U of A to hold a symposium on breast cancer for patients and families | Events
The Laura B. Carrillo Breast Cancer Foundation is holding its first annual symposium for breast cancer patients and their supporters.
WHEN: April 28 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Kiewit Auditorium at the U of A Cancer Center (1515 N. Campbell)
The symposium will be split into three sessions with the first session focusing on taking care of the patient and the caregiver. The second session is titled "Taking Care of Yourself - the Importance of Exercise, Nutrition and Diet." The last session is titled "Family and Care Giver Support".
Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP and a professor at the U of A Cancer Center will be the keynote speaker at the symposium. She will talk about the status of the fight against breast cancer. Lopez has earned various awards for academic and research projects.
U of A nutritionist Trace E. Crane, MS, RD and Jennifer W. Bea, PhD also of the U of A Cancer Center will be hosting the second session; while Amy Blackburn, RN, BSN, MA will talk about support systems and what is needed in the third session. The day will wrap up with a discussion led by Gaye P. Rathburn, RN titled "Life After Breast Cancer: What can I expect? How will my life continue to change?"
There will also be representatives of social service agencies and other resource groups onsite.
To RSVP, please call Pat Smith (520)388-4970, or www.laurabcarrillobreastcancerfoundation.com.
For further information or details, please contact the foundation’s Executive Director of Operations, Kathy Espinoza at (520) 307-9277.