Houston, TX - TBD

(Co-hosted by MD Anderson Cancer Center)

Date: POSTPONED – new date TBD
Time:  7:30am – 12:05pm CST
Location:
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Duncan Cancer Prevention Building, 8th Floor
1155 Pressler Street, Houston, TX 77030

The Living With Melanoma Symposium was postponed due to Hurricane Harvey.

If you are registered for the event, we will be sending out an email with the new date as soon as possible. If you are not registered for the event but would like to receive an email with the new date, please register below. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

The AIM at Melanoma Team, along with our colleagues at MD Anderson, hopes everyone stays safe.

Please don’t hesitate to email sguild@AIMatMelanoma.org if you have any questions.

Individuals can attend in-person or watch via live stream.
Click here the morning of the event to watch via live stream.

Presenters and Topics

TimeAgenda

7:30am

Registration and Breakfast

8:30am

Welcome – Goals for the day
Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, MD

8:35am

Introduction from AIM at Melanoma
Samantha Guild

Session 1

This session will address facts about melanoma and its treatment including new developments, current statistics, challenges of treatment toxicities and other key disease-related issues. There will be several didactic presentations followed by survivors sharing short, relevant stories from their experience on specific key topics that will be relevant to the audience. We will conclude the session with a panel discussion including both cancer survivors, practitioners, and providers.

TimeAgenda

8:40am

Panel Introduction
Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, MD

8:45am

Overview
Michael K. Wong, MD, PhD

9:00am

Physical Side Effects
Conor J. Best, MD

9:10am

Cognitive Issues and Fatigue
Jeffrey S. Wefel, PhD

9:20am

Lymphedema and Other Physical Issues
Edward Chang, MD

9:30am

Survivor Stories

9:45am

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, MD

10:15am

Break

Session 2

This session will address day to day, emotional and long term issues that survivors may experience. There will be several didactic presentations followed by survivors sharing short, relevant stories from their experience on specific key topics that will be relevant to the audience. We will conclude the session with a panel discussion including both cancer survivors, practitioners and providers.

TimeAgenda

10:25am

Panel Introduction
Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, MD

10:30am

Managing Long Term Survivorship
Alma Rodriguez, MD

10:40am

Decreasing Stress and Worry Through Lifestyle and Other Approaches
Lorenzo Cohen, PhD

10:50am

Active Living After Cancer Treatment
Karen M. Basen-Engquist, PhD, MPH

11:00am

Prevention
Kelly C. Nelson, MD

11:10am

Dealing With Day to Day Concerns
Fredrick J. Castellano, MB

11:20am

Survivor Stories

11:35am

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, MD

12:00pm

Closing

Other Information

Parking and bagels and coffee included.
If you have any questions, please email sguild@AIMatMelanoma.org.

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