical advice, healthy recipes and sharing food with attendees.

Overview

Healthy-Steps, Moving You to Better Health with the Lebed Method, is a therapy, exercise, and movement program done to great music, designed to help you thrive! Offering wellness programs for everyone, from young adults to seniors, regardless of health, age or ability level, the Healthy-Steps program improves overall wellness, range-of-motion, balance, strength and endurance, as well as emotional well-being and self-image. Healthy Steps/The Lebed Method has even been proven to help enhance the well-being of those with Cancer or other chronic illnesses or medical conditions.

 

Presenter Bio

bio-pic-233x300Melanie Hendershot was certified in 2009 as an AFAA group exercise instructor and has been pursuing other certifications in the fitness field ever since. She has experience teaching pre-k through seniors how to live a healthy lifestyle and remain physically fit. She has been a Healthy Steps instructor since May of 2015 and embraces the opportunity to connect with her students in a fun, positive way.

Overview

Cancer often disconnects us from our lives, friends, work and our bodies. The most important aspect of Healing is the relationship we have to our bodies and our lives ~ therefore, a key question is: Can I love my body ~ as it is?

Embracing Your Body [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

dscf0140J. Fields is a psychotherapist and Tai Chi instructor. For the past 14 years he has been a facilitator of Cancer Groups at Harmony Hill Retreat Center. His own experience with Bladder cancer occurred in 2003 and he was a companion to his father on his journey in 2008. He has worked extensively with Trauma, including returning combat Veterans, domestic violence and child abuse.

 

Overview

This talk will provide a current overview of the epidemiology of prostate caner, pathophysiology, risk assessment, treatment options, and survivorship implications.

Prostate Cancer: Screening, Treatment, and Survivorship [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

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Dr. Brand received his BS in engineering and MD at Tulane University.

He trained in urological surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center. He then completed a urological oncology fellowship and MS in clinical investigation at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. He has been stationed at Madigan Army Medical Center since then, and is the residency director for the urology program there. His research interests include prostate cancer and robotic simulation research.

 

 

Overview

Young adults diagnosed with cancer face many issues unique to their age, including the potential for infertility. Rose has faced cancer twice in her young life and was told each time that cancer treatment would likely leave her sterile. She is not a fertility expert by profession, but has made it her mission to learn as much as she can about cancer’s impact on fertility. Today, Rose will share her experiences trying to preserve her fertility, having a child after cancer and facing the many mysteries of cancer and fertility. She will also share the research she has accumulated on this topic including the options and resources available to young adults diagnosed with cancer.

Young Adult Cancer: The Mystery of Fertility [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

12633727_1095461867154320_454903778136398404_o-300x200Rose Ibarra was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2011 at age 25 and relapsed in 2015. She is currently in remission after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments as well as a stem cell transplant. After her initial diagnosis Rose started the non-profit Thrive Through Cancer to support young adults fighting cancer in the Pacific Northwest. She also works at Seattle Children’s, writing about medical research, including recent cancer immunotherapy treatments. Rose lives in Seattle with her husband, her 15-month-old son and two cats.

Overview

Gentle flow yoga with chair or floor options

 

Presenter Bio

evas-work-picture-212x300Eva became a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine in 2006 after a year of study at Ashmead College. She has been doing personal training at Lakewood and Morgan Family YMCA’s in Tacoma since 2006. She teaches Gentle and Mixed level yoga as well as various other classes at the Lakewood YMCA and the MultiCare employee wellness program. She is also a TRX Group and Sports Medicine Instructor and has worked with cancer survivors through the Livestrong at the YMCA program in Lakewood.