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Regaining Control of Life

for all cancer survivors, friends and family

November 12, 2013

8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Centennial Barn 110 Compton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45215

This conference is offered free of charge. Register by contacting the Cancer Support Community at 513-791-4060 or

An event presented by: The Cincinnati Collaboration for Cancer Survivorship (CCCS) The CCCS was founded to address the ever-changing psycho-social and medical needs of cancer survivors in Greater Cincinnati. Community Partners Include: Cancer Support Community, Oncology Hematology Care, Inc., The Christ Hospital, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Mercy Health, TriHealth & UC Health


Regaining Control of Life

8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m.

Welcome: Kelly Schoen, LISW-S, Program Director, Cancer Support Community Keynote: Charting Your Course for Survivorship: The Time to Start is Now withVicki Kennedy,
LCSW, Vice President of Program Development & Delivery for the Cancer Support Community

10:15 a.m. General Session: Fighting Fatigue: Feeling Like You Are Out of Fuel? How to Put the Pep Back in Your Step.

Benefits of Yoga and Relaxation with Linda Bennett Martin, Blyss Yoga Studio; Reg. Yoga Alliance 200-hour Instr.

Get a Move-On: The Power of Exercise with Karen

Sims, MC, ATC, Trihealth Pavilion Cancer Exercise Program

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Event Agenda

A cancer survivor is often described as someone who is living with cancer, has finished treatment or has been in some way touched by cancer. At this conference, cancer survivors will be given tools to regain control of life during and after cancer. Participants will learn about cancer survivorship and how to cope with symptoms like fatigue and chemo brain through improvements in wellness and emotional health. All cancer survivors are welcomed, including friends and family, and interested community members.

11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions Choose One.

1. Psych Yourself Up for Surviving & Thriving with Barb Henry, MSN, APRN-BC, Melvin S. Gale & Associates 2. What is Chemo Brain? with Richard Curry, MD, University of Cincinnati Cancer institute; University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute.

12:15 p.m. Luncheon Keynote: Optimizing Health Through Lifestyle with Stefanie Stevenson, MD; Clinical Director,
Integrative Medicine at UC Health, West Chester; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine.

Register: Contact the Cancer Support Community to register at 513-791-4060 or

All food will be organic, with gluten-free options.

egaining Control of Life After Cancer

Keynote Speakers
Victoria Kennedy, LCSW
As Vice President of Program Development & Delivery for the Cancer Support Community (CSC) global organization, Vicki Kennedy, LCSW is responsible for development, delivery and quality assurance of CSC clinical programs worldwide. An oncology social worker for the past 29 years, Ms. Kennedy has dedicated her career to ensuring that people touched by cancer have awareness of and access to evidence-based psychosocial care. Ms. Kennedy has served as Co-Founder and first Executive Director of the Cancer Support Community (formerly The Wellness Community) Central Indiana; psycho-oncology researcher at the Walther Cancer Institute in Indianapolis; and staff social worker of the IU Cancer Center in bone marrow transplant/hematology. Vicki has published numerous articles, co-authored patient education materials, and provided many professional and lay presentations on cancer survivorship. She currently serves on the board of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) and the AOSW Senior Advisory Board. Ms. Kennedy was awarded the Association of Oncology Social Workers 2011 Quality of Life in Cancer Care Award, as well as the Central Indianas 2011 Women of Wellness Award for extraordinary contributions toward bettering the lives of people affected by cancer. Currently, Ms. Kennedy is leading the CSC network-wide dissemination of a newly developed community-based distress screening tool and decision support counseling program for people facing important treatment decisions.

Stefanie Stevenson, MD
Stefanie Stevenson, MD, is a family physician by training. She grew up in a small town in northern Minnesota, where family doctors were the norm and was drawn to medicine at a young age, largely influenced by her brothers diabetes diagnosis. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she pursued a career in family medicine in Cincinnati, but also completed four years of US Navy service in Virginia. Yearning for more time with her patients and a broader approach to patient care, she entered and graduated from the Dr. Andrew Weil Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine at The University of Arizona. Today, she is thrilled to be practicing medicine with a fully integrative approach, through which she can bring all of her conventional and integrative training into the care of her patients. Dr. Stevenson lives in Montgomery with her husband and three children. She joined UC Health in 2013 and currently sees patients in West Chester

This Conference is sponsored in part by Celgene.