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 Friday, September 20
2024

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free to Attend
Hybrid Format

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

or virtually over Zoom

"Oncology and the Environment" 

The interplay between cancer and the environment is experienced on many levels. In this year’s 27th annual conference we’ll explore the cellular environment, our mental and social environment, toxins in the environment, our gut microbiome, our planetary environment and so much more.

This conference is free and open to patients, healthcare providers, caregivers, and anyone looking to expand their knowledge of all aspects of the burden of cancer.

Thank you to everyone who is interested in joining us on September 20th 2024! Our team is currently working to build registration, please check back in Mid-July for more complete session information and registration link. You can also sign up for our newsletter.

A tentative program is now posted below

- PLEASE NOTE THIS SCHEDULE IS TENTATIVE, AGENDA AND SPEAKERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE -

 

Accreditation: This conference is accredited at no charge to participants courtesy of the UVM Cancer Center. If you wish to receive continuing education credit, please contact UVM Continuing Medical & Interprofessional Education at UVMCMIE@med.uvm.edu for more information. The recordings are not approved for CE/CME credit.

 


Presenting Sponsor

The Patti O’Brien, MD Women’s Health and Cancer Fund

 

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TENTATIVE Program Agenda September 20, 2024
Opening Remarks: Oncology and the Environment
TitlePresenterDescription Link
Embracing the Environment of Support

9:00-10:00 am
Lisa Wise, M Ed


A welcome by a Women's Health and Cancer Conference committee member.

Why I hated support groups before ever attending one.
More information coming soon.
CME:

Registration opens in July
Session 1 - Choose one
TitlePresenterDescription Link
Pain Panel

10:10-11:00 am
Joshua Plavin, MD, MPH, MBA
Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Pain Program/Clinical Assistant Professor, LCOM at UVM

Exploring the Environment of Pain with Joshua Plavin, and a panel of guests.
CME:

Registration opens in July
Environmental Toxins and Cancer

10:10-11:00 am
Larry Engel, PhD
UNC Environmental Cancer Epidemiologist

More information coming soon.
CME:

Registration opens in July
Session 2 - Choose one
TitlePresenterDescription Link
Nutrition and Cancer

11:10-12:00 pm
Christina Vollbrecht, MD
Chef Educator, Culinary Medicine UVMMC

More information coming soon.
CME:

Registration opens in July
Cancer Host and Environment

11:10-12:00 pm
Chris Anker*, MD
(moderator) Medical Oncologist, UVMCC
Hibba tul Rehman*, MD Medical Oncologist, UVMCC
Michael Toth*, PhD Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine UVMCC
Conor O'Neill*, MD Associate Professor, Surgical Oncologist UVMCC
A panel discussion. More information coming soon.
CME:
Registration opens in July
Keynote Luncheon
TitlePresenterDescription Link
Climate and Cancer

12:45-1:40 pm
Christine Vitovec, PhD
Planetary Health Lead, Osher Center for Integrative Health at UVM
Keynote Presentation

A welcome by Randall Holcombe*, MD, MBA Director, University of Vermont Cancer Center and Molly Barry*, MD Co-Chair, Women’s Health and Cancer Conference; Medical Oncologist, UVMCC

More information coming soon.
CME:

Registration opens in July


Session 3
TitlePresenterDescription Link
Psychedelics and Cancer

2:00-2:50 pm
Robert Gramling*, MD, DSc
Professor and Research Director, Holly and Bob Miller Chair in Palliative Medicine UVMCC

More information coming soon.
CME:

Registration opens in July
Support Group Facilitation Toolkit

3:00-3:50 pm
Lisa Wise, M Ed

Support for the Supporters! More information coming soon.
CME:

Registration opens in July
Plenary Session & Closing Remarks
TitlePresenterDescription Link
Gut Microbiome Environment

3:00-3:50 pm
Shahid Ahmed*, MBBS
Medical Oncologist, UVMCC

More information coming soon.

Closing remarks by a Women’s Health and Cancer Conference committee member.

CME:

Registration opens in July

* denotes UVM Cancer Center Member

CME KEY P=Physician; N=Nursing Contact Hours; MH=Allied Mental Health; Psych=Psychology; PT=Physical Therapy; RD=Registered Dietician; SW=Social Work

2024 Conference Planning Committee:


 

Kim Kelley Feeney, BS, ODS-C
Community Representative Co-chair

Farrah Khan, MD
Clinical Co-chair
Medical Oncologist
Assistant Professor, Larner College of Medicine

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

Jamie Kelly, PA-C
Clinical Co-chair
Hematology Physician Assistant
University of Vermont Cancer Center