24th Annual Women's Health & Cancer Conference postcard

Save the Date: Friday, October 1 for a Virtual Conference

While we look forward to hosting an in-person event when it is safe to do so, the 2021 conference will again be hosted as a virtual event in order to preserve the safety and comfort of participants.

Check back soon for more information about speakers, topics, and how to register. Spread the word!

NOTERecorded sessions from the 2020 Conference can be viewed here

"Thank you so much for the conference. I watched a number of the talks and thought they were excellent and I am looking forward to when they will be on your website. I have told others about these talks and would like to share the information. Thank you for your help and again for all the work you and others did to put together such an educational experience."
           -- a stage-4 pancreatic cancer survivor who attended the 2020 conference

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Presenting Sponsor

The Victoria Buffum Fund at the UVM Cancer Center

Gold Sponsor

UVM Cancer Center Eleanor B Daniels Fund logo

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Conference Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Watson, MDElizabeth Watson, MD, MPH
Radiologist, Breast Imaging
University of Vermont Cancer Center
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Michelle Machesky, PA-C

Michelle Machesky, PA-C
High-Risk Breast Clinic
University of Vermont Cancer Center
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 About our Presenting Supporter: The Victoria Buffum Fund

Victoria (Vicki) Buffum was a Vermonter who lost her battle with cancer in 2002 at the age of 58. During her experience as a patient at The University of Vermont Cancer Center, she became devoted to improving the experience of those facing cancer and blood diseases. She wished to inspire programs that supported patients and their families facing the many challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis. Buffum created a fund at the UVM Medical Center through her generous personal philanthropy in support of this goal, called the Victoria Buffum Fund.

Today, the fund has supported countless programs, from massage therapy to counseling, to rehabilitation programs and emergency financial assistance, to helping support patients at the hematology/oncology clinic at the UVM Cancer Center. In keeping with this legacy of impact, Vicki's brother and his wife, Tom and Melissa Gauntlett, have provided additional support through the Buffum Fund to benefit the Women's Health and Cancer Conference to help ensure that this valuable educational day remains free and accessible to those in our community for the coming years.