Cancer Survivors and Caregivers are welcome to
Journey Together: Cancer Survivorship Conference 2012
The Hawai‘i’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition’s Journey Together is a cancer survivorship conference that focuses on issues important to cancer survivors and their caregivers. A variety of speakers will share their expertise on topics such as physical activity, nutrition, genetics, long-term effects, fear of recurrence, sexuality, finance issues, research & ethics, social support, spirituality, caregiving, breast, lung, colorectal and prostate cancer, acupuncture and complementary and alternative therapy. Attendees can meet, support, and share hope with others like themselves, as well as learn about services offered by various cancer organizations.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Registration 8 am – 9 am Conference 9 am – 3 pm
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Mid-Pacific Conference Center
- Registration Fee: $25 will include continental breakfast, lunch, and fully validated parking.
- Scholarships for Neighbor Island travel and fee are available.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Gotay
Cancer Prevention in Cancer Survivors
Due to advances in cancer screening and treatment, increasing numbers of individuals are living well beyond their cancer diagnosis and treatment. This good news is coupled with some cautions: cancer survivors are at risk of developing recurrence, new primary cancers, and chronic diseases, due to the same factors that led to their first cancers, impacts of cancer therapies, and simply, the process of growing older. This presentation will provide a snapshot of what we know now about what cancer survivors can do to reduce their risks and attain a healthy life after cancer.
Carolyn Gotay, PhD is Professor and Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention at the University of British Columbia (BC), and she also holds an appointment at the BC Cancer Agency. A psychologist, Dr. Gotay has had a long career in cancer control and quality of life research, including 16 years at the University of Hawaii Cancer Centre, where she was director of the Prevention & Control Program and also chaired the Hawaii Comprehensive Cancer Coalition. Dr. Gotay is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and was named “Professor of Survivorship” by Komen for the Cure. Last year, she was the first woman awarded the “President’s Award,” the highest honor of the International Society of Quality of Life Research.
UH Conference Center
1951 East-West Road, #102
Honolulu, HI 96822
- If you are interested in providing an information/exhibit table: Information/Exhibit Form.
- Conference Flyer (pdf)