UVM Medical Center

University of Vermont Cancer Center to Host 21st Annual Women's Health and Cancer Conference

The conference takes place on October 5, 2018

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The University of Vermont (UVM) Cancer Center’s 21th Annual Women’s Health and Cancer Conference takes place at the Doubletree by Hilton, Burlington, Vt. on Friday, October 5. This yearly event, attended by nearly 1,000 cancer survivors, health care professionals and members of the general public, is focused on education around prevention and wellness for women when it comes to cancer. The event is presented with major support from the University of Vermont Medical Center, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Susan G. Komen New England, and the Eleanor B. Daniels Fund and Victoria Buffum Fund at the UVM Cancer Center.

Experts from the UVM Cancer Center, as well as guests from around the region, will be sharing information and expertise at the conference as well as running interactive sessions.  Pre-registration for this free event is closed, but walk-ins are welcome and attendees may join one or more remaining open sessions as well as visit the exhibitor’s hall, which offers information and resources and is open all day. Continuing education credits are available for select sessions across a variety of fields.

Notable at this year’s event:

  • More than 80 sessions; view the list of topics covered.
  • Content has expanded to include information on a spectrum of cancers and wellness issues facing women. With nearly 40,000 cancer survivors in the state of Vermont alone, educational content is geared at meeting the needs of survivors in our region as well as the providers who care for them.
  • An all-day scientific poster session highlighting cancer research advances at the UVM Cancer Center.
  • New sessions cover topics including: Palliative Care, Integrative Medicine, Lung, Cervical, Skin and other cancers as well as updates in breast cancer prevention, detection, treatment and survivorship.
  • UVM Athletics’ Rally Cat will greet participants in the morning (UVM Athletics supports a year-long effort at targeted sports events to “Rally Against Cancer” in support of the UVM Cancer Center).
  • Keynote speakers Alan Howe, PhD and Jason Stumpff, PhD will begin the day with an introduction to the cancer research journey and impacts of cancer research locally.

Learn more at www.vermontcancer.org.