You Are A Survivor

The "Survive & Thrive" cancer survivor conference empowers survivors, patients and their network with tools to support survivors of today and tomorrow. It is our pledge to send you home with ideas to help raise your awareness of the unique issues exclusive to cancer patients and to network with other people who have been on similar journeys.

With the support of:

One Conference... Two Tracks...

The Cancer Survivor Conference will incorporated into the agenda a separate track designed to provide Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) to the oncology care population. Nurses, social workers, nutritionists and other medical professionals will be able to engage in educational advancement without leaving El Paso.

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Survivor Seminars & Workshops

8:00AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00AM to 10:30AM

Music is Wellness

 
Corinne Richards

Insurance for Every Day

Insurance for Every Day

A Plan for Planning
J and G Silva

Nutrition

The Green Ingredient
Jacqueline Cordova

Exercise

Get Moving
LIVESTRONG

New Advances

New Advances in Breast Reconstruction
Dr. Frank Agullo, SW Plastic Surgery

Art

Watercolor Card Creations
Janine Rudnick

10:45AM to 12:00PM

Eat to Beat Cancer

 
Conner Middleman-Whitney

Insurance for Every Day

A Plan for Planning
J and G Silva

Nutrition

The Green Ingredient

Jacqueline Cordova

Exercise

Yoga & You
Nicole Tajiri

Alternatives

Pranic Healing
Lynn Provenzano

Group Therapy

Feeling Circle (In Spanish)
Romy Hawkins / Cecilia Macias

12:00PM to 1:30PM Lunch Served

1:30PM to 3:00PM

Late Effects of Cancer Treatment

 
Cory Grijalva, ONC

Legal

Basic Legal Documents
Magda Soto

Nutrition

Healing Properties of Tea
Veronica Ortega

Exercise

Get Moving
LIVESTRONG

Alternatives

Tai Chi to Relieve Stress
Wolf Carter

Topics

Understanding Lymphedema
Sandra Terrazas

3:15PM to 5:00PM

Mindfulness Meditation

 
Dori DiPrieto

Nutrition & Therapy

Herbs to Grow
 

Insurance for Every Day

A Plan for Planning
J and G Silva

Exercise

Yoga for Cancer
Erin Stroud

Alternatives

Reflexology
Susan Marquez

Group Therapy

Feeling Circle
Barbara Dumond / Kathy Lee

Doctors, Registered Nurses, Residents & Social Workers

Upon completion of the education activity, the learner will apply the knowledge regarding the psychosocial care, nutrition, clinical trials, and related obesity risk factors for cancer patients, cancer survivors, their caregivers and families.

9:00AM to 10:30AM

Conner Middelmann-Whitney

Conner Middelmann-Whitney, B.Sc., DipION, Certified Nutritional Therapist

Founder of Modern Mediterranean, LLC - Boulder, CO

Cancer Protective Nutrition: Eat to Beat Cancer

  • Apply practical applications of science research
  • Review with patients that healthy eating is important for optimum treatment outcomes
  • Summarize evidence-based guidance about anti-cancer nutrition

10:45AM to 12:15AM

Jeffrey Kendall, Psy.D.

Associate Professor, Assistant Director of Oncology Supportive Services, UTSW Simmons Cancer Center, Dallas, TX

Evidence-Based Psychosocial Oncology and Supportive Care

  • Define professional standards of integrating psychosocial care into routine cancer care
  • Describe evidence-based distress screening and psychosocial interventions for cancer patients and their families
  • Discuss specific psychosocial and supportive care services
Jeffrey Kendall

1:30PM to 3:00PM

Humberto Lara-Guerra

Humberto Lara-Guerra,MD, MSc, PhD, CCRP©

Medical Director, Aeglea Biotherapeutics, Austin, TX

Role of Clinical Trials during Cancer Survivorship

  • Examine the role of clinical trials in cancer survivorship
  • Discuss consideration of clinical trials for their cancer survivors
  • Update on the clinical trial options in El Paso

3:30PM to 5:00PM

Jennifer Salinas, PhD

Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences, UT Health Sciences, Houston, TX

Obesity and Cancer Overview

  • Establish the relationship between obesity and cancer
  • Identify what groups are at greatest risk in El Paso
  • Review possible approaches to prevention in a clinic setting
Jennifer Salinas

Accreditation

The purpose of this education activity is to increase the knowledge of the healthcare providers regarding the psychosocial care, nutrition, clinical trials, and risk factors related to obesity for cancer patients, cancer survivors, their caregivers and families.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program the participant should be able to:

  • Define professional standards of integrating psychosocial care into routine cancer care.
  • Describe evidence-based distress screening and psychosocial interventions for cancer patients and their families
  • Discuss specific psychosocial and supportive care services
  • Apply practical applications of science research
  • Review with patients that healthy eating is important for optimum treatment outcomes
  • Summarize evidence-based guidance about anti-cancer nutrition.
  • Examine the role of clinical trials in cancer survivorship
  • Discuss consideration of clinical trials for their cancer survivors
  • Update on the clinical trial options in El Paso
  • Differentiate the relationship between obesity and cancer
  • Identify patient risk factor
  • Review obesity and related cancer education

Physicians CME

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the joint partnership of BorderRAC and Rio Grande Cancer Foundation. The BorderRAC is accredited to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been approved for 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

Nursing Accreditation & Credit

BorderRAC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity has been approved for 6.25 continuing nursing education contact hours. In order to receive credit and certificate of attendance for the program, nurses must arrive on time, sign-in on the attendance form, complete an on-line evaluation, and remain for the entire program.

Social Workers / LPC's Accreditation & Credit

BorderRAC is an approved Continuing Education Provider by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. This program will offer 6.25 SW CEUs and 6.25 LPC contact hours.

Disclaimers

* Pending approval for Nutrition and Diatetics continuing education.

A display of commercial products at the program does not imply endorsement or approval of the product/service by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Texas Nurses Association (TNA), Texas Medical Association (TMA), Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, BorderRAC, or the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation.

The conference planning committee reserves the right to cancel this activity or substitute faculty in the event of unforeseen or extenuating circumstances. Faculty Conflict of Interest forms are on file with the BorderRAC Office.

Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids or services must submit a written request to Judi Palmer at judi@borderrac.org so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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