2019 Conference Speakers & Schedule

Speakers, schedule and topics are subject to change.


Registration & Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 am

Breakout Session 1
9:00 – 10:00 am

Breakout Session 2
10:15 – 11:15 am

Lunch
11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Breakout Session 3
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Breakout Session 4
2:15 – 3:15 pm

Exhibitors Area, Massage, and Henna
8:00 am – 2:30 pm

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.

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 - 9:30 am

Breakout Session 1

9:00 - 10:00 am

Overview

Join us as we learn how these trials are structured, and how to foster an open dialogue with your health care team about the eligibility and the viability of clinical trials as a treatment option. In addition, participants will learn about the importance of shared decision making and will be introduced to resources to help facilitate these conversations.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer Clinical Trials [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Dr. Sharma spent his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, followed by his fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. He was ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine in the year 2015. He enjoys strong connections with patients and their families. He enjoys the intellectual aspects (and challenges) of oncology where the pace of development of new therapies occurs on a near-daily basis and, thus, providing new opportunities for cancer patients. Lastly, he always tries to be cognizant of the social and cultural determinants of healthcare by frequently volunteering in community health clinics in indigent areas of Indianapolis, Chicago and New York City and traveling abroad to China to do medical rotations during my training years. Hes hopes to continue to incorporate these in both his practice and livelihood.”

Overview

In this breakout session you can expect about 20 minutes of information and resources followed by about 20 minutes of interactive yoga instruction. You won’t need any special equipment and no experience is necessary. If you are recovering from recent surgery or have other physical limitations, modifications will be offered with every pose so you can still benefit. Yoga is for everyone, but if you’ve never done it, it’s hard to know where to start! You should leave this session feeling inspired and in possession of some yoga tools to take with you on your next stage of recovery.

Regain Your Strength and Inner Peace Through Yoga After Mastectomy Surgery [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Seleta is a 10 year breast cancer survivor who discovered yoga as an effective way to address many of the mental and physical issues that arose from her treatment. Recently certified with AFPA as a Yoga Instructor, her aim is to help you recover from mastectomy surgery, possibly stronger than you were B.C. (before cancer)!

She lives in Tacoma with her husband and empty nest, now that her youngest of 3 girls has gone off to college.

Overview

It has been scientifically established that diet matters in cancer development , and during treatment through recovery. Diet during cancer treatment can impact side effects, quality of life and also outcome.

However, all good diets are not equal.

Dr. Price will decipher why diet, particularly plant-based anti inflammatory diets, are important. Furthermore she will distinguish between Good, Great and Precise (individualized) diets. She will discuss how genetic raw data can be used to create individualized precise diets that can have a positive effect on cell-directed immunity.

The audience will leave with:

  • An understanding of why plant-based, anti inflammatory diets are important to quality of life and risk reduction (Good diets)
  • An understanding of how cancer therapy guides diet (Great diets)
  • An understanding of how personalized genetic information can help guide the creation of precise diets that can positively affect immune (cell directed)function (Precise diets)

Good, Great and Precise Diets [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Dr. Lisa Price is a license Naturopathic Physician with expertise in complementary cancer care, and culinary nutrition during cancer treatment to survivorship. She practices in Seattle, Tacoma, Redmond and has an online telehealth practice.
A National Institute of Research Fellow (NIH), she studied the clinical and basic science (laboratory) immunological effects of medicinal mushrooms from 2005 to 2011. She is also an author of three conventionally published published books (Demos Health Inc., NYC), a radio hot, lecturer, and adjunct faculty at Bastyr University.

As a undergraduate and Master of Science student she studied microbiology and biochemistry in New York. She graduated from the prestigious Bastyr University in 1998, with honors in counseling.

Dr. Price is a certified expert in OPUS23, a nutritigenomic system allowing for the analysis of raw genetic data. This information allows her to create individual precise diets for her patients with chronic diseases.

Overview

Dr. Veatch will be reviewing the care of lung cancer patients in a modern era with options that go beyond standard chemotherapy. She will focus on specific mutations in the tumor that provide a target for individualized therapy.  In addition, she will review the check point inhibitors that mobilize the body’s immune system to effectively fight cancer and how these treatments have changed the landscape of lung cancer in the past 10 years for the better.

Lung Cancer: Fresh Approaches [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Dr. Andrea Veatch is Board Certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Hospice and Palliative Care with specialized interest in lung cancer, head/neck cancer, and other types of cancer.

Dr. Veatch earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 1995.  Following residency in Internal Medicine at Mt Sinai Hospital in New York, Dr. Veatch went on to complete her fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington in 2001.  Dr. Veatch worked with independent grant support under Dr. David Maloney at FHCRC until 2004 when she joined NWMS (formerly Rainier Oncology). Dr. Veatch is involved in numerous clinical research protocols as principal or co-investigator in lung cancer and multiple other cancer types.  Lung cancer is a multidisciplinary cancer requiring communication and coordination between no less than three doctor teams.  At NWMS, Dr. Veatch and her surgical and radiation oncology colleagues in the community have held multidisciplinary thoracic oncology clinics since 2009.

Overview

Breast cancer surgery has drastically changed in the last 150 years from radical deforming surgeries that cause long term physical and emotional side effects to less invasive procedures with excellent cosmetic and oncologic results. This presentation discusses the timeline and evolution of breast cancer surgery, as well as the advances in both surgery and radiation that are performed today based on retrospective data. Oncoplasty is an emerging surgical concept that aims to combine oncologic and plastic surgery techniques to create symmetry between patient’s breasts with minimal scars, allowing the patient to move forward and heal from a breast cancer diagnosis while feeling a strong sense of self-esteem. This presentation will also discuss the future goals in breast cancer surgery that are still being developed and studied.

Evolution of Breast Cancer Surgery: Past, Present and Future Effects on Sexual, Emotional, and Physical Well-being [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Michelle Haslinger, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in breast cancer surgery. Deeply committed to building a lifelong partnership with each patient in their fight against breast cancer, she provides both high quality surgical care as well as emotional healing and support. She offers the most advanced techniques in breast surgery, including nipple sparing mastectomy and intraoperative radiation therapy. With her unique training in oncoplastic techniques, she also focuses her surgical efforts on helping patients maintain a sense of physical wholeness so that they will feel beautiful and strengthened to enjoy their journey through life.

Dr. Haslinger is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and Society of Surgical Oncology. Passionate about mission work, she holds a clinical and educational commitment to the underserved and international breast cancer populations.

Overview

At the Updates in Hereditary Cancer Genetics presentation, we will talk through the recent updates in cancer genetic testing, including new clinical testing, direct to consumer tests available to order from the comfort of your couch, and how these results are being integrated into your overall care. We’ll also go through what this may mean for other family members.

Updates in Hereditary Cancer Genetics [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Julie Simon is a genetic counselor who earned her Masters in Genetic Counseling from the University of California, Irvine in 2010. After graduation, she stayed working with graduate students in general genetics clinics before moving to the beautiful Pacific Northwest one year later. She enjoys working with people in the South Sound to make the best decisions for their own healthcare based on their genetics and personal or family history of cancer.

Overview

Did you know that stress can contribute to tumor growth and metastasis? Did you know that cancer recurrence has been correlated with higher stress hormones circulating in the body? Did you know that stress hormones can increase the invasiveness of ovarian cancer cells by up to 198% and have been linked to accelerated tumor growth in breast cancer?

We’ve all heard that stress is bad for our health, but I believe that most of us have no idea just how bad it is, particularly where cancer is concerned. This presentation will help you understand the dangers of chronic stress, and more importantly, effective ways to lower your stress.

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • Definition and types of stress
  • Causes of stress
  • Effects of stress
  • Stress and your health: What the research says
  • How to manage stress

Stress [PDF]

Presenter Bio

Sarah Taylor holds a Masters in Science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Massachusetts, a Masters in Business Administration from Seattle University, a BA from the University of Washington and a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell. She has almost 20 years of experience in medical research, and has been published in multiple medical journals.

In 2017, Sarah began a new career in mental health counseling, and now has a private practice called Harbor Holistic Counseling. She specializes in existential issues using both traditional and holistic methods, and works primarily with cancer patients and their family members. In addition to utilizing traditional therapy methods, she also promotes a vegan diet, stress reduction, exercise, meditation and other methods shown to help improve mental health and cancer outcomes.

In her free time, Sarah is the author of “Vegan in 30 Days” and “Vegetarian to Vegan”, teaches Buddhist classes at the state Women’s Prison, and is the inventor of the Stackable Gourmet, as seen on the Home Shopping Network. She is happily married and lives in Gig Harbor, WA.

Overview

Understanding the basic documents of Advance Directives and how they help support your goals of care during a time of serious illness will be discussed.

This presentation will highlight how to complete your written wishes regarding your medical care and who would have the authority to make medical decisions for you if you are not able to make them for yourself.

Discussing the importance of completing Advance Directives and why the value of doing so cannot be underestimated.

Advance Care Planning – What, When, & Why [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

David B Brecher, MD serves as the Hospice and Palliative Care physician at the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs American Lake Campus. He is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Additionally, he is a Fellow of both Academies. He is honored to serve our Veterans.

Breakout Session 2

10:15 - 11:15 am

Overview

The presentation will provide an overview of modern radiation treatments for both breast and prostate cancer. It will discuss the modern planning, logistics, and side effects of radiation therapy with a focus on the risk of long-term complications and how we minimize these risks.

Radiation Treatment for Breast and Prostate Cancer [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

I attended the University of California Davis for undergrad where I received a bachelor of science with a major in biochemistry and molecular biology in 2005. I then attended the Uniformed Services University in Maryland for medical school and graduated in 2011. Following medical school I completed my residency training in radiation oncology at Walter Reed/National Capital Consortium in Maryland between 2011-2016. I am currently an active duty Army board-certified radiation oncologist at Madigan Army Medical Center. In my spare time I enjoy spending time outdoors exploring the Pacific Northwest with my family.

Overview

T’ai Chi Chih is a series of gentle movements that stimulate, circulate and balance internal energy (Chi). The benefits of stress reduction and improved balance can be obtained regardless of age, physical condition or agility.   Consisting of just 19 movements and one pose, it is quite easy to learn and fun to do.  TCC can be practiced while sitting with equal benefits.

Tai Chi – ‘It’s a Matter of Balance [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Donna Jungbluth, PTA, is an accredited T’ai Chi Chih instructor.  Donna has practiced this moving meditation for more than 10 years and has been an instructor in a variety of health settings as well as teaching individual students.  Donna currently teaches a T’ai Chi Chih class at the Richard C. Ostenson Cancer Center in Puyallup on Tuesday mornings.

Overview

It has been scientifically established that diet matters in cancer development , and during treatment through recovery. Diet during cancer treatment can impact side effects, quality of life and also outcome.

However, all good diets are not equal.

Dr. Price will decipher why diet, particularly plant-based anti inflammatory diets, are important. Furthermore she will distinguish between Good, Great and Precise (individualized) diets. She will discuss how genetic raw data can be used to create individualized precise diets that can have a positive effect on cell-directed immunity.

The audience will leave with:

  • An understanding of why plant-based, anti inflammatory diets are important to quality of life and risk reduction (Good diets)
  • An understanding of how cancer therapy guides diet (Great diets)
  • An understanding of how personalized genetic information can help guide the creation of precise diets that can positively affect immune (cell directed)function (Precise diets)

Good, Great and Precise Diets [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Dr. Lisa Price is a license Naturopathic Physician with expertise in complementary cancer care, and culinary nutrition during cancer treatment to survivorship. She practices in Seattle, Tacoma, Redmond and has an online telehealth practice.
A National Institute of Research Fellow (NIH), she studied the clinical and basic science (laboratory) immunological effects of medicinal mushrooms from 2005 to 2011. She is also an author of three conventionally published published books (Demos Health Inc., NYC), a radio hot, lecturer, and adjunct faculty at Bastyr University.

As a undergraduate and Master of Science student she studied microbiology and biochemistry in New York. She graduated from the prestigious Bastyr University in 1998, with honors in counseling.

Dr. Price is a certified expert in OPUS23, a nutritigenomic system allowing for the analysis of raw genetic data. This information allows her to create individual precise diets for her patients with chronic diseases.

Overview

It is well known that a healthy body weight reduces the risk of some cancers and cancer recurrence, but how is that achieved? Is it really as simple as “Eat less and Move more?” Does everyone’s body respond to diet and exercise the same way? Are there some people who can overeat and under exercise and remain a normal weight while others diet and exercise but seem to remain with excess weight? In this presentation, we will explain some of these enigmas.

A Calorie is NOT a Calorie [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Valerie Sutherland is an Internal Medicine Physician whose practice is focused on preventing and reversing disease rather than managing symptoms. She is the founder of Rainier Medical, an institute offering medical care, nutrition and lifestyle programs, exercise science, and aesthetic procedures individualized for optimizing health and wellness. Since its inception in 2015, Rainier Medical has grown to 5 locations, with over 45,000 total pounds lost.

Dr. Sutherland graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California and as a Dean’s Scholar from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. She completed her Internal Medicine internship and residency at George Washington University. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Sutherland has been practicing medicine since 2002 and a resident of Tacoma since 2008.

Overview

Did you know that stress can contribute to tumor growth and metastasis? Did you know that cancer recurrence has been correlated with higher stress hormones circulating in the body? Did you know that stress hormones can increase the invasiveness of ovarian cancer cells by up to 198% and have been linked to accelerated tumor growth in breast cancer?

We’ve all heard that stress is bad for our health, but I believe that most of us have no idea just how bad it is, particularly where cancer is concerned. This presentation will help you understand the dangers of chronic stress, and more importantly, effective ways to lower your stress.

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • Definition and types of stress
  • Causes of stress
  • Effects of stress
  • Stress and your health: What the research says
  • How to manage stress

Stress [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Sarah Taylor holds a Masters in Science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Massachusetts, a Masters in Business Administration from Seattle University, a BA from the University of Washington and a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell. She has almost 20 years of experience in medical research, and has been published in multiple medical journals.

In 2017, Sarah began a new career in mental health counseling, and now has a private practice called Harbor Holistic Counseling. She specializes in existential issues using both traditional and holistic methods, and works primarily with cancer patients and their family members. In addition to utilizing traditional therapy methods, she also promotes a vegan diet, stress reduction, exercise, meditation and other methods shown to help improve mental health and cancer outcomes.

In her free time, Sarah is the author of “Vegan in 30 Days” and “Vegetarian to Vegan”, teaches Buddhist classes at the state Women’s Prison, and is the inventor of the Stackable Gourmet, as seen on the Home Shopping Network. She is happily married and lives in Gig Harbor, WA.

Overview

A brief history of acupuncture, physiological effects of acupuncture, and benefits of acupuncture in support of cancer care and in support of overall well being.

Acupuncture for Well Being [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Ho Lim is an integrative health care practitioner with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the Bastyr University and a diplomate of National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is a compassionate and competent practitioner who integrates acupuncture, herbal medicine with nutrition, Western medicine and lifestyle coaching into medical practice.

Lunch

11:30 - 12:45 pm

Breakout Session 3

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Overview

We will answer the following questions

  • What is lymphedema?
  • Who is at risk?
  • When is it likely to occur?
  • How do I reduce risk?
  • How is it treated?
  • What are the exercise guidelines?

Lymphedema: What You Need to Know [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Jessica Sorano brings 10 years of experience as an Army Officer and 2 years of experience as a Physical Therapist. Dedicated to providing the best health care, she has attended the Norton School of Lymphedema and received CDT certification. Born in St. Louis, MO she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX.

 

 

Lisa Moore is zealous about the importance of exercise, strength, mobility and in living our best lives possible. To that end, she has devoted the past 22 years in the healing art and science of physical therapy where she is a specialist in
balance and fall prevention, cancer and lymphedema treatment as well as rehabilitation of the full spectrum of orthopedic injuries and conditions both pre and postoperative. Lisa believes that physical therapy is vital to help
people exercise with confidence, manage stress and pain, sleep better and do all the things they enjoy doing. Her
clinical expertise is evidenced each day.

Overview

Brief overview of what we are going to do. Warm up, get the hearts pumping, cool down.

 

Presenter Bio

By day, this Zumba/Low Impact Dance enthusiast works with Special Education students. By night, she shakes her hips, waves her arms and dances to any beat she’s given. I have been teaching Zumba for over 8 years and Cardio Dance for the past 3 years. I love to see the smiles on my participants faces and the sweat on their brow. Most important, I love to burn calories while I’m dancing until I can dance no more….which is never!

Overview

Learn the value of making diet and lifestyle changes after a cancer diagnosis. How you live after a diagnosis can often reduce the risk of recurrence and the risk for developing other lifestyle related diseases as a cancer survivor. We will also cover the specific data on reducing risks for specific cancers like breast cancer, prostate cancer, based on research completed around the world on Cancer and Diet. Our diet and lifestyle choices are powerful tools under our control.

Eating for Survival 2019: It Matters [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Tricia spent 23 happy years at Franciscan Cancer Center and she credits her experiences there with the development of her interest and passion for excellent cancer care. Tricia came to Franciscan in 1993 as the first full-time Cancer Service Line Dietitian.  She subsequently moved into the role of Director of Community Cancer Programs performing hundreds of community presentations,  developing outreach and education programming throughout the South Puget Sound area, developing an award winning breast cancer lay navigation program, tobacco cessation programs and working with granters and donors to support unfunded cancer programs in the community.  Tricia is currently the Senior Director of the Cancer Service Line for Virginia Mason Memorial in Yakima Washington where she is engaged in building a New Care Team Model for the community, working to enhance end-of-life care, enhance patient navigation, and develop patient and caregiver centric programming.

Overview

This interactive presentation will discuss the hard conversations that most of us either want to avoid or feel ill-prepared to initiate. The burden of silence adds to the heaviness that patients, families and friends carry. With simple techniques and ideas about words and phrases that invite conversation rather than invading safety, participants can “take heart” that these shared moments will ease the silent suffering or unspoken fears that we all carry.

 

Presenter Bio

Dorothy has spent her entire life and career supporting folks in some of the most challenging times in their lives. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, where the first 25 years of her chaplaincy service were spent, Dorothy moved to the Pacific Northwest and spent this last 18 years as a chaplain at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup. She has a wide range of health care experiences, but she has focused on care for cancer patients and their families. The best of what she knows was taught her by the true experts in cancer, those who bravely battle this disease and refuse to let it define them.

Overview

The rapidly developing world of cancer genomics and targeted therapies can be difficult to keep up with. Learn the differences between the molecular profiling tests available, how to understand this new world of targeted therapy, and how to stay sane while dealing with advanced cancer. Corey shares her own experience with different molecular tests, clinical trials, combination therapies, and the costs and side effects that can come with them.

 

Presenter Bio

Corey Wood was diagnosed at 22 years old with stage IV lung cancer. As a never smoker with no family history of lung cancer and virtually no symptoms, the diagnosis came as a shock. Corey believes she is still here today and thriving due to genomic profiling and targeted therapy. She now works for Foundation Medicine– a comprehensive genomic profiling company that tests for genomic alterations that may be driving an individual’s cancer — both to consider appropriate therapies like targeted therapy & immunotherapy and provide clinically actionable information, like when to consider changing therapy.

Overview

Cannabis has a long history of medical use – dating back to ancient Egypt and 1st century China. In Washington state, cannabis has been legal for medical use since 1998. Many people hear about the potential benefits of using cannabis during and after cancer treatment. Knowledge is the key to making wise and informed decisions about using medical cannabis. Are you well informed? Come and learn what you need to know about using cannabis medicine including potential benefits, adverse effects, pros and cons of modes of use (i.e. smoking, vaping, ingestion) and other important considerations.

Medical Cannabis: What You Need to Know [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Kelay Trentham is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. She has spent the last 14 of her 20 years as a dietitian working as an oncology nutrition specialist, starting with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in 2004. In 2007, she came to MultiCare and began developing outpatient nutrition services for MultiCare Regional Cancer Center’s four clinics. She has authored chapters on palliative care nutrition for two textbooks and has lectured for the University of Washington’s graduate nutrition program. In addition, Kelay has been lecturing and writing about the use of cannabis for cancer symptom management since 2015. Kelay is also a past-chair of the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Overview

Cell therapy research is advancing cutting-edge treatments tailored to fight specific cancers – bringing new hope to patients.

Bringing the Fight to Cancer: Cell Therapy Research [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Scott Carter has spent nearly three decades in bio studies, including 13 years dedicated to cell therapy progress, in partnership with hematologist Dr. Edward Scott, Key Biologics founder. Mr. Carter works with medical & academic researchers across the U.S. & around the world to help accelerate treatment development & potentially bring a ‘moon shot’ cancer cure more closely within reach. Scott works with researchers who developed the U.S.’s first FDA-approved immune cell therapy & their patients in treatment & ongoing national clinical trials. Scott’s experience includes previous work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis. His apheresis expertise has taken him to cell therapy national & global conferences, including recent summits in Melbourne, Australia and London.

Breakout Session 4

2:15 - 3:15 pm

Overview

There are previously held beliefs that cancer survivors should “take it easy and rest” while undergoing treatment and to protect certain body parts for a lifetime following treatment BUT… Recent evidence suggests that exercise can not only improve Quality of Life following treatment, but can limit functional decline during and improve tolerance of treatment. Some studies are showing a reduction
in recurrence of certain cancers as well.

ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Program: Living Well Beyond Cancer [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Michelle Thomas is a Physical Therapist and is the Market Manager of the Select Physical Therapy Washington clinics. She has over 10 years of experience in pediatric and adult outpatient orthopedic, sports, and pre/post-operative physical therapy and is a ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist. Michelle is a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist and is board certified in Orthopedics.

 

Lisa Moore is zealous about the importance of exercise, strength, mobility and in living our best lives possible. To that end, she has devoted the past 22 years in the healing art and science of physical therapy where she is a specialist in balance and fall prevention, cancer and lymphedema treatment as well as rehabilitation of the full spectrum of orthopedic injuries and conditions both pre and postoperative. Lisa believes that physical therapy is vital to help people exercise with confidence, manage stress and pain, sleep better and do all the things they enjoy doing. Her
clinical expertise is evidenced each day.

Overview

Brief overview of what we are going to do. Warm up, get the hearts pumping, cool down.

 

Presenter Bio

By day, this Zumba/Low Impact Dance enthusiast works with Special Education students. By night, she shakes her hips, waves her arms and dances to any beat she’s given. I have been teaching Zumba for over 8 years and Cardio Dance for the past 3 years. I love to see the smiles on my participants faces and the sweat on their brow. Most important, I love to burn calories while I’m dancing until I can dance no more….which is never!

Overview

Learn the value of making diet and lifestyle changes after a cancer diagnosis. How you live after a diagnosis can often reduce the risk of recurrence and the risk for developing other lifestyle related diseases as a cancer survivor. We will also cover the specific data on reducing risks for specific cancers like breast cancer, prostate cancer, based on research completed around the world on Cancer and Diet. Our diet and lifestyle choices are powerful tools under our control.

Eating for Survival 2019: It Matters [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Tricia spent 23 happy years at Franciscan Cancer Center and she credits her experiences there with the development of her interest and passion for excellent cancer care. Tricia came to Franciscan in 1993 as the first full-time Cancer Service Line Dietitian.  She subsequently moved into the role of Director of Community Cancer Programs performing hundreds of community presentations,  developing outreach and education programming throughout the South Puget Sound area, developing an award winning breast cancer lay navigation program, tobacco cessation programs and working with granters and donors to support unfunded cancer programs in the community.  Tricia is currently the Senior Director of the Cancer Service Line for Virginia Mason Memorial in Yakima Washington where she is engaged in building a New Care Team Model for the community, working to enhance end-of-life care, enhance patient navigation, and develop patient and caregiver centric programming.

Check back soon.

Session overviews and presenter bios coming soon.

Overview

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

Estate Planning, Probate, and Long-Term Care Planning [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Attorney Bryana Cross Bean’s primary practice areas are estate planning, long-term care planning, elder law, and probate. She also does adult guardianships, small business formation, and real estate contracts. She has been a practicing attorney in Washington since 2013 and has had her own practice since 2014. She holds memberships in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), and Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA). She is also an active participant in events in the elder care community in Pierce County and is a VA accredited attorney.

Bryana was originally interested in becoming a physician and started down the pre-med track in college. She later realized that while she loved helping people, she did not love the science involved. After taking a number of public health classes, Ms. Bean became interested in health policy. That interest in health policy lead her into the legal field. After graduating the University of Washington with degrees in biology and history, she attended law school at Seattle University. There Bryana discovered that she was more interested in keeping clients out of court than doing to battle in court.

In her final year of law school, Bryana had the pleasure of working with an elderly couple who needed both estate planning and long-term care planning. She enjoyed sitting down with them and helping them make their lives better. This wonderful couple ended up being a significant influence in Ms. Bean’s career, and she has gone on to represent many people in similar situations.

At the time Ms. Bean graduated law school and passed the bar, the job market was terrible for attorneys due to the Great Recession. Bryana decided to forge her own path and opened Law Offices of Bryana M. Cross in early 2014; later changing it to Law Offices of Bryana Cross Bean after her marriage in late 2015. She enjoys being her own boss and working to make the lives of her clients better.

Bryana currently lives in Bonney Lake with her husband, son, and pets. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and chasing her toddler son around.

Overview

Cannabis has a long history of medical use – dating back to ancient Egypt and 1st century China. In Washington state, cannabis has been legal for medical use since 1998. Many people hear about the potential benefits of using cannabis during and after cancer treatment. Knowledge is the key to making wise and informed decisions about using medical cannabis. Are you well informed? Come and learn what you need to know about using cannabis medicine including potential benefits, adverse effects, pros and cons of modes of use (i.e. smoking, vaping, ingestion) and other important considerations.

Medical Cannabis: What You Need to Know [PDF]

 

Presenter Bio

Kelay Trentham is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. She has spent the last 14 of her 20 years as a dietitian working as an oncology nutrition specialist, starting with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in 2004. In 2007, she came to MultiCare and began developing outpatient nutrition services for MultiCare Regional Cancer Center’s four clinics. She has authored chapters on palliative care nutrition for two textbooks and has lectured for the University of Washington’s graduate nutrition program. In addition, Kelay has been lecturing and writing about the use of cannabis for cancer symptom management since 2015. Kelay is also a past-chair of the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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