UVM Cancer Center to Hold Women’s Health and Cancer Conference Oct. 1

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Free, Virtual Conference Geared both to Providers and General Public

The University of Vermont Cancer Center will host the 24th annual Women’s Health and Cancer Conference on Oct. 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. For health and safety reasons, it will be held virtually. Those interested in attending can register here.

The conference is aimed at empowering and supporting individuals and communities with knowledge about cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship. 

The event will provide access to the latest, evidence-based information about cancer prevention and detection; treatment options across a range of cancers; and information about support and wellness options to enhance survivorship.

Highlights of the conference’s program include:

  • A Covid update by Dr. Mark Levine, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health. Dr. Levine will also draw connections between Covid and cancer.
  • A keynote, titled “The Financial Costs and Burden of Breast Cancer Care,” presented by Dr. Rachel Greenup, a surgical oncologist at The Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital.
  • An updated on “Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer,” presented by Shahid Ahmed, a medical oncologist at the Larner College of Medicine.
  • A talk titled “Health Disparities in Cancer Prevention, Screening and Survivorship” given by Electra Paskett, an epidemiologist and cancer researcher at Ohio State University
  • A session on Provider Burnout, presented by Dr. James Ulage, a faculty member in the Larner College of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine.
  • Information on Complementary and Integrative Health and Cancer, presented by Dr. Amy Littlefield, who specializes in integrative oncology.

“The UVM Cancer Center is committed to serving the Vermont community,” said Randall Holcombe, the Center’s director. “The Women’s Health and Cancer Conference is a good example of the kind of outreach that is at the heart of our mission. We hope many community members and health care providers will be able to attend and access the information, support and insight it offers.” 

The Women's Health and Cancer Conference is sponsored by the Victoria Buffum Fund at the UVM Cancer Center, the UVM Cancer Center and the Eleanor B. Daniels Fund.

About the University of Vermont Cancer Center

The University of Vermont Cancer Center is Vermont’s only not-for-profit comprehensive clinical and research cancer center. Founded in 1974, the organization is located within the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine and enjoys a clinical partnership with the University of Vermont Medical Center. Drawing on the expertise of more than 225 researchers and clinicians at the university and the medical center, the UVM Cancer Center has an ongoing commitment to innovative cancer research, life-saving prevention and treatment programs, ongoing clinical and public education, and reducing the cancer burden in the community.

Date: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 7:30am