Women's Health and Cancer Conference


Friday, September 29, 2023

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dudley H. Davis Center
University of Vermont
590 Main St., Burlington, VT 05401

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About the Women's Health and Cancer Conference

The University of Vermont (UVM) Cancer Center's annual Women's Health and Cancer Conference, now in its 26th year, is a free, educational event aimed at empowering and supporting individuals and communities with knowledge about cancer prevention, detection, treatment and survivorship.

Participants can expect to:

  • Access the latest, evidence-based information about cancer prevention and detection;
  • Learn about treatment options across a range of cancers;
  • Gain information about support and wellness options to enhance survivorship; and
  • Feel inspired and supported!

In 2022, the Courtney and Victoria Buffum Family Foundation gave $1 million to create the Patti O’Brien, MD Women’s Health and Cancer Fund which will support the conference into the future. Read more about this endowment here.

We hope to see you at the 26th Annual Women's Health and Cancer Conference on Friday, September 29, 2023.

More information will be available in the months ahead.

Kristin Flanary headshot

Keynote Speaker

Kristin Flanary is on a mission to make health care a little more human. Through storytelling, she brings perspective as a caregiver and “co-survivor” of her husband’s two cancer occurrences and a sudden cardiac arrest.

Kristin is internationally known by her social media alter ego, “Lady Glaucomflecken.” You’ll find Kristin guest starring in Dr. Glaucomflecken’s videos and as the co-host of the medically-themed comedy podcast “Knock Knock, Hi.” She earned a bachelor’s degree at Texas Tech University and a master’s degree at Dartmouth College. In 2022, she co-founded Glaucomflecken LLC, an advocacy organization for caregivers and co-survivors of medical trauma and critical illness, physician families, CPR and AED use, and adolescents and young adults affected by cancer.

Read more about Lady Glaucomfleken at: https://glaucomflecken.com/lady-glaucomflecken/

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The University of Vermont Cancer Center


The Changing Landscape of Cancer:

Our understanding of the patient experience, clinical treatments, and realities of living with cancer is evolving. Join us to explore changes in nutrition, sexual health, symptom management, new therapies, and trauma-informed cancer care.

This conference is free and open to patients, clinicians, caregivers, and community members looking to expand their knowledge of all aspects of the burden of cancer.

Accreditation: This conference is accredited at no charge to participants courtesy of the UVM Cancer Center. The recordings are not approved for CE/CME credit.

Recording links will be available on YouTube about a week after the conference.

Program Agenda

The 2023 Women's Health and Cancer Conference theme is The Changing Landscape of Cancer and session topics will include:

  • Genetics
  • Sexual health
  • Nutrition
  • New treatments
  • Trauma-informed care delivery
  • Cancer online
  • And more...

The full agenda will be posted in July!

2023 Conference Planning Committee:


Kim L. Dittus, MD, PhD
Conference Program Executive Director
Medical Oncologist
Director, Steps To Wellness Program
Associate Professor of Oncology

Kim Kelley Feeney, BS, CTR
Community Representative Co-chair

Jessica Cintolo-Gonzalez, MD
Clinical Co-chair
Surgical Oncologist
Assistant Professor, Larner College of Medicine

Maura M. Barry, MD
Clinical Co-chair
Medical Oncologist
University of Vermont Cancer Center